TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
Kristin Lucas addresses the effects of rapid-spread technology on the human condition with strategies of art and intervention. Reversing a popular concept of infusing humanity into machines she applies familiar strategies of electronic media to her own life. In 2007 Lucas legally “refreshed” herself under the same name as if she were a website page with the permission of a judge. Transformations, mutations, and portraiture of a condition of our times are the focus of works set to the backdrop of empty and meaningful exchanges with automated tellers, television, shopping malls, healing arts therapists, police officers, and the State of California court system.
Lucas' work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including ICA, London; STUK Art Center, Leuven; ZKM, Karlsruhe; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Cheekwood Museum, Nashville; ICA, Philadelphia, and Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase. She has had solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; And/Or Gallery, Dallas; Or Gallery, Vancouver; Plugin, Basel; Windows, Brussels; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; O.K Center for Contemporary Arts, Linz, Austria; and FACT, Liverpool, England.
She has been awarded artist residencies and stipends from Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg; 13th International Studio Program of ACC Weimar and the City of Weimar; ARCUS A.I.R. Program, Ibaraki; World Views, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, and P.S.1 National Studio Program, New York. Lucas lives and works in Beacon, NY, USA.