Department of English

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2250
fax: (248) 370-4429

Andrea Eis

A headshot of Andrea Eis.

528 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2987
Professor and Director of Film Studies and Production
Affiliated Faculty, Women and Gender Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Archaeology Concentration

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Photography
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Film, Photography, and Video
BA, Beloit College, Classics and Anthropology/Archaeology

Major Fields

  • Filmmaking
  • Experimental and Avant-Garde Film
  • Animation/Motion Graphics


Andrea Eis Films on Vimeo
Andrea Eis: Art

Selected Film Screenings

"Iphigeneia Breathes," 2021 AIMS (Antiquity in Media Studies), online, upcoming December 2021.
"Encountering,"  Encountering the Rare Book, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2018.
“Perhaps” and “Penelope’s Odyssey,” Seeing/Saying, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 2016
“Penelope’s Odyssey,” Official Selection, Toronto Film Week, Toronto, Canada; Official Selection, Venice Film Week, Venice, Italy; and L-Dub Film Festival, Lake Worth, FL, 2016
“Penelope’s Odyssey,” Official Selection, Roma Cinema, Rome, Italy, 2015
“Parallax,” IR11 Gallery, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015
“Parallax,” Another Athens, Snehta, Athens, Greece; and Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Andrea Eis: Marginalia, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, 2016
Silent Conversations, Grace Teshima Gallery, Paris, France, 2014
Marginalia, Kingswood Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009
A Tangible Past, International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies, Athens, Greece, 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions

Nasty Women, The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NY. 2017
Seeing/Saying: Images and Words, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 2016
Essay’d VI, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, 2016
Exchanging Ideas: Artwork by Andrea Eis and Steven Rost, Qinghua Yuan Architectural Design, Shenzhen, China, 2015 Library Thoughts 5, MAMU Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2015
Buckham Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI, 2014
Library Thoughts 4, Hegyvidek Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2014
Snapshots, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, 2013
Endpapers: Before the Beginning and After the End, Backspace, Peoria, IL and North Branch Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013
Doing It, Doing It and Doing It Well, Studio Couture, Detroit, MI, 2013
Library Thoughts 2, Pen Club Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2012

Book Chapters

“Contemporary Art and the Past: Repetition or Rhyme,” The Visual and Performing Arts: An Anthology. Ed. Steven Andrew Arbury. Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Research and Education, 2012
“From Ancient Subtext to Modern Context: An Artist Re-Visions the Art Historical,” From the Remote to the Recent Past. Eds. Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Nicholas C. J. Pappas. Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Research and Education, 2008

Selected Articles

"The Physical and the Intangible, Structure and Design,"  Encountering the Rare Book, Oakland University Art Gallery, 2018
"Creating a Visual Voice to Silent Conversations: Interview with Andrea Eis," Despina Kreatsoulas,  Politismos Museum, 2016.
“Arterial Thought,” Carl Toth: Pioneering Artist, Photographer, and Educator. Endicott College, 2015
Penelope’s Odyssey: Film Form as Meaning,” Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts, Vol I, No. 3, July 2014
“Silent Conversations: A Labyrinth of Artistic Research and Practice,” International Journal of Education & the Arts 14, 2013