Colleen Asper is a painter, writer, and performer. Her paintings act sometimes like the mime that doubles the body through mimicry and other times like the empty mirror that voids the body in vampire stories. She writes and performs narratives in which her painting’s lacunas become stages.
Asper has had solo and two person exhibitions at galleries that include 17Essex, New York, NY; Stellar Projects, New York, NY; On Stellar Rays, NY, New York; P!, New York, NY; Art Production Fund Lab, New York, NY; and Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions in the United States and abroad at institutions that include Art in General, New York, NY; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Queens Museum, New York, NY; The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville, NJ; The Luminary in St. Louis, Missouri; Kunstverein Langenhagen, Hanover, Germany; Lošinj Museum, Mali Lošinj, Croatia; New Galerie, Paris, France; OED Gallery, Cochin, India. Her work has been reviewed in publications that include Artforum, Art in America, frieze, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Additionally, she has contributed writing to publications such as Art Practical, The Brooklyn Rail, Lacanian Ink, and Paper Monument.