Liss LaFleur

New Media Art Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor

New Media Art
Job Overview: 
Professor LaFleur coordinates the New Media Art Program and teaches a range of classes in contemporary performance and media art practices including Advanced New Media, New Media Topics, and Graduate Studio.
Contact Information
ART 345P
Areas of Expertise: 
Contemporary Media Art; performance art; digital fabrication; video art; queer methods

Liss LaFleur uses video, glass, and performance to examine representations of queerness and the future of feminism. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively including presentations at the TATE Modern, Cannes Court Métrage, PBS, the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. She has lectured at SXSW, the College Art Association (annually), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the MIT Media Lab, among others. Her recent residencies include the National Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, Google Tiltbrush, and an upcoming Immersive Scholar Residency funded by the Mellon Foundation at North Carolina State University.

LaFleur was born into a family of creative figures outside Houston, Texas; her grandfather was one of the first public radio hosts in the south: her grandmother, a beloved opera singer: and her mother, a glass artist. She holds an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College and currently serves as the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas.