Professor, Arts and Humanities, Aesthetic Studies / Photography
Areas of SpecializationPhotography and digital media, comtemporary art, history of photography
Marilyn Waligore, Professor, Aesthetic Studies / Photography, directs the photography program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Waligore received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and undergraduate degrees in Art and in English from the University of California-Berkeley. Through her digital photographs of objects, she investigates concepts of the everyday and the domestic sphere. Her articles have appeared in Leonardo (“Artist-Sorceress/Photography and Digital Metamorphosis”)and Photography Quarterly, (Digital Sorcery: Subversion and Enchantment”) and she has curated numerous group exhibitions, with an emphasis on digital media and photography. She has exhibited internationally-- Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Thailand--and in venues such as: SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, California; New York Digital Salon, School of Visual Arts; Center for Photography at Woodstock; Silver Eye Center for Photography; Houston Center for Photography; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; Dayton Art Institute, Ohio; and in Austin, Texas at the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Women & Their Work, and the Texas Biennial, Mexican American Cultural Center. Her awards and honors include: Ohio Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Visual Arts; Arts Midwest/ National Endowment of the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship, Photography; and Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award, Photography and New Genres. Her work is included in museum collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.