Carla Ciuffo's work lies somewhere between narrative, photography, and collage. Imagery is stripped down to its most basic elements, light and texture. Details are taken away then integrated back into the artwork to shape new composites, constructing and deconstructing the boundaries of her photographic world.
She has produced a number of installations including portraiture of iconic and contemporary artists that are now a part of the permanent art collection at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. Other select installations include a profile of Girl With a Scar at Tennessee's Custom's House Museum and several large format public works at Nashville's International Airport.
Blending art with science, Carla's has completed a two year residency collaborating with Harvard's Disease and Biophysics Group examining the cosmic world of nanofiber. Using this intriguing medium to bridge the divide between art and science, her endeavor shows how artists use science to make their fantasies real and palpable; and how science uses the arts in the same way.
A recipient of the Woman Art Award 2017, for the Women's Essence Show, Espace Cominnes, Paris, France, celebrating women and contemporary art, Ciuffo's work can be found in collections and corporate installations throughout the United States and Europe.
Selected Corporate Clients | Collections
Cooper Carry | Architecture & Design
The Palmer Group
Spectrum | Emery
Fulcher Investment Properties
Kalisher Design Group
September 2017 | Nano.Stasis Cosmic Garden, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville TN
Solo Show. Nano.Stasis is a series based on a two year collaboration with Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Science merging art with science and exploring a new nanofiber technology, presenting the ethereal side of microscopic nanofibers.
June 2017 | Spectrum Gestalt Exhibit, bG Gallery, Santa Monica CA
Small Works from Stasis
April 2017 | Women's Essence Show, Espace Cominnes, Paris, France
Artist selected for Woman Art Award 2017
Select Works from Words Fell and Stasis
June 2016 | Stasis Universe Modular Art Pod
OZ Arts, Nashville TN
April 2016 | Arts @29 Garden | Harvard | Cambridge MA
Nano.Stasis Cosmic Garden
Speaker, Presentation for Art, Technology, Psyche II.
Art, Technology, Psyche II celebrates human expression at the intersection of technology and the arts. Discussion centers on Ciuffo's artist in residency and collaboration with Harvard's Disease and Biophysics Group merging science and art using new medium of groundbreaking nanofiber technology.
June 2016 | OZ Arts | Nashville TN
Modular Art Pod, Stasis Universe NanoPod
October 2015 | James Gallery | Pittsburgh PA
Second Nature . Selection from Stasis series
October 2015 | Customs House Museum | Clarksville TN
Solo exhibition, Series: Girl With a Scar
May 2014 - extended, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Tennessee
Musicians: Between the Heart and the Breath, a collective photographic celebration representing iconic and trending artists including Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Elton John, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tim "Too Slim" Langford, Ray Stephenson.
May 2014 - January 2015, Nashville International Airport, Nashville Tennessee
Just a Perfect Day, Large Format Skylight Installation created for Bonnaroo/AC Entertainment, Portraiture of Artists including Elton John, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Wild Feathers, Shovels and Rope, The Black Lilies, Tim Langford, Ray Stephenson
December 6, 2014 - January 17, 2015 | Tinney Contemporary, Nashville Tennessee
Stasis: Heavenly Bodies solo show, with select and new artworks from Stasis. Creating contrast within negative space Ciuffo presents images infused with celestial light, textures and organic forms.
November 2013 - January 2014, Castell Photography Gallery, Ashville North Carolina
Savior from Hidden Life of the Soul series. Presented in an exhibit entitled Next: New Photographic Visions curated by art collector Allen Thomas and North Carolina Museum of Art director Larry Wheeler.
April 2013 - Tinney Contemporary, Nashville Tennessee
Solo show, back gallery: Stasis, The state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces
September 2012 - March 2013, Nashville International Airport, Nashville Tennessee
Series: Thrill, The response and effect of chance structured within the boundaries of a carnival