is an artist, educator, and photographer currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He has a BFA in Photography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Transmedia/Photography from Syracuse University. Muhlin has completed artist residencies that include the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, The Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY, and the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy, NY. Muhlin focuses his art practice by producing artist's books, multiples, and collaborative works, and by fostering local conversations as a member of the Vox Populi Gallery (2012-2018). Jay has taught a wide range of photography, typography, and digital media design courses at Bennington College, Syracuse University, Moore College of Art and Design, Salem Community College, University of Delaware, Rowan University, La Salle University and The College of New Jersey. Muhlin continues his photography practice working with cultural heritage objects for museums and libraries. This includes an IMLS grant to document the South Asian art collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and established a photography program at the Science History Institute. At the Institute, he was responsible for photographing and working with curators across the museum and library working with rare books, archives, fine art, photographs, and culturally important scientific tools and ephemera documenting the 20th-21st century history of science.
Jay is currently working on a new collaborative art project called Lemon Juice Projects.