Grisha Coleman

Grisha Coleman

Spring 2022
Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow/David and Roberta Logie Fellow

Artist and scholar Grisha Coleman works in movement, digital media, and performance that engage creative forms in choreography, music composition, and human-centered computer interaction. 

Coleman’s residency at the ArtLab will focus on research related to her ongoing project “The Movement Undercommons.” This artistic research reimagines the use of new mobile motion-capture technology to build a data repository of movement portraits that center on critical and often overlooked narratives. Coleman is the 2021- 2022 Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow/David and Roberta Logie Fellow at Harvard. 

While working at the ArtLab, Coleman will work with Autumn Dorsey and Lily Cunningham undergraduate research, supported by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Autumn Dorsey a sophomore at the college concentrating in Government with a secondary in Music. Lily Cunningham is a junior at the college pursuing a joint in History & Literature and Art, Film and Visual Studies.

Grisha Coleman earned an MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been supported by Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, MacDowell, the MAP Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Pioneer Works, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Stanford University’s Mohr Visiting Artist Program, and the Surdna Foundation. 

Coleman is an associate professor of movement, computation, and digital media in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University, with affiliations in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, the Design School, and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. She was previously a dancer with the acclaimed company Urban Bush Women. Subsequently, She founded the music performance group Hot Mouth, which toured internationally and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. 

Read more about Grisha Coleman in Dance Magazine: From Urban Bush Women to Robots.