Maja Petric

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Maja Petric is an artist working at interface of science, technology and art. She holds a Doctorate in Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) from University of Washington, Masters degree in new media art from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and a Masters degree in journalism from University of Zagreb, Croatian Studies. 

Her work is about changing the perception of space in function of art. Therefore, the subjects of her work are perception, space, and art. To change perception, she studies sensation, experience, and phenomenology. To create spatial situations, she practices designing spaces, fabricating structures, manipulating materials, and integrating lighting and audiovisual systems. The core of her artistic research is the sublime.

At the DXARTS Maja investigated theoretical and practical artistic methods of manipulating senses through which the space is experienced cognitively and emotionally. Her focus was on innovative use of lighting materials in combination with audiovisual systems that engage perception, emotion, memory, and imagination. In 2013 she completed her doctorate with the thesis "Transforming the Poetic Experience of Space Through Light" and the exhibit "Horizon is an Imaginary Line".

During her PhD Maja Petric exhibited at Henry Art Gallery, Amazon Gallery, Microsoft Research Gallery, etc. She received Richard Kelly Light Art Award, Thunen Lighting Awards, Microsoft Research Residency Award, Doctoral Fellowship from Croatian Science Foundation, etc.