Tiffany Carbonneau is a video installation artist whose work explores the impact of our surroundings by presenting familiar structures in an unfamiliar setting, allowing the viewer to experience subtle architectural influences in a significant way. Carbonneau is an Assistant Professor of Art at Indiana University Southeast where she founded and heads the Digital Art and Interactive Media area, and is a 2011 Efroymson Contemporary Arts fellow. She uses projection mapping technologies and large venue projection systems to create short and long-term, outdoor and indoor projections that call attention to underlying systems that support the international economy, visually and metaphorically connecting the local to the global. Through these architectural vestiges, her work highlights the significance of our built environment within our modern and historic cultural framework.
Tiffany often collaborates with other artists and creative institutions. Most recently having worked on several projects with Susanna Crum, a printmaker and Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Indiana University Southeast. Together, Susanna and Tiffany use archival documents, oral histories, maps, photographs, and film footage as raw material to create architectural video projections. Their site specific works seek new and innovative ways to bridge the gap between social artifacts that are at once ephemeral and tactile, personal and political, converging local and national histories.
Tiffany’s works have been exhibited internationally at The University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany, Move Light Festival in Lodz, Poland, Infecting the City Public Art Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, and The Toronto Urban Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario. She has exhibited nationally at The 69th Regiment Armory and the Lumen International Video Art and Performance Festival in New York City, Inlight Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Free State Film and Art Festival in Lawrence, Kansas, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as venues in Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia, Louisville, and Cleveland, among others. Supported by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, Carbonneau’s recent public commission, Illuminate Oregon City, consisted of a seventy-foot outdoor video projection on display nightly for one year in Oregon City, Oregon.
Tiffany lived in the suburban Chicago area until she was nineteen, when she moved to Flagstaff, Arizona to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education at Northern Arizona University. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2010 and currently resides in New Albany, Indiana with her husband and her dogs, Crunch and Oliver.