Andrea Sisson is a multidisciplinary 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 work spans performance and participation, imagery, text, installation, sound, object and many non-traditional formats. 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 the behavioral, cognition, reception and perception, and through that, new narrative approaches to art and media. Current work explores contemporary spaces of habitation - physical, social, and emotional - through the 21st Century post-digital.
Sisson’s work has been shown at São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, the Contemporary Art Center, and broadcasted on SFE ART TV to the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and European public television stations. She has been a visiting artist at Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the University of Cincinnati.
Sisson began her career with a BA in Design (2010) where she created a wearable instrument in a semi-synthesis, audio-design, performative-display. After thus, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for academia and art and 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, soundscape, and soundtrack for the work. The film, poetically about the 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.
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