Priscilla Briggs

Priscilla Briggs


At the heart of my work is the questioning of values and identity within the context of economic systems, primarily capitalism. Hoping to create conversation that develops consciousness about how we live and our place within the world, I have approached my subject from both a local and international standpoint to explore consumer ideology as well as the interplay of cultures within the global market.

The four pairs of images below represent market places in Minneapolis, MN (the Karmel Mall, the Southdale Mall and the Mall of America) as well as manufacturing districts in China (the lingerie district in Shantou and an oil painting district in Xiamen).


Priscilla Briggs, an artist working in photography and video, has exhibited widely in the US, as well as internationally. She has a BA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Priscilla has received various awards for her work, including multiple MN State Arts Board Grants, a McKnight Artist Fellowship, and residencies at Art Channel in Beijing and the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen. Two portfolios of her work have been included in the Midwest Photographer’s Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Priscilla is currently an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Abdi (Karmel Mall)Henna (Karmel Mall)