Roles in Archive: Artist, Author, Panelist, Participant, Speaker
Kristin Lucas creates video, installation, interventions, digital images, sculpture, and projects for the Web. Positioning herself at the center of her projects, Lucas addresses the effects of rapid-spread technology on the human condition through her work. Reversing a popular concept of infusing humanity into machines she instead applies familiar strategies of electronic media to her own life. Transformations, mutations, and portraiture are the focus of works set to the backdrop of empty and meaningful exchanges with automated tellers, healing-arts therapists, celebrity impersonators, police officers, and a judge. Lucas’s work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including Queens Nails, San Francisco; Artefact Festival, Leuven; ICA, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Cheekwood Museum, Nashville; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the New Museum; and Artists Space, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; And/Or Gallery, Dallas; Or Gallery, Vancouver; Plugin, Basel; Windows, Brussels; the New Museum; O.K Center for ContemporaryArts, Linz, Austria; and FACT, Liverpool. Her videos are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. Lucas has been awarded numerous artist residencies including the Edith Russ Site for Media Art New Work Stipend, Oldenburg, Germany; the 13th International Studio Program of ACC Weimar and the City of Weimar, Germany; World Views, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program and P.S.1 National Studio Program, New York; and the ARCUS A.I.R. Program, Ibaraki, Japan. She is an assistant professor of Studio Art at Bard College.