Installation view of the New Media Gallery exhibit Karmic II by May Maylisa Cat.

May Maylisa Cat | Karmic II

May Maylisa Cat - Karmic IIJuly 30 – September 10, 2021

Virtual Opening (archived video)

Artist Talk (archived video)

Karmic II examines the symbolism of ghosts in media through sonic elements and performance. Inspired by Southeast Asian horror movies and ’90s TV drama of the ghost Phi Krasue, the artist investigates what exactly creates “a monster,” and what psychological and social control they enforce. Karmic II is a continuation of a New Media Fellowship project and an immersive installation, Karmic I, exhibited at Open Signal in 2019 in Portland, OR. This exhibit is supported in part by funds from the Oregon Arts Commission.


May Maylisa Cat

May Maylisa Cat

May Maylisa Cat is a multidisciplinary artist and critic whose work spans new media, performance art, sculpture, and installation. Her projects have received support from the Franklin Furnace Fund; Oregon…


Sound Clips

  • May Maylisa sits on the left in the dimly lit gallery, watching a video projected onto a screen on the right.
    May Maylisa Cat New Media Gallery Interview May Maylisa Cat