February 5 - April 2
Though he works with a range of materials, his current preferred media is colored pencil and acrylic paint. His figures often inhabit spaces created out of patterns, collage, marks, and bright colors--invoking places that are somehow ambiguous yet specific. His recent work revolves around themes of hope, gratitude, and perseverance.
Sis creates work consisting of mystical figurative narratives immersed in seemingly free-formed lines, patterns, and shapes that always seem to form a perfect composition. His figures are skewed but highly representational, begging the question of whether these forms are amongst us or are fictional deities that we could not possibly comprehend.
Christian Sis was raised in Madison, Wisconsin.
He graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) in 2012 with a BFA in Drawing. While at MIAD Christian gravitated toward figurative work and the power of narratives conveyed through the human form.