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 and began exploring the urgency of the #metoo movement and the role of social technology in contemporary forms of protest. Made in collaboration with the #metoo Digital Media Collection at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard, she was a finalist for the Edie Windsor Coding Fellowship, and nominated for a 2019 Webby Award for this ongoing project.
LaFleur has been a finalist for the Foundwork Art Prize (2019), Art Prize (2017), the Aesthetica Art Prize (2018), and the Lumen Prize (2016). In 2015 she received a Mellon Digital Initiatives grant at Davidson College to explore interactive video projection technology. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally, including presentations at the TATE Modern, UK (2015); Cannes Court Métrage, FR (2013); Hearst Museum (2019); PBS/ POV Digital (2015-16); the Reykjavik Art Museum, IS (2011); South by Southwest (2016); Artespacio Galeria de Arte, Santiago, Chile (2016); the Museum of Glass, US (2017); Sister Gallery, AU (2016); and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea (2016). She is a pupil of the late documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark.
From 2012 – 2013 LaFleur was a media researcher on the Ford Foundation Advancing LGBT Rights Initiative, “Out for Change: Transmedia Organizing Network” at the MIT Media Lab. She received an MFA in Media Art with honors from Emerson College, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in the College of Visual Art & Design at the University of North Texas.