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. She is currently the lead artist and curriculum advisor for a transnational project funded by the U.S. Department of State’s and American Association of Museums’ “Museums Connect” grant, in a partnership between the Art Museum of the Americas, the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC, and the MARTE museum and ‘Casas de la Cultura’ in El Salvador.

Hasbun is the recipient of numerous other distinctions, including Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in Photography (2012) and in Media (2008), a Fulbright Scholar (2006-08); an Escuela de Bellas Artes Artist in Residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (2010); and the Corcoran’s Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award (2007).

Hasbun’s photo-based work has been internationally exhibited. Venues include: the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 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); the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego (2007); Houston’s FotoFest (2006), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2004); the 50th Venice Biennale (2003); the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City (1999); and the Musée de l’Arles Antique at the 29ème Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles (1998). Similarly, her photographs are in numerous private and public collections, including the 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 Chair of Photography and Associate Professor at the Corcoran College of Art 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.