Lois Bielefeld is a queer series-based artist working in photography, audio, video, and installation.  Her work continually asks the question of what links routine and ritual to the formation of identity, personhood, and the development of meaning-making. Having lived on both coasts, Milwaukee keeps pulling Lois back home and she is committed to the Milwaukee arts community both through her own practice but also through a desire to be a part of the complex rich fabric of Milwaukee’s artist community.

Bielefeld is stepping into the role of the Marn Mentor Program Director with a passion for community building in the arts. Looking at expanding and adding new vitality to the program Lois and Marn will be reworking the program incorporating its many successes and considering opportunities. At the core the program will be a comprehensive mentoring program that leads to the development and growth of artists in the Milwaukee area.

Bielefeld’s work is in the permanent collections of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Saint Kate Arts Hotel, The Warehouse Museum and The Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. Bielefeld has shown at The International Center of Photography in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, The Charles Allis Art Museum, and Portrait Society Gallery.