Full biography:

Liss LaFleur (b. 1987, Humble, TX, USA) is an American artist, activist, and educator. Through her work, she posits questions regarding gender, identity, sexuality and power within an increasingly digital world.

 

LaFleur is currently an Immersive Scholar, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As an Immersive Scholar, she is using cultural analytics to research the #metoo movement and produce a new series of 3D animations. This ongoing project was nominated for a 2019 Webby Award, and the data associated will be among the first acquisitions in the #metoo Digital Media Archive at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard. 

 

Since 2014, her work has been exhibited internationally, including presentations at the TATE Modern, UK; Cannes Court Métrage, FR; PBS/ POV Digital; the Reykjavik Art Museum, IS; the Museum of Glass, US; Sister Gallery, AU; and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea. Her recent lectures include "Queering Virtual Reality" at South by Southwest, “Dyke Camp & Future Feminism” as the Rose Goldsen Guest Artist at Cornell University, and "Propositions: Greener Pastures" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition, she annually presents at the College Art Association with the New Media Caucus.  

LaFleur was born into a family of creative figures in Houston, TX: her grandfather was one of the first public radio hosts in the south; her grandmother, a beloved opera singer; and her mother, a glass artist. She earned an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College, and is an Assistant Professor of New Media Art in the College of Visual Art and Design at the University of North Texas. She is currently represented by Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas.

Short biography:

Liss LaFleur (b. 1987, Humble, TX) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, new media, and performance. Through the merging of digital and physical space, she explores queer identity, the future of feminism, and historical narratives. In 2018 she was named an Immersive Scholar by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including presentations at the TATE Modern, UK; Cannes Court Métrage, FR; PBS/ POV Digital; the Reykjavik Art Museum, IS; the Museum of Glass, US; Sister Gallery, AU; and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea. LaFleur received an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College, and is an Assistant Professor of New Media Art in the College of Visual Art & Design at the University of North Texas. She is currently represented by Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas.