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Lois Bielefeld is a photographer who currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received a BFA in Advertising Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2002. Her work spans fashion, commercial, and fine art photography.
Lois explains the work by saying, “I was thinking about what does domesticity look like today long after feminism responded to the American idealized hyper role-driven society of the 50’s and 60’s (think June Cleaver). Early in 2018, I made portraits of all of the artists (and who they shared their homes with) and did audio interviews with them about what does home and making home look like today. Since then, I relocated to the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles from Milwaukee and am currently personally in flux to where home exists. There are fifty-four portraits thus far in the series. I’m curious about the performative nature of these portraits, how we currently embody roles in domesticity, and the cultural landscape of the home.”
After graduating, she worked in the fashion industry in New York City for seven years.
Bielefeld is a 2018 Mary L. Nohl fellowship winner in the Established Artist category.