Brandon Siscoe

Assistant Professor of 3D Design and Sculpture

Degrees

MFAMFA University of OregonUniversity of Oregon
BFABFA with a sculpture emphasis Minor: Art HistoryIllinois State University, Normal, IL

Professional Experience

The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

Assistant Professor of 3D Design and Sculpture, 2018-present

The University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture, 2016-2018

The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Full-time Visiting Lecturer of Sculpture, 2015-2016

 

Teaching Interests

3D Concepts, Sculpture 1, Sculpture 3, Advanced Sculpture 1,2 &3

 

Research/Creative Works

Brandon Siscoe is the Assistant Professor of Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture in the School of Arts and Humanities at the College of Saint Rose. He received his BFA, with a minor in Art History from Illinois State University in 2012, and received his MFA from University of Oregon in 2015. Siscoe was the co-founder and director of Heavy Brow Gallery in Bloomington, IL, and was co-director of Ditch Projects (an artist run exhibition space) in Springfield, OR. Before arriving at the College of Saint Rose, Siscoe taught all levels of Sculpture and 3D Design at the University of Washington and at the University of Denver.

 

Siscoe creates sculptures and installations in a variety of media. His current research interests include object oriented aesthetics and material transformation. Siscoe makes restrained material decisions that elicit an unexpected interpretation of the object. Chosen for their fragmented ambiguities, their encased histories, and their abilities to delineate hazy territories that may surround these appropriated objects and materials, his object selection engages a fluid definition of sculpture that understands itself not as a self-enclosed complete form, but as a deflated ontology of object relationships. Value is cast as a cultural fabrication that considers both the authentic origin of the object as well as its sensual allure.