this sculpture was created for an installation called "The Virginia Project," a collaborative written and visual art installation with tINa Barry. Barry’s poem “Birth," displayed beside my piece, reads: "Bed of blood and bone. Him her you us. The great usurper who knit himself from me”
Raku fired. The colbolt blues combined with sculpted waves of hair create a feeling of Dreams, like an ocean, my sweet, dream
"Fixation" Cravings manifested as an obsession. in my artwork is shown with sculptures of faces Raku fired. Each face, mouth opened, with fiber optic wires running throughout of their mouths, all interconnected showing the collective craving.
Raku Vase, you can see where the flame licked the vessel making impressions swirling with each lick of fire
“Unconscious Bliss” Raku sculpture Mounted in an antique distressed wooden box. The body’s positioned in ecstasy, veins protruding through the skin, blood flow and energy, confined in a moment within the box.
"The smoke of the raku creates blackened surface on the face. The glazes produce a broad spectrum of metallics and cracked surfaces, with variations in shades of copper, Greens, yellow and gold, Colors are intensified with the high heat and reduction process, giving the glazes an aged weathered effect.
Trish Classe Gianakis is a visual artist and published poet whose immersive works have been exhibited across the United States. She earned her MFA in computer art from the School of Visual Arts and is currently an adjunct professor at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, where she teaches web, digital design, animation and augment reality . She Specializes in application design, user experience, and digital marketing, Classe Design was founded by Trish in 2000.
2019-"Visual Aids - Post Cards From The Edge" AUCTION - Bortolami, Tribeca, NYC
2019-"The Virginia Project" LIU Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2019 - "For the Love Of It" Nimbus Dance Center, Jersey City, NJ
2019 - “Literally and Figuratively”, Atelier Rosal, Rahway, NJ
2018 - “Sene/Unseen the Perception of Space”, The Gallery Space Rahway , NJ
2018-"Unmasked, Mondo Contemporary, Summit, NJ
2018-"Samhain” Atelier Rosal Gallery, Rahway, NJ 07065
2018-"The Virginia Project" The Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
2018 - Raw Arts, "Connect", Queens NY
2018 - Fox Chase Cancer Charity Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2018 - “By Chance” Studio Montclair, NJ
2018 - Small Works Baruch exhibition, NY, NY
2017-"Electronic Encounters" School of Visual Arts, Flatiron Gallery, NY, Alumni MFA. Computer Arts Exhibit 2017. Show written up in Paper Magazine: 10 Must-See Art Shows
2017- Curators Choice 2017-The Gallery Space, Rahway, NJ
2017-Visions of Hope - Summit Medical Group, NJ
2017-Art Expressions - Overlook Medical Center, NJ
Broom Street Gallery in Soho, NY
Watchung Arts Center, NJ
Jersey City Artist Group, NJ
SVA Gallery, Solo Show, NY
Hoboken Creative Alliance , NJ
Hoboken Arts Festival, NJ
Mill Avenue Artists Fair, Tempe, AZ
Awards and Honors
2018 Artist Residency Ocean House, RI
2017 Atlantic Healing Arts Program - Artist of the Month
2017 Women of Distinction
2017 America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals
2011 Watchung Artist Center Second Place Mixed Media
Best Interactive Web Design, Golden Addy Award
People’s Choice Award for Best User Experience, Macromedia International
Best-In-Show, Tempe Fine Art Show (two years in a row).
Trish Classe Gianakis 2019