Jassie Rios is a sound artist working at the intersection of computer music, sculpture and drawing. Her visual and sonic work explores light, time, space, sound, motion, and language in relationship to the land or the everyday. By applying a conceptual and theoretical framework, her practice crosses wires, disciplines and borders, focusing on the ephemeral and immaterial as material to draw attention to what lies at the edge of perceptibility. Jassie’s work oscillates between states of representation and fragmentation, acoustic and electronic, object and process, and takes the form of site-specific, interactive sound/light installations, collage, video, photography, text, performance, and works for internet and paper.
Rios studied Interdisciplinary Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, earning a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (2011); she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Painting from Texas State University (2002); Currently, she is working towards earning a Master of Arts in Audio Technology at American University, concentrating in Computer Music (2018).
Lines of research include Improvisation, Chance, Noise, Silence, Turntablism, Liminality, Open-Air Gesture Controls and Programming with Open-Source Softwares.