Audra Wolowiec


Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her poetic sound installations and experimental language scores often use the gap, space, or breath in between speech—not as forms of negation, but as complex generators of meaning.

Wolowiec's work has been shown internationally and in the United States at MASS MoCA, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art in General, Studio 10, The Poetry Project, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Stony Brook University, and the Center for Performance Research. Featured in BOMBModern PaintersThe New York TimesBrooklyn RailTime Out NYSound American, and reductive journal. Residencies include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design and was the inaugural Artist Educator in Residence at Dia:Beacon. She is based between New York City and Detroit.

"semaphore" was a multi-layered collaborative project with the Jaramillo Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oregon, composer Jesse Mejía + CHOIR, and typeface design by Maurann Stein. commissioned by the Oregon Arts Commission's Percent for Art in Public Places Program and supported by Third Culture Projects, a series that invited collaborations between scientists working in the Lewis Integrative Science Building at the University of Oregon with artists from across the country. 

Semaphore gif composite and embedded sound on rivulet 3 homepage courtesy of the artist. Additional work and information can be found at