Maria Mortati is an artist and museum experience designer, interested in examining and amplifying the relationship between public and institution, public and private.
Her projects span formal exhibitions to short-term interventions, involving collaborations with other artists, communities, and staff.
Her explorations include the edges of way-finding at the Hammer Museum, Fluxus and the public at the Walker Art Center, an interactive street-front exhibition at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in London and installations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mortati is a frequent speaker and panelist on the subject of experimental museum projects and innovative exhibition design practices.
She has twice served as a panelist on the Innovation Lab at the Center for the Future of Museums, AAM Program Review Panel, and as a program advisor for the Presidio Parklands projects and the Institute at the Golden Gate.
Prior to museums, she had a career in interaction design working with Xerox PARC, Salon.com, Speck Design, among others.
Mortati teaches Public Interaction Design Studio in CCA's graduate program.
Adjunct Professor, Design