Maria Niro’s moving image work includes long form documentary, and experimental shorts. Her film THE ART OF UN-WAR is available on New Day Films (US), ORF (Europe) and Level Films (Canada). The feature length documentary chronicles the life and political work of internationally acclaimed artist Krzysztof Wodiczko. To date, she's completed one feature length documentary and over 41 short films with original sound she's created, including video art shorts for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts website.
Niro's films have screened and exhibited in galleries, museums and in theaters worldwide including the National Gallery of Art, Harvard Art Museums, Queens Museum, Microscope Gallery, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Anthology Film Archives, WNDX Festival in Canada, Los Angeles Art Organization, European Media Art Festival in Germany, Whitechapel Gallery UK, The Berlin International Directors Lounge, and Festival Internacional Del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano CUBA, among many others.
Niro is a recipient of numerous grants, awards and special commissions including New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Polish Cultural Institute NY, the Puffin Foundation, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul S Korea, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, City Artists Corps Grant among others.
Niro studied Film and Media Studies at The New School for Social Research/ New School University. She has served on the Board of Directors at The New American Cinema Group / The Film-makers' Cooperative in New York City. She proudly serves on the advisory board of More Art, a nonprofit organization that supports collaborations between professional artists and communities to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. She lives and works in New York City.