Maria José Martinez de Pison works alone and collectively with others in the spheres of university investigation, artistic activity, production of projects and diffusion of texts. Martinez de Pison is a Professor in the Fine Art Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (1985-2006). Her research is in the area of visual perception, interactive video, interactive installations, relationships between languages, and technique in multimedia artistic practices. She was General Chair on ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology ACE 2005.
Martínez de Pisón has served as director of Laboratorio de Luz/The Light Laboratory, since 1990. The Light Laboratory is a research group located in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and acts as a space of encounter, study and research of technical, aesthetic and expressive principles connecting with image-light. Martínez de Pisón’s research is focused on the development of R&D projects: interactive devices of image projection or visualization and presentation projects systems, made with digital images for the art field and compatible applications. This activity is combined with theoretical reflection, and cultural, educative, and social projects. Martínez de Pisón’s projects have been exhibited in both institutional and private spaces in Europe: Arteleku, San Sebastian and Elba Benitez Galery, Madrid, Spain (1993), Centre d´Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain, (1994), IVAM Museum ,Valencia, Spain (1995), Helga de Alvear Galery, Madrid (1996), Lwudig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germani (1995) Espace Les Brasseurs. Art Contemporain, Liège, Belgium (2001), Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Spain (2002), Fournos Center for Art and New Technologies. Atenas, Greeze (2004), Cabanyal Portes Obertes. Valencia, Spain (2005) Centro Párraga de Murcia, Spain, (2006).
While at Lucas Artists Programs Maria José Martínez de Pisón and Maribel Domènech are working on producing an artist’s interactive audiovisual within the context of Montalvo.