Trish Classe Gianakis
Now Exhibiting: Small Works Baruch 2018 exhibition.
On display in the gallery from February 16-March 15, 2018.
Opening reception is on Thursday, February 15 from 6-8 pm.
135 E. 22nd St., NY, NY
Upcoming Exhibit: Bucks County Chapter Art Show & Charity Sale for FOX Chase Cancer Center
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4-7pm Wine & Cheese Preview
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 12-5pm
Cornerstone Event Center (Eagle Fire Hall) 46 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope, PA
Free Admission & Parking
Medium: RAKU Ceramic,
wood, metal and wire
Size: 2 pannels 24x32”
Medium: RAKU Ceramic ,
wood, dried flowers and wire
Medium: Ceramic RAKU, wood,
tissue paper and wire
Medium: Ceramic RAKU
Medium: RAKU Ceramic
White Cackel Copper Bowl
Medium: RAKU Ceramic, pod and wire
Medium: RAKU Ceramic
Fluted White Crackle Bowl
Medium: RAKU, Ceramic
Medium: RAKU Ceramic, Wood
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).