Sena Clara Creston

 

 

contact: mail@senaclaracreston.com

 

Bio

Sena Clara Creston is an artist and educator from New York City. Creston uses a combination of new and obsolete technology to construct electronic, kinetic and interactive sculptures and installations. Her work focuses on the impact materials, movement and environment have on art and reflect on alternative associations with what is considered natural in an increasingly mediated world.

 

Education
2012      MFA Electronic Arts
          Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

2005      BFA with Honors Photography and Imaging
          New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2015      The Umbrellaship, WSU Fine Arts, Pullman, WA

2012      Machinescape, RPI, Troy, NY

2006      Insideouthouse, The General Store, IA
          Night Lights, PLP Gallery, New York, NY

Two Person Exhibitions and Performances
2015      The Shooting Gallery, Horse Heaven Hills, WA
2014      Ask & Embla, Richland, WA
2013      October People, WSU Tri-Cities Art Center, Richland, WA
2012      Ask & Embla, Troy Bike Rescue, Troy, NY
2011      Ask & Embla, Troy Bike Rescue, Troy, NY
2010      Ask & Embla, Breuer Falls, Brooklyn, NY
          Ask & Embla, Northeast Kingdom, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015      Luminos: Light and Space, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
          Americave, WSU Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
          Shadow and Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
2014      Women Artists from the Columbia Valley, WSUTC Art Center, Richland, WA
          In a Land of Snow and Indigo, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
          Semilla Besada, LoFi Art Festival, Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA
          Art, Science and Technology, You & I Gallery Kennewick, WA
2013      Life Interpreted, WSU Tri-Cities Art Center, Richland, WA
          WSU Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Pullman, WA
2012      AutoPlay, Machinescape, RPI, Troy, NY
          Imaginary Landscapes, RPI, Troy, NY
2011      Oscillations, The Wave Machine, RPI, Troy, NY
          The Knowhere Machine, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
          Moonlight, Mai Tais and Magic, Brooklyn, NY
          Others’ Concept, Spinner Dress, RPI, Troy, NY
2010      Reverse Vertigo, The Knowhere Machine, RPI, Troy, NY
          Brown-Paper-Bag-Birds, Potion Collective, BOS, Brooklyn, NY
          I Heart Art, The Wassaic Project Benefit, Brooklyn, NY
          Bushwick Open Studios Benefit Show, Brooklyn, NY
2009      The Garden, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
          The Garden, The Media Lounge, Brooklyn, NY
          Z-Print, Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008      The Garden, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
          B:EAST, Broadway East Gallery, New York, NY
2007      Night Lights, The Leo Kuelbs Collection, Brooklyn, NY
          Transformations: Photography and Imaging @ 25, NYU, TSOA, New York, NY
2006      Night Bikes, Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN
          Yart Sale, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY
2005      Night Lights, Mammalfish, Brooklyn, NY
          Imaginary Imagery, Art Monster, Brooklyn, NY
          If Simply Observed, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York, NY
          Night Lights, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York, NY
2004      Finding Rembrandt, Anthem Gallery, New York, NY
          Generations, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
          The Art Show, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
          Summer Light, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
          One For Grandma, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY
          Girlography, Axel Raben Gallery, NY, NY
2003      Generations, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
2000      La Luz, Push Gallery, New York, NY
1998      L'Automovile, Santiago de Caçem, Portugal, 1998

Grants, Fellowships and Awards
2014      Grants for Artist Projects, Artist Trust
2010/12   MFA Fellowship
          Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Electronic Arts MFA
2006      Emerging Photographer, Magenta Foundation for the Arts

Permanent Collections and Colletives
2013      Museum of Art, WSU, Pullman, WA
2009/13   Potion Art Collective

Residencies
2014      LoFi Arts Festival, Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA
2008      The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2006      The General Store, Elk Horn, IA

Artist Talks
2014      WSU Vancouver Fine Arts Department Vancouver, WA
2013      WSU Tri-Cities CIC Art Center, Richland, WA
          Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA
          University of Utah Department of Art and Art History, Salt Lake City, UT
2012      Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA
2011      The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
          Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA
          Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2010      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

        
Bibliography and Publications                  
2015      Merging Engineering and Art – What are the Real Lessons? Charles Pezeshki, Jacob Leachman, Sena Clara Creston, 18th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
          Kosmosis, Sarah Rayne Volume 2, New York, May 30, 2015
2014      Lo-Fi Festival 2014 by Jordan Stead, Seattle PI, September 11, 2014
          Kosmosis
, Sarah Rayne Volume 1, New York, September 28, 2014
          Artist of the Month: Katie Buckett
, Artcetera Online Magazine, Ana Reis, June 1, 2014
2012      Landscapes and Machinescapes, by Donna Kozloskie,
          Gravity was Everywhere Back Then, New York, May 12, 2012
2011      The Wassaic Project: Our Favorite Art from Summer Festival 2011 by Steven Thrasher, The Village Voice Blog, New York, August 8
2011      It’s Time for Another Prescription! by Carin Beam
          Mustache Magazine, New York, October 22, 2011
2006      Night Lights by Milton Fletcher
          New York Arts Magazine, New York, May/June 2006, Vol. 11
2006      A Huge Desolate Space Becomes a Work of Art by Tom McMahon, The Daily Nonpareil, Iowa, August 12, 2006
2006      Rural Landscapes Inspire Unusual Art Forms
          Audobon County Advocate Journal, August, Iowa, 2006
2006      Nocturnal Landscapes by Milton Fletcher, Cybergallery66

Academic Appointments

2013/16   Clinical Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA

2011/13   Head of Photography, Video and Digital Imaging Program Summer High School Arts Program, Snow Farm, Willamsburg, MA

2010/12   Teaching Assistant, Deparment of the Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

2010      Visiting Artist, The Wassaic Project Workshops, Wassaic, NY              

2005      Teaching Assistant, Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

2004      Photography Instructor Community Collaborations, Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

 

Professional Experience
2007/10    Artist Assistant to Mark Esper, NY
2005       Assistant Producer for Orpheus Descending, A Film by Clayton Burkhart, NY
2004/05    Intern and Grip for Gregory Crewdson, NY/MASS MoCA

 

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