Artists

Jeanette Andrews

Illusionist and performance artist

Personal bio

Jeanette Andrews is a sensory illusionist who specializes in creating performative, art-based, and interactive sensory magic possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible. Andrews uses scientific oddities and sensory anomalies to bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world. Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists in the world today, Andrews has staged hundreds of sold-out and standing room-only performances at museums, theaters and universities across the United States. These include commissioned and site-specific works at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Birmingham Museum of Art, and Chicago Ideas Week. Her work explores how illusions construct reality and highlights astonishing aspects of everyday life via moments of the seemingly impossible. Combining influences not typically seen in magic performances such as immersive theater, quantum physics, and philosophy, Andrews has invented a unique take on this ancient art form. She is the only magician worldwide known to be awarded an artist’s residency, including being a High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist and artist in residence for The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Illusion is Ms. Andrews’s life’s work and her performances have been praised by The Daily Mail, the Chicago Tribune and PBS.

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Jeanette Andrews. Photo: David Linsell.