Trish Classe Gianakis

Trish Classe Gianakis


When creating each sculpture, Trish Classe Gianakis layers textures, combining raku ceramics with various found objects. The smoke of the raku firing process creates a blackened surface on the ceramics.  The glazes produce a broad spectrum of metallic, matte and cracked surfaces, with variations in shades of copper, colbalt blue, turquoise, yellow, red, and white crackle, to name a few. With these glazes the effects on the surface create inherent drama.  The colors intensify with the high heat and reduction process in raku, giving the glazes earthy effects of weathered time.  Combining other natural materials such as wire, wood, flowers and tissue paper layered over the sculpture, drawing diagonal lines across the faces to exaggerate the sense of conflict. The tension in these sculptures show physical beauty of the face with wires wrapped around so tightly that the face is disfigured, revealing torn flesh and bone.


Trish Classe Gianakis received her B. F. A.  in Fine Arts from Arizona State University, then moved to New Jersey to earn a Masters of Fine Art Degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York City majoring in Computer Art Installation.



School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, NY, Alumni Masters Computer Arts Exhibit 2017. Show written up in Paper Magazine: 10 Must-See Art Shows 
Curators Choice 2017 -The Gallery Space:  Rahway, NJ

Visions of Hope - Summit Medical Group, NJ

Art Expressions - Overlook Medical Center, NJ

Broom Street Gallery in Soho, NY

Watchung Arts Center, NJ

Jersey City Artist Group, NJ

SVA Gallery Solor Show, NY

Hoboken Creative Alliance , NJ

Hoboken Arts Festival, NJ

Mill Avenue Artists Fair, Tempe, AZ


Awards and Honors -  Healing Arts Program - Artist of the Month; Women of Distinction; America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals; Watchung Artist Center Second Place Mixed Media; People’s Choice Award for Best User Experience, Macromedia International; Best Interactive Web Design, Golden Addy Award;
Best-In-Show, Tempe Fine Art Show (two years in a row).