Alumni from the School of Art and Design @ Alfred University Amy Karle & Monica Panzarino are exhibiting their work in this year’s Ars Electronica Festival for Art, Technology & Society .ART Global Gallery.
Amy Karle is exhibiting “The Heart of Evolution” (biomechanical sculpture), 2019; “The Body and Technology: a Conversational Metamorphosis” (collection of enhanced prints), 2017; and “Biofeedback Artwork” (durational performance), 2011.
Amy Karle’s mission is to positively impact others, raise consciousness and contribute to social, political, and technical development by making and sharing her work. As an artist and designer, Karle is also a provocateur and a futurist, leveraging new technologies to create art that catalytically examines material and spiritual aspects of life and open minds to future visions of how technology could be utilized to unlock human potential.
Amy Karle attended Alfred University and Cornell University, where she received degrees in Art and Design and Philosophy. Karle is co-founder of Conceptual Art Technologies and has shown work in 46 exhibitions worldwide. She is the inventor of registered active patents, service marks and trademarks in medical and technology categories.
Amy works as a full-time artist expressing experiences in visual forms, often designing technologies to improve the body and functions of the human in the process. She has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in 3D Printing” and her bio-art work has contributed to the establishment of a new discipline in the art world. The long-term goals of her work are to continue to pioneer in the bioart field and make contributions to healthcare and mind-body medicine in the process.
Monica Panzarino (b. 1979, New York, NY) is a video artist and educator. Her single-channel, performance, and installation works combine real-time image/sound manipulations with a feminist, and often humorous, critique of American popular culture.
Panzarino received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2002. Her work has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally at venues including Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, TN, European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Germany, WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival in Winnipeg, Canada, Athens International Film + Video Festival in Athens, OH, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Art in General in New York, NY. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, Signal Culture in Owego, NY, and Outpost Artists Resources in Queens, NY. Her videos are distributed by Vtape in Toronto, Canada. Panzarino lives and works in Queens, NY.