Andrea Sisson is a multidisciplinary artist working with installation, sculpture, assemblage, video and imagery, archiving, and writing. She is a 2010 J. William Fulbright Fellow and her collaborative work has been shown at São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound & Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Her recent work examines geography, class, and consumption - with ready-mades and an assortment of materials creating portraits more so than critique. There is a clash of material and class, with a temporary and provisional atmosphere. Tongue and cheek, a kind of staged formalism, and on the other hand, a sentimental questioning of home can be seen throughout the work.
Sisson began her career with a BA in Design (2010) where she created sculptural and wearable objects using wood, strings, and fibers. In 2010 after acclaim for her wearable-instrument, audio-design thesis & installation performance 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, and with collaborator co-created the imagery, music, and soundtrack. The film garnered a New York Times Review, and Andrea was selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013.
Sisson's current work uses multidisciplinary elements and mediums to playout her concepts. Art and cultural theory is a consistent part of her process and practice. Please see projects for more information.