Chris Schiavo is a New York City based multi-media artist working in Film, Photography, Drawing, Sound, Installation and Performance art – and often all of the above in a crazy, rumpus of experimental collisions. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art NY, the Metropolitan Museum of Art NY, the Henry Buhl Foundation and shown in galleries, museums and film festivals internationally.

She is currently working on an experimental Super 8, silent film titled “RIVETGIRL: a Cinematic Fable in 12 Chapters.” “RIVETGIRL” is a surreal coming-of age-story made with live action, animation, photography, drawing and an original sound score. It premiered its first chapters at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and has shown at various film festivals.

Chris often seeks collaboration with artists working in all mediums, thriving off the spontaneous energy and the ‘ happy accidents ‘ that occur when creative minds come together. She is a founding member and Visual Director of the Collective Opera Company based in NYC, and works in experimental theater, film and music projects.

New York Foundation of the Arts, Architecture & Environmental Installation
New York State Council of the Arts, Experimental Film
PUFFIN Foundation, Photography
Brooklyn Community Access TV, Multi-media award
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Space Program Studio Grant

Braziers International Artist Residency
Millay Colony
MacDowell Artist Colony
Viginia Center for the Creative Arts
Yaddo Coporation
UCross Foundation
Saltonstall Foundation
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation

1984 BFA Photography SUNY PURCHASE – NY
1986 Empire State College Studio Program NY, NY

Laurie Anderson, Jan Groover and William Wegman

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