Jun 4th 2018
Media Study alumna Liz Lessner MFA ’16 is featured in an article in UB Now about her Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil:
May 1st 2018
Congratulations to Liz Lessner, MFA '16, on being the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Brazil! About her proposed research, Liz writes:
I'll be going to Brazil to research Lygia Clark’s writings, process, and works at her archives in Rio de Janeiro. This research will inform subsequent experimentation and collaboration at the CrossLab Research Group and the Lab for Innovation and Prototyping at the University of Fortaleza in Ceará and the Department of Expressions and Languages at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro. Building on Clark’s ideas about performance, social relationships, and sensory experience, my work with Dr. Clarissa Ribeiro at the University of Fortaleza and Dr. Fernando Salis at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro will involve prototyping interactive objects and collaborating with students, artists, and technologists to investigate how these objects affect sensory perception and the ways in which these objects can be used in performance, health related activities, and in creating experiences that reframe our understanding of how we interact with one another.For more info about Liz and her work, visit her website: http://lizlessner.com
Jan 8th 2016
January 8, 2016 @ 8:00PM
Big Orbit Gallery
30D Essex Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Dutch musical duo Siti Bauw perform one night only in conjunction with and in response to MFA candidate Liz Lessner’s solo show, Appetites and Anxieties, currently on view at Big Orbit Gallery. Read the write-up at The Public!. (more…)
Sep 2nd 2015
Amid/In WNY 2015 – Part 4
Curated by John Massier, Kyle Butler, Rebecca Wing
Opening reception 8 to 11 pm, Friday, September 18
Exhibition continues through October 30
Hallwalls presents the fourth part of its yearlong series Amid/In Western New York, regional survey exhibitions curated by John Massier, Kyle Butler, and Rebecca Wing….. (more…)
Aug 28th 2015
ONE NIGHT ONLY! AUGUST 29, 2015!
Media Arts Center Squeaky Wheel hosts their “one-night only art party extravaganza” Saturday, August 29, 2015 on the penthouse floor of 500 Seneca St in Buffalo’s historic Hydraulic District.
May 5th 2015
Sculptor Liz Lessner and performance artist Laura Curry create experiences that prompt an embodied engagement from the viewer.
Liz and Laura invite you into their first collaboration, a durational performance and installation event, on Sat. May 9th from 5:30-8:30pm.
May 3rd 2015
Transmaterial May 2 – August 16, 2015
Transmaterial showcases recent work by artists, designers and architects currently living and working in Buffalo, New York, united by the experimental and innovative use of materials. Inspired by the Transmaterial books written by Blaine Brownell and curated by UB Art MFA Alicia Marván, the exhibition presents new approaches to material culture, from the point of view of various creative disciplines and their intersections.
Feb 9th 2015
Liz Lessner resident at Gaupamacataro Center for Art and Ecology