Chattanooga, TN | Sculpture, Time-based, Performance, Installation
Masha Vlasova is a video artist and educator. Her guiding methodologies are close reading, rehearsal, and translation. Her works have been exhibited and screened at Smack Mellon, Anthology Archives, Abrons Arts Center, the Border Project Gallery in New York City, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, ICDOCS 2020 in Iowa City, San Diego Underground Film Festival in California, LLAWN Festival in Llandudno, Wales, Leeds College, UK, and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. She has been a recipient of the Alice Kimball Fellowship, the JUNCTURE Art and Human Rights Fellowship, Research Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, and Fulbright Fellowship in Filmmaking.
Vlasova is based in the Southeast. Her project "Here Lays That Steel-Driving Man," a series of site-specific installations, is based in Chattanooga, TN. In the Summer of 2021, she will be in the first cohort of residents at the Stove Works Artist Residency (Chattanooga, TN).
"...Across my practice in video, images, and objects, my guiding methodologies are close reading, rehearsal, and translation. I stalk the moments when the definitions scripted into the role of a public sculpture, a Lenin monument, an archival photograph, or an iPhone application begin to break down. By revealing that which emerges in dissemination or between roles, that which begins off stage or outside of the frame, I invite the viewer into the strange, intimate, and contested space of rehearsal."