Hyla Willis


Emerging Fields, 2002

Hyla Willis lives in Pittsburgh and is an original member/co-founder of subRosa. Her art practice combines design, performance, electronic media and installation. She is Associate Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University and has performed in the U.S., Europe and Canada with subRosa, as well as with experimental music groups from Seattle and Pittsburgh.

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Awards and Accomplishments


Willis is named Pittsburgh Artist of the Year by Pittsburgh Arts


subRosa's contributions to the cultural program "Soft Power: Art and technology in the era of biopolitics," curated by Maria Ptqk, are included in a new catalog.


subRosa premieres new installation, Feminist Matter(s): Propositions and Undoings, in the Pittsburgh Biennial at the Miller Gallery, curated by Astria Suparak.


"Bodies Unlimited A decade of subRosa’s art practice" is published in Vol 28 of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal.


subRosa's ConstructaVulva piece tours with EveryBody!: Visual resistance in feminist health movements, 1969-2009, curated by Bonnie Fortune.


subRosa presents on their work to "The Scholar & Feminist Conference XXXIV- The Politics of Reproduction: New Technologies of Life," Barnard College, New York.


subRosa presents U-Gen-A-Chix performance at "Raw Symbiosis: Animals_Nature_Culture, 14th International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women," Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Willis receives Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant