Tiffany Carbonneau

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My creative practice combines digital projection and original video to create works that recontextualize our surroundings, highlight local consequences of global markets, and invite the viewer to examine the distance between themselves and the structures and systems that support western society. I find architectural elements that are unique to each exhibition site and highlight those elements with the masked light of the projection. Through these architectural vestiges and video which exhibit national and international maritime shipping routes and ports, my work calls attention to the influences that outside factors have on the way we approach our lives, address others, and interact with the spaces in which we dwell.


Tiffany Carbonneau is a video installation artist whose work explores the impact of our surroundings by presenting familiar structures in an unfamiliar setting which allows the viewer to experience subtle architectural influences in a significant way. Carbonneau is the Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Head of the Digital Art and Interactive Media concentration at Indiana University Southeast. She is a 2011 Efroymson Contemporary Arts fellow and has been the recipient of several artist honorariums and awards. Tiffany’s architectural video installations ask the viewer to take note of structures, both symbolic and real, that surround them and to observe the way in which these structures connect them to the personal and global networks in their lives and to the environmental elements around them. Her works have been exhibited internationally at venues in Cape Town, South Africa, Lodz, Poland, Toronto, Canada and nationally in New York City, Miami, Santa Fe, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, among several others. Supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, Carbonneau’s most recent public commission, Illuminate Oregon City, consists of a seventy-foot video projection on display nightly for one year in Oregon City, Oregon.