Anastasia C. Sullivan
Multimedia artist A.C. Sullivan is a synesthete painter, poet, violinist, and emerging composer. Currently, they are a Sacramento State student pursuing a Bachelor’s in Music Theory and Composition, studying in Dr. Shuying Li’s composition studio, and minoring in LGBTQ+ Studies. As a violinist, they have performed in venues across the world, from the Los Angeles Convention Center to La Madeleine Church in the heart of Paris, while on a concert tour of France with the Seraphim Symphony.
From folk to classical, they play a wide variety of musical genres. Appearing as a featured soloist in live mariachis and cameratas, as well as in recordings for local rap, alternative, and metal groups in Southern California, A.C.’s love of music and soundscapes is a major part of their creative process. In encapsulating their chromesthesia experiences on canvas, they have been commissioned to create art inspired by selected music for a variety of musicians and composers.
A.C.’s oil painting, The Sound of Souls (2018) was selected to be digitally reproduced as a mural for the lobby of Sac State’s Aspen Hall, Hornet Commons in 2021. Most recently, they were commissioned by the Festival of New American Music (45th Anniversary) to create an original oil painting, Bella Festiva (2022) inspired by the music of featured composer Libby Larsen. In October 2022, they were a selected muralist to create a 7ft x 30ft mural at Santa Clara Hall, for SacState's 2022 BELIEVING Campus Murals with Wide Open Walls (WOW) event, which marked the beginning of a multiyear mural project to support the University’s Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan (AICP).