statement

IMG_1920Li Pallas is a relational artist and book designer holding post in Seattle, WA. Through paper sculpture, narrative, IRL interactions, and printed media she is a passive inventor of microenvironments for critical and empathetic accountability. Her social practice involves a process receiving and channeling the intersectional complexity of our human condition into visceral objects and convivial happenings. Her faith rests firmly in the power of asymmetry, chaos, imperfection, agency, and secrets shared in pillow forts that illuminate the innate altruism existing potentially/kinetically inside you. She is fascinated with the concept of cool as a facet/function of subconscious othering and dismissive supremacy—-as such believes art should act in firm opposition to affective detachment and star potential. She takes on graphic projects in print and web of many shapes and sizes but prefers projects that reflect her aesthetics and ethical concerns. She also writes theory.

She self-devised a major in “Relational Design” at Prescott College, and holds a Masters in Artist Books from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Her work is retained at the National Gallery of Art’s Library in Washington DC; University of South Carolina’s Cooper Library; Herron Art Library, Artists’ Book Collection; CalPoly, Kennedy Library, Special Collections; Corcoran College of Art + Design Library, Artists’ Book Collection; Mills College, Olin Library, Special Collections; SCAD, Jen Library, Artist Book Collection; UCLA Biomedical Library, Special Collections; UC Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections; University of Miami, Richter Library, Special Collections; University of Michigan, Art & Architecture Library, Special Collections; University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections; San Francisco State University; Southern Graphics Counsel International; The One Archive in Los Angeles; and the University of Iowa.

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