George Ferrandi is an American artist originally from Baltimore, Maryland whose performance, installation and participatory projects address issues of vulnerability, impermanence, fallibility and spectacle, often through experimental approaches to narrative. Employing a unique humor and a deep sense of humanity, her work stimulates a rethinking of cultural assumptions.
George lives with a small dog and a rooftop garden in Brooklyn, New York. She is the director of Wayfarers Studio Program and Gallery in Bushwick, and was the founding member of the touring performance project Cloud Seeding: Circus of the Performative Object. Her work has been performed/exhibited around the world - at the International House of Japan in Tokyo, at Abrons Arts Center in New York, the Kitchen in New York, Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, the McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, the Wexner Center in Columbus, the Harn Museum in Gainesville, Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and at Sluice in London. She is an NEA fellow of the Japan - US Friendship Foundation and has also been awarded grants from the Franklin Furnace Fundwinners for Performance Art, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Council. She is currently doing the groundwork and spacework for an intergalactic festival related to the North Star(s).
George teaches Sculpture and Performance Art periodically at Pratt Institute, at Virginia Commonwealth University and at the Rhode Island School of Design. She also runs a small business specializing in the restoration of statues of saints for churches.