Stewart Ziff's background is broad and varied having worked for over twenty five years as a practicing artist, as a teacher of art and design with a base of experience as both an academic advisor and with classes in studio/critique, theory and the workflow of production. He also has experience as a systems professional in academia and industry, engaged with the technology of new media in both production and research.
As an artist, Stewart Ziff explores the ways in which we see through an interest in the relationship between what we see and how we see. His ideas reflect on the phenomenology of sight, the space we occupy and with notions about perception, knowledge, history, memory and vision. Stewart Ziff has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, and has lived part time in Athens, Greece, where he helped manage and coordinate Personal Cinema, a non-profit arts organization he co-founded. Personal Cinema sought to promote peace and dialogue in the Balkans, bringing artists, writers and film-makers together from within its disparate environs through opportunities they developed for exhibition and collaborative exchange.