Kristin Lucas is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the impacts of technological change on humanity, culture, and storytelling. Lucas pairs the intangible with the uncertain in experiential works that are performative and social, circuitous and bittersweet, and that lie somewhere between reality and “reality”. She lives between New York and Austin.
Born in Iowa, she attended undergraduate school at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and graduate school at Stanford University in California’s Silicon Valley. She is the recent recipient of a Pioneer Works Technology Residency and an Engadget Alternate Realities Grant.
Her augmented reality, video, installation, net.art, and performance works have been presented internationally by museums and galleries, including: Boston Cyberarts (Boston); The New Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe); Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool); House of Electronic Arts (Basel); Nam June Paik Art Center (Gyeonggi-do); and at festivals, including: Low Lives International Internet Performance Festival, Print Screen Festival (Holon), Transmediale Festival (Berlin), and World Wide Video Festival (Amsterdam). She has participated in numerous artist residency programs, including: ACC Weimar (Germany); ARCUS (Japan); BAU Institute Summer Arts Residency at Camargo Foundation (Cassis); Yafo Creative/Print Screen Festival Digital Arts Residency (Yafo); AR/VR Artist Research Residency (Portland); Eyebeam Artist Residency, Harvestworks Digital Arts Center Artist Residency, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Pioneer Works Technology Residency, P.S.1 National Studio Program, World Views (New York); Signal Culture,
The Experimental Television Center (Owego); Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred); and Harvard University Office of the Arts (Cambridge). She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including: Andrea Frank Foundation Grant, Edith Russ Site for Media Art Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, and Rhizome Commissions, among others. Her videos are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix (New York); and her broader body of work is represented by And/Or Gallery (Los Angeles) and Postmasters Gallery (New York).
Lucas has taught and advised students at several graduate and undergraduate art programs, including Bard College, California College of Art, New York University, and University of California at Berkeley.