Lois Bielefeld is a series based artist working in photography, audio, video, and installation. Her work continually asks the question of what links routine and ritual to the formation of identity and personhood.
Born in Milwaukee, WI, Lois has lived in Rochester, Brooklyn, Milwaukee again, and now in Oakland with her wife. She is a recent empty nester as her daughter just headed off to college in Minneapolis. Bielefeld has her BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Besides photography, she feels passionate about traveling, hiking, eating, swimming and bicycling adventures. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and The Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. Bielefeld has shown at The International Center of Photography in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, The Charles Allis Art Museum, ArtStart, Portrait Society Gallery, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, UW-La Crosse, and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. In 2015 Lois had a ten-week artist residency in Bourglinster, Luxembourg through the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture. Bielefeld is represented by Portrait Society Gallery. To see more of her work http://www.loisbielefeld.com Follow her visual journal on Instagram at: @loisbielefeld