2019 CIRCA-IMET Artist-in-Residence: Lisa Moren

Lisa Moren and Dr. Tsesto Backvaroff,¬†“What is the Shape of Water?” (series), installation of eight 16×16″ photographic prints, 2019.

Lisa Moren established a collaboration with Dr. Tsetso Bachvaroff which resulted in two projects, What is the Shape of Water?, a cross-species artwork allowing the public to interact with millions of live bioluminescent organisms and Under the Bay, and augmented reality, data-driven project that tells the story of a world beneath the surface of the Chesapeake Bay and really all estuaries and oceans.

Lisa Moren and Dr. Tsetso Bachvaroff, still from Under the Bay

Lisa Moren is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with emerging media, bio-matter, public space and works-on-paper. She has exhibited her work at the Chelsea Art Museum, the Creative Time summit, and the Drawing Center viewing program in New York City and in Brooklyn, the Cranbrook Art Museum and international venues including uShaka Museum [South Africa], Ars Electronica [Austria], and Akademie der Kunste [Germany], and the Artists Research Network [Australia]. She received the National Endowment for the Arts award, is a Fulbright Scholar to Czech Republic; a multi-year recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council and CEC Artslink International and the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fellowship in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University, R.W. Deutsch Foundation. She has been awarded an artist-in-residency at the Banff Centre for Art, Canada; STEIM, Amsterdam and Harvestworks, NYC. She is a Professor of Visual Art at the UMBC and an Affiliate Faculty at the Imaging Research Center [IRC] at UMBC.