Carla Gannis Bio


Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BFA in painting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA in painting from Boston University. In the late 1990s she began incorporating net and digital technologies into her work.

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 2014 solo exhibitions include “The Garden of Earthly Delights” at Kasia Kay Art Projects in Chicago, IL and “The Non-Facial Recognition Project” at The Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill, NY. In 2013 she collaborated with poet Justin Petropoulos on a transmedia book, installation and net art project entitled <legend>   </legend>  published by Jaded Ibis Press, Seattle, WA and exhibited at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Features or reviews on Gannis’s work have appeared in The Creators Project, ARTnews, The Wallstreet Journal, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Art Critical, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Miami Herald, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, Animal and The Village Voice, among others.

She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.