Bella Kiser

Detroit MI

Instrument Prototype #1
Artist Statement
Bella Kiser (she/her) is an interdisciplinary Filipino American artist from Chicago, IL currently based in Detroit, MI. She uses fibers, sculpture, performance, virtual reality, and sound to build her world of Soft Architecture. Kiser defines this term as “a malleable and ever-changing building technique that is in constant exchange with memory. It is a fabritecture of susceptible surfaces formed from intangible experiences.” Her work critiques American productivity culture, explores concepts of home, her identity and relationship with race, otherness, and examines physical sensations associated with both comfort and discomfort. Kiser received a BFA in Studio Art and a BS in Environmental Studies from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Combined Degree Program.