Dee Hood (Advisor)

Dee Hood uses a variety of mediums to explore the ever-shifting ground of contemporary life.  Her background is in painting, sculpture and time based media.  Her recent work focuses on video and collaborative installations.  Her experimental  videos have shown internationally at:  Delhi International Arts Festival in New Delhi, India, CologneOFF Vl, Cologne, Germany,  Video Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece, Fonland Digital Art Festival, Coimbra, Portugal, SUYS Festival, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada,  Washougal International Film FestWashougal Wa., Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney Australia, Archetime Film Festival, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC,  Found Footage, Video Channel Cologne, Cologne, Germany and  Weightlessness, Najing Museum, Nanjing China. 

Recent national and regional shows include: OPTIC NERVE X, Xl, XII Video Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art , Miami, FL, West Virginia Mountaineer Film Festival. University of West Virginia,  Bit Byte Dot Spot- Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Fl, NAVEL GAZING: Artist’s Visions of Florida, Brevard Museum, Melbourne, FL, Digital Art In The Post-Digital Age, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland FL.

Dee Hood received her M.F.A. in visual Art from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  In 2010 she was interviewed for the Video Channel Interview Project and in 2009 she was featured in Art Digital Magazine.

for further info, check her website

Malika Suleymanova (
Student Government Representative)

Uzbekistan, Digital Filmmaking Sophomore

Ted Weber (
Vice-President aka Shadow)

19, Brazil, Digital Filmmaking Sophomore

I'm into music, poetry and cooking. I have experience with drama, photography, fine arts, graphic design and film. I enjoy creating things, and MANA is what I'm hoping to be a scape from the academic side of the arts that I am currently immersed in. I am a firm believer in colaborative art-making as well as interdisciplinarity within the arts, and this one of the things that make me so excited about the group. As the Shadow, I am in charge of helping members with concept development and creative direction in their projects. Hopefully my diversed background will help me doing a good job with that.

for CV & portfolio please visit my personal website