Alyssa Baguss

Alyssa Baguss explores mediated natural environments through drawing processes. “We are virtual explorers of our planet. Travel anywhere via Google Earth, experience adventure by tuning in to the Discovery Channel and daydream quietly while pristine images of the landscapes scroll through our screensavers. Humans are unsurprisingly drawn to and inspired by the natural world. With the advent of the internet, video games and social media, we can experience these natural wonder never having left our seats…This new medium of virtual navigation is exchanging an actual experience for an abstraction of experience forming new habits of thought and behavior about the natural world… It is this “intangible” experience of the landscape that interests me as an artist.

 Alyssa is a 2015 and 2017 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and her work has been exhibited in the Twin Cities and regionally, including the Rochester Art Center, Burnet Gallery, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rosalux Gallery, and Augsburg College Christensen Center Art Gallery. 

Selected Exhibitions


 Ecological Futures, Northern Spark Festival, Twin Cities Public Television, St Paul, MN

Everything From Nowhere, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St Paul, MN                                      

Meander, Outlook Gallery, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Wish You Were Here, Jerome Emerging Artist Series, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN



Retreat, Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

In-Between Here and There, Kiehle Gallery, St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN

Fierce Lament, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


Leave of Absence, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Dead Reckoning, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

HB2U Birthday Surprise, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Northern Spark Festival



read only, Christiansen Gallery, Augsburg College; Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Biennial, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN

2013  Minnesota Biennial, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN