I document people and places: not as a traditional documentarian, but as portraits painted with photography or video/film. I am most interested in the person on the street, the working person: street vendors, markets, artisans or artists and collectors of art. I am intrigued with visual double entendres, in accepting accidents of light leaks or floods that transform negatives into positives. My work is where I travel and live and who I meet along the way. Of the connections we make. Of how women see themselves. Of how everything changes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I received my MFA in 1984 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have exhibited film/video/photo work in Chicago at Chicago Filmmakers, INTUIT, The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art; Randolph Street Gallery; Irish American Heritage Center; Chicago Cultural Center; the Film Center; Women in the Director’s Chair; Guild Complex; Briar Street Theater; as well as in Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Tampa, FL; Nice, France; Frankfurt, Germany; Köln, Germany; Nice, France; Lausanne, Switzerland.
I have received City of Chicago DCASE grants in 2016 and 2018; Illinois Arts Council grants in 1994, 1986, 2018 and 2019; NEA Regional Media Fellowship 1994; CNTV New TV awards in 1990, 1994 and the JQ Adams Fellowship, SAIC 1984.
I currently live part of the year in Chicago and part in Mexico working on new photo/video projects and my archives simultaneously.
© Kapra Fleming