Alyssa Baguss
Headshot of artist Alyssa Baguss

Alyssa Baguss’s practice explores mediated natural environments through the drawing processes and interactive creative experiences. She is a 2015, 2017 and 2019 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists and a part of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2020. Her work has been exhibited at the Rochester Art Center, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, and Minnesota Museum of American Art. 

Alyssa's residency project, Slow Data Transmission, communicated and humanized the scientific research taking place at Cedar Creek through the creation of small drawings and paintings that visualized data, presented as a series of postcards. Postcards were mailed via snail mail to a list of residency penpals across the country, and selected art was made available on the Cedar Creek website. 

Learn more about Alyssa's work at and follow her journeys on Twitter.

Drawing of Cedar Creek map
Postcard from Cedar Creek with different kinds of ice
postcard and 3D glasses exploring the phenology of a peat bog
Postcard with woodpecker
postcard featuring a drawing of a quilt.
postcard of plants blooming along a timeline