2021 Guggenheim fellow, Maureen Fleming (b. in Japan) is a performance and visual artist renowned for her original form of visual theater realized through photography, video and live performance. Fleming connects cultures and art forms in an interdisciplinary celebration of femininity and the universality of the soul’s journey. A Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, S. Korea, Colombia and Latvia, her solo and group works have toured five continents.
After extensive study in Japan with Kazuo Ohno, co-founder of butō, an avant-garde movement developed in post war Japan, Ms. Fleming performed with his son Yoshito Ohno and toured internationally with performance artist and choreographer Min Tanaka.
Fleming continued her training in the United States as a scholarship student under the Cecchetti master Margaret Craske. In 1984 she became an artist-in-residence at La MaMa ETC in New York, and has conducted residencies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, The Irish World Academy, NUI Galway, Brown University, RISD, The Seoul Institute of the Arts and The Juilliard School.