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 Baguss)

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Morrison Gallery, University of Morris, Morris, MN

2017

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

Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St Paul, MN

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

Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

2016

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

Kiehle Gallery, St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN

Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2015

Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Northern Spark Festival, Minneapolis, MN

2014

Christiansen Gallery, Augsburg College; Minneapolis, MN

Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN

2013

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN


PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES

2019

Open Water, Interactive Public artwork, Mississippi River, Minneapolis, MN

Veil, Public artwork commission, Marquette Building, Minneapolis, MN

2018

Vitamin D: A pep rally for spring, Illuminate the South Loop, Bloomington, MN

The Notary Shanty, Art Shanty Projects, Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN


2017

North of Your Foot, with Laurie Van Wieren, Bethel University, Sports and Recreation Center, Minneapolis, MN

Passing Messages, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Fanfare for Northeast: Battle of the Marching Bands, with Andrew MacGuffie, Art-a-Whirl Festival, Minneapolis, MN

Repeat After Me, with Jenni Undis, Minneapolis Lending Library, Winter Lending Event, Minneapolis, MN


2016

Sun Spot, with Aaron Dysart, Riverfront Balcony Prototyping Festival, St Paul, MN


2015

Birthday Surprise, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Mn. Northern Spark Festival

Birthday Bash, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


2014

Hopper Drawing: A painter’s process, Old School Art School, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

By Heart, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


2013

Featured Artist, Walker Wall to Wall, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Nerd Third Thursday, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Astronaut Spirit Academy, Northern Spark Festival; St Paul, MN

Swarm, with Alison Hiltner, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

REC:IRL, Third Thursdays, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN