Muriel Hasbun’s expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on issues of cultural identity and memory, as well as on promoting cultural exchange.
Hasbun is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including: Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in Photography (2015 and 2012) and in Media (2008); the Howard Chapnick Grant and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2014), an AAM Museums Connect grant (2011-12); an Escuela de Bellas Artes Artist in Residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (2010); the Corcoran’s Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award (2007), and a Fulbright Scholar grant (2006- 08).
Exhibition venues include: Centro Cultural de España in San Salvador (2015); Smithsonian American Art Museum (2013, 2011); Maier Museum of Art (2012); Light Work and Mexican Cultural Institute (2011); the MAC-Dallas and the Michael Mazzeo Gallery (2010); the American University Museum (2008); NYU’s Hemispheric Institute at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires (2007); Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego (2007); Houston’s FotoFest (2006), Corcoran Gallery of Art (2004); 50th Venice Biennale (2003); Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City (1999); and Musée de l’Arles Antique at the 29ème Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles (1998). Public collections include: Art Museum of the Americas, District of Columbia Art Bank, En Foco, Lehigh University, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Muriel Hasbun is Professor and Program Head of Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design.
She received a MFA in Photography (1989) from The George Washington University and an AB in French Literature (1983), cum laude, from Georgetown University.