The Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars Series continues as artist Monika Weiss discusses her transdisciplinary practice combining visual art with video, music, and sound. Attendees can expect to hear more about the visiting artist’s current works and lessons learned throughout her over 25 years of artistic practice. The event takes place at Jay Wasson Idea Loft inside Plaster Free Enterprise Center on April 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Monika Weiss is a Polish-American artist trained as both a pianist and visual artist. Working with the rituals of lamentation as a central theme of her work, Monika Weiss’ practice includes video and self-composed sound, performance, drawing, and public projects. As described in her artist bio, the central theme of her work “moves between the political and the poetic to explore questions of the body, history and gendered violence.”
Monika Weiss lives and works in New York and has a professorship at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in St. Louis. Her work has been featured in over 90 exhibitions worldwide, with solo shows at museums and galleries such as CAA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw; Lehman College Art Gallery, New York; and Museum of Memory & Human Rights, Santiago, Chile. Frequent visitors of Missouri State’s Brick City Gallery may also recognize her work from the fall 2021 exhibition, emerging.poetic.
To learn more about Monika Weiss and view more of her work, visit her website or Instagram.
Jay Wasson Idea Loft inside Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center is located at 405 N. Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, Missouri. Contact the Department of Art + Design at 417-837-2330 for additional details.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.