Liss LaFleur is an interdisciplinary artist who produces video, sculpture, performance, and site-specific installations. Currently based in Texas, LaFleur’s projects explore the interplay between feminist discourse, queer subjectivity, the protesting body, and technology.
LaFleur is a 2020-21 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. In 2018 she was named an Immersive Scholar by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and began researching the urgency of the #MeToo movement, and the role of social technology in relation to digital forms of protest. This research is archived in the #MeToo Digital Media Collection at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her work has been nominated for a Webby Award (2019), and she has been a finalist for the Foundwork Art Prize (2019), Art Prize (2017), the Aesthetica Art Prize (2018), the Lumen Prize (2016), and the Edie Windsor Coding Fellowship (2019).
Screening and exhibiting her work internationally, notable presentations include the TATE Modern, UK; Cannes Court Métrage, FR; Hearst Museum; the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; PBS/ POV Digital; the Reykjavik Art Museum, IS; South by Southwest; Artespacio Galeria de Arte, Santiago, Chile; the Museum of Glass, US; Sister Gallery, AU; and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea.
LaFleur holds an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and is a pupil of the late documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. From 2012 – 2013 she was a media researcher on the Ford Foundation Advancing LGBT Rights Initiative, “Out for Change: Transmedia Organizing Network” at the MIT Media Lab. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator 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.