Marne Lucas

Marne Lucas Self-Portrait

Marne Lucas is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in New York City and Portland, Oregon. Her investigations of nature, pop-culture and sexuality use photography, video and installation art, to push personal, political and visual boundaries. She collaborates extensively on both sides of the camera and is known for stylistic portraits celebrating the body in the historically male tradition of erotic tableaux; photographing both male and female nudes. Her artist portrait series ‘Sitting City’ shares a similar process and aesthetic and she works entirely on-location- in nature, the studio or a fantasy setting. She is an infrared video pioneer in her projects with Jacob Pander. As a harm-reduction activist, she was co-curator to the ‘Danzine Retrospective’ (NYC) as part of ‘At The Mercy Of Others: The Politics of Care’, organized by the 2004-05 Whitney Museum ISP Fellows. She also served as co-curator (with Teresa Dulce, founding director of now defunct non-profit Danzine) on the ‘Sex By Sex Worker Film + Video Festival’ (1998, 2000) the first of its kind, created to provide exposure for sex-workers, support freedom of speech, and advocate female health and safety. Known for presenting unique social or aesthetic philosophies, Lucas exhibits in the U.S. and abroad, participating in CentralTrak and Caldera artist residencies, the Land Art Mongolia 360 Biennial, the Portland2010 Oregon Biennial; and received an Oregon Arts Commission public art grant, and Regional Arts & Culture Council project grants. She is bi-sexual, bi-coastal and her dance move is the broken-love doll-robot.

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