mandy machine


Curriculum Vitae


Mandy Morrison/mandymachine is an independent artist and filmmaker. Her projects which combine video and performance, address how the body projects itself in varying contexts, and question expanding notions of  'self'. Her concepts often use popular, allegorical or cinematic archetypes as a springboard to present the physical and psychological nature of conditioning. More recent collaborative efforts explore the ideological aspect of architecture’s effect on the corporeal experience.

In addition to her performative work, her film work includes the documentary Potential Partners  (2006), which explores how family, gender, fantasy and media, dictate who, and why we love.

Morrison’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally in galleries, museums, and festivals including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Kunstlerhaus e.V. Hamburg, and CINESONIKA in Vancouver. As a distinguished educator she has been visiting faculty in video and digital arts at Pratt Institute, and Rutgers University. In addition she has been a Visiting Artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the University of Minnesota, and the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

Grants and honors include fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, Staten Island Arts, and the University of Wisconsin, as well receiving residencies from the Center for Metamedia, Czech Republic, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Ohio’s Wexner Center.

The moniker mandymachine references Morrison’s collaborative process.


Photo by Trinity Carson