University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

Alyssa Baguss

Alyssa Baguss’s practice explores mediated natural environments through the drawing processes and interactive creative experiences. She is a 2015, 2017 and 2019 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists and a part of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2020. Her work has been exhibited at the Rochester Art Center, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, and Minnesota Museum of American Art. 

Alyssa's residency project, Slow Data Transmission, will communicate and humanize the scientific research taking place at Cedar Creek through the creation of small drawings and paintings that visualize data, presented as a series of postcards. Postcards will be mailed via snail mail to a list of residency penpals across the country, and selected art will be made available on the Cedar Creek website. Each season, Alyssa plans to select four distinct topics to closely observe at Cedar Creek on a monthly basis. These topics may range from a particular research project, to seasonal changes, specific habitats and/or her interaction with the place. 

Learn more about Alyssa's work at and follow her journeys on Twitter.


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