Maris Mezulis is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist. His work explores patterns and typologies, ways of seeing, visual phenomena, and dimensions of architecture.
    Mezulis studied cinema at York University in Toronto. Between 1999-2003 he worked with Bruce Mau Design creating moving-image installations which appeared at Vitra Design Museum (Basel), MAK Museum (Vienna), Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), and the Power Plant (Toronto).
    Establishing independent practice in 2003, Mezulis worked in continuous collaboration with leading practitioners of architecture, design, and the arts. His photography has appeared in countless books and magazines such as Wallpaper, Casabella, Frame, and New York Times T: Magazine.
    In parallel, questions about the visual representation of architecture and the perceptual effects of spatial images expanded into films, loops and installations, some of which have appeared at venues such as the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Architecture Biennale.
    More recently, experiments with light and moving image within envelopes of physical and electronic space question the effects of technology on human cognition and consciousness.


Clients & Collaborators
Offices
Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Archiée
Artefactorylab
Arup
Bachelard Wagner Architekten
BIG
Bruce Mau Design Inc.
Buchner Bründler Architekten
Ciguë
Esrawe Studio
Factoid Productions
gift_lab
Glamoove
Gramazio Kohler Research
Habiter Autrement
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Herzog & de Meuron
HHF Architekten
juniya ishigami + associates
Kearns Mancini Architects
KPMB Architects
Matheson Whiteley
Moreau Kusunoki Architectes
Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure
Septembre Architectes
Sou Fujimoto Architects
Toyo Ito & Associates
Wonder Inc.

Organizations
Acne Studios
Aēsop
Apple Japan
Artemide
Basel-Stadt (City of Basel)
Baleri Italia
David Zwirner Gallery
Grand Music Management
Idée Co. Ltd.
JTQ (JP)
Mori Building Company
Nanzuka Underground Gallery
P’INC. AG Communication Design
Phaidon Press
Standpunkte
Swiss Federal Office of Culture
Swiss Textiles
Taschen
Tokyu Corporation
USM
Vitra
Winkreative
Publications
Arkitektur Magasinet (SE)
ARTiT (JP)
Axis (JP)
Azure (CA)
Casabella (IT)
Canadian Architect
Canadian Interiors
De Architect (NL)
Designlines (CA)
Esquire Japan
Frame
The Globe & Mail (CA)
Interior Design
Kateigaho International Edition (JP)
KING (JP)
Le Moniteur (FR)
MacPower (JP)
Mark
MetroMin (JP)
Metropolis (US)
Monocle
Numéro Tokyo
New York Times T
New York Magazine
RES (US)
RUM (SE)
Shots (UK)
Toronto Life
Vogue Italia
Wallpaper

People
Alexander Gelman
Étienne de Crécy
Francis Uptrichard
Jan Åman
Laurel Saint-Pierre
Le Tone
Lela Scherrer
Lisa Böffgen
Luca Molinari
Maha Harada
Matt Eastman
Naomi Shibata
Olivo Barbieri
Pierre Nouvel
Rob Judges
Tetsuya Ozaki
Wolfgang Hockenjos


Exhibitions & Screenings
A Room With Some Views
Kaserne (Basel), 2018

A Material Future
Vancouver Art Gallery, 2015

ABC:MTL
CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal), 2013

Lightbox City
Toronto International Film Festival Lightbox, 2012-2013

Meeting Lines
Central Pavilion, 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2012

Akihisa Hirata: Tangling
The Architecture Foundation (London), 2012

Too Tall
Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), 2011

Camera Japan
Film Festival (Rotterdam and Amsterdam), 2011

Architecture As A Piece of Nature
SpazioFMG per l’Architettura (Milan), 2011

Le Grand Paris: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), 2009

Habiter Autrement Bordeaux
Arc en Rêve Centre d'Architecture (Bordeaux), 2008

EXPLORATIONS
Swiss Pavilion, 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2008

Tide Think
DesignTide Tokyo, 2007

Urban Screens Manchester 07 Festival, 2007

Treasured Trash
DesignTide Tokyo, 2006

Scénographies d'architectes
Pavillon de l'Arsenal (Paris), 2006

TRANSMEDIA :29:59
Yonge & Dundas Square (Toronto), 2006

CREEK 06: Sky-Jack Exhibition
Nanzuka Underground Gallery (Tokyo), 2006

Exhibition of Tokyo Graphics
Nanzuka Underground Gallery (Tokyo), 2006

FAST — solo exhibition
IID Gallery (Tokyo), 2006

Office Vacant
CET05 Central East Tokyo Art Fair, 2005

CET Alternative
CET05 Central East Tokyo Art Fair, 2005

Substance over Spectacle
Belkin Gallery (Vancouver), 2005

246 Parking
Tokyo Designers Block, 2004

Masterbuilders
Design Exchange (Toronto), 2004

Splice This! Film Festival (Toronto), 2004

Peep — solo exhibition
Solo Exhibition Gallery (Toronto), 2004

Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin, 2003

Idée R-project Office
Tokyo Designers Block, 2003

TBK Rewind
Toyku Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), 2003

The iMAGES Festival (Toronto), 2003

TransMedia2002
Yonge & Isabella (Toronto), 2002

R-Project: Aoyama Mansion
Tokyo Designers Block, 2002

Zurück in die Kuhzunft 1 Festival (Basel), 2002

Splice This! Film Festival (Toronto), 2002

Synthesis: A Crossroads In Subculture (Toronto), 2002


© MARIS MEZULIS