Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Connie Pennisi, who has been pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Integrated Art at Alfred University, presented the result of her scholarship in an exhibition titled Becoming in the Llewellyn Gallery April 16-29.
Through the visual mutation of video images, Pennisi explores the changing nature of language. She presents language as flowing water, shifting in shape and meaning through time. Approaching new technologies from a formalist background, and its foundation of visual language, allows her to combine and create new languages in time-based media and traditional materials. The reciprocity of language becomes an artistic practice and process by which she explores her relation to the world.
Pennisi holds a BFA and an MSEd from Alfred University. After graduating with her BFA, Pennisi studied under Miss Katherine Nelson for approximately five years. Her work has been in numerous local shows in the Southern Tier and is in private collections in the states and abroad. Pennisi has taught in the Digital Media and Animation Program at Alfred State College for eleven years.