As an interdisciplinary artist and writer who constructs installations and time-based visual narratives that memorialize obsessional lives, I draw inspiration from offbeat characters whose private manias become public fodder for tabloids and reality television. In my practice, I combine dolls, artificial figures, performing objects, and elaborate costumes to investigate contemporary forms of animism, death, sexuality, and addiction. I am fascinated by the negotiation of personal identity – a repetition of a repetition for which there is no original – in an ever-shifting landscape of technologies that can drastically alter and re-map the body.
I will be part of an artist talk at Track 16 on Thursday, April 11th at 7PM with Debra Broz and Simone Gad in conjunction with our exhibition,Stuck Together . We will be joined by curator, artist, and agitator, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario who will moderate.
March 18th-31st I am at Automata as part of a D + R Residency through Los Angeles Performance Practice. While at Automata, I am developing and researching my latest installation/performance-in-progress, Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups.
On March 14, 2019, “Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, Debra Broz” was LA Weekly’s GoLA Pick, and written up by Shana Nys Dambrot in “(Most) Bendix Building Galleries Have Openings on Saturday, March 16”