Faculty

Lea Devon Sorrentino

Adjunct Faculty

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Design
MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Lea Devon Sorrentino is an installation and mixed media sculpture artist who has exhibited her work prominently around the Twin Cities and nationwide. These endeavors, along with thoughtful writing and relational aesthetic performances had her named among the "Artists to Watch for 2013" by the Walker Art Center. She is a contributing writer for Quodlibetica, an online arts publication, and has been a visiting artist at the University of Minnesota. Last summer she attended several residencies including the Vermont Studio Center and Elsewhere Living Museum Residency. This fall her work will be featured on the Twin Cities Public Television art series MN Original.

Sorrentino's practice is an auto-ethnographical investigation of life in pursuit of understanding contemporary American culture. Through her work she calls attention to the constructs of American success and the emotional investments placed on possessions and entertainment to create individuality. Or, in non-art speak, she's interested in why we eat too much, spend too much, and cry at reality television.