She has had solo shows at the Leslie Lohman Museum (NYC), Neon Heater Gallery (OH), Bucknell University (PA), Rowan
University (NJ), Future Tenant Gallery (PA), University of Mary Washington (VA), and more. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Wassaic Project, Women’s Studio Workshop, MASS MoCA, Ox-Bow and more, and has been awarded a Creative Achievement Award from Penn State University (2016).
Mullis teaches 3D Foundations, Sculpture, and Advanced Seminars in Contemporary Art at Penn State University. Since 2016, she has been the program coordinator of Penn State's John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series hosting 8-10 visiting artists, curators, art educators, and critics per academic year.
Mullis lives and works with her materials in State College, PA.
Sidney Mullis is a sculptor who makes work about puberty, the intimacy of forgetting, how we perform ourselves, and bracing for the end.
From her training as a dancer, she is sensitive to how bodies move through space, and the narrow bandwidth in which they can do so safely and without scrutiny. Now, her dance partners are her materials. It is through making that she tries to understand normative values and how systems of authority develop into ‘the way things are’— and, more importantly, to see what they could be.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of locations
including Berlin, Germany, Tokyo, Japan and Rijeka, Croatia.