Marianne R. Petit Visiting Professor

Marianne R. Petit

Marianne R. Petit is an artist and educator whose work explores fairy tales, the body, graphic and narrative medicine, as well as collective storytelling practices through mechanical books that combine animation and paper craft. Her interests are in combining technology, traditional book arts, and sequential storytelling to create new forms of narrative for the 21st century.

Petit’s artwork has appeared internationally in festivals and exhibitions, been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, Make, and Wired, and broadcast on IFC and PBS. Her movable books can be found in numerous museum and library collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the British Library, the Berlin Public Library, Boston Library, as well as numerous University and private collections.

She is an Arts Professor at New York University’s IMA/ITP programs located in the Tisch School of the Arts. She was a cofounder and the founding director fo the Interactive Media Arts Program at NYU Shanghai. Additionally, Petit serves as an Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Academic Planning for the University and received the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.

More information at