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Colleen Keough

Visiting Assistant Professor of Trans-Disciplinary Art

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Colleen Keough

Visiting Assistant Professor of Trans-Disciplinary Art

Colleen Keough is hybrid media and performance artist working in video, sound, music, installation, mixed media and interactive new media. She creates multidimensional works and environments through integrating multiple mediums and genres of expression. Her early video and sound works were created while attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Inspired by prose and lyrical poetry she experimented with creative writing and video creating a series of works, which were screened at various venues including Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art and Museum of Fine Arts.

Upon graduating from SMFA and winning 1st prize in the school's prestigious Fifth Year Traveling Scholars Competition, Keough relocated to Chicago, IL and became immersed in its eclectic and vibrant music scene. After a few years of honing her songwriting skills she founded the band Rubies, a five piece alternative-folk-rock band and began recording music and performing throughout the city. In 2007 she founded the experimental cabaret act Sugarfuhk. The genre defying act merged a collision of performance and musical styles which took audiences on a roller coaster ride of pop culture  references, comedic interludes, and glam pop and rock songs. Keough's desire to fully integrate the many mediums she has worked in over the years led her to pursue an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts at NYSCC Alfred University in Alfred, NY. It was there she was able to realize her vision of fusing electronic media art and installation with music, sound, and performance. Her work explores the intersection of pop culture, identity, myth, and technology through narratives and anti-narratives that deconstruct traditional modes of storytelling and performance. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and venues in North America, Asia, and Europe.