Proposition #3: Liss LaFleur + Hope Esser

Performance Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 03, 9:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan ave., #2M
United States
Liss LaFleur
Liss LaFleur

Liss LaFleur (born 1987) is a contemporary artists who works with video, performance, glass, Jell-O, and digital fabrication. LaFleur’s work draws upon the histories of cyberformance, unconventional opera, lesbian feminism, and queer aesthetics. Her works are often durational, lyrical, and experimental, reflecting on consumerism, matrilineality, memory, sex, surrealism, and h(er)story. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, at venues including: the TATE Modern, Cannes Court Métrage, the Reykjavik Art Museum, and CICA Gallery in South Korea, and is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas.

Hope Esser is a Chicago-based artist working in performance, garment, sculpture, and video. She earned her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Oberlin College (2007) and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012), where she was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship. She has been an artist-in-residence at Triangle Arts Association, ACRE, Hatch Projects, the Watermill Center, and Ox-Bow, where she was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Scholarship. She has performed, screened, and exhibited internationally, including at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis), the Watermill Center (Long Island), Gallery 400 (Chicago), ExGirlfriend Gallery (Berlin), Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn), Links Hall (Chicago), the Arts Club of Chicago (Chicago), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), La Esquina Gallery (Kansas City), and Roots & Culture (Chicago) among others