2017 News & Events:



Preview: November 11, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 15 November – 20 December 2017
Seydelstr. 30 Berlin, Germany 10117

PRESS RELEASE: The ancient Greek term „persona“ describes how an actor’s voice sounds through his mask while playing a role. In the word’s contemporaryusage, a persona is the virtual identity created to represent us in the context of a social web – the invisible glue that ties us all together.  So, In a society where all social, economic, and cultural systems — seem to run on software, it’s fascinating that the Greek theatre coined a word, which still plays an important role in the today’s attempts to understand our self-perceptions.

In the early 1990s Gannis shifted away from traditional paintings to producing digital print and multi-media installations. Since then, her work „examines the narrativity of 21st century representational technologies and questions the hybrid nature of identity, where virtual and real physical embodiments of self diverge and intersect.“

Gannis’s work does not just gain historicity with her paraphrases of masterpieces such as Courbets “Origin of the World” but in how she persistently constantly challenges our perceptions of femininity, identity and aesthetics.

For the DAM exhibition, Gannis provides new hybrid transcriptions of the Selfie project, including her augmented reality wallpaper installation “The Selfie Wallpaper“ and the 3D animated video work “Until the End of the World,” for which the exhibition is eponymously titled and which enhances a narrative component to the selfie project. Inspired by a sequence in the 1991 Wim Wenders film “Until the End of the World” where a woman is addicted to watching her dreams in a small, handheld device, Gannis explodes the concept into an operatic mash up that addresses the digital identity politics of our age.

“The Selfie-Drawings”, the term is paradoxical in itself, is a collection of 52 digital drawings that the artist completed over 52 weeks. From January to December 2015, she concentrated intensely on “the self” through digital or analog drawings and their dissemination via social media platforms. These pieces of work consequently informed the video installation project „A Subject Self-Defined“ and were later on expanded into augmented reality experiences.

Not only is the artist’s face shown but the technical devices used in order to take her selfies. Since one can assume that every viewer is aware of the technocultural conditions surrounding Gannis’s process the work should be understood as a conscious interplay between portraitist, portrait and the camera itself. Gannis added another level of reflection by publishing „The Selfie-Drawings“ as a physical book.  The readers can hover over the static drawings using the Blippar App to experience a new dynamic 3D reality on their phones, a revification of the static book experience.

We can’t help but wonder, how much of Carla Gannis persona is sounding through her selfies?

“Origins of the Universe,” 3D sculpture printed from gypsum and glue, 27.96cm x 9.27cm x 21cm, 2017
3D Printing: Mark Parsons

“Augments in a Valise,” Plexiglas valise containing replicas of augmented reality works, 40.7cm x 38.1cm x 10.2 cm, 2017
Design, Production and Fabrication: Luke Lazin
Design:  Cleveland Adams 

“Until the End of the World” HD 3D animated video, 6 min, 2017
Audio Assistance: Rick Van Benschoten

Studio Assistance: Rebecca Singer and Meiting Wang

*And thank you to Wolf Lieser and Katharina Leser of DAM Gallery for all of their assistance.

ZEITGEIST, curated by Jeffrey Allen Price
October 19 – October 25 2017
Space 776, Brooklyn, NY, US

229 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
ZEITGEIST is an exhibition of Long Island University MFA students and Visiting Artists from Professor Jeffrey Allen Price’s Fall 2017 MFA Seminar class at LIU POST campus.  Artists: Farina Bayat, Nicole Blach, Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Meiyao Che, Alyssa Mullen, Christopher Pidoto, Yutong Ren, Laura Helen Sweeney, Kimberly Toledo, Shengqi Wan, Shidan Xiao, Xiaohui Xiao, Sijia XieVisiting Artists: Carla Gannis, Roxanne Jackson, Shari Mendelson, Stan Squirewell

PRATT DDA FACULTY & STAFF EXHIBITION, organized by Linda Lauro-Lazin, DDA Gallery,  Myrtle Hall 4th Fl, Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus
Exhibition dates: Oct 24 – Nov 27, 2017

Artists: Blake Carrington, Elliot Cowan, Ed Darino, Andrea DeFelice, Cecilia Dougherty, Marianna Ellenberg, Mike Enright, Carla Gannis, Faith Holland, Everett Kane, Linda Lauro-Lazin, Genevieve Leonard, David mattingly, Justin Maynard, Morgan Miller, Igor Molochevski, Michael O’Rourke, Claudia Tait, Pascual Sisto, Justin Maynard

NASTY WOMEN : ARCHITECTURE, Anise Gallery, London, UK, Opening Night 26 October6 – 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 26 Oct – 18 November 2017

Anise Gallery’s response to the global Nasty Women art and activism movement. Set up by female artists in New York last year as a protest against the election of Donald Trump, the movement has since organised a number of exhibitions and events with the aim of raising awareness of women’s rights and raising funds for organisations defending these rights. Through a special exhibition and events programme, co-curated by Aesthetica Art Prize Winner and V&A digital resident Rachel Ara and art writer Issey Scott we will be supporting the Nasty Women art movement. With an all female exhibition featuring innovative artists we are hoping to raise funds for Rape Crisis South London.

IDENTITY DOCUMENT, curated by Chris Bors, Gallery Director, Opening Reception: November 7, 2017, 6—8 pm
Exhibition dates: Nov 7 — Dec 13, 2017, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College

*image: Carla Gannis, Nude Descending a Staircase, video animation, 2016

Identity Document features eight artists from diverse backgrounds working in painting, sculpture, video, film, and photography that address the idea that identity can be fluid. It can be represented in many forms, including the concrete, the abstract and somewhere in between. It can be both the self and the other. In our current social and political climate, great emphasis is placed on immigration, geography and nationality, although we have never been a more global society given the ease of travel, communication technology, and the web.

Many of these works could be said to address these contradictions indirectly and none of them should be taken at face value. Instead, the works in Identity Document both celebrate and analyze personhood in complex ways, looking to raise questions about what identity means today.

Artists: C.J. Chueca, Amir H. Fallah, Carla Gannis, Rico Gatson, Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, Fariba Hajamadi, Jeannette Louie, Gustavo Prado

LA BELLE VIE NUMÉRIQUE ! curated by Fabrice Bousteau Opening Reception: Nov 17,  2017
Exhibition dates: Nov 17 2017 – Mar 18 2018, Fondation EDF, Paris France

Since the late 1980s, “digital” has transformed our lives irremediably but also the artistic approach throughout the world. The exhibition proposed by the EDF Group Foundation and the curator Fabrice Bousteau, captures a snapshot of our elusive era and questions the current artistic scene. Including established and emerging artists such as Aram Bartholl, Lee Lee Nam, Lyes Hammadouche, Matteo Nasini, Amalia Ulman, Winshluss, Xavier Veillan, Julien Levesque, and Carla Gannis

THE WRONG – NEW DIGITAL ART BIENNALE. curated by Guilherme Brandão and Julia Borges Araña, Nov 22, 2017-January 28, 2018
Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP)
“The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale” is an international art biennale. The biennale’s mission is to create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience worldwide. The Wrong is divided into online and IRL locations around the world. The online biennale happens in pavilions; virtual curated spaces in which selected works are exhibited. The offline biennale happens in The Wrong Embassy Network, art spaces, galleries, institutions and artist run spaces in cities around the world which feature temporary AFK projects, featuring live performances, workshops, artist talks and exhibitions.

As part of the program and events of the biennale, we are organizing an Embassy at Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP),  in Brazil. In this exhibition we aim to explore the richness of possibilities that lies within new technologies and media like the Internet, which has profoundly changed our relationship and our perception of images and the world. We will have 30+ artists participating in the exhibition.

WHOLE GRAIN: EXPERIMENTS IN FILM & VIDEO – Contemporary Experiments in Animation
Tang Museum, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Thursday, November 28, at 7:00 pm
Contemporary Experiments in Animation, an evening of short avant-garde animations, featuring the work of five contemporary animators working in various styles and methods. The evening will include video work by Hank Willis Thomas, Kambui Olujimi, Carla Gannis, Harun Farocki, Helen Marten, and Christina Grupposo. By employing wildly different approaches to animation, such as stop motion, collage, CGI, appropriated video games, and even emojis, these artists render recognizable imagery and iconography to make deep observations about contemporary society, politics, religion, and the meaning of life. This event is part of Whole Grain, our new experimental film and video series.


Private View: Friday 30 June, 6 – 8pm (Register)

Open Sat-Sun, 11am – 5pm or by appointment

Admission free

Featuring Anna Dumitriu, Carla Gannis, AOS (Art is Open Source), Simon McLennan, Alan Sondheim.

Humans have always exploited the raw materials this planet has to offer – with the power to change the nature of things, whether physical or virtual. With constant re-edits and enhancements we transform everything we touch as part of our evolutionary mutation. In Greek mythology Prometheus was a demigod and a Titan worshipped by craftsmen. Greek Titans were ultimately honoured as the ancestors of humans, who in turn were attributed with “the invention of the arts and magic” (Graves 1964). The artists featured in Children of Prometheus at Furtherfield Gallery explore the possible  consequences of our scientific and technological imaginings for us as individuals, our society and the world at large.



Pre-Conference Symposium, July 10th

Carla Gannis (Pratt Institute) La Emoji Lujuria

EVA Conference

Carla Gannis (The Lumen Prize)  The Augmented Selfie (Paper, demo & exhibition)

“The V&A Digital Futures and Lumen Prize Big Reveal at Hackney House, in partnership with EVA London”



Opening June 8th, 2017

BEAUTIFUL INTERFACES: THE PRIVACY PARADOX is a group show curated by Helena Acosta and Miyö Van Stenis featuring work by Jennifer Lyn Morone, Heather Dewey Hagborg, LaTurbo Avedon, Annie Rose Malamet and Carla Gannis. The exhibited work will live on a wireless network accessible through five routers at the gallery space. The routers have been hacked and are not actually connected to the Internet. Each router has a private network, which visitors must login to through their own devices – cell phones or iPads – to view the artwork. BEAUTIFUL INTERFACES: THE PRIVACY PARADOX explores the dichotomy between the private and the public, creating a platform for distribution of data on an independent and anonymous network.



June 15 marks the 30th anniversary of the GIF, and GIPHY is marking the occasion with TIME FRAME, an interactive art gallery to honor the format’s roots, showcase its current artistic landscape, and playfully look into its future. In addition to showing works of art from 30+ artists, TIME FRAME will explore the past, present, and future of GIFs through diverse programming including panels, presentations, screenings, artist performances and workshops.

Sat, Jun 17, 2017, 3:00 PM –Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 8:30 PM

Wallplay Gallery

151 Annex

245 W 14th Street

New York, New York 10011



Centre for Projection Art presents Another Space a group exhibition including seven contemporary artists from the United States and Melbourne. The project aims to highlight artists working with digital media investigating digital culture.

Sean Capone (USA), Xanthe Dobbie (Melbourne), Lauren Dunn (Melbourne), Carla Gannis (USA), Brett Phares (USA), Keaton Fox (USA) and Aaron Christopher Rees (Melbourne).

The exhibition opens on 2 June from 6pm and runs until 30 June.

Testing Grounds, 1 City Road, Southbank Melbourne


NEW & OTHER WORLDS, a selection of Lumen Prize artists at New York Institute of Technology, as part of Creative Tech Week, May 19-May 21, 2017



Stronger Together, a 50-piece art exhibit, bringing together, for the first time in history, 30 of the faculty and alumni of Computer Arts and New Media departments of 10 area universities.  The works explore VR, AR, electronics, wearables, 3D printing, algorithms, interactive, LED and more.

Representing Pratt Department of Digital Arts: Allison Berkoy, Blake Marques Carrington, Ursula Endlicher, Carla Gannis, Claudia Herbst Tait, and Linda Lauro-Lazin

More info: http://mailchi.mp/draves/announcing-the-arts-hub-at-ctw and http://creativetechweek.nyc/arts-hub-512…/stronger-together/


 05.13 –06.28.2017

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM to 7 PM

Sunday – 3 PM to 8 PM

Media Preview: May 10, 11 at 11 AM

Opening Night: May 12 at 6 PM

Cà Foscari Zattere, CULTURAL FLOW ZONE

Zattere, Dorsoduro 1392, 30123 Venezia

Boat stop: Zattere

Exhibition Curators: Silvia Burini, Giuseppe Barbieri, Anna Frants, Elena Gubanova

Assistant Curators: Angela Bianco, Alessia Cavallaro, Varvara Egorova

Artists, Exhibition Participants: Lucia Veronesi (IT), Alvise Bittente (IT), Valentina Povarova (RU), Irina Nakhova (RU+USA), William Latham (UK), Alexandra Dementieva (Belg), Peter Patchen (USA), German Vinogradov (RU), Alexander Terebenin (RU), Alexei Kostroma (DE), Vitaly Pushnitsky (RU), Ludmila Belova (RU), Ivan Govorkov (RU), Elena Gubanova (RU), Carla Gannis (USA), Anna Frants (RU+USA), Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai (RU), Natalia Lyakh (FR), Boris Kazakov (RU).

More info: http://cyland.org/lab/hybris-exhibition-in-venice/


A group exhibition that  includes the work of 11 Pratt students from Prof. Carla Gannis’s Augmented Reality Class.

Artists: Steven Baltay, Hye Soo Chang, Bainian Chen, Ben Davis, Nathan King, Karl Mundstedt, Heein Park, Jeong Eun Park, Tianjiao Qiao, Uma Sharma, and Yeji Song

The Selfie Drawings by Carla Gannis

An installation featuring the artist’s augmented reality book

Tues., MARCH 28, 5pm-7pm (opening reception)
Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus Library

Sponsored by the Pratt Institute Libraries & the BookPub
as part of the Bards, Poets, and Criers Event Series

The Exhibit will be on view March 20 – May 3, 2017

IMPERFECT MEDIA : Video Mixer and Kick-Off Party to TFAP@CAA at SOHO20 GALLERY, 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY :: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7-10pm


“SOHO20 and TFAP NYC invite you to gather with us for a participatory night of video, drinks, and conversation. The title takes inspiration from the revolutionary Cuban movement Imperfect Cinema, which both represented the struggles of the people while revealing the mechanisms of the problems they were facing.

NURTUREart’s 2017 BENEFIT at EFA Project Space, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Fl, NYC :: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 7-9pm,


“NURTUREart’s benefit is an annual gathering of friends and colleagues who connect to celebrate the work of nurturing artists, curators, and local public school students.

We began in 1997 as a slide registry in a filing cabinet. Today, NURTUREart annually features more than 50 artists and curators, presents more than 20 public events, reaches more than 200 public school students, and supports more than 1,500 emerging artists and curators in an online registry.”

PERSONAL TESSERACT Curated by Anne Spalter



Artists: Nicole Cohen, Sky Kim, Erin Ko, Carla Gannis, Richard Pasquarelli, Katya Grokhovsky, Valerie S Fuchs, Wendy Klemperer, Leslie Thornton and Anne Spalter

March 1 – March 6, 2017, 4 Times Square, 22nd and 23rd floors


THE WIZARDRY OF AR : I’ll be conducting an augmented reality workshop, using Blippar AR technologies, as well as presenting a360 video/AR.

Wall installation at MADE IN NY MEDIA CENTER, 30 John St, DUMBO, Brooklyn, SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, 1-4pm


“In 1901 L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, imagined a kind of augmented reality (AR), viewed through spectacles, that could indicate specific characteristics about a person invisible to the naked eye. Today, AR allows us to place virtual elements: videos, 3D graphics and audio, into the physical world. These added elements are experienced through smart phones and tablets, providing “mixed reality” experiences that can inform, entertain and educate us.

In this 3 hour workshop Carla Gannis will teach participants how to use AR as an artistic medium. Through hands-on demonstrations using the Blippar AR builder, participants will produce their very own augmented works of art.”


Curated by Katherine Behar, at NEW MEDIA ARTSPACE AT BARUCH COLLEGE, 151 E. 25th Street  New York, NY :: ARTIST LECTURE AND RECEPTION: APRIL 19, 2017

Exhibition Dates: February 8, 2017 – May 5, 2017

*Videos and a new release of augmented reality and sound art works related to Gannis’s project The Garden of Emoji Delights.

Augmented Reality via Blippar | Video Works Courtesy of TRANSFER Gallery and S[edition] | Studio Assistance by RAFiA Santana and Sound Tracks by Christopher Rutledge


Image: Carla Gannis, Princesses in a Pool, augmented reality still, 2017


Curated by Meredith Drum as part of the EMERGE: a festival of futures at ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY CLUB :: FEBRUARY 25, 2017, 3-9PM


Electric Breath is a screening that traces Frankensteinian themes in recent experimental video and animation. From monstrous avatars struggling to thrive in, or escape from, virtual worlds to animal-headed humans narrating a drowned city, the screening presents a forecast by turns satirical, dreamy, dystopian. Highlights include Marina Zurkow’s Slurb and Elixir; Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver’s Obligate Symbionts of Colubus Grand; Katie Torn’s Breathe Deep; Carla Gannis’s A Subject Self-Defined and Claudia Hart’s Dark kNight. Screenings will take place outdoors on the lawn next to University Club and indoors in the second floor Sky Room.


Curated by Bartholomew F. Bland and Yuneikys Villalonga, at LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Fine Arts Building, Bronx, NY


Exhibition Dates: February 7, 2017 – May 6, 2017


The exhibition presents a broad range of media by both emerging and established artists who express their visions through painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and performance documentation. Alien Nations brings together 18 artists whose works reflect on issues of the individual’s identity within today’s social disorder. Artists include: Lisa Alonzo, Hernan Bas, Suzette Bross, Patricia Cazorla, Jesse Chun, Richard Deon, Lalla Essaydi, Carla Gannis, Scherezade Garcia, Katy Grannan, Mona Hatoum, Meg Hitchcock, Alison Kuo, Cecilia Mandrile, Lothar Osterburg, Nancy Saleme, Nari Ward, and Tricia Wright.

The exhibition addresses the gnawing modern malaise of humankind – a sense that we are increasingly “plugged in” to a technology-drenched society, in which, despite nonstop instantaneous communication and thousands of online “friends,” the world becomes ever more alienating to our fragile individual identities and our uncertain places in the world.


Curated by Svetlana Reinhold, a cluster of exhibitions at HAIFA MUSEUMS OF ART


Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel


Solo Exhibitions: Maya Attoun | Dina Goldstein | Ruti Helbitz Cohen | Dvora Morag | Pavel Wolberg

Artist walls: Thomas Israël | Belle Shafir | Khen Shish

Street View

Ella Amitay Sadovsky, Yiftach Belsky, Anat Ben Shaul, Yossi Ben-Shoshan & Meirav Heiman, Ofer Bessudo, Brassaï, Eitan Buganim, Paolo Cirio, Mai Daas, Tali Eshkol, Cherine Fahd, Hanna Sahar, Cammie Toloui, Yuval Yairi, Kohei Yoshiyuki

Under Surveillance

Nava Abel, Tomer Appelbaum, Denis Beaubois, Dara Birnbaum, Aim Deuelle Luski (on loan from a private collection), Doug Rickard, Jan Tichy, Doron Wolf, Inbal Marie Cohen

The Path to Glory

David Adika, Aline Alagem, Natalie Bookchin, Miri Davidovitz, Kate Durbin, Rachel Erez, Danielle Feldhaker, Simon Fujiwara, Carla Gannis, Marcello Geppetti, Philippe Halsman, Alison Jackson, Vardi Kahana, Noa Kahana, Orly Maiberg, Ohad Matalon, Ohad Milstein, Shani Nahmias, Helmut Newton, Eli Petel, Angelika Sher, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Joel-Peter Witkin, Rona Yefman

Sneak Peek: Voyeurism in Art

Curator: Efrat Aharon

Participating artists: Gail Albert Halaban, Marcel Duchamp, George Grosz, Moshe Hoffman, Georges Hugnet, Marcel Jean, Torii Kiyonaga, Isoda Koryusai, Ulf Linde, Oeser J. Mechan, Susan Meiselas, Michal Na’aman, Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Lucas Samaras, Philippe Starck, Angela Strassheim, Arne Svenson, Utagawa Toyokuni, Garry Winogrand

A Private Moment in Public

Curator: Limor Alpern Zered

Participating artists: Ella Amitai Sadovsky, Michal Chelbin, Sharon Derhy, Lital Dotan, Itamar Freed, Mali Goldfarb, Irith Gubi, Yoel Levy, Felix Lupa, Dan Orimian, Aviram Valdman, Anna Yam

The Wax Museum: Approaching Celebrities

Curator: Revital Silverman Grun

Participating artists: Nir Hod, Uri Katzenstein, Mike Kelley & Paul McCarthy, Dana Levy, Lior Modan & Jonathan Soen, Edna Ohana, Shirley Siegal, Susan Wides


6007 12th Ave South, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA


Exhibition Dates: January 14, 2017 – February 25, 2017


Interstitial presents “(in)compatible”, a group exhibition with new works from renowned media artists Dylan Neuwirth, Carla Gannis, Faith Holland, and Kathleen Daniel that explore the origins of online culture, structure, and aesthetic. Through sculpture, video, and installation works, this exhibition explores a new and dynamic area of contemporary art: the post-internet movement.


Curated by Alba Soto at ONLY YOU ATOCHA, Paseo de la Infanta Isabel 13, Madrid



“International artists of the video art participate in the exhibition Travesías that can be seen in the hotel Only You Atocha until March 24, 2017. The exhibition, curated by Professor Alba Soto, of the Degree in Fine Arts of the Nebrija University, is located in the El Patio room of this hotel.”

The artists participating in this exhibition are: Antonia Wright, Carla Gannis, Rachel Salomon O’meara and Ana Mouyis, Hugo Rocci, Julie Gemuend and Ricardo Martín Coloma

MONSTERS OF THE MACHINE Curated by Marc Garrett


LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón, Spain


Artists: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gretta Louw, Alan Sondheim, Carla Gannis, Thomson & Craighead, Guido Segni, Cristina Busto Alvarez, Eugenio Tisselli, Mary Flanagan, Shu Lea Cheang, AOS – Art is Open Source, Warlpiri Artists, Karolina Sobecka, Fernando Gutierrez, Genetic Moo, Joana Moll, Regina de Miguel.

CHOOSE YOUR MUSE INTERVIEW: Carla Gannis By Marc Garrett – 20/01/2017


“Choose Your Muse is a new series of interviews where Marc Garrett asks emerging and established artists, curators, techies, hacktivists, activists and theorists; practising across the fields of art, technology and social change, how and what has inspired them, personally, artistically and culturally.”

LA EMOJI LAJURIA on s[edition]


“The La Emoji Lujuria Collection is a series of digital editions by Carla Gannis in which contemporary imagery is taken from emoji culture and remixed with traditional artworks such as Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.

The series is a continuation of Gannis’s focus on combining art historical reference with smartphone culture in order to examine the way identity, ideology and interaction are constructed in contemporary art and culture.”

2016 News & Events:

Carla Gannis : A Subject Self-Defined

Presented by Cyfest
Made in NY Media Center, Brooklyn, NY



Curated by Lara Pan | Co-curated by Lara Pan

White Box, NY, NY

Artists Eleanor Antin, Diane Arbus, Alice Austen, Brigid Berlin, Bolo (Saks Afridi and Qinza Najm), Meghan Boody, Tania Bruguera, Robert Farber, Carla Gannis, Rose Hartman, Dana Hoey, Dorothea Lange, Maria de Los Angeles, Marina Markovic, Ana Mendieta, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Tim Okamura, Genesis P-Orridge, Qinza Najm, Sarah Singh, Agnès Thurnauer, Betty Tompkins

Monsters of the Machine

Curated by Marc Garrett

LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón, Spain 

Artists: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gretta Louw, Alan Sondheim, Carla Gannis, Thomson & Craighead, Guido Segni, Cristina Busto Alvarez, Eugenio Tisselli, Mary Flanagan, Shu Lea Cheang, AOS – Art is Open Source, Warlpiri Artists, Karolina Sobecka, Fernando Gutierrez, Genetic Moo, Joana Moll, Regina de Miguel.

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Contributing artist to Ways of Something, a minute-by-minute remake of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, featuring 113 artists and conceived of by artist Lorna Mills

Metaverse Creativity Journal

Very pleased to share that Natasha Chuk’s article ‘Self-made: Constructing identity at the threshold between virtual and physical realms’ featuring my work has recently been published in Metaverse Creativity Journal, published by Intellect Books.

CYLAND’s Anna Frants interviews Carla Gannis
featured by The Lumen Prize


Kelani Nichole, founder/director of TRANSFER Gallery featured in Independent Collectors speaking on her own collection of contemporary art

featuring artists : Lorna Mills, Claudia Hart, Rick Silva, Rosa Menkman, Daniel Temkin, Faith Holland & Carla Gannis


Work included in Making History Bushwick

Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Bushwick Open Studios, Making History Bushwick is a 400 page hardcover book written, edited and published by the core collective members of Arts in Bushwick, the facilitators of the annual arts event in Brooklyn, New York.

Lumen Prize 2016 Founder’s Award

Carla Gannis received The Lumen Prize 2016 Founder’s Award on Sept 29, 2016. In addition to this award, Gannis will be participating in touring Lumen art events over the next year.

An article on the 2016 awards: “Virtual cities and augmented selfies win 2016 Lumen Prize for digital art”


MetFridays Artist’s Choice

September 9th, 2016




Representing Pratt Dept. of Digital Arts, Gannis participated in NYC Media Lab 2016 at Columbia University on September 22. She collaborated with Lorein Abenhein and Mike Burnett of Blippar, and lead a workshop on the topic of augmented reality (AR) technology, which supplies a live view of a real-world environment whose elements are supplemented by computer-generated sensory input. Based on my own project, The Selfie Drawings, a serialized augmented reality book project, Gannis showed participants how to bring a personal story into AR by demonstrating the app Blippar, a visual discovery browser combining AR, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.
More info: http://www.summit.nycmedialab.org/
Not Your Mom’s Anthropocene panel with De Angela Duff, Stephanie Rothenberg, Michael Rees moderated by Carla Gannis  • Monday, May 2 • 12:15pm – 1:15pm • Brooklyn Public Library Main Branch 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238 • All Info here:POST-PRIVACY: Is privacy becoming a thing of the past? panel with Dan Phiffer, Lior Zalmanson, Carla Gannis, moderated by Helena Acosta • Wednesday, May 4 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm • Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 • Info here:Cogency in the Imaginarium by Carla Gannis a lightning talk on the artist’s work
Saturday, May 7 • 10:15am – 10:30am • Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 • Info here: https://creativetechweek2016.sched.org/…/d4abca3123d8e484b3…Installation of the “Garden of Emoji Delights” video in the Clemente CenterI Remember the Internet When at part of FACETS, 2016 with Luke DuBois, Matthew Mitchell, Harlo Holmesand Carla Gannis • Saturday, May 7 • 3pm • MAGNET NYU Tandon, Brooklyn, NY

STOP AND GO – The Art of the Animated Gif 

curated by Valentina Tanni and Saverio Verini 

April 6th – July 22nd 2016  at smART – polo per l’arte, Piazza Crati 6/7, Rome

Artists: Bill DomonkosZack Dougherty, Roberto FassoneCarla GannisLorna MillsOkkult Motion PicturesChiara PassaJames Kerr/Scorpion Dagger • Reviewed in Contrappunti  by Marco Bombagi

A drawing gannis made of art critic Jerry Saltz featured in Tablet Magazine and ARTNEWS

About: “Jerry Saltz Butts In” by Duskho Petrovich with drawings by James M. Enders, Charles Ray, Michael Carney, Peter Plagens, Dana Schutz, Jennifer Dalton,Nicholas Cueva, Carl D’Alvia and Carla Gannis. We were all asked to make #JerrySaltz drawings for the print version of Tablet Magazine.



Curated by Carla Gannis and Tina Sauerländer, Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

March 19th, 2016


BOOK LAUNCH: The Selfie Drawings

Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

March 5th, 2016


SOLO EXHIBITION: A Subject Self-Defined, 

Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

January 23-March 12, 2016


GROUP EXHIBITION: Monsters of The Machine

curated by Marc Garrett, LABoral Centro de Arte, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITION: Beautiful Interfaces

curated by Helena Acosta & Miyö Van Stenis, REVERSE, Brooklyn, NY

GROUP EXHIBITION: Ultimo dipinto

curated by Valentina Tanni and Saverio Verini, smART – polo per l’arte, Rome,

GROUP EXHIBITION: In Out (Works of the Body)

curated by Susan Classen-Sullivan, Hans Weiss Newspace
Gallery, Manchester, CT


selected by Antonio Roberts, Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham, England

2015 News & Events:

GROUP EXHIBITION: Red Line Jokes of Nature

September 4-October 25, 2015
Curated by Donald Fodness and Geoffrey Shamos




Galleries of Contemporary Art
November 6 – December 19, 2015



The Denver Post 

“At Denver’s RedLine gallery, seeing beauty, humor, in the grotesque”
By Ray Mark Rinaldi, 09/13/2015


The Creators Project

“How to Draw Your Selfie-Portrait”

By Annie Armstrong, Sep 19 2015



The Creators Project

“‘Jokes of Nature’ Walks a Fine Line Between Grotesque and Gorgeous”
by Shana Nys Dambrot, Sep 13 2015


Saturday, September 12at 12:00pm – 8:00pm
A free to attend “Internet-ish” flea market, featuring over 120 vendors.
Organized by exonemo, IDPW, Chris Romero, and Eri Takane.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Queens, New York 11378
*Check the goods I’ll be offering here: http://carlagannis.com/goedremix

Porn to Pizza: Domestic Cliches, group exhibition, Berlin, Germany at DAM Gallery.

Curated by Tina Sauerländer.

Artists: Anthony Antonellis (US), Kim Asendorf and Ole Fach (DE), Domenico Dom Barra (IT), Petra Cortright (US), Kate Durbin (US), Carla Gannis (US), Laurence Gartel (US), Emilie Gervais (FR), Claudia Hart(US), Paul Hertz (US), Faith Holland (US), Lindsay Lawson (US/DE), Jessica Lichtenstein (US), Patrick Lichty (US), Mark Napier (US), Eva Papamargariti (GR/UK), Angelo Plessas (GR), Hayley Aviva Silverman (US), Cornelia Sollfrank (DE), Jonny Star (DE).

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The Garden of Emoji Delights at the Hudson River Museum 
Opening Saturday, June 6th, 2015


FILE São Paulo 2015
the new e-motion
From June 16th to August 16th

Reinventing The Helm : Self-Styled Nautical Activists Pirate the Canon of Maritime Art
(a group exhibition)
688 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY
Opening Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bushwick Open Studios

Taking Place Fri June 5 – Sun June 7, 2015

STUDIO 303 41 Varick Ave, #303, Brooklyn, NY


Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three-day arts and culture festival,

hosted annually by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB).



Special Exhibition organized by the AHL Foundation NonSelf/NonSite with artists: Carla Gannis, JeeYoung Lee, Katherine Mangiardi, Yooah Park, Curated by David Cohen

Opening Reception: March 19, 6-8PM | On view from March 19 to April 1, 2015

Coohaus Art Mora | 547 West 27th Street, Suite 307 | New York, NY 10001


“The Garden of Emoji Delights” on view at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair March 5-8th, represented by TRANSFER Gallery


Opening Jan 23, 2015

Curated by Patricia Miranda

Artists: Artists: Christopher Baker, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Cynthia Lin, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Laura Splan, Victoria Vesna

Exhibition Dates: Jan 23 – Mar 21, 2015

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present TechNoBody, a group exhibition that explores the mediated world’s impact on and relationship to the physical body in an increasingly virtual world. The exhibition will include video works, drawings and sculpture that alternately balance and question the hope and desire of the immaterial, extended, digital body against the realities of the physical, fragile, and ephemeral body. The exhibition will be on view from January 23 through March 21, 2015. An opening reception and free all ages art workshop will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:30 – 8PM.  A Panel Discussion with the curator and the artists will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 6PM. Attendees will learn more about how the artists employ a diverse range of contemporary artistic tools, from cyberbodies, avatars and selfies to facial peel and simple paper and pencil.


2014 News & Events:

On Saturday, December 6th @3pm I’ll be on a BOMB Magazine panel “The Artist, The Writer: A Conversation Between Creative Identities” @ ARTHAUS // ART TALKS, Select Art Fair, Miami, FL :: A talk curated and moderated by the fabulous Legacy Russell with Amy Beecher, Bibi Deitz, Marisa Olson and myself.
All info here: http://bombmagazine.org/…/the-artist-the-writer-a-conversat…

On Sunday, December 7th, I’ll be giving a talk on my work as part of the hypersalon artist panels. (Wondering about hypersalon? Check it out here:http://hypersalon.net/ ) *AND* really thrilled Will Pappenheimer, Leslie Thornton and I will all be presenting our work on the same day! PS: “The Garden of Emoji Delights” triptych, all 13ft x 7ft of it, will be on view as part of hypersalon.

Wednesday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 7th, I’ll have work at FREEDOM, an Art + Technology + Music Five Day Gala Event, in the Wynwood District, as one of the artists working with BLACKDOVE. It’s the launch of their awesome motion arts platform! See all of the BLACKDOVE details on the attached image & you can RSVP to FREEDOM here:



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at KASIA KAY ART PROJECTS on view through November 15

215 N Aberdeen St, Chicago, Illinois 60607 PRESS RELEASE

The exhibition is an installation of a large scale triptych, which comprises digitally collaged emoji symbols into Hieronymus Bosch’s painting THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, (1500-1505), along with a 3-D printed sculpture entitled ESCAPE POD, a collaboration between EVERETT KANE  and GANNIS.

E. Kane & C. Gannis, Escape Pod, 3D print, 7” x 7” x 4.5”, 2014

Catalogue essay: Digicalyptic Realities or, The Frolic of the Flat : Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights by SABIN BORS

*An unabbreviated version of the essay is featured on anti-utopias!

Acknowledgments: RAFIA SANTANA, studio assistance

And a nice write up on THE CREATORS PROJECT: Step Inside ‘The Garden of Emoji Delights’ by BENOIT PALOP

::: NEW YORK :::


presented by TRANSFER gallery at KING’S TAVERN Friday, October 31 7pm-12am, 949 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211

C. Gannis, video still from “when Hell freezes over, #GED”, 2014

On Halloween evening TRANSFER presents the large-scale digital animation from Gannis’s ongoing project and an Emoji Halloween reception hosted by King’s Tavern. The mediated version of the triptych contains over a dozen looping narratives across all three emojified realms: Eden, Hell and Earth. A large-scale projection installed in King’s Tavern outdoor courtyard, will be accompanied by 12 screens inside the Tavern screening HD looped moving image details from the animations.




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(2nd edition) curated by Nora O Murchú & Faith Holland for NEoN Digital Arts Festival (North East of North).  Exhibition preview at the Hannah Mclure Centre Sunday Nov 2 in Dundee.

Featuring works by: Lillian Schwartz, Carla Gannis Claudia Hart, Lorna Mills, Erica Scourti, Rosa Menkman, Olia Lialina Cornelia Sollfrank and Kate Rich (Bureau of Inverse Technology)

NURTUREart Annual Benefit

Nov 4-Nov 5, 2014, The Boiler, 191 N. 14th St., Brooklyn NY ::

I’ve donated a piece from my Non-Facial Recognition Project.


Paragraph Gallery, 21-23 E 12th, St, Kansas City, Missouri

Show dates: Nov 21- Jan 3

Participating Artists: Maritza Ruiz-Kim, Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, Carol Salmanson, Laura Isaac, Katarina Wong, and Carla Gannis

::: OCTOBER :::


Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition

Show dates: Oct 24-Dec 14

In celebration of the College’s 60th Anniversary, SVA showcases 140 alumni working in all media in the School’s first large-scale exhibition at 808 Gallery


27 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY

Exhibition dates: Oct 21- Nov 22

Participating Artists: Kristin Anderson, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Pepe Coronado, Florine Demosthene, Brian Doyle, Donna Faranda, Marcy B. Freedman, Carla Gannis, Chris Kaczmarek, Richard Kaufmann, Eileen MacAvery Kane, Dale Leifeste, Henry Mandell, Rebecca Mushtare, Julie Overskei, Steven Perkins, Gina Randazzo, Evan Read, Sheila Ross, Patti Russotti, Andrew Senior, Breanne Trammell & Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Madeline Wilson, Oliver Wasow

#INTERNETFLIRT launched on NewHive, an online exhibit, curated by Jenny Sharaf, on Oct 9. Exploring our flirtations with online persona, other irl humans, and the internet itself. *Stay tuned an IRL show is in the mix.

Participating Artists: Jenny Sharaf, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, LaTurbo Avedon, Jessica Smith, Slumber Party, Carla Gannis, Jennifer Chan, Rafia Olufemi Santana, Sophie McMahan

LISA (Leaders in Software & Art) Takes 22 Artists to Art Silicon Valley

organized by Isabel Walcott Draves, Oct 9-12

Participating Artists: Anton Perich, Blake Carrington, Caraballo-Farman, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Darcy Gerbarg, Erik Sanner, Gabriella Levine, Heather Dewey Hagborg, Jamie Zigelbaum, Marius Watz, Jason Krugman, Jeff Becker, Jeff Snyder, Mark J. Stock, Scott Draves, Shane Hope, Sophie Barrett-Kahn, Teddy Lo, Tristan Perich, Ursula Endlicher



Photographs from the Collection of Allen Thomas Jr

Artists: Andreas Gefeller, Anthony Goicolea, Carla Gannis, Charlie Rubin, Chris Jordan, Chris McCaw, Doug and Mike Starn, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, John O’Reilly, Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, Loretta Lux, Matthew Brandt, Robert & Shana Parke Harrison

Exhibition Dates: Sep 5 – Oct 12

Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, North Carolina

“Coded After Lovelace” curated by Faith Holland & Nora O’ Murchú

Artists: Carla Gannis | Claudia Hart | Olia Lialina | Jillian Mayer | Rosa Menkan | Arleen Schloss | Lillian F Schwartz ||

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/861591090537759/

+81 Gallery hosts a final event at its DUMBO gallery

Featuring media-based artists and two live DJ sets, curated by Chris Romero. The one-night exhibition, which places emphasis on projections as a mode of display, is presented in a BYOB format. Artists include: Vanessa Thill, Johann Diedrick, Kaitlin Till-Landry, Sarah Rothberg, Mack Howell, Carla Gannis, Faith Holland, Kyung Hee Jwa, Rafia Santana, Youngbum Kim, Melissa F Clarke and DJ Manda Works Info:https://www.facebook.com/events/1504124396499132


CR10 Arts in Hudson, NY opening of “influx” (arrival & inward flow of a large amount of something) part 2 with GIF Sequence curated by Mark Edward Kelley Dorf, Artists: Kim Asendorf, Theodore Darst, Adam Ferris, Carla Gannis, James George, Emilie Gervais, Pablo Gnecco, Mattie Hillock, Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, Rick Silva, and Katie Torn ||info: https://www.facebook.com/www.cr10.org/photos/a.154232001419047.1073741828.149861218522792/323035611205351/?type=1

WordHack: An Exploration of Language and Technology


Friday, July 11th 7:00 – 9:00pm BabyCastles, 137 West 14th St, New York, NY An evening of performances exploring the deep intersection of language and technology.

Featuring performances by: <legend> </legend> Carla Gannis & Justin Petropoulos with Eric Rieper, David Clark, Todd Anderson, Jonathan Wohl, Andy Dayton, Derek Baron, Jonah Galeota-Sprung

Merging Properties Opening Wednesday, July 9th 6 – 10pm


Thursday, July 10th Gallery open from 12noon – 9pm Closing Party Thursday, July 10th 5- 9pm. RSVP on facebook here.

Open Gallery Space 355A Bowery, New York City, NY Merging Properties is an ephemeral exhibition about people and things coming together, taking the notion of “Collage” as a point of departure.

Curated by David Willis

Artists: Andrea Champlin, Donna Cleary, Carla Gannis, Shynn Kim, Alison Kuo, Morgan Lappin, Kevin Marin, David Meanix, Jesse McCloskey, Laura Miller, Heather Morgan, Aubrey Roemer, Juliana Stankiewicz

GIFbites curated by Daniel Rourke

In an era of ubiquitous internet access and the extensive post-production of HD and 3D images, the animated GIF has an ironic status. Small in dimension and able to be squeezed through the slenderest of bandwidths, GIFs hark back to a World Wide Web designed for 640×480 pixel screens; a web of scrolling text, and not much else. Brought on – ironically – by their obsolescence the animated GIF has become a primary medium of communication on the contemporary net. The simplicity, freedom and openness of the medium allows even the most amateur web enthusiast to recuperate images plucked from TV, cinema, YouTube, CCTV footage, cartoons, videogames and elsewhere in their desire to communicate an idea or exclamation to the world. GIFbites is a mesmerising homage to brevity and the potential of poor, degraded images to speak beyond the apparent means of their bitrates. The results will hopefully navigate the web for many years to come, stimulating cut-and-paste conversationsundefinable by Google’s search algorithms


‘Ways of Something’ is a contemporary remake of an episode from John Berger’s BBC documentary, ‘Ways of Seeing’ (1972), compiled by Lorna Mills. The thirty-minute video consists of one-minute videos by thirty web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.It is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.Participating artists Andrew Benson, Alfredo Salazar Caro, Carla Gannis, Christian Petersen, Christina Entcheva, Dafna Ganani, Daniel Temkin, Eva Papamargariti, Faith Holland, Giselle Zatonyl, Hector Llanquin, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jennifer Chan, Jennifer McMackon, Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer, Joe McKay, Kristin Lucas, Marisa Olson, Matthew Williamson, Nicholas O’Brien, Paul Wong, Rea McNamara, Rhett Jones, RM Vaughan & Keith Cole & Jared Mitchell, Rollin Leonard, Rosa Menkman, Sally McKay, Sara Ludy, Theodore Darst, V5MT’Ways of Something’ is part of the new curated programme by The One Minutes, focussing on the perception and understanding of the moving image.The collaboration between The One Minutes, Lorna Mills and Oude Kerk brings artmaking after the internet to light in the church’s more than seven centuries old grand interior.

<legend> </legend> @ DfbrL8r Gallery

Friday, April 18 at 7:00pm in CDT

DfbrL8r in Chicago, Illinois

Internet of our dreams

Digital Panel + Online Exhibition Internet of our dreams

Join TRANSFER for your LAST CHANCE to see Internet of my dreams, a solo exhibition from Anthony Antonellis at TRANSFER – and the LAUNCH of ‘Internet of our dreams’ a digital panel moderated by Anthony Antonellis and Arjun Ram Srivatsa.:: Reception ::: SATURDAY March 29 2014 ::: 2-7PM + Online Release @4PM EST :::Panelist include ::: Carrie Gates, Anne Horel, Emilie Gervais, Mattie Hillock, Daniel Rourke, Jennifer Chan, LaTurbo Avedon, Rollin Leonard, Carla Gannis, Jeremy Bailey, Sebastian SchmiegJoin in the gallery or online :::

BLACKMAIL 3 Join us for: Justin Petropoulos & Carla Gannis Hallie Newton Gessy Alvarez Ben Fama Joseph Riippi

Event Page: http://goo.gl/4Eiugs

Thu, Mar 20, 8pm Mellow Pages Library, 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY











Separation Anxiety

at Wallplay, curated by Lee Wells & Laura O’Reilly, at Wallplay, 118 Orchard Street NY, Mar 8-22

— Artists include: AES+F, Noah Becker, Sean Capone, Ahmet Civelek, Huey Crowley, Gregory de la Haba, dNASAb, Walker Fee, Carla Gannis, Kathy Grayson, Gregory Greene, Stewart Home, GH Hovagimyan, Sandro Kopp, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Patrick Lichty, Den Marino, Laia Miret, Marjan Moghaddam, Jonathan Monaghan, MTAA, L’OR, Pete Puskas, Raphaele Shirley, Miroslaw Rogala, Jonathan Rosen, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Lydia Venieri, Lee Wells, Justin Wood, Agni Zotis, and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/435111226591184/

March 4, 5:30-7pm, The Non-Facial Recognition Project at the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill, NY.

*Thanks to all who have participated so far: Ruthie Ackerman, Mark Amerika (photo by Francia Nelson), Anthony Antonellis, Katy Balma, Man Bartlett, Thais Benoit, Alexis Scott Berkowitz, Jon Bowman, Susan Briante, Kip Jalal Britton, Stephanie Cepellos, Veronica Cepellos, Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, Ayn Choi, Debra Di Blasi, Eric Doeringer, Mark Edward Kelley Dorf, Brian Dupont, Kianga Ellis, Kristen French, Carla Gannis, Shirley and Murphy Gurganus, Beril Gulcan, Claudia Hart, Shayna Hawkins, Mattie Hillock, Tali Hinkis and Lo’am Oort Lapidus, Ann Hirsch, Barry Hoggard, Faith Holland, GH Hovagimyan, Laura Isaac, Julia Kaganskiy, Elisa Kreisinger, Olympia Lambert, Rollin Leonard, Marne Lucas, Karen Marston, A Bill Miller, Lorna Mills, Carolina A. Miranda, Teah Moe, Chris Moss, Kelani Nichole, Oswald Oliveros aka Featuring Oso, Robert Pearre, Justin Petropoulos, Stephanie Rothenberg, Sandra Ruiz, Maritza Ruiz-Kim, Carol Salmanson, Erik Sanner, Rafia Santana, Rick Silva, Tim Simmonds, Savannah Spirit, Anthony Tognazzini, Clement Valla (photo by Carly Gaebe), Myriam Vanneschi, Angela Washko, Katarina Wong, Giselle Zatonyl And stay tuned, the project will continue to grow and will be shown at Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago in Fall 2014!

The Non-Facial Recognition Project from Carla Gannis on Vimeo.

The Non-Facial Recognition Project consists of an ever expanding collection of “Digital Age portraits” that aims to subvert facial recognition. I request profile pics or selfies from friends or “friends of friends” on social networks, who agree to my altering the photographs so that they become “unrecognizable” to technology. I post the portraits on a NFR facebook community page  after completion. Although the images are never tagged and facebook’s algorithms cannot detect a “face”, when making a portrait I leave in or add elements that signify something about the individual’s personality. Because many of the participants know each other online and/or offline, they are often able to “detect” the identities of others involved with the project. Participants (from Sep 2011 – Feb 2014): Ruthie Ackerman, Mark Amerika (photo by Francia Nelson), Anthony Antonellis, Katy Balma, Man Bartlett, Thais Benoit, Alexis Scott Berkowitz, Jon Bowman, Susan Briante, Kip Jalal Britton, Stephanie Cepellos, Veronica Cepellos, Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, Ayn Choi, Debra Di Blasi, Eric Doeringer, Mark Edward Kelley Dorf, Brian Dupont, Kianga Ellis, Kristen French, Carla Gannis, Shirley and Murphy Gurganus, Beril Gulcan, Claudia Hart, Shayna Hawkins, Mattie Hillock, Tali Hinkis and Lo’am Oort Lapidus, Ann Hirsch, Barry Hoggard, Faith Holland, GH Hovagimyan, Laura Isaac, Julia Kaganskiy, Elisa Kreisinger, Olympia Lambert, Rollin Leonard, Marne Lucas, Karen Marston, A Bill Miller, Lorna Mills, Carolina A. Miranda, Teah Moe, Chris Moss, Kelani Nichole, Oswald Oliveros aka Featuring Oso, Robert Pearre, Justin Petropoulos, Stephanie Rothenberg, Sandra Ruiz, Maritza Ruiz-Kim, Carol Salmanson, Erik Sanner, Rafia Santana, Rick Silva, Tim Simmonds, Savannah Spirit, Anthony Tognazzini, Clement Valla (photo by Carly Gaebe), Myriam Vanneschi, Angela Washko, Katarina Wong, Giselle Zatonyl ____________________


I’ll be leading a symposium session as part of NEO New York. Neo New York is an international forum for creative students at the historic Cooper Union in the East Village. http://neonewyork.com/ Date: February 14th, 2014 Venue: Cooper Union at the Rose Auditorium 41 Cooper Square Time: 2PM


http://artfcity.com/2014/01/10/the-art-f-city-roast/ ** Get ready for The Art F City Roast: a night of crowning the worst and auctioning off the best. (Basically, it’s like the art prom but everyone is Carrie. Date: February 17th, 2014 Venue: Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin Street, Ground floor, NYC. Time: Cocktails & light fare begin at 6:30PM, Live Auction at 7:45 and an award ceremony and Roast at 8:30PM. Silent bidding runs through 10PM.

With artwork and experiences available from artists such as Jeremy Bailey, Man Bartlett, Jay Batlle, Petra Cortright, Christian Chaize, Saul Chernick, Matthew Craven, Sara Cwynar, Jennifer Dalton, Ursula Endlicher, Carla Gannis, Christine Gedeon, Irena Jurek, Deborah Kass, Lisa Kirk, Matthew Leifheit, Lisa Levy, Jose Lerma, Lauren Luloff, Jason McLean, Lorna Mills, Marilyn Minter, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, John Powers, William Powhida, Marsha Owett, Tom Sanford, Trey Speegle, Mike and Doug Starn, Russell Tyler, Michelle Vaughan, Aaron Williams and many more!


Visiting Artist: Carla Gannis Date: Tuesday, Feb 18th, 4:30PM, Columbus Auditorium

“Cogency in the Imaginarium (or What A Picture’s Worth)” An artist’s talk on the ways dream vision and information processing inform her transmedia arts practice.

Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work examines the narrativity of 21st century representational technologies and questions the hybrid nature of identity, where virtual and real embodiments of self diverge and intersect.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eye-Ear-Clinic/102515051372


** Date: February 28th, 2014 Time: Friday, February 28th, 2014 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collection traces the evolution of art-making devices and technological advances that have fueled artistic movements over the last five thousand years. From primitive tools to the printing press and the camera obscura, human beings have utilized the techniques at their disposal to make great works of art. Recently, a new medium has emerged in contemporary art, and has found its way from artists’ studios to galleries and museums—digital art. Spectrum is proud to host a panel discussion at the Met on this topic, with the goal of offering a unique and important perspective on artworks made with the technology of our time. A Met curator, three artists, and a digital-art expert will share their work and thoughts on the topic. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be served.

Moderated by Lucy Redoglia Panelists: Mia Fineman, Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Julia Kaganskiy, Director, New Museum’s Incubator for Art, Technology, and Design, Cory Arcangel, post-conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, New York, Carla Gannis, artist and Assistant Chair of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Clement Valla, artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York CENTER FOR THE DIGITAL ARTS “Carla Gannis | The Non-Facial Recognition Project” solo exhibition Dates: March 4 – April 5, 2014 Reception: Tue, Mar 4, 5:30-7:30PM, Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30PM

Center for the Digital Arts, 27 North Division Street, Peekskill, New York http://www.sunywcc.edu/events/center-for-the-digital-arts-celebrates-20-years/

FRIESEN GALLERY “Filtered: What Does Love Look Life?” group exhibition Dates: Feb 3 – Mar 7, 2014 Reception: Feb 14, 2014

Friesen Gallery, 320 First Avenue North, Sun Valley, ID, 83340 http://friesengallery.com/exhibitions/upcoming/

JAN 15 : FLUX FACTORY Not So Silent Auction: https://www.facebook.com/events/270862463063146/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 JAN 16: CULTURAL GUERILLAS curated by DENISE JONES ADLER: http://deniseadler.com/295/

 2013 News & Events:


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Carla Gannis – Moderator of “Terms Of Use: The Creation and Experience of Digital Art” Moderator:

Carla Gannis – Artist and Assistant Chairperson of Digital Art, Pratt Institute

Panelists: Paul Galloway – Study Chair Supervisor, MoMA Department of Architecture and Design Daniel Leyva – Artist and Web Designer Kelani Nichole – Curatorial Director, Transfer Gallery Chris Romero – Associate, Bitforms Gallery Mark Tribe – Artist, Writer, and Founder, Rhizome

More info here: http://goo.gl/pwqLSK Tuesday, Nov 12, 7-9PM Fashion Institute of Technology Seventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City 10001-5992

*The panel will be located at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre on the NW corner of Seventh Avenue and 27 Street in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center.

The integration of rapidly evolving technology in our daily lives has influenced — and continues to redefine — artistic expression and our assumptions about the accessibility and durability of works of art. An increased ease of viewing and sharing digital art on multiple platforms can imply a level of free use that complicates an artwork’s reception and authorship. The panel will discuss a range of issues of interest to those who make, market, consume, and seek to collect intangible art. Presented by the students of the Art Market program at the School of Graduate Studies, Class of 2014.

cake opens November 16, 6-9PM at The George Gallery, 354 North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

Artists: Sandra Bermudez, Cara Cole, Carla Gannis, Annie North O’Hara, Allie Pohl, Ana Rodriguez, Michiko Yao


Suite 303 presents: V I B E

Organized by: Mary Ann Strandell Artists: Carla Gannis, Joy Garnett, Paul Loughney, Michael Rees Friday, November 8 : Opening Reception 6-10pm Saturday, November 9 : Brunch 10:30am. Open to 6pm

VIBE exhibition is a grouping of four artists whose work exemplifies a vibration of change and experimentation. These works are utterances in the field of their working

practice. Their various configurations of media combine modalities of collage, sumi ink, digital printing, 3D printing, augmented reality and new media. Inspired by the prospect of extending my conversation with other artists’ work within a studio salon, this show brings an intimate conversation between works into actual experience, a vibe of sorts (as opposed to a representation: the blogosphere).

::: ANATOMIZE ::: is a collection of GIFs assembled for screening on the occasion of the closing of artist Rollin Leonard’s “Trunks, Stems, & Heads” on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Transfer Gallery, 1030 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 7-11PM More info here: http://goo.gl/2Kexr2

Curated by Leonard, the organizational principle for this assortment of images is body parts disassociated from the body. One will see a mixture of work that is old and new; political, adorable, gory, and funny; composed of organs, limbs, and faces. http://anatomize.xasyasz.com/

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS ::: A Bill Miller, USA; Adam Harms, USA; Adamn Milner, USA; Alex Thebez, Indonesia; Alexandra Gorczynski, USA; Andrew Benson, USA; Angela Washko, USA; Ann Hirsch, USA; Anthony Antonellis, USA; Arjun Srivatsa, USA; Candy Chen Shuhui, Singapore; Carla Gannis, USA; Carlos Saez, Spain; Claudia Mate, Spain; Daniel Temkin, USA; Declan McCarthy, USA; Emilio Gomariz, United Kindom; Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Canada; Eva Papamargariti, Greece; Fabien Mousse, France; Faith Holland, USA; Gaby Cepeda, Argentina; Georges Jacotey, Greece; Giselle Zatonyl, Argentina; Hyo Myoung Kim, South Korea; Jennifer Chan, Canada; Jesse Darling, USA; Jonas Lund, Netherlands; Kim Asendorf, Germany; LaTurbo Avedon, Internet; Lee Russell, USA ; Lilly Handley, USA; Lorna Mills, Canada; Manuel Fernández, Spain; Michael Manning, USA; Miyö Van Stenis, Venezuela; Ole Fach, Germany; Orange Armani, Facebook; Rea McNamara, Canada; Rich Oglesby, United Kindom; Rick Silva, USA; RM Vaughan + (Keith Cole + Lorna Mills), Canada; Robert Lorayn, USA; Sally Mckay, Canada; Saoirse Wall, Ireland; Tony Halmos, Canada; Tristan Stevens, United Kingdom, Canada; V5MT, Poland; Yoshi Sodeoka, USA

<legend> </legend>  at Sidewalk Cafe

Saturday, November 9th 94 Ave A (corner of Ave A & 6th St) NYC. Begins at 6:30pm. No cover.

Justin Petropoulos  & I will be at the Sidewalk Cafe with writers Debra di Blasi, Susan Lewis, David Moscovich, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Susan Scutti, and Sam Witt to celebrate innovative literature. Justin and I will be doing a reading and showing motion works from our transmedia project <legend>  </legend>.

<legend>  </legend> reviewed in Hyperallergic “The Shape of the Earth and Other Artistic Fictions” by Hrag Vartanian

Art and poetry should be natural allies, but it’s surprisingly rare to see both commingle as naturally as they did at a recent show at Transfer Gallery in East Williamsburg, <legend> </legend>.

Excerpt: Featuring visual artist Carla Gannis and poet Justin Petropoulos, the show is the couple’s collaborative project of poems and drawings based on text redactions of Edna Kenton’s compendium of folklore on the shape of the Earth, The Book of Earths (1928).

The pair have conjured up a body of work — videos, drawings, sculptures, and installations — from Kenton’s compilation of bizarre ancient stories, including such fantastic tales as the Babylonian theory of a boat-shaped earth to the Aztec rendering of the earth as a cross.

Entire article: http://hyperallergic.com/85914/legend-carla-gannis-justin-petropoulos-transfer-gallery/

TRANSFER Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition from Carla Gannis and Justin Petropoulos from September 7th through 28th, 2013

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY September 7 ::: 7-11PM :::

<legend> </legend> is a collaborative project of poems and drawings based on text redactions of The Book of Earths, by Edna Kenton, a compendium of theories of the shape of the Earth, and its surrounding folklore.

While the project is rooted in analog works, specifically poems by Justin Petropoulos and ink drawings by Carla Gannis, it grows these texts and images into digital paintings, animations, projection mapped & 3D printed sculptures, as well as interactive works.

The project’s title, <legend> </legend>, is an empty html tag. The viewer/reader must complete the meaning themselves. The definition of the legend is determined by the movement within ones own cartographies.

////////////BOOK The first manifestation of <legend> </legend> is a printed volume of the poems and drawings, produced by Jaded Ibis Press ::: https://www.createspace.com/4392230
A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the opening reception.

///////////EXHIBITION In its second manifestation the project expands into the gallery space – a new body of work that spans a variety of media including an interactive redaction application launching at the opening reception.

//////////ONLINE The project will continue to grow and iterate – before, during and after the exhibition – follow along on these channels: http://twitter.com/legendcgjp http://legendlegend2013.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/legendlegendgannispetrop

//////////ARTISTS CARLA GANNIS has exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has shown at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery and Claire Oliver Gallery in New York, as well as The Boulder Museum of Art in Boulder, Colorado and TZR Galerie in Dusseldorf, Germany. Gannis is the recipient of 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. Gannis holds an MFA in Painting from Boston University. She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

JUSTIN PETROPOLOUS is the author of the poetry collection, Eminent Domain, selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Gulf Coast, Mandorla, Portland Review, and most recently in Spinning Jenny. Petropoulos holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He is an adjunct faculty member at New Jersey City University, where he teaches composition and creative writing.

::: Opening September 7th 7PM-11PM ::: An opening reception will be held on September 7th from 7-11PM at the gallery.

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. Transfer supports artists working with digital practice to realize aggressive installation and promote collection of their work.

Transfer Gallery ::: 1030 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn 11211 http://transfergallery.com/

Writing On It All Writing On It All: Justin Petropoulos & Carla Gannis’s Site-Specific Interactive Installation on Governors Island


Our project, <legend> </ legend>, is an extension of our collaborative book project also titled <legend> </legend> (forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press 2013) and will premiere in a solo exhibition at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn, NY on September 7, 2013.

We need you to finish the project. Come out to Governors Island on Sunday, June 23 and help us fill the walls with words and drawings. This session is open to the public and requires registration. Please follow the link and sign up.

This site-specific installation will explore the relationship between a constructed space and its shifting history. We are interested in how we can activate and transform those histories through interpretative transcriptions of historical documents. We will be creating poems and drawings on-site by redacting historical texts then writing and drawing our interpretations onto the interior walls of a 20th-Century house that served as senior officer housing when Governors Island was a military base.

Writing On It All: Event Synopsis In a series of seven sessions, invited artists and writers, along with interested members of the public, collaborate in writing on the interior of an out-of-use house on Governors Island. Writing On It All enacts the physical as well as social nature of writing, with a materialist twist on contemporary conceptual art practice. Just as writers are embodied, so do we write with concrete tools, in and from particular locations with particular histories and functions. Mindful of this materiality, Writing On It All takes place in an early 20th-Century house that used to serve as senior officer housing when Governors Island was a military base.

Bushwick Open Studios June 1 and June 2 Studio 303: Man Bartlett, Carla Gannis, Nathaniel Sullivan, Mark Dorf, Seldong Yuan

internet < – > real life: Katarina Wong, Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, Carol Salmanson, Maritza Ruiz-Kim, Laura Isaac, Carla Gannis

Check Out the Auction Work at www.aljirafineartauction.org AND on Exhibit at Aljira Beginning Today, Thursday, May 9

Get ready for The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2013 on Thursday, May 23. There is art galore thanks to the extreme generosity of Aljira’s artists and collectors. Represented in the Auction are Aljira Emerge* graduates-Carla Gannis and Rachael Wren among them; Guggenheim Fellows AND Emerge graduates-Chitra Ganesh and Carrie Moyer; Icons Benny Andrews and Al Loving; legends in their own time Dawoud Bey and Frank Bowling; plus Dawoud Bey’s photograph of Frank Bowling; gems of work from Loretta Lux, Rachel Perry Welty and Edward del Rosario; untrained artists Justin McCarthy and Eddie Arning and on and on and on and on. See for yourself by visiting the gallery or aljirafineartauction.org

“Writing on it all”, a project Justin Petropoulos and Carla Gannis are participating in on Governors Island. Our event is June 23. http://writingonitall.com/

Join the #ArtsTech Meetup, in partnership with The Solo Foundation and AOL Artists, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9am – 6pm for a day-long unconference dedicated to art & technology at AOL HQ, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl, NYC.

Throughout the day, participants will take part in more than 25 different sessions that will include: workshops, presentations, round-table discussions, panels, how-tos, hacks, screenings and more. *Read about the session I have organized below and read about more featured #artstech sessions here.  To purchase a ticket: http://artstech-unconference.eventbrite.com/#


C. Gannis Session:

Beyond the Algorithm: The Content of Tech Art

Participants include: ANGELA WASHKO (artist and facilitator), HRAG VARTANIAN (writer, curator and critic, editor of Hyperallergic), CLEMENT VALLA (artist, programmer, designer and educator),   PETER PATCHEN (artist and Chair of the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute), KIANGA ELLIS (Director of Programming at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art) and MODERATOR: CARLA GANNIS (artist & educator)

From the press release for NYC 1993EXPERIMENTAL JET SET, TRASH AND NO STAR, currently on view at The New Museum: “The critical debates and discussions of the early 1990s—on issues such as racial and gender politics, globalism, and institutional critique—have been taken up again in recent years by younger artists, writers, activists, and filmmakers, demonstrating how our current social and political moment grows out of the events and ideas of the recent past.”

The excerpt above inspired me to organize Beyond the Algorithm: The Content of Tech Art, a round table platform where group members will discuss the work of art/tech practitioners generating critically and socially engaged content. Also on the agenda group members will analyze and debate current trends in digital art that may preclude it from analysis for substantive content outside of its own processes.

Topics will include: 0) how (or do) digital artists use current social networks to traverse class stratification and ethnic divides. Why does exclusion still exist once artists are off the network and in the gallery? 1) The ways in which codes and standards in virtual communications resemble and diverge from IRL attitudes regarding gender and identity politics. How are digital artists harnessing proprietary social media and game platforms to expose digital discrimination and virtual devaluation? 2) How do we perceive and respond critically, and meaningfully, to new positionalities emerging as our digital natures evolve and remain linked to physiological imperatives?


  • theLMagazine has published an article on Transfer Gallery, “Yes, Bushwick, You’re Getting A Net Art Gallery” listing the Petropoulos/Gannis collaboration project.


  • A video work by Gannis will appear in LOVE at melepere in Verona, Italy opening March 22. Artists include: Vito Acconci, Alex Mezsmer & Reto Mueller, Adam Gould, Man Ray, Celeste Gaia, Carla Gannis, Enrico Farnedi,  Riccardo Lolli, KREM,  and Stefano W. Pasquini.



  • Gannis, an alum of  The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is participating in their art department’s first annual fundraiser featuring works by distinguished faculty and alumni to benefit student programs.


  • Gannis also has work included in the Bailey House 2013 Auction & Gala to be held on March 28th. Bailey House has been serving homeless people with HIV/AIDS since 1983.

2012 News & Events:

Flux Factory 2012 Benefit Deets: http://www.fluxfactory.org/events/2012-not-so-silent-auction/


NURTUREart 2012 Benefit Deets: http://nurtureart.org/?p=4479 Works from the Benefit: http://nurtureart.artcat.com/?page=7


“Won Ocean”, a group exhibition exploring contemporary digital imaging  at the Neue Galerie, opening Nov 17th, 2012, in Gladbeck, Germany.  

Artists include: Inez van Lamsweerde, Ruud van Empel, Alex Prager, Jasper de Beijer,  Carla Gannis, Desireé Dolron and Tereza Vlckova  


“BDB” (from the Jezebel series), 2008, die cut digital print




All-Night Bookstore colab project at Peanut Underground opening Aug 15th, reception Aug 21st, 7-9pm @ 215 East 5th St, NYC (Collaboration with Justin Petropolous “Notes from a Marathon”)



Pop Noir

Both Carla Gannis and Sandra Bermudez deal in noir.   They have exhibited their deft visual critiques of American pop culture in prestigious galleries in cities as diverse as NY, LA, Rome and Miami.   Their talent and incisive insight have been appreciated by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice and others and they have been featured at several noteworthy art fairs.

Gannis’ digital dreamscapes capture a dark Americana.  From back alleys to hidden rooms devoted to forbidden desire—- from the eccentricity that shadows normalcy to the perversions that inform sexuality, Gannis’ painterly art exposes the dark and violent longings that interrupt the sunny surface of American culture.

Bermudez’s multimedia art explores the intersections of pop culture, art and pornography.  Her wallpaper series borrows images from advertisements and turn-of-the-century pornography.  In her visual examination of contemporary pornography, wherein the naked woman is redacted, our attention is subtly shifted from the publically exposed woman to those looking at or away from her.

Although these artists have shown together before, Pop Noir makes a yet to be made connection between the ways in which Gannis and Bermudez examine the overlapping and intersections of the murky depths of desire, inversions of power and commercialization (the noir and the pop).

Flux Death Match: The New Aesthetic

Check out Flux Death Match May 30 at the Flux Factory: The New Aesthetic with Greg Borenstein; Molly W.Steenson; Kyle McDonald; Carla Gannis @ http://www.fluxfactory.org/events/flux-death-match-the-new-aesthetic/ and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/289962127762015/

Current at Edelman curated by Katarina Wong

Today’s facial recognition technology is making strides in distinguishing, literally, a face in the crowd. Its algorithms are built into many sites and apps, proving to be a helpful tool in managing images of friends and family. However, it also raises questions about trust, identity and intrusion, for example, when our own images appear without our permission on someone else’s Facebook page.

Artist Carla Gannis explores these issues in The Non-Facial Recognition Project, her experiment in “facial recognition subversion.” Gannis asked her Twitter network to send her their profile photos with the expressed purpose of “scrambling” the images and in effect making new identities unrecognizable to either the donors or to the technology. Through this project, participants place their likenesses and their identities in her hands, much like the trust we place every day in the technology itself. To read more, download the full brochure here.

Installation Images:

Julia Kaganskiy editor of The Creators Project has put together another series of responses to the #NewAesthetic featuring posts by Carla Gannis, Jamie Zigelbaum & Marcelo Coelho, Hrag Vartanian, Rahel Aima, and Madeline Ashby



Momenta Art Spring Benefit 4.25.2012

Beauty Debate 3.3.2012

2011 Events:



Leaders in Software and Art logo

Dec 18th

The next Leaders in Software and Art will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday 12/18 at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery.  We will be hearing from Carla Gannis, Ben Taylor, Dan Hermes, and Man Bartlett.  See bios below.


Article by Carla Gannis And Peter Patchen on Postmaster’s Exhibition “Play Station” & “BYOB” : http://artcritical.com/2011/12/16/play-station/



GEO-LOCO: The Re-Imagined Landscape

curated by Henry G. Sanchez November 5 – November 20, 2011

Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 5, 7-10pm Closing reception: Saturday, Nov. 20, 7-10pm

@ OUTPOST RESOURCES 1665 Norman Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 http://www.outpostedit.org/ info@outpostedit.org ph# 718-599-2385 fx# 718-679-9687

Directions: Take the L train to Halsey stop. Walk east along Wyckoff Ave. Take left and walk north on Norman. Or take M train to Myrtle/ Wyckoff stop. Walk east along Wyckoff Ave. Take left and walk north on Norman Ave.

For Immediate Release: GEO-LOCO|The Re-Imagined Landscape presents five artists who practice digital media to explore the traditional theme of landscape. Each artist investigates different perspectives and conceptual approaches to achieve their idiosyncratic vision. The artists’ employ concepts such as the “desired” landscape, the simulacra, nostalgia, political/historical/environmental implications, and romantic antecedents.

This exhibition qualitatively differs from other art shows that exploit the aesthetic practices of augmented reality or digitized/techno-graphic environments, i-Phone apps and programs. Despite the egalitarian properties of those applications this exhibition avoids a limited mediation of a real, unreal or imagined environment.

The artists of GEO-LOCO: The Re-Imagined Landscape seek to fulfill a deeper relationship and a wider definition of contemporary “landscape art” through their personal, romantic and political experiences while manipulating new media and employing technological and digital means.

Find & Combine

Elisabeth Condon, Judith Simonian, Amy Hill, Mary Ann Strandell, Carla Gannis and Linda Griggs


Abrazo Interno Gallery Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center

107 Suffolk St, 2nd Floor 917.496.7058

OPENING RECEPTION: Wed, Sep 7, 6-8 pm

GALLERY TALK: Thursday, Sep 15, 8pm Show Dates: Sep 3rd – Sep 15th

The show brings together a group of artists who research, source, and juxtapose images. While it is safe to say most artists working with an element of representation do “find and combine” in some form or another, the interest here is how varied the results can be, in this case, ranging from lenticular prints, to abstractions based on Chinese scrolls to Netherlandish Renaissance tattooed hipsters, to digital prints processed entirely through the computer.

The show reminds us that such visual hunting and gathering is an important part of the creative process for artists, particularly now as use of images from newspapers, the internet or art history fall under new copyright and intellectual propers laws that threaten their process.



Panel discussion “Mediated behavior in art and society”

A discussion of media system’s and technologies, their relationship to behavior and the artistic process, and an exploration of the Utopian and Dystopian possibilities they inspire.

Sunday, August 21st, 3pm Brydcliffe Kleinert/James arts Center 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, N.Y.

With panelists/artists participating in the current exhibition THE MEDIUM AND THE MESSAGE: Carla Gannis Peter Patchen Michael Rees Moderator: Jimi Billingsley


An interview by Daniel Durning with me about my work @Pulse Art Fair Spring 2011.

Pulse 2011: Carla Gannis & Catherine Balduc artonair.org Buzz from the floor of the 2011 NYC Art Fair Week, recorded Live at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, artist Gannis discusses art in the age of mechanical reproduction, and Balduc discusses her series.

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