2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)

IMG_4221 Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Sherwood
Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller / Capture Imaging Sherwood

On December 7th, 2017, Center Theatre Group interviewed Gina Young, Hana Kim, and myself as finalists for the 2018 Sherwood Award about our art/lives in L.A. Read the full story on the Center Theatre Group Blog. Continue reading “2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)”

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA (education)

In May 2001, I graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a BFA in Studio Art. At the graduation ceremony, DJ Spooky was a featured speaker and was awarded an honorary degree. While at SAIC, my focus was in Transdisciplinary Studies with a concentration on performance and puppetry.

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Chicago Journal, (press)

Chicago Journal, April 5th, 2001

On April 5th, 2001, images of my work from the Undergraduate Exhibition at Gallery 2 in Chicago (one of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago galleries) were featured in the Chicago Journal.

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Strings Attached, Chicago (Exhibition)

 

2001, ©Marsian De Lellis
2001, ©Marsian De Lellis

On March 31, 2001 – Strings Attached, an installation of puppets and a doll I created while finishing my degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) opened at Gallery 2 in Chicago. Strings Attached was part of the 2001 Undergraduate Exhibition featuring the graduating BFA class at SAIC and ran through April 13th, 2001.

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Puppet Runway, Chicago (performance)

On Friday, June 23rd, 2000, I performed Puppet Runway at the Columbus Drive Performance Space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at the culmination of their summer Puppetry Institute. Assisting me with puppeteering in these performances was Maya Press. Later in 2002, I performed Puppet Runway at Perishable theater in Providence, RI

The Program, Chicago (installation)

In September 1997, Kathleen O’Shea and I collaborated on The Program, an installation for Hybrid  exhibition at Gallery 2 in Chicago. For the installation we created low-tech animatronic stuffed animals who converse with one another about an incident they witnessed. Hybrid was part of the the Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) ’97.  Continue reading “The Program, Chicago (installation)”

King of Pop’s New Clothes, Chicago (performance, video art)

King of Pop's New Clothes, 1997
King of Pop’s New Clothes, 1997

On April 17th, 1997, I performed The King of Pop’s New Clothes in the Columbus Drive Performance Space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  In King of Pop’s New Clothes, a reclusive pops star’s drug-fueled attempts at being loved through personal reinvention go horribly wrong when his public and private lives collide. The King of Pop’s New Clothes existed as both a live performance with projected video art and as a video art piece that screened at Randolph Street Gallery.

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The Silver Room, Chicago (performance-installation)

Wig Show (a collaboration w/ Fausto Ferños), Gallery 2, Chicago 1997
Wig Show (a collaboration w/ Fausto Ferños), Gallery 2, Chicago 1997

In the spring of 1997, I created The Silver Room, an installation for Fausto Ferños’ Wig Show, at Gallery 2 in the south loop of Chicago. In this collaboration, I created a silver room-sized environment. Stationed on an alter like a metallic deity, I modeled one of Ferños’ aluminum foil wigs and blew bubbles and lit sparklers over viewers.
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