Lucinda Bliss

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Lucinda Bliss (born March 1965) is an American artist who works primarily in drawing and painting. Her most recent work explores the relationship between her interest in running and the concept of "borders" in a variety of forms, both physical and otherwise.[1]


Bliss earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Skidmore College in Art History in 1988 and a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Visual Art from Vermont College in 1999.


Bliss is currently the Dean of Graduate Studies at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA)[2] in Manchester, New Hampshire. She was previously a Professor of Liberal Studies in the undergraduate program of the Union Institute & University in Montpelier, VT. She has also taught at Maine College of Art, the University of Southern, Maine, and Colby College.

Bliss has shown widely throughout New England and the U.S. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions at the University of Arizona, the Tucson Museum of Art [3], the Brattleboro Museum, Aucocisco Gallery[4], Whitney Art Works, Rose Contemporary, The University of New England, Space Gallery, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Bates College Museum of Art, Boston Center for the Arts, ARTerrain Gallery [5], Common Street Arts,[6] The Ross Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Gallery 312 in Chicago, Illinois.

Bliss has been awarded numerous grants including support from the Kindling Fund[7] [8] for her project “Tracking the Border,”[9] [10] [11] two Maine Arts Commission grants [12], and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts [13], Hewnoaks, Shotpouch Creek, Anderson Ranch, and the Vermont Studio Center.

In addition to her work as a visual artist, Bliss also co-authored the limited edition chapbook Anatomy of Desire: the Daughter/Mother Sessions (Kore Press)[14] with her mother, the poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming.[15]


  1. ^ "Lucinda Bliss "Tracking the Border: An Interrogation of Political, Natural and Interior Borders" opens in Waterville -". Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel. 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Lucinda Bliss". Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  3. ^ Regan, Margaret. "Deconstructing Desire". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  4. ^ Kany, Daniel (2014-01-12). "Art Review: Lucinda Bliss, Lauren Fensterstock at Aucocisco in Portland". Press Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Precarious Alliance: Paintings by Lucinda Bliss • A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments". A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  6. ^ "Lucinda Bliss "Tracking the Border: An Interrogation of Political, Natural and Interior Borders" opens in Waterville". Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel. 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Tracking the Border • The Kindling Fund". The Kindling Fund. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  8. ^ "NHIA Dean of Graduate Studies Wins Kindling Grant". Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  9. ^ Kany, Daniel (2017-02-05). "Lucinda Bliss defines a border broadly in 'Tracking the Border'". Press Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  10. ^ "Lucinda Bliss Tracking The Border An Interrogation Of Political Natural And Interior Borders | Visit Maine". Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  11. ^ "Lucinda Bliss – Tracking the Border: An Interrogation of Political, Natural, and Interior Borders". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  12. ^ "Detail". Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  13. ^ "Lucinda Bliss | VCCA: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts". Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
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  15. ^ Margaret Regan (March 02, 2000) "Deconstructing Desire: Lucinda Bliss And Alison Deming Confront The Dichotomy Of Mother As Lover.", Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2013-06-15.

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