My work leads one to the place between their mind and their screen, between space and time, between thought and feeling, and into the everyday sublime. I create spaces in-screen and in-real-life that mix the surreal, cinematic, and commonplace through 3D animation and installation. Looping slowly yet infinitely, these spaces allow one to look through the mirror of the screen and enter a meditative headspace beyond as well as within. The post-internet culture of distraction leads our minds to occupy themselves in any way except internally - my work utilizes these same experiential stimuli to awaken interiority in a suspended metaphysical twilight zone.
Lucia Riffel was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and grew up on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota Morris graduating with high honors in 2015. Following undergraduate, Riffel received a full-tuition scholarship to the Florida State University Master of Fine Arts program located in Tallahassee, Florida. Riffel has exhibited work across the Southeast as well as played a key role in the founding and management of contemporary art space SOUP experimental. She currently works across 3D animation and installation in her interdisciplinary practice to navigate the space between physical, psychological, and digital realms.