ARTIST BIO AND STATEMENT
Celina Carney was born in 1994, and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She has studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a BFA in Sculpture. She maintains both a fine art studio practice and work as a freelance designer for costuming, art direction, and production. Celina is currently living and working at the HEIMA Art Residency in Seydisfjordur, Iceland.Most often the focus of Celina’s work is sculptural objects and performative wearables. Using a combination of media -textiles, cement, wax, ceramics, and metal – these three-dimensional and time-based works explore abstracted concepts on relationships, both personal and spatial. With works that are two-dimensional, the main concern is the materiality of the pieces. They are based less on concept and more on process. The medium and materials involved, the method of application, and the combination of textures are the focus of these works and directly inform their development.