‘The Garden of Emoji Delights’ Archival C-Print mounted on plexi with semi-gloss front lamination, 13′ x 7′ in an edition of three + 1AP, 2014

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. She 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 < legend > < /legend > (Jaded Ibis Press and Transfer Gallery, 2013). She is Assistant Chair of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

Statement from the Artist

My 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. I feel 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 me as a reflection upon the Digital Age in which we all coexist.

Gannis’ second solo show with the gallery is in progress for January 2016


March 2015 –‘The Garden of Emoji Delights’ presented at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, NYC
December 2014 –‘The Garden of Emoji Delights’ hypersalon, South Beach Miami
October 2014 –‘The Garden of Emoji Delights’ screening party in Brooklyn, NY
September 2013 –‘< legend > < /legend >‘a collaborative cross-media exhibition