Andrew Sullivan is a poet, philosopher, teacher, and interdisciplinary artist whose interventions seek to invite into experience richer, more participatory and wonderous, epistemologies, ontologies, and worldviews.
Sullivan’s artistic practice is about returning prodigal parts to living wholes, overcoming bifurcations of subject and object, self and other, visible and invisible, microcosm and macrocosm, and enacting a comprehensive transformative poetics of self, community, and consciousness. His work employs poetry, collaboration, ritual, thought experiments, and experiments in living, as well as archetypally structured adventures to create more complex vertical and horizontal communities and the occasional moment of micro-metanoia.
Sullivan has completed community-generated ekphrastic poems in collaboration with artist Robin Hill in Sacramento (JAYJAY Gallery), San Francisco (SOMARTS), and New York (Lennon Weinberg Gallery). In 2017, he designed and coordinated the construction of a community-generated poem for the Imagining America Conference at UC Davis. Since 2012, he has been designing and leading archetypally structured adventures, experiments in living, and ritual meetings with death at various sites. Sullivan teaches adults and adolescents in Sacramento and is currently a doctoral student in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at California Institute of Integral Studies. He holds an MA in English from CSUS and a BA in English and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.