Liss LaFleur // Liss.LaFleur@unt.edu
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
iss LaFleur is a performance artist and media maker currently based in Texas. Incorporating feminism, body art, and archives, she produces objects as extensions of her own body to queer inherited roles tied to female ideologies. Working with a range of materials including digitally fabricated acrylic nails and teeth, traditional neon, embroidery, and video, she challenges a sense of self which is transformative, fluid, and often self-deprecating of her southern roots.
Named one of "10 to Watch" in 2014 by Independent Magazine, LaFleur’s work has been featured internationally in solo and juried exhibitions, film festivals, and on the web, including: the TATE Modern; Cannes Court Métrage; online with PBS and POV Digital; the Boston LGBT Film Festival; the Reykjavik Art Museum, and has beenwritten about worldwide including in HYPERALLERGIC, Media N, and by CICA Gallery in South Korea. A new series of work is also featured in the upcoming 2016/17 Queer Biennial.
LaFleur is currently the Program Coordinator and an Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas. She is also the Faculty Representative for GLAD: UNT's Queer Student Alliance. She teaches courses in: Intro to New Media, Advanced New Media, Graduate New Media Studio, and New Media Topics. www.LissLaFleur.com