Anna Luisa Petrisko is an artist working in music, video, dance, and performance. Since 2008, she has performed music and art under the moniker JEEPNEYS, which now operates as a platform for artistic collaboration and research. Named after the iconic converted WWII army jeeps of the Philippines, JEEPNEYS' work investigates the complexities of colonized identity and encompasses a multitude of experience of time, space, and self. Whether it is experimental opera or multimedia installation, JEEPNEYS’ work is an otherworldly spectacle that explores the space where future and ancient collide, invested as much in sacred concepts as in technological speculation. JEEPNEYS' trademark hand-painted bodysuits are re-indigenized alien skin, referencing the pre-colonial tattooing practices of Pacific Ocean Peoples. With synthesized sounds, intuitive movement, and inter-dimensional imagery, JEEPNEYS creates fresh mythological landscapes.
Anna Luisa Petrisko is a member of Black Salt Collective, whose members are Black, brown, and indigenous women creating work about contemporary non-linear identity in which experience results in atmosphere. Anna Luisa has exhibited at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), The Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), ALOUD for the Los Angeles Public Library, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Machine Project and Human Resources. She has received artist-in-residence fellowships with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Yaddo, SOMArts Cultural Center, and Echo Park Film Center. She lives and works in Los Angeles.