Still from The Garden of Emoji Delights Triptych Animation, Carla Gannis
Visiting Artists & Critics Lecture: Carla Gannis
November 5, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller, narrating with the use of 21st century representational technologies through a "digital looking glass". Reflections and ruminations on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency emerge through her practice of melding the digital with the art historical and beyond.
Originally from Oxford, North Carolina, Carla Gannis today 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 to incorporate digital technologies into her work, and in 2005 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts. Since 2003 Gannis's work has appeared in 20 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Currently she is a professor and assistant chairperson of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.
The UCCS Visiting Artists and Critics Series fosters understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through dialogue and critical conversations. Artists and scholars of national significance are invited to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus to present public lectures and meet with UCCS undergraduate students in classes and workshop settings. The Visiting Artists & Critics Series is a collaborative program of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), UCCS Visual Arts and Art History (VAPA).