Lobby / 12th fl Installation at 222 Second Avenue, Nashville TN
NEW PROJECT IN PROGRESS: A Thousand Hands, A Million Stars Project to End Human Trafficking
A Thousand Hands is a creative, collaborative effort uniting visual art, poetry, music and song created and performed all by women as a vehicle to bring awareness, empowerment and a voice to those that have been rendered silent and hopeless by their experience in human sex trafficking. The four artists of A Thousand Hands have taken inspiration through survivors’ experiences and stories, contributing to personal narratives of their journey in, through and out of human sex trafficking in hopes of providing visibility to the invisible victims and the power of recovery and healing.
Big Fish. A new video series being developed to play on antique and vintage magic lanterns... to view Big Fish in all his/her/it's glory visit my instagram feed at carlaciuffoworks.
EXHIBITIONS | NEWS
Chosen as one of the artists for the "40 for 40” project, celebrating Metro Arts (Metro Nashville Arts Commission) 40th anniversary and the installation of 40 artworks in the Historic Metro Courthouse and the Metro Office Building. “These new works will join 50 other pieces that form the city’s “One Percent for Art” public collection to be installed in the Historic Metro Courthouse. A citizen selection panel chose artists whose work is creative, innovative and reflects Nashville’s spirit of community, service, justice and equity."
August - September 2017 | Tinney Contemporary | Nashville TN
Solo Show, New Works: Nano. Stasis Cosmic Garden
Nashville Arts Magazine Review
USA TODAY / Tennessean Review
Lobby Installations 2017
FEATURE DARK BEAUTY MAGAZINE AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUES
June 2017 | Spectrum Gestalt Exhibit, bG Gallery, Santa Monica CA
Small Works from Stasis
April 2017 | Women's Essence Show, Espace Cominnes, Paris, France
Artist selected for Woman Art Award 2017
Select Works from Words Fell and Stasis
Cover Nashville Arts Magazine, August 2017 Issue
April 14, 2016 | Arts @29 Garden | Harvard | Cambridge MA
Speaker, Presentation for Art, Technology, Psyche II.
Nano.Stasis is an art form that explores the exquisite side of a radical new technology – one that is changing lives. Sparked by Harvard’s Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Kit Parker, and his invention of a cotton candy-inspired rotary jet spinning technology, nanofibers form the basis of this novel medium. Parker’s groundbreaking work has created a nanofiber textile that is evolving for a spectrum of futuristic applications – from wound healing, tissue and organ growth to fashion couture and "smart" sports related products. Now, for the first time, the tiny fibers are becoming art. Collaborating with Harvard’s Disease Biophysics Group, artist Carla Ciuffo has worked together with doctoral candidate Nina Sinatra to transform nanofibers into small-scale canvases and large format artworks. Showing how artists use science to make their fantasies real and palpable, their discussion will also focus on how science uses the arts in exactly the same way.
ArtTechPsyche II returns to Harvard on April 14, 2016. This event celebrates human expression at the intersection of technology and the arts. Harvard Digital Arts and Humanities (DARTH), in collaboration with the Harvard Library and the Digital Futures Consortium, invites you to participate in a day of immersive digital experiences, art exhibitions, technology demos, and visionary speakers on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Arts @ 29 Garden from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Explore the creative process and its impact on emerging technologies. Discover the ways in which technology shapes us, and conversely, how the artist continually challenges and informs technological development. Interact with cutting edge art installations and software demos to experience the world in new ways. Meet like-minded faculty, staff, students, researchers, and colleagues of any skill level while exploring new projects and collaborations on and around campus.
Interview, Boulevard Quarterly
Nano . Stasis > New Works > Merging Art with Science at Harvard
Neurofashion, Nanofiber and the Little Black Dress
Girl With a Scar > Customs House Museum
Customs House Museum | Clarksville TN
Girl With a Scar | October 1, 2015 - November 30, 2016
“There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.”
― Harry Crews
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Stasis at the James Gallery | Pittsburgh PA
James Gallery | Pittsburgh PA
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 - NOVEMBER 14, 2015
Stasis and Second Nature
Organic elements found in nature, like human beings, are transient. They/we exist in a constant state of cyclical transition. Change and resisting change is second nature, something deeply ingrained within the enigma of being human. If you look closely at the composite photographs in Stasis, you’ll notice tiny human bodies drifting like caraway seeds tossed in the wind. And with the human subjects free from gravity, the dandelions and wintry trees can bear as much emotional weight as the fragile human bodies. It is their second nature. It is our second nature.
They should be full of movement, but as these minuscule humans float within an enormous garden, it feels like something is about to happen but hasn’t – yet. Perhaps they’re diving headlong into the void, or perhaps they’re ascending. It’s not clear, as this in-between moment absolves them of judgment.
As in second nature, Stasis takes pause, presenting a moment of calm before we take the inevitable next step.
Installation at Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin GSRM
SAATCHI ART | Profiled as "Artist of the Day"
December 2014, Stasis, Heavenly Bodies, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville TN
Jackson Thornton Installation
The Melrose Installation
Twelve Twelve Installation
Nelson Mullins Installation
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INSTALLATION
Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville TN | Series: Musicians, Between the Heart and the Breath
Portraiture of iconic and trending artists: Elton John, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Tim "Too Slim" Langford, Rodney Crowell, Ray Stephenson, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Nashville International Airport Installation for Bonnaroo | AC Entertainment
A hanging 3D skylight installation titled: Just a Perfect Day.
Thrill at Nashville International Airport