Claudia Sbrissa

M.F.A., Cornell University, NY.E.d., Queens University

Claudia Sbrissa teaches undergraduate courses in fine arts including book arts, drawing and printmaking. Sbrissa’s studio practice is informed by issues of identity and culture, and by her engagement with materials. Her installations, sculptures and works on paper explore the connection between image, material and space. Sbrissa’s works explore histories in the form of landscapes, architecture, and urban fabrics. Her work is engaged with notions of renewal and regeneration, and the relationship between utopian impulses and abstraction.

Among Sbrissa’s awards are residencies at the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy; Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; I-Park, East Haddam, CT; and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.

Sbrissa has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at AC Institute, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK; Museo Guillermo Perez Chiriboga, Quito, Ecuador; Herzen Galley, St. Petersburg, Russia ; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY; Kentler Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; Kuppelhalle der Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany; Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; Proyecto ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. Sbrissa lectures regularly on her work and on issues on contemporary art. She is the chair of the College

Art Associations Committee on Women in the Arts.