Sandy de Lissovoy’s project-based practice considers contemporary thematic problems in politics, the environment and fragmented memory. His work intersects these themes with speculative and contingent forms bringing unstable conditions into aesthetic meaning. In recent work he creates subtle interactions of landscape and sculptural constructions. Other recent work alters the current shapes resulting from the partisan border shaping process of gerrymandering. Large scale sculptures restructuring that most problematic form of drawing, and related recent work have been shown at Virginia MOCA and the South Bend Museum of Art in Indiana. He has had solo shows in Los Angeles at Commonwealth and Council Gallery, Monte Vista Projects and Las Cienegas Projects. Sandy de Lissovoy was born in Berkeley, CA, received his B.F.A. with Honors from CCA, San Francisco, his M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine and has been a resident at the Banff Centre in Canada. He is Assistant Professor of Art at W&L University and previously was Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Kenyon College, Ohio.


Contact: sdelissovoy(at)gmail(dot)com

Education
M.F.A. University of California, Irvine. Sculpture and New Genres
B.F.A. with Honors, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA. Sculpture.
B.M. Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, OH.

Solo Exhibitions
Screens and Borders, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, CA. 2016
New Work, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. 2013
Survival-Based Camp, The Archway, DUMBO, NY. 2012
We Are Caught Falling. Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles. 2010
Survival-Based Camp. Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles. 2010
Undo These Walls, Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine. 2008
Solo Residency Show. Stiftung Futur, Rapperswil, Switzerland. 2003

Group Exhibitions
New Waves, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA. 2020
Sightlines, South Bend Museum of Art, IN. 2019 – 2022
Challenging Borders, Allegheny College Galleries, PA, Great Lakes College Association Faculty Exhibition, curated by Paula Burleigh. 2019
Defining Detritus, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 2018
On Edge, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 2017
Contact Improvisation, Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA. 2017
An Aesthetics of Slowness, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York. 2015
Pleinairism, with Francis Alÿs, Raymond Boisjoly, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Peter Fischil and David Weiss, Hreinn Fridfinnson, Ragnar Kjartansson, SIlke Otto-Knapp,
Walter J. Phillips, and Andreas Siqueland and A PAPER A DRAWING A MOUNTAIN Residency, curated by Kitty Scott, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Canada. 2013
The Willows, Brooklyn, NY. 2012
The Child Alberta Said Red, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, 2012
Zine/Bookmaking Exhibition. Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles. 2010
Johnny Angel, with Marcus Civin, part of Perform Now! Chung King Project, Los Angeles. 2009
Wreckers, Records, Redeemers, LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA. 2008
MFA2 show, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine. 2007
The Drawing Show, Catalyst Gallery, University of California, Irvine. 2006
There is Nothing to See, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA. 2006
California Film/Video student show, Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association. 2005
5 Objects from the Attic. Shaklee Sculpture Gallery. CCA, Oakland, CA. 2004
All College Honors Show. North/South Gallery. CCA, Oakland, CA. 2004

Lectures and Guest Talks
Artist Talk, Sculpture Space, 2022
Guest Artist Talk, Virtual Virginia MOCA, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art,
Virginia Beach, VA. 2020
Graduate Studies Guest Critic and Visiting Artist Lecture, Sculpture Studies,
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 2019
Visiting Artist Lecture, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. 2019
Visiting Artist Talk, Cypress College, Cypress, CA. 2016
Artist Talk, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, CA. 2016
Artist Talk, A PAPER A DRAWING A MOUNTAIN Residency, The Banff Centre, Canada. 2012

Grants, Awards, Invitations
Teaching with Technology Award, Whittier College and the Mellon Foundation. 2015
MAK Center Schindler Lab– Invitation for Proposal. Los Angeles. 2012
ARC Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles. 2012
Brooklyn Arts Council Grant. 2011
California Resident Fees Graduate Fellowship, UC Irvine. 2008
Medici Scholar Research Grant, UC Irvine. 2007
Executive Committee Summer Scholarship Award, Dept. of Studio Art, UCI. 2007
Nominee, Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Sculpture. 2007
California Resident Fees Graduate Fellowship, UC Irvine. 2007

Residencies
Artist Residency, Sculpture Space, Utica NY, Spring Cohort 2022
A PAPER A DRAWING A MOUNTAIN Residency, The Banff Centre, Canada, 2012
Stiftung Futur Residency, Rapperswil, Switzerland. 2003

Teaching Positions
Assistant Professor of Art, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. 2019–
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. 2018– 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Whittier College, Whittier, CA. 2014– 2018