Lois Bielefeld is a series based artist working in photography, audio, video, and installation. Her work continually asks the question of what links routine and ritual to the formation of identity and personhood. The Bedroom, Weeknight Dinners, Androgyny, All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country, and Neighborhood examine the connective ties people share within our private and public spaces with food, perceptions of gender, team, and community.
Lois lives in Milwaukee, WI with her daughter and wife. Bielefeld has her BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Besides photography, she feels passionate about traveling, swimming, urban gardening and bicycling adventures. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and The Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. Bielefeld has shown at The International Center of Photography in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, The Charles Allis Art Museum, ArtStart, Portrait Society Gallery, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, UW-La Crosse, and Walker’s Point Center. In 2015 Lois had a ten-week artist residency in Bourglinster, Luxembourg through the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture. She is a recipient of the 2017 Nohl Fellowship. Bielefeld is represented by Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee. To see more of her work http://www.loisbielefeld.com
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