Brigette Borders

PTDW Grad Noontime Lecture Series
Monday, February 25, 12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.

280 S. Columbus Drive Room 319

Brigette Borders


Brigette Borders is a multidisciplinary artist and designer living and working in Chicago. Her work visualizes invisible systems of logic with their imagined physical counterparts. Brigette seeks to illuminate ways that today’s urban dwellers are over-stimulated, over-connected, and over-stressed. By producing and occupying prosthetic mechanisms, and training her body to accept reduced stimuli via blunt force, she critiques the practice of solving society’s technological problems with like solutions. Her paintings offer an additional layer of cultural dissection, wherein she paints with computer numerical controlled machines to visualize hidden three-dimensional systems that busy our world, such as over-stimulated brain waves, or the unnatural sounds of meditative breathing.

Image Details: Brigette Borders, Unmask, 6 x 8”, Copper Cloth and Thread, 2018