Andrea Eis
528 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2987

Professor and Director of Cinema Studies


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


Major Fields

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


Andrea Eis Films on Vimeo
Andrea Eis: Art

Selected Film Screenings

"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. politismosmuseum.org

“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