Her article “Shamanism in Contemporary Art” will be published in ArtUS in December and she will be co-chairing with Mina Cheon “Magic and Media,” s panel at the CAA’s 100th annual conference in Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012
Lisa Paul Streitfeld (BA, University of Southern California) is a cultural writer, independent curator and new media artist. A member of the International Association of Art Critics, she delivered her paper “The Heisenberg Principle in Contemporary Art” to the 2009 AICA Congress in Dublin. For a decade, she was a regular critic for newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, interpreting a new grassroots movement in over 300 reviews and articles, which she then transmitted to the international avant-garde through curation and essays. As a consultant on the forefront of new technology intersecting with business in new media, she has lectured extensively on the subject of metaphysics and art. Her writing has appeared in several catalogs and anthologies, including: Holly Crawford’s Artistic Bedfellows (University Press of America, 2008) and Conversations on Sculpture (ISC Press, 2007). ArtUS will publish Shamanism in Contemporary Art this fall. She appears in Richard Move’s film, Bloodwork: The Story of Ana Mendieta (2009) and in Bill Page’s Andres Serrano – America (2003), a subject in her recently released memoir, Kundalini’s Daughter: Critical Trilogy, Vol. I. (http://www.criticaltrilogy.com)
Her innovations in expression occur at the intersection of new technology with business, metaphysics and multimedia art. In the 1970s, she was a tour guide/lecturer at the California Museum of Science and Industry, developing and delivering talks on the Voyager space program. In the 1980s, she worked as a full time astrologer/psychic at the first psychic hotline, Aquarian Age 2000, while analyzing scripts for Triad Artists during the rise of independent film. In the 1990s, she was a writer/analyst for Internet.com, the primary internet hub dedicated to new web technology. In 2005, she invented the blogel, a new multimedia form of personal/universal expression.
Ms Streitfeld has been a practitioner of alchemy and hermeticism for over three decades. She was trained by Native American shamans and studied with the great metaphysical teachers of the late 20th century. In 2006, she was a recipient of the UUWF Margaret Fuller Award to develop her theory of the hieros gamos into a four volume book, as well as a visual language through a trilogy of multimedia exhibitions (2006-2010) in New York City and Cambridge: Icons of the 21xt Century; Black Madonna; and Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage.
In 2007, she invented the blogel with her five-chapter storefront gallery installation http://www.thealchemyoflove.blogspot.com and subsequently pioneered the real time integration of new media with gallery curation through http://blackmadonna2009.wordpress.com and http://womaninthe21stcentury.wordpress.com.
Currently, she is interpreting magic and the media through www.criticaltrilogy.com which tracks her evolving consciousness following the release of her memoir, Kundalini’s Daughter: Critical Trilogy, Vol. 1. The trilogy personalizes her decade long journey as a reporter/critic chronicling a grassroots 21st century movement in over 300 reviews and articles for magazines and newspapers, including; Hartford Courant, Art New England, NY Arts, The New York Times and The Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Time, where she was the weekly art reviewer from 2000-2005. A member of the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), she contributes to several publications, catalogs and anthologies.
In 2010, Lisa Paul Streitfeld embarked on a global project, Woman in the 21st Century, inspired by the life and writing of Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), author of Woman in the Nineteenth Century. She operates four blogs: