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We’re friends on… and I’m following you

November 16, 2011

“We’re friends on… and I’m following you” presented by Carla Gannis, a transdisciplinary artist, educator, and digital designer was on Wednesday, Nov 16. Gannis invited you to participate in a dialogue with her on current art practices emerging from online social networking, smart phone technologies and cloud computing.

Carla Gannis, originally from North Carolina, currently lives and works in New York. Trained as a painter and having received her BFA from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her MFA from Boston University, Gannis shifted to working with hybrid media and digital technologies in the mid 1990s. Her creative output includes digital printmaking and painting, video performance, net art, drawing, hybrid forms, installation, and user interface design.

Gannis is the recipient of several awards, including a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award in New York, NY. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo exhibitions include What is not on my mind? at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery in New York, Jezebel at The Boulder Museum of Art, Jezebel at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York, and Everything That Rises Must Converge at Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery in Chicago.

Features on Gannis’s work have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, Res Magazine, Animal Magazine, 11211, and Collezioni Edge, and her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Miami Herald, NY Arts Magazine, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, and The Village Voice. She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

View her work at carlagannis.com