Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics and the situation of identity in the blurring contexts of real and virtual. Gannis holds an MFA in painting from Boston University and is the recipient of several awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including TRANSFER Gallery, DAM Gallery and The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Features on her work have appeared in ARTnews, The Huffington Post, Wired, Hyperallergic, Art F City, The Creators Project, The New York Times and The LA Times, among others. In 2015 Gannis’s speculative fiction was included in DEVOURING THE GREEN:: fear of a human planet: a cyborg / eco poetry anthology, published by Jaded Ibis Press. She has also participated on numerous panels regarding intersections in art and technology including “Let’s Get Digital” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and “Not Your Mom’s Anthropocene” at Creative Technology Week, NYC. She is Assistant Chair of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.