Sydney Finch is an interdisciplinary installation artist whose work explores gendered performance, labor, and healing from a non-dual trans perspective. Grounded in a hands-on practice of sewing, they also use video, 3D modeling software, and their body to discover and manipulate the infrastructures that shape consciousness, informed by lived experience and mediated histories, queer theory and Buddhist philosophy. By employing traditional craft processes and digital technologies, Sydney works to synthesize intersections and experiences that defy easy categorization or evade acceptance.
Sydney was born in Rochester NY, and was raised in Roxas, Palawan, Philippines, and has lived in the US states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and Virginia (in that order).
Sydney completed a BFA in Painting from University of Central Florida in 2013, and an MFA in Painting + Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2020.
They are a Professional Fellow with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for 2020-2021, and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA.
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