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Andrea Sisson is an American multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, photographer, & performer. She is also uses new media & activism in her work. Andrea is a J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANT recipient, a 2013 Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Face of Independent Film, and her work has been shown online and offline in places like the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Dallas Contemporary, & Nowness. She’s the co-director/co-creator of the hybrid documentary, I Send You This Place, co-director & visual artist of the in-progress art-house sci-fi, Everything Beautiful is Far Away, and has been invited to develop two performances for 2016 & 2017. Andrea explores the intersections between performance and photography; between linear and experimental storytelling. Her work involves themes of identity, absurd realism, satirical fashion, societal parody, and current cultural concepts & issues - also considering herself a researcher, social scientist, and diplomat through the arts. She creates works that engage a social dialogue, is often collaborative, and has a imagery trade-marks of stylistic color & extensive post-color painting treatments. She also often involves herself in her own or others' works as a performer, and acts as a creative producer on specific independent & art-house film projects. What she cares about is a certain kind of world and concept in work which is why her forms & involvement in creative projects remains fluid. Andrea has been based in Los Angeles, going between New York City for projects (more recently a new large-scale collaboration multi-media project) and will be spending time in London at The Royal Academy of Art for an MFA.

Andrea began her career with a BA in Fashion Design & a CFDA Honorable Mention for her 2009/2010 conceptual portfolio. From 2009 - 2010, she designed for Iceland-based, fashion & object designer-artist SRULI RECHT, and in 2010 after acclaim for her wearable-instrument, audio-design thesis & installation performance, she was awarded a 2010 J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANT for academia, art & design. With the fellowship, Andrea co-directed/created the poetic, Iceland-based documentary, I Send You This Place, - a hybrid fiction/non-fiction piece involving themes around the state of mental illness in America with often collaborator Pete Ohs. The film garnered a favorable New York Times Review, Andrea quickly became part of the auteur filmmakers & video artists stemming from New York City, and in 2013, Andrea was selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013. She is currently finishing her new co-directed feature-film, Everything Beautiful is Far Away (starring Julia Garner & Joseph Cross) - it is set to premiere in 2016/2017. Andrea is heavily involved in the overall creation, production, & output of the project (including installation-involved exhibitions). Along with her own practice, Andrea is 1/2 of a post-identity & filmmaking studio/company laurenedward.com.

Links to Full Length Film:
"I SEND YOU THIS PLACE' (2012) / FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Diary of mental illness shot in Iceland
"EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY" (in production)'POP-ART, SCI-FI' FEATURE 

"It’s actually pretty misleading to solely label Andrea Sisson a filmmaker. The woman has her hands in multiple mediums... She’s more of a conceptual mastermind than the classic writer-producer-director combination typically residing in the Hollywood hills. What I found was a very assured and kindred artist who wasn’t letting film set expectations or artistic labels define her." - The Dreslyn, Los Angeles, CA (2105)

DISTINCTIONS

2017: Royal Academy of Art London, MFA offer
2016: U.S. In Progress Film Market Participant, C
hamps-Elysees Film Festival, Paris
2013: Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film
2013: IFP Independent-Film Market Invitation & Participant
2010: J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANT, Academia, Art & Design
2009: CFDA Design Honorable Mention, Student Portfolio

EXHIBITIONS, SYMPOSIUMS, RESIDENCIES, & OTHER OUTCOMES

2016: Cupid's Clearasil, Performance / Oy Vey art space, Portland Oregon - 2016, Group show; performance August 20 2016.

2016: Performance-Art Commission & Development Residency / Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio – Performance to be included in 2017 performance program

2015: RISD Guest Lecturer & Critic / Providence, Rhode Island – Lecture: November 17, 2015; Critique: December 8, 2015 / Visiting lecturer & critic for photography & video course, "ISSUES & IMAGES II" with artist/Instructor Sheida Soleimani

2015: VAEFF Video Art & Experimental Film Festival / Tribecca Cinemas, New York City - November 12-14, 2015 / Group exhibition screening + symposium, "TV Time”

2015: Expanded Cinema via Dallas Contemporary / Dallas, Texas - October 25, 2015 / Video-Art commission for group exhibition on large-scale projection, "What My Parents Told Me". 

2015: 1000 Forms of Fear Triptych / Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil - June 6-7, 2015 / Group exhibition created by Sia and Daniel Askill, "Do The Chandelier”

2015: SOUVENIRS FROM EARTH, SFE ART TV / video loop installation at Palais de Tokyo, Paris & international broadcast on ARTE, CNN and BBC in France & Germany - 2013 to Present / Pieces included - “Do the Chandelier”, “Blue Mountains”, “Anthemoessa”, “OFFF Cincinnati Titles”, “Puzzle Muteson - En Garde”

2015: Thisispaper, online publication/ Photography story “Give Yourself Credit” - Autumn 2015

2015: She Does Podcast artist guest / Interview & guest artist on independent arts & culture podcast – Autumn 2015

2015: AC Hotel Miami / Miami Beach, FL - June 7 2015 / Panel & symposium participant & guest

2015: "Unseen Films" / Bushwick, New York - April 2015 / Solo exhibition & screening, “I Send You This Place”

2014: Nowness Presents “Do The Chandelier / online arts & culture publication – November 2014 / video collaboration commission with Choreographer Ryan Heffington

2014: The Time is Now - ACE Hotel / Ace Hotel Los Angeles, California - October 2014 / Solo exhibition of film + performance piece, "We Found Footage" collaboration film

2014: Marfa Film Festival / Marfa, TX - October 2014 / Group exhibition & screening, "The Vision Quest" collaborative film

2013: VAEFF, Video Art & Experimental Film Festival / Tribecca Cinemas, New York City - February 9, 2013 / Group exhibition & solo closing night showcase + symposium, “I Send You This Place” / panel with PS1 founder Alanna Heiss

2013: ReRun Theatre / New York City - June 2013 / Week-long Theatrical Run + symposium of “I Send You This Place”

2013: Emery Theater & Art Space / Cincinnati, Ohio - November 2013 / Group Installation. Double-panel installation of “I Send You This Place” film segments + solo screening exhibition evening + symposium

2012: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival / Raleigh, NC - April 2012 / Official Selection, “I Send You This Place” + symposium

2012: Reykjavik International Film Festival / Reykjavik, Iceland - October 2012 / Official Selection, “I Send You This Place” +  symposium

2012: OFFF Barcelona / Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio - September 2012 / Commissioned collaborative film for group exhibition & screening + lecture for OFFF – Barcelona based media & arts festival

2012: TEDx “I Send You This Talk” / Cincinnati, Ohio - Autumn 2012 / Presentation on topics of the hybrid-film, “I Send You This Place”

2011: Gamli Skóli, Old School Arthouse Residency / Hrisey, Iceland - March 2011

2010: Fulbright Fellowship / Reykjavik, Iceland – Autumn 2010 to Autumn 2011 

2010: Contemporary Arts Center, "44" event / Cincinnati, Ohio - June 2010 / Solo Exhibition & Installation

PRESS, FEATURES, & PUBLISHED WORK

Terrafirma Magazine, Online collection (2016)
Bullet Magazine w/Jake Levy, Postponing Our Household Chores (2016, NYC)
Rogue Magazine, Portrait of Actor/Director Morgan Krantz (2016, LA)
Bright Ideas Magazine, Portraiture Mike Ott - Imagery & painted by Andrea Sisson - (Print 2016)
Thisispaper, Exploration of Relationship through Imagery & Ode to Bertolucci (2015)
*The Dreslyn, A Woman in Motion Full Feature & Interview (2015)
*She Does Podcast, 45 minute Podcast Interview & Conversation (2015)
*Filmmaker Magazine, Andrea Sisson on She Does Podcast "I Feel Purple Today" (2015)
Coeval Magazine, Artist's Film Cut & Imagery, Objects Without Meaning (2015)
Vogue.com, Video of the Week (2015)
The Raw Book, Photography Feature & Interview (2015)
Coeval Magazine, Artist & Photography Feature (2015)
i-D Online/Vice, Straight Up (2015)
*NOWNESS Presents 'Do The Chandelier' Film (2014)
Paper Magazine 'Do The Chandelier' Film (2014)
The Work Magazine, Blue Mountains Music Film (2015)
The Work Magazine, 'Do The Chandelier' (2014)
Bright Ideas Magazine, Venus Series Photography (2014)
*Urban Outfitters Blog, Interview & Feature-Film Profile (2015)
The Work Magazine, 'The Loom Of Rachel Duvall' Film (2014)
Bright Ideas Magazine, Marfa TX Photography (2014)
Bright Ideas Magazine, We Found Footage Demo Release (2015)
*THE NEW YORK TIMES Review (2013)
*Filmmaker Magazine, '25 New Faces of Independent Film' (2013)
TEDx, "I Send You This Talk" (2012)
Filmmaker Magazine ISYTP review (2013)
Filmmaker Magazine on Sisson & Ohs' re-edit (2013)
IFP Film market, Sisson & Ohs discuss (2013)
Cinespect Artist Feature (2013)
Twitch Film, Old Ways New Directions (2013)
Geddem, Instrumental Clothing: In Progress (2010)
Geddem, The Music You Wear: Head Resonator (2014)
Audio-visual Equipment, CAC Showing (2010)
Student Fashion Design Conversation (2010)

 

 

 

 

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