About Andrea Sisson
Andrea Sisson is an interdisciplinary artist working in film, imagery, performance, writing, and conceptual art. She is a J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANT recipient and her work has been shown in the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Dallas Contemporary. She is based in Los Angeles, studies/lives in New York, and is between Baltimore for her MFA.
Andrea began her adult career with a BA in Fashion Design in which she created sculptural and wearable objects, and a CFDA Honorable Mention for her 2009/2010 conceptual portfolio. In 2010 after acclaim for her wearable-instrument, audio-design thesis & installation performance (an exhibition and performance of wearable, wooden & cloth instrumental sculptures at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati) she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for academia and art. The project involved four wearable and functional sculptures, and a sound performance. With the fellowship, Andrea lived in Reykjavik, Iceland and created the poetic, feature-length, experimental documentary, I Send You This Place. The film is a hybrid and research-based, fiction/non-fiction piece that Sisson wrote and performs in, and with collaborator created the complete music and soundtrack. The film involves themes around mental illness and was made with collaborator Pete Ohs - It garnered a New York Times Review, and Andrea was selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013. Between 2013-2017, Sisson worked on a new collaborative feature-film, Everything Beautiful is Far Away (starring Julia Garner & Joseph Cross) - set to premiere in June 2017. Sisson is currently working on installation and experimental spaces, a bi-monthly public access show, and has been invited to develop two performances for 2017. Sisson will begin her MFA in studio-art and contemporary studies at MICA in Baltimore in Summer of 2017 for a low-residency program.
She is the founder of "Series #1647-1/2" / Los Angeles, CA - co-founded screening series in East Los Angeles, California and a studio/company experiment - ThePaintingCo / Los Angeles, CA - founded by artist Spring 2017.
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