I have worked for over 25 years as an interdisciplinary artist in environmental performance, sculpture and video art. My work has been exhibited internationally in live performances, art-in-nature symposia, video/film screenings and installations in the US, Finland, Norway, Holland, Cuba, France, Greece, Italy, India, Spain, Argentina, South Korea, Hong Kong and other countries. I am the recipient of a number of fellowships & grants including two Fulbright Fellowships to Finland (1998 & 2011), a Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant (North Karelia Fund), three Finlandia Foundation Grants and multiple internal research grants for artistic projects from the University of Missouri. I am an Associate Professor of Art in the School of Visual Studies (SVS) at the University of Missouri, where I teach video art, digital storytelling, dividing my time between Columbia, Missouri, my husband’s organic farm in NE Missouri and international travel for exhibitions, performances and conferences. I received a Master of Fine Art Degree in Intermedia & Video Art from the University of Iowa in 1997 with a minor in Sculpture. Currently, I serve as President of Artists in Nature International Network (AiNIN).
Artists in Nature International Network (AiNIN) https://www.artinnature.org/
Selected Performances, Exhibitions & Video Screenings (2013-2018)
This year, the Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland acquired a significant portion of my work made in Finland over a twenty year period between 1998 and 2018. Fifteen video and performance works (documented in video and photography) were transferred to the museum where they are now part of the museum's permanent collection.
Performance Studies International (PSi) Annual Conference, Daegu, SOUTH KOREA. Presented work created in Korea in 2016 and participated in performance working group where two of my recent video works were screened, “For Annette” & “Eudaimonia.” ("Eudaimonia" is now titled "To Uphold (from below)".
Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) – France. Residence program & exhibition.
Saumur, Doué-en-Anjou and Les Perrières, FRANCE. Final exhibition at European Heritage Days.
Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey (FIVAC 2017) International Festival of Video Art - Camagüey, CUBA. Screened: “Dissecting the Blossom” video work.
“In Other Tongues” Creative Summit. Dartington Hall, Devon, UNITED KINGDOM. Screening of video work + lecture presentation.
Chungnam Artist-in-Residence Archive Exhibition” Group exhibition of Korean artist residency program works. Mosan Contemporary Art Museum, Chungcheongnamdo, SOUTH KOREA.
“Let a Sleeping Bear Lie” Solo live performance for the opening of the Artist-in-Residence 2016 exhibition. YATOO Korean Nature Artists Association, Gonju, SOUTH KOREA.
“Crossing” Group Exhibition for YATOO International Artist in Residence Program 2016. YATOO Korean Nature Artists Association, Gonju, SOUTH KOREA.
Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, “Video Exhibition – Water.” Group exhibition of video art. Jemincheon Canal, Gongju, SOUTH KOREA. Screened: “River of Spirit of Life II.”
Change Food Fest, Times Center, NEW YORK. Diane Hatz, Director. Screened: “Dissecting the Blossom.”
VideoBardo 6th Festival Internacional de Videopoesia (International Festival of Video Poetry) National Library, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. Screened: “Dissecting the Blossom.”
Creative Edge Film Festival, Orpheum Theater, Fairfield IOWA. Screened: “Dissecting the Blossom.”
“From Forest Lands, Moors & Glaciers” Invitational group exhibition, Art Galleries of the University of Lapland Faculty of Art & Design, Rovaniemi, FINLAND.
“It Ripens” 2016 Resident Artists Show (group). For Wormfarm Institute residence program. Woolen Mill Gallery, Reedsburg, WISCONSIN. Exhibited: “Dissecting the Blossom.”
6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, New Delhi, INDIA. Screened: “Dissecting the Blossom.”
“Passport to India,” Temple Gallery, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KANSAS CITY. Screened: “Dissecting the Blossom.”
SCREENINGS of “Dissecting the Blossom” VIDEO-DANCE WORK:
FIVC OFF (Alternative Screen) Festival Internacional de Videodanza, CHILE.
Soorya Performing Arts L.A. Dance Festival, Malibu, CA.
Citizen Jane Film Festival, Dance-Film Program, Columbia, MO.
Indian Cine Film Festival (ICFF), Mumbai, INDIA. (Best Music Video Jury Award)
Movies by Movers, Screendance Festival, Boone, North Carolina.
St. Louis Indian Dance Festival, Clayton, MO.
Burgundy International Festival of Video-Danse, Le Creusot, FRANCE
Panelist at International Sculpture Center Conference, Phoenix, AZ. Presented performance work created in Gran Canaria, Spain.
Installation & Performance segment for Kid Moxie Music Video, “Mysteries of Love,” Official remix of original composition for David Lynch film, “Blue Velvet.”
“Purificación” Solo performance series over 5 day-period for Tufi’Arte" art-in-nature symposium. Gran Canaria, SPAIN.
"VideoBardo: V International Videopoetry Festival", Buenos Aires & Mendoza, Argentina. Screened: “Through the Moss-Stuffed Chinks Heard Voices.”
"Puut Punalle, Maat Sinelle (Red the Trees & Green the Land" (Solo exhibition), MEDIAPiste Gallery, Pori Museum of Art, Pori, FINLAND. Nov, 2013-Jan, 2014
2007 – present - Associate Professor of Art, University of MO, Columbia.
2006 - Adjunct Professor, Quincy University, Quincy, IL. & Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO.
2000 – 2005 - Assistant Professor of Art (FT), Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA
Performance created in an apple orchard in spring 2017. Photo: Lisa Wigoda