Photo by Safety Third Productions
Anna Luisa Petrisko is a sound, video, performance and visual artist. From 2008 to 2017, she performed under the moniker JEEPNEYS, after the iconic converted WWII army jeeps of the Philippines, which later evolved into a platform for artistic collaboration between Filipino/American artists and Diasporic research. Anna Luisa's art investigates the complexities of the colonized body while encompassing a multitude of experience of time, space, and self. Whether it is experimental opera or multimedia installation, her work is an otherworldly spectacle, exploring the space where future and ancient convene, invested as much in the sacred as in technological speculation. Petrisko's trademark hand-painted bodysuits are re-indigenized alien skin, an embodied research project and contemporary expression of pre-colonial tattooing practices of Pacific Ocean Peoples. With synthesized sounds, intuitive movement, and inter-dimensional imagery, she creates fresh mythological landscapes.
Anna Luisa is a member of Black Salt Collective, whose members are Black, brown, and indigenous artists creating about contemporary non-linear identity in which experience results in atmosphere. Anna Luisa has exhibited at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), The Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), ALOUD for the Los Angeles Public Library, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Machine Project and Human Resources. She has received artist-in-residence fellowships with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Los Angeles Performance Practice, Yaddo, and Echo Park Film Center. She lives and works in Los Angeles.