Brigette Borders is a multidisciplinary artist from Chicago. Trained as an architect, she combines digital and analogue techniques to create and imply spatial constructions that appear improbable in two dimensions. She has been teaching in the department of architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University for the past ten years, while simultaneously working as a strategist across the fields of design and technology.
Brigette’s work visualizes invisible systems of logic with imagined physical counterparts. In her sculptures, she seeks to illuminate ways that today’s urban dwellers are over-stimulated, over-connected, and over-stressed. By producing and occupying prosthetic mechanisms, and training her body to accept reduced stimuli via blunt force, she critiques the practice of solving society’s technological problems with like solutions. Her paintings offer an additional layer of cultural dissection, wherein she paints with computer numerical controlled machines to visualize hidden three-dimensional systems that busy our world, such as over-stimulated brain waves, or the unnatural sounds of meditative breathing.