Her Environment is an expanded new media art series highlighting feminine-spectrum artists. Our focus is on broadening the understanding of how New Media practices can be used in multiple formats of art making, from video to installation and performance. Our aim is to show pieces that challenge how new media can be used, and the heteronormative culture that surrounds it.
Her Environment started in Chicago March 2015 when Chelsea Welch and Allie Shyer found themselves with a blank spot on the Comfort Station calendar and three weeks to curate a show. They decided to use the time to create a program that filled an absence in the realm of video and digital media art. They wanted to show work that was expansive and broke from expectations of what art engaging with new media often looked like. Her Environment has since expanded members and is based in Chicago and New York City, and continues to work towards a bigger and better platform for queer, feminine-spectrum and POC new media artists all over the world.
Co-Founders: Allie Shyer / Chelsea Welch
Iryne Roh / Lorn Barnes / Nina Berman