Born 1980, Rockville Centre, NY
Lives in Houston, TX


2008-10    De Ateliers – Amsterdam, NL
2008         MFA, Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
2002         BFA, University of Houston – Houston, TX


I Know It When I See It (Define Irony), Wexner Center for the Arts, The Box, Columbus, OH, 2017
UNTITLED, Miami Beach, FL, 2016
I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three (solo), Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Ambients, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Cut Up, Museum of Moving Image, Queens, NY, 2013
CAPTCHA, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2013
Four Lives, Field Projects, New York, NY, 2013
Double or Nothing, TAG, The Hague, Netherlands, 2013
You Don’t Love Me Anymore, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany, 2011
Cached Curses, Testsite, Austin, TX, 2011
Burning at Both Ends, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010
Offspring, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010
Date with Deceit, Green Lantern Gallery (Sector 2337), Chicago, IL, 2010
Scan Lines, Carnegie Art Center, Tonawanda, NY, 2010
Times II, Barnevelder Movement Arts, Houston, TX, 2010
Orphans of Failure, Domy Books in association with FotoFest, Houston, TX, 2010
The Austerity Cookbook, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
Liar, Liar, Liars!, Pennbrick Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2009
Smoke and Mirrors, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009
Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite, Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
Mechanical Perceptions, FotoFest, Houston, TX, 2008
Transitional Objects, Art in General, New York City, NY, 2008
Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
A Moratorium on Make-Believe, Regina Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
A Joanie 4 Jackie Retrospective, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2008
Glitch, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA 2006
Things Are Not What They Look Like, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo,
Mexico City, Mexico, 2006
If the Shoe Fits, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2006
Texas Prize, Arthouse, Austin, TX, 2005
Distance Education, Cactus Bra Space, San Antonio, TX, 2004
Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age, San Francisca Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA 2003


Dallas Medianale, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2016
Dilletante Font, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, 2014
Joke on a Joke, Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Shelf Lives (solo), Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
An Evening with Wayne Koestenbaum, Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
Lunch Films, The Block Museum, Evanston, IL, 2013
Migrating Forms, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, 2009
Orphans of Failure (solo), Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, 2003 to 2008
Lone Star Video, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2007
E-flux video rental, Internationally Touring Exhibition, 2007
Broadcast (solo), Ocularis, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
Cinematexas, Austin, TX, 2003 to 2006
Video Dumbo, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
You Can’t Do That On Television, Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 2004
CUT, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, 2004
Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR, 2004
The Best of Aurora Picture Show: Volume I & II, Nationally Touring Program, 2003 & 2004
Come Forward: Experimental Film and Video in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, 2003


“Eileen Maxson” by Juliana Halpert, Artforum (Critics’ Pick), July 2015
“A Conversation with Eileen Maxson” by Risa Puleo, Glasstire, August 2015
“Eileen Maxson” by Arie Bouman, BE Magazine, Issue #20, December 2013
“Double or Nothing” by Alexander Mayhew, Metropolis M, June/July 2012
“Cached Curses” by Chelsea Weathers, ArtLies, Volume 67, Winter 2011
“Orphans of Failure” by Troy Schulze, The Houston Press, April 22, 2010
“Lost Broadcasts” by Sarah Hentges, Popmatters, January 12, 2009
“Mechanical Perception”, by Sean Carroll, Artforum (Critics' Pick), October, 2008
“Mechanical Perception at FotoFest” by Troy Schulze, Glasstire – October, 2008
“The Pretenders” by Savannah Guz, Pittsburgh City Paper, April 17, 2008
“Conversation: Ivan Lozano talks with Eileen Maxson” Issue 85, March 9, 2007
“Stomp and Think” by Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, October 9, 2007
“The Many Guises of Sincerity” by Regine Basha, ArtLies, Vol. 49, Winter 2006
“Spring Arts Vision Quest” by Ed Halter, The Village Voice, March 6, 2006
“Camera Sly: The Earnest, Funny, Sweet World of Eileen Maxson” by Jean Kwon, The Houston Chronicle, 2006
“Texas Prize” by Jennifer Jankauskas, Glasstire, December 2005
“State of the Arts” by Alex Marr, ArtReview, November 2005
“Arthouse Texas Prize: Big Winner Eileen Maxson” by Rachel Koper, Austin Chronicle, November 11, 2005
“In From the Edge: Media Art in Houston” by Christopher French, ArtsHouston, April 2004
“San Antonio, Texas” review by Anjali Gupta, Art Papers, May/June 2004
“Look Back in Anger” by Troy Schulze, Houston Press, June 3-9, 2004
“Do Not Adjust Your Set” by Darren D’Addario, Time Out New York, February 27-March 6, 2004
“Right at Home” by Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, August 14-20, 2003
“The Year in Experimental Film and Video” by Ed Halter, The Village Voice, December 24-30, 2003


International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Sponsored by Artadia Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, 2013-14   
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space, New York, NY, 2013    
Künsterlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany, 2012-13


Queens International. New York: Queens Museum, 2016
International Studio Program, 2012/2013. Berlin: Künstlerhaus Bethanian, 2012
Offspring. Amsterdam: De Ateliers, 2010
Lost Broadcasts. Houston: Aurora Picture Show, 2008.
Texas Prize. Austin: Arthouse, 2005
Paper Placemats. New York: J & L Books, 2004


Artist Microgrant, Nasher Sculpture Center – Dallas, TX, 2017
Visual Arts Project Investment Grant, Mondriaan Fund – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013
Research & Development Grant, Centrum Beeldende Kunst – Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2012
Visual Arts Project Investment Grant, Mondriaan Fund – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012
Visual Arts Work Budget, Mondriaan Fund – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010-11
Dutch Ministry Grant to attend De Ateliers – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008-10  
GUSH Grant, Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
Texas Prize, Arthouse – Austin, Texas, 2005
Artadia Foundation Award – Houston, Texas, 2004
Texas Filmmakers Production Fund, Austin Film Society, Austin, Texas, 2004
Artist Project Grant, Houston Arts Alliance – Houston, Texas, 2004


International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Artist Presentation, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
American University, Visiting Artist Lecture, Washington DC, 2012
Fort Worth Modern, Guest Speaker, Forth Worth, TX, 2011
Het Wilde Weten, Artist Presentation, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2011        
TAG, Artist Talk, The Hague, Netherlands, 2011
University of Houston, Visiting Artist Lecture, Houston, TX, 2010
Rice University, Visiting Artist Lecture, Houston, TX, 2010
FotoFest, Artist Talk, Houston, TX, 2008
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, Boston, MA, 2008
Arthouse, Artist Talk, Austin, TX, 2005
Exit the Waiting Room, Panel Discussion, Diverseworks, Houston, TX, 2004