Lisa Rundstrom

Instructor of New Media

SHIFTSPACE Gallery Director

JPEG ImageMFA, Sculpture and Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002
BFA, Scuplture, Wichita State University, 1999

Lisa Rundstrom is a multi-disciplinary artist who has exhibited her work in galleries and art centers across the U.S., including: Artist's Space in New York, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Va., The Art Center, St. Petersburg, Fl., and Millennium Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

Artist Statement:

"You have to keep enough of the organism for it to reform each dawn; and you have to keep small supplies of significance and subjectification, if only to turn them against their own system when the circumstances demand it, when things, persons, even situations, force you to; and you have to keep small rations of subjectivity in sufficient quantity to enable you to respond to the dominant reality." —Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus

I want to engage the viewer in the place where the collective mind meets the individuals’ consciousness. My installations use light, technologies, video, transparent and ephemeral structures to explore the fragile nature of existence and impermanence of being.

Being object, place, and space-- the installations draw from diverse bodies of information, merging structural systems, landscape and scientific theory.  These combinations are used to emphasize the correlations between the physical, psychological and metaphysical facets of reality by drawing attention to similarities between various systems, questioning our perception and understanding of reality.

My primary goal as an instructor is to demonstrate to my students a method of understanding the relationships between content, concept, process and art as a language within their own work as well as that of art as a whole- in whatever media being used.

lisa.rundstrom@wichita.edu | (316) 978-7706 | McKnight 305 | lisarundstrom.com