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Andrea Eis

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528 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2987
[email protected]
Distinguished Professor of Film Studies and Production
Affiliated Faculty, Women and Gender Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Archaeology Concentration

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Photography
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Film, Photography, and Video
BA, Beloit College, Classics and Anthropology/Archaeology

Major Fields

  • Filmmaking
  • Experimental and Avant-Garde Film
  • Animation/Motion Graphics


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Andrea Eis: Art

Selected Film Screenings

Iphigeneia Breathes, 2021 AIMS (Antiquity in Media Studies); online, 2023.
Encountering,  Encountering the Rare Book,  Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2018.
Perhaps and Penelope’s Odyssey, Seeing/Saying, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 2016
Penelope’s Odyssey, Official Selection:  Toronto Film Week, Toronto, Canada; Official Selection, Venice Film Week, Venice, Italy; and L-Dub Film Festival, Lake Worth, FL, 2016
Penelope’s Odyssey, Official Selection, Roma Cinema, Rome, Italy, 2015
Parallax, IR11 Gallery, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015;  Another Athens, Snehta, Athens, Greece; and Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Andrea Eis: Marginalia, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, 2016
Silent Conversations, Grace Teshima Gallery, Paris, France, 2014
Marginalia, Kingswood Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009
A Tangible Past, International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies, Athens, Greece, 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions

Alumni Exhibitor, Cranbrook Academy of Art Scholarship Award Exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI. 2023.
Nasty Women, The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NY. 2017
Seeing/Saying: Images and Words, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 2016
Essay’d VI, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, 2016
Exchanging Ideas: Artwork by Andrea Eis and Steven Rost, Qinghua Yuan Architectural Design, Shenzhen, China, 2015
Library Thoughts 5, MAMU Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2015
Buckham Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI, 2014
Library Thoughts 4, Hegyvidek Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2014
Snapshots, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, 2013
Endpapers: Before the Beginning and After the End, Backspace, Peoria, IL and North Branch Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013
Library Thoughts 2, Pen Club Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2012

Book Chapters

“Contemporary Art and the Past: Repetition or Rhyme,” The Visual and Performing Arts: An Anthology. Ed. Arbury, S.. Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Research and Education, 2012
“From Ancient Subtext to Modern Context: An Artist Re-Visions the Art Historical,” From the Remote to the Recent Past. Eds. Hendrickson, K.E., Pappas, N.C.J. Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Research and Education, 2008

Selected Articles

"Gravitational Pull: A filmmaker in the orbit of the modernist sun,"  Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media, Issue 7, forthcoming, December 2023.
"Iphigeneia Breathes: A Filmic Musing on the Wind, Breathing, Life, and the Imagination,"  Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts, Vol. 9, No. 4, forthcoming, December 2023.
"The Physical and the Intangible, Structure and Design,"   Encountering the Rare Book, Oakland University Art Gallery, 2018
"Creating a Visual Voice to Silent Conversations: Interview with Andrea Eis," Despina Kreatsoulas,  Politismos Museum, 2016. politismosmuseum.org
 Penelope’s Odyssey: Film Form as Meaning,” Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts, Vol I, No. 3, July 2014
“Silent Conversations: A Labyrinth of Artistic Research and Practice,” International Journal of Education & the Arts 14, 2013

Department of English, Creative Writing and Film

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3700
fax: (248) 370-4429