Andrea Sisson is a multidisciplinary artist, She's works in a variety of mediums including installation, imagery, objects and assemblage, video, performance, 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. She is interested in storytelling and new narrative approaches to installation and art - through video, lecture, installation, digital means. And has an air of institutional critique in presentation of her 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, poetically about the perception of mental illness, garnered a New York Times Review, and Andrea was selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013. Additionally, she was a collaborator on the independent film Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (2017).
Sisson uses multidisciplinary elements and mediums to playout her concepts and narratives. Art, cultural, and critical theory is a consistent part of her process and practice. Please see projects for more information.