Carla Gannis is a New York based artist, designer, and educator. One of her primary goals is to effect change through visual communication. Interdisciplinarity is the rule not the exception in her creative approach to working with and teaching digital technologies. As a web and graphic designer, Gannis's clients have included 4mm Games, I-Home Game, Synamed, Radical Media, Pixel Plume, Annie Leibovitz and others.
As an educator, Gannis has taught digital art and interactive technologies at Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts, and Mercy College. She currently teaches in the Digital Arts Department at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn and in the Graduate Communication Design Department at Pratt Institute, Manhattan.
She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo exhibitions include "What is not on my mind?" at Pablo's Birthday Gallery in New York; "Jezebel" at The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, at TZR Galerie in Dusseldorf, at Kasia Kay Gallery in Chicago, and at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.
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.
Features on Gannis's work have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, Res Magazine, Animal Magazine, 11211, and Collezioni Edge, and her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Miami Herald, NY Arts Magazine, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, and The Village Voice.