Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA in painting from Boston University and 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.
Gannis’s 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. On a conceptual and technical level the tableaus she produces consist of fragments that are reassembled at oblique angles to their original context. She feels akin to past and contemporary artists and writers who uncannily deconstruct rigid notions of reality and perception. The extension of this sensibility with computer-based applications is only natural to her as a reflection upon the Digital Age in which we all coexist.
Gannis has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Most recently she collaborated with poet Justin Petropoulos on a transmedia book, installation and net art project entitled (Jaded Ibis Press and Transfer Gallery, 2013). Features on Gannis’s work have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, Res Magazine, Animal, 11211, and Collezioni Edge, and her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, Art Critical, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Miami Herald, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, and The Village Voice. She is Assistant Chair of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.
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Carla Gannis on anti-utopias
In "The Garden of Emoji Delights", Carla Gannis contextualizes Emoji within the iconographic lineage of the works of Hieronymus Bosch, re-inscribing...