After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography, Jay's images appeared in various editorial publications worldwide. In 2008, Muhlin published his first long-term book project entitled Half Life: A Portrait of Lauren. The book documents the life and suicide of a close friend and the artist’s relationship to her. Jay Muhlin completed his MFA in Transmedia/Art Photography at Syracuse University in 2012. He has recently completed residencies at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY, The Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY and at Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy, NY. Muhlin has taught courses at Syracuse University, Salem Community College, University of Delaware, Moore College of Art and Design, The College of New Jersey, and was a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in 2011. He currently works as a photographer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, teaches at Rowan and La Salle Universities, and is an Artist Member of the Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia.