Marisa Mazria Katz

Journalist, Producer, Editor

I’m a journalist focused on art and politics. I report on stories around the world and support artists in publishing award-winning stories in The New Yorker, BuzzFeed News, and more 

Select Press

What others have said about my work

Artists can help us see around corners … they can help us interrogate the world we live in. I think artists really have an ability to help the culture at large gain a better understanding of the relationship of society and issues we face.

New York Times

Artists, when they work, delve really deeply into issues, so we thought, ‘Why not create a platform that kind provides a face for those ideas and perspectives to be shared with a broad public?’

Columbia Journalism Review

The voices of artists—musicians and poets, artists who work in data visualization, make documentaries, produce images or write about their experiences—are more necessary than ever in a field as all-encompassing as the technologies it uses.


Select Work

Some of my most impactful projects


Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

With the team at Eyebeam I helped launch a program to fund and support artists publishing work in major news outlets. Several award-winning pieces came out of this program under my tenure.

Creative Time

Artists on the News

On behalf of Creative Time, I interviewed 16 artists working in journalism and compiled their stories into a 239 page book. What challenges do artists face?

New York Review of Books

Israel’s War on Culture

An article on the difficulties artists in and around Israel have faced from government pressure.

Wall Street Journal

Buried Treasure

Archaeologists are racing to save Afghanistan’s cultural heritage before the Chinese start digging on one of the world’s most valuable new copper mines.