Blithe Riley

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Blithe Riley is a video, performance & installation artist. Her work combines narrative fragments with systemic structures, and explores the operations of spectatorship in various contexts. Incisive and uncomfortable, her works often reveal us to ourselves and turn the audience-performer relationship on its head. Her recent projects explore relationships between space, navigation, and perception in the urban environment. These works seek to unveil dynamics of power and design, as well as the shifting nature of the city landscape when observed through unusual points of view. Riley received a BFA from Alfred School of Art and Design in 1999, and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 where she taught courses in video and performance. Her work has screened nationally & internationally at venues such as the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Kitchen, Roulette, Broadway 1602 Gallery and Monkeytown in New York City, The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and The European Media Arts Festival in Germany. She currently resides in Queens, New York.