JEANETTE ANDREWS

Jeanette Andrews is a sensory illusionist who specializes in creating performative, art-based interactive sensory magic, possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible. Andrews uses scientific oddities and sensory anomalies to bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world.

 

Andrews has presented commissioned and site-specific for The

Smithsonian's National Design Museum Cooper Hewitt, the International Museum of Surgical Science, Birmingham Museum of Art, and Chicago Ideas Week. She recently completed her third series of performances for Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, including a piece commissioned by the museum in honor of their 50th anniversary. Jeanette's practice spans over  25 years of technical training and performances across the country.

 

Ms. Andrews is an acclaimed speaker sought by universities and conferences across the country, presenting talks and workshops on the psychology and science of magic, and on her practice and how to design the seemingly impossible. Her work explores how illusions construct reality and highlights astonishing aspects of everyday life via moments of the seemingly impossible. She is a prior artist in residence for High Concept Labs and The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Illusion is Ms. Andrews’ life’s work and her performances have been praised internationally, including by the Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine’s The Cut, The New York Times and PBS.

image: Linsell Imaging

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© 2018 by Jeanette Andrews. Background images: Saverio Truglia, David Linsell & Michael Sullivan