Mary Finn-Saisselin (b. 1964, Dallas, Texas) lives in Paris, France. Her background is in feature film and television set-design and art direction (1990-2018).
As a set designer spanning a 25 year career in the movie industry, Mary has worked on numerous films including JFK, Kill Bill and Dunkirk .
Her education includes an M.F.A. in Transdisciplinary New Media from Paris College of Art, Paris France (2018), a B.A. from the University of North Texas in Interior Design in Texas (1989) and a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Hollins University in Virginia (1986).
Saisselin recently began creating art work in virtual reality environments. Her belief is that the future of visual storytelling is moving rapidly towards this technology and will only insert itself more into our collective culture. It is an exciting time to be part of the birth of a new art medium.
By combing her experience in movie making and applying it to VR, AR and mixed media projects she is exploring the relationship portraiture photography and virtual reality spaces. Understanding the technical potential of new media and it's impact on art is the focus of her research for her MFA. Building virtual environments is one facet of her artwork. Saisselin also explores portraiture with large scale textile installations.