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Featured Artist Series Ekphrastic Showcase

Lucia Riffel 
poem by Megan J. Arlett

balance suspended (installation view) 2023

3D animation, foam, pillows 10’x10’ area

Lucia Riffel is an installation and animation artist based in Tallahassee, Florida. Riffel earned their Bachelor of Arts (2015) in Studio Art and Art History at the University of Minnesota, Morris, and their Master of Fine Arts (2018) at Florida State University. She navigates the space between physical, digital, and psychological realms in her interdisciplinary practice. Their otherworldly works have been shown at Day & Night Projects, Urban Glass, Campbellsville University, and Dream Clinic Project Space. Riffel is a National Endowment for the Arts 2022 grant recipient and has been awarded residencies at Bunker Projects, Laboratory Residency, Stay Home Gallery, and Drum Machine Editions. In recent years, Riffel's works have graced our minds and screens through solo exhibition The Eternal Present at Tempus Projects, virtual exhibition screensavor at The Neon Heater, and IRL exhibition Waiting Room at Laundromat Art Space in Miami, Florida.

Megan J. Arlett was born in the UK, grew up in Spain, and now lives in New Mexico. The recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes, her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2019, Best New British and Irish Poets, Gulf Coast, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Passages North, and Prairie Schooner, among others.

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