Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York-based artist from Manitoba, Canada. She is a video artist whose practice centers on multiplying a single picture both by frame rate and by the viewer’s own rate of change over time. She applies this method to extended landscape and portrait studies in order to make the viewer think about the act of looking. Ciarocchi’s solo exhibitions include I’m Nobody! Who Are you? at New York Live Arts, New York City (2012) and The Chocolate Factory, Long Island City (2011); and Wasteland, Dance Theater Workshop, New York City (2007). Her group exhibitions include Beyond the Parking Lot: The Change and Re-assessment of Our Modern Landscape, Artisphere, Arlington (2012); Governors Island Art Fair, New York City (2010); and Dark Landscapes/The Weather and a Place to Live, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York City (2009).
Ciarocchi has been awarded residencies by the Ucross Foundation (2011) and the Kala Art Institute (2009), and she received a Bessie award in 2006. Publications include The New York Times. Ciarocchi received her M.F.A. in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts and her B.F.A. in Dance from Suny Purchase.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Ciarocchi will complete Overburden, a two-channel video installation comprised of landscape documentation and extended video portraits shot in the coalfields of West Virginia.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist