Sisco is an artist and a teacher of new media art. She received a Masters
of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Since 1988,
she has collaborated in a series of provocactive public artworks that
address the role of the artist
In her role as a teacher, she has designed and implemented curriculum in interactive multimedia and digital imaging.
My public art works expand the role of art and the artist in society. The multimedia installations I have made for gallery settings explore the relationship between image and text in works that engage the viewer's participation in the construction of cultural meaning.
of my art practice lie in documentary photography. The inadequacies of
traditional social-documentary approaches to give voice to the subject,
locate the maker in the construction of meaning, and reach a broad popular
audience have led
At the same
time I still appreciate the gallery as an arena for discourse. Its enclosed
halls allow for the contemplative elaboration of visual ideas that are
necessarily sacrificed in the street. My installation works layer documentary
photography, texts and objects to address the construction of individual
and social identity.