George Ferrandi is an American artist whose performance, installation and participatory projects address issues of vulnerability, impermanence, fallibility and spectacle, often through experimental approaches to narrative. Employing a unique humor and a deep sense of humanity, her work stimulates a rethinking of cultural assumptions. George Ferrandi’s work has been performed or exhibited at the International House of Japan in Tokyo, Abrons Arts Center in New York, the Kitchen in New York, Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, Sleuce Art Fair in London, the McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, the Wexner Center in Columbus, the Harn Museum in Gainesville, Florida, and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. She has been awarded grants from the Franklin Furnace Fundwinners for Performance Art, the Mid Atlantic Arts Council, Pratt Institute and in 2015 she was an NEA funded Fellow with the Japan-US Friendship Commission. George is the director of Wayfarers Studio Program and Gallery in Bushwick, and was the founding member of the touring performance project Cloud Seeding: Circus of the Performative Object. She is currently developing an intergalactic cultural festival called JUMP!STAR slated for 2020.
George teaches Sculpture and Performance Art periodically at Pratt Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University and at the Rhode Island School of Design. She also runs a small business specializing in the restoration of statues of saints for churches. For more information, please visit georgeferrandi.com
This event is brought to you by The Intercollegiate Media Studies Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Pitzer College.