Liss LaFleur (b. 1987, Humble, TX) is an American artist, educator, and scholar. She received an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College in Boston, MA, in 2014, and is currently an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of New Media Art at the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX. Exploring political and personal relationships around themes of domesticity, loss, and historic parallelism, LaFleur uses the body, abstract & representational forms of storytelling to articulate the politics of difference. Her creative writing has appeared in Visual AIDS, Media N: New Media Art Journal, and New Hive (online). Recent speaking engagements include a presentation on the exploration of “Queering VR” at SXSW (2017), and a publication on Claude Cahun, surrealism, and queer performance studies in the upcoming,“LGBTQP(erformance),”by Native Strategies. LaFleur was selected for the 2016 Lumen Prize long list, and is the recipient of several awards, including a 2014 Professional Development Grant from the College Art Association (CAA) and an Emerging Artist Publication Fellowship from Peripheral Visions Arts (2017). She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in solo and juried exhibitions, film festivals, and on the web, in such events and venues as: the TATE Modern, Cannes Court Métrage, online with PBS and POV Digital, the Boston LGBT Film Festival, the Reykjavik Art Museum, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. Liss LaFleur is the pupil of documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark, whom she worked with in Oaxaca, MX, and Reykjavik, IS from 2007-10. Her research interests include: digital fabrication and feminism, queer identity and virtual space, and mediated forms of performance art.You can read more about Liss and her work in Peripheral Vision Arts, or on HYPERALLERGIC.
Liss's ArtPrize Entries
These are Liss's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Liss's Past Work
These are images of past work that Liss has done.