Asha Tamirisa | Visual Arts Fellow | Maine Artist Fellowship

  • May 05, 2023

Asha Tamirsa of Portland, works with sound, video, film, and researches media histories. Along with many colleagues, Asha co-founded OPENSIGNAL, a collective of artists concerned with the state of gender and race in electronic music and art practice. Asha moved to Maine in 2019 and has presented a site-specific video installation for Space Gallery’s 2020 “ReSite” exhibition, a sound installation in Congress Square Park in 2021, a sound installation for Make Music Portland in 2022, and an artist Residency at Hewnoaks Artist Colony in 2022.

She now works with the organization TECHNE. Asha has taught sound and media art at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, and Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. Asha holds a Ph.D. in Computer Music and Multimedia and an M.A. in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and is currently an Assistant Professor at Bates College. Asha has performed at venues such as the ICA Boston and Bitforms Gallery (NYC), has given talks at institutions such as the University of Michigan, Mount Holyoke College, and Oberlin College, and has and held residencies at Hewnoaks (Lovell, ME), The Media Archeology Lab (Boulder, CO), Perte de Signal (Montreal, CA) and I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT). Asha’s work has been mentioned in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics and the 5th Edition of Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture.

Award Statement:

Asha plans to use her Maine Artist Fellowship Award to build her sound and video/film studio in Maine and will also support the release of a full-length experimental music album, which she hopes to undertake in collaboration with Maine-based visual artists and audio engineers in the coming year or two.

Artist Image Gallery:

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Photo Credit: Peter Gumaskas 

Photo Credit: Peter Gumaskas 

Photo Credit: Tim Bugbee 

Photo Credit: Tim Bugbee 

Photo Credit: Tim Bugbee 


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