bio

Lee Deigaard graduated from Yale University with a major in fine arts and earned graduate degrees from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design and from the University of Texas at Austin where she held a Michener Fellowship in Creative Writing. In 2012 she won the Clarence John Laughlin Award for photography for her series of nocturnal images of animals "Unbidden". In 2013, she had solo shows at the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Acadiana Center for the Arts, the University of New Orleans, and the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, "SubMERGE", a multi-level video, photographic, and sculptural installation. Her solo show of photography "Trespass" and her video installation “PULSE” are on view at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art through April 6, 2014. Her work was recently featured on National Geographic's PROOF.

artist statement

My work portrays animal protagonists and the landscape we mutually inhabit. I am interested in ways of seeing and being seen: the meeting and crossing of gazes, looking through and seeing [what is] past. The mind's eye, the forensics of memory, recollection, and projection, the existential filters of species and tree branches and deep darkness. Eyes are windows, windows are viewfinders, boundaries, frames, and lenses. Object, subject, free will, trespass are illuminated in the hidden moments between moments. The plasticity of identity, of identification, shares borders- human and animal, light and dark, body and space.


SubMERGE


15 ft x 30 ft x 25 ft

plywood, pilings, conduit pipe, gaffers tape, video projections, embedded lens videos

2013




SubMERGE


15 ft x 30 ft x 25 ft

plywood, pilings, conduit pipe, gaffers tape, video projections, embedded lens videos

2013




SubMERGE


15 ft x 30 ft x 25 ft

plywood, pilings, conduit pipe, gaffers tape, video projections, embedded lens videos

2013




SubMERGE


15 ft x 30 ft x 25 ft

plywood, pilings, conduit pipe, gaffers tape, video projections, embedded lens videos

2013




SubMERGE


15 ft x 30 ft x 25 ft

plywood, pilings, conduit pipe, gaffers tape, video projections, embedded lens videos

2013