Mary Finn Saisselin

+33 (0)6 37 36 04 67

Paris, France

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Skilled Creative with 25 years of experience in set design and art direction on Academy award-winning as well as other major Hollywood and international films (JFK; Dunkirk; Girl,Interrupted; Kill Bill, Volumes I & II; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I & II). Expert in creating immersive, spacial experiences for all types of projects, from planning through build-out and final execution. Especially passionate about storified experiences around popular culture using VR and other forms of new media as the storytelling vehicle. 


SKILLS              Tools: Unity, SketchUp, Rhino, Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Photoscan, Arduino, 3D printing

                         Languages: English, French

                         Soft:          Patient, Friendly, Humor, Excellent listening ability, Team player, Adaptable                                   


EXPERIENCE   Solimán López - Updated Art Studio in Paris, France

                                             Consultant | Since March 2019

  •    Production co-ordinate for interactive and immersive project

  • Oversee development of partnerships for large scale interactive public installations

  •    Ideate new media art work for acquisition


                            CONFIA ESPOSENDE Portugal – Academic Conference:  Beyond the Frame - Into Virtual Reality | 2018


                            Independent Set Designer and Art Director for film and television | 1991 - current


  •   FORD V. FERARRI, 2019

  • DUNKIRK (Academy Award Nominated), 2017


  • HUGO CABRET (Academy Award Winner), 2011

  • KILL BILL 1 & 2 (Academy Award Winner), 2005

  • DOWN WITH LOVE, 2003

  • GIRL INTERRUPTED (Academy Award Winner),1999

  • JFK (Academy Award Winner), 1991

 Full Credit list available.


•      Translucent Depiction VR /AR - Paris College of Art Paris, France

•       2017 Defiant Girl - Paris College of Art at Paris, France - Multimedia installation: (printmaking, bookmaking, photography, film, AR)

•       2017 BEEEEP - Low Tech - Paris College of Art at Paris, France - Multimedia installation (Arduino, photography, GiFs, sensors)

•      2017 BEEEEP - JustMad - Emerging Art Fair at Madrid, Spain - Recorded talk on the philosophy behind BEEEP





PROJECTS            2018 TedX Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic

                           The Evolution of Immersive Art and The Importance of Following One’s Curiosity


                               2018 Dominican Film Commission, Dominican Republic

                                      Masterclass in Set Design 


                               2018 EICAR Paris - France

                                         Masterclass in Set Design               


EDUCATION         2018   M.F.A. Paris College of Art, France - Transdisciplinary New Media Art & Design              


                       1990   B.A. University of North Texas; Denton, Texas    Interior Design & Weaving 


                                1986   B.F.A. Hollins University; Roanoke, Virginia – Printmaking & Art History