Andrea Sisson is an interdisciplinary artist. She is a 2010 J. William Fulbright Fellow and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College, Milton Avery School of the Arts.
Her recent work examines material and consumption by intervening with perceived systems of value. She uses an assortment of materials- found and made- and mediums to create portraits more so than critique. In a clash of class with a temporary and provisional atmosphere, her work often has a kind of staged formalism, and on the other hand a sentimental questioning of home. She is interested in behavioral studies, cognition, and through that, new narrative approaches to art. The work also explores contemporary spaces of habitation- - physically, socially, and emotionally - through a post-digital atmosphere.
Sisson’s work has been shown at São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Contemporary Art Center, and she has been a visiting artist and workshop leader at Rhode Island School of Design and Maryland Institute College of Art. Sisson began her career with a BA in Design (2010) where she created sculptural and wearable instrument in a semi-synthesis performative-display. After the audio-design thesis, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for academia and art. With the fellowship, Andrea lived in Reykjavik, Iceland authoring the feature-length, experimental documentary, I Send You This Place. Sisson wrote and performs in, and with collaborator co-created the imagery, soundscape, and expansive soundtrack. The film, poetically about perceptions of mental illness, and a study into the human mind, garnered a New York Times Review, and Andrea + collaborator were selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013.