Veronica Cianfrano

Mixed Media/Installation



 


Contact Information

Veronica Cianfrano
www.veronicacianfrano.com
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Artist Statement

The fear of forgetting and being forgotten is practically universal. I am interested in how contemporary communication and digital photography have altered our memories, social interactions, and psychology. I use this connecting thread of memory to establish an emotional connection to the viewer by incorporating objects and images that are loaded with nostalgia or sentimentality. Aesthetic references to memory, degradation, ephemera, and family photographs are common themes in my layered, multi-media works. As I often comment on the negative psychosocial impact of public, global, digital communication, I tend to create large-scale installations that encourage viewer interaction with the space and each other. It is my hope that these interactions help reinforce a physical and emotionally responsible connection to each other and the space around us.

Artist Bio

Veronica Cianfrano is a multimedia artist who has been examining “the communication break down” through photographic images and memories of her familial ties and through our current reliance on digital communication. Her work serves as a display for these vignettes of examination whether it be through memory decay, new meanings found in old footage, or the effects of the news media on our state of mind. Since receiving her MFA from the University of the Arts in 2010, Veronica Cianfrano has served as both Co-Founder and Curator for Manifesto-ish and Champions of Empty Rooms. She has also served as a Mentor and Teacher for pre-college and college level art students as well as professional artists.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
Veronica Cianfrano, Resource Exchange, Philadelphia, PA

Philly Fringe Fest, Video and Drawing Installation, CRUX Space, Philadelphia, PA

We See the Starts, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art Exhibiton

2013
Heavy Hands, Salon 1522, Philadelphia, PA

Group

2016

CAMD Faculty Exhibition, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2015
Loved To Pieces, Kitchen Table Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Digital Divide, Assemble Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2013:
Dinner And A Movie, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA

Attention Otherwise Occupied (online exhibition), Manifesto-ish.com

2011
Museums On The Web, Solmssen Court, Philadelphia, PA

Art Unleashed, Aronson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Art Of Fashion, Crosby Street Gallery, CT

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Future Excavations, Gallery 224, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Works In Progress, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2-D or Not 2-D, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Works In Progress, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Generations: A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

City Wide Open Studios, Art Space, New Haven, CT

2007
Searching Home, Hamden Art Center, Hamden, CT

2005
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Public Art Projects

2015
Share Space 2, 319 N. 11th St, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Share Space 1, Washington Square Park, Philadelphia, PA

Reflecting Pool, The Force Field Project, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Feels Like The First Time, Pizza Brain, Philadelphia, PA

2012
What Remains: Traces of Poe, Detour Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

And There The Moon-Bird Rests From His Flight, Window On Broad, Philadelphia, PA

2011
REcollect/REcreate, North End Artist’s Coop, Middletown, CT

2010
PARTICIPATE, University of the Arts Public Art Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Scenic Vistas, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Killing Time, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Domestic series, Earl Gallery, CT

Exhibitions Curated

2014
Digital Divide, Assemble Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2013
UArts MFA WIP Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

CHER Takes Over, Dick Blick, Philadelphia, PA

Dinner and a Movie, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA

Backpack Gallery, 30th St. Station, Philadelphia, PA

Come On And-a Meander With Me, Manifesto-ish.com

(no)Hope, Salon 1522, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Laughing In The Face Of…, PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

2011
The Dishes Are Done, Gallery 224, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Future Excavations, Gallery 224, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Searching Home, Hamden Art Center, Hamden, CT

Education

2010
University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

2008
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
BS, Studio Art

Professional Experience

2015 – 2016
Core Studies Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014 – 2016
Pre-College Studio Art Instructor and Exhibitions Coordinator, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014 – 2015
Coordinator, Brand Strategist, and Designer, Frieda For Generations, Philadelphia, PA

2012 – 2016
Co-Founder, Curator, and Designer, Manifesto-ish

Co-Founder, Curator, and Project Manager, CHER

2015
Proof Productions, Scenic Painter

2014
Drawing Instructor, Philadelphia Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Adjunct Professor, Burlington County College

MFA Program Guest Curator, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
YAW Digital Design Instructor, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011 – 2012
Writer, Title Magazine

2007 – 2009
Photographer’s Assistant and Graphic Artist, Peter Freidman Photography Studio

2007 – 2008
Gallery Assistant, John Slade Ely House

2002 – 2007
Studio Assistant for Leila Daw

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