New Media Art Program Coordinator
Liss LaFleur is an artist and scholar best known for creating works that are at first feminist and feminine. Combining storytelling, performance, and technology, LaFleur works with materials ranging from acrylic nails to traditional neon and video as digitally fabricated extensions of her body to articulate the politics of difference. As a queer artist, 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; CICA Gallery in South Korea, and at many colleges and universities nationwide. Most recently, she is a featured artist in the 2016 Queer Biennial, and one of only two US artists selected for the TENDERNESS project in Sydney, Australia. LaFleur is an alumna of both the Photography and Art History programs at UNT, and earned an MFA in Media Arts as a Digital Fellow at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas.