Represented Artist

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Born 1972, Pensacola, FL, United States

Felecia
Detail of Felecia Chizuko Carlisle's sculpture with Deering Estate's palm trees in the background.
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, 2019 My Vessel is Healthy and I Request Free Pratique Installation view (detail) Deering Estate Spring Contemporary

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle works across mediums and within a wide variety of contexts in performance, installation, sound, sculpture, photography, and video.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle works across mediums and within a wide variety of contexts in performance, installation, sound, sculpture, photography, and video. Her atmospheric interventions intervene in the light and architecture of the space, as with My Vessel is Healthy and I Request Free Practique at Deering Estate, Forever and a Day (2018) and her installation at Perez Art Museum Miami in 2010, among others. Chizuko Carlisle also makes custom instruments shown at Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery in Detroit, MI in 2018, Emerson Dorsch in 2017,  Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in 2014 and ‘16, Locust Projects in 2015, and the Frost Museum of Art in 2017. Her custom instrument installation at Vizcaya was both an atmospheric intervention in terms of light and sound and also a sculpture in and of itself. This mode of working combines with Chizuko Carlisle’s drive to collaborate, resulting in Sounding Room, which she organized at Locust Projects, built upon her ideas about the community activating potential of sound art. That exhibition later traveled to the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University. Another instance of this collaborative spirit is in In all his tuneful turning so few and such morning songs / Before the children green and golden / Follow him out of grace (2019), her video and production of the performance beneath My Vessel is Healthy and I Request Free Practique at Deering Estate by NSL Danse Ensemble, a Haitian folkloric dance group.

Her reactions to the events and troubles of our times often flow beneath the surface of her works, as in Forever and a Day, Radio Silence, and her video  In all his tuneful turning […].

Biography

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle (Born 1972 Pensa Cola, FL. Lives Miami, FL.) performs atmospheric alchemy by making work about space, light, sound and, with this ephemera, the psyche of a place and time. Many of her works feature two phases, atmospheric intervention in the form of sculptural form and lighting, and community activation. She is an artist, educator and organizer. All these roles contribute to her interstitial fine art practice. She works across performance, installation, sound, sculpture, photography, and video within a wide variety of contexts including nightclubs, gardens, bathrooms, empty lots and fire stations; as well as, museums, commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces. Recent exhibitions have been at the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, FL), Deering Estate (Miami, FL), Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), USF Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa, FL), Locust Projects (Miami, FL), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, FL), Riverside Art Center (Chicago,IL), Fountainhead Residency (Miami, FL) and Emerson Dorsch. Awards include the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, a Wavemaker Grant as part of Andy Warhol Foundation Regional Re-granting Program, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, and a commission from Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places. Carlisle received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute New Genres department in 2006. She is a native Floridian and has lived and worked in Miami, FL since 2009. She is represented by Emerson Dorsch.

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Born 1972 Pensacola, FL
Lives and works in Miami, FL

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018
FOREVER AND A DAY, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery WSU, Detroit, MI
2017
Radio Silence, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL
2015
Shift, Riverside Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012
Facade, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
2011
I Saw Three Cities, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
2010
Yellow and Gold, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL
2008
Copy, Paste, Return, Golden Pudel Club: PudelKollection, Hamburg, Germany

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2019
South Florida Cultural Consortium, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
2017
Aesthetics and Values, Frost Art Museum Miami, FL
2014
Contemporary Arts Program, Vizcaya Museum Miami, FL
2014
Florida Contemporary, Baker Museum, Naples, FL
2012
In Residence Contemporary Art Museum USF, Tampa, FL
2010
New Work, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2001
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

PUBLIC PROJECTS

2016
LOT MIAMI, Independent Project, Miami, FL
2015
Broken Triangle, Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue, Miami, FL
2014
EE-glee’s Gate Schmidt Center Public Exhibition Space,
Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca Raton, FL
2011
“Untitled” after Tom Waits “What’s He Building?”
Bookcliffs Council on the Arts and Humanities, Rifle, CO
2010
WOW3 Public Sculpture Commissions, Ft. Pierce, FL
2007
WOW3 Public Sculpture Commissions, Ft. Pierce, FL
2005
The Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Tension in 3 Dimensions, Deering Estate Gardens, Miami, FL

2016
Soundings: Protest/Politics/Dissent, Power Plant Gallery/Duke Univ.,Durham, NC

2015
Residential Properties Fountainhead Residency Miami, FL

2015
Sounding Room, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2014
southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2013
Miami, FL 3D , Curator: Ombretta Agro, Miami, FL

2012
Wedding Crashers, Deering Estate, Miami, FL

2010
9 at 12/6 6th Street Container Miami, FL

2009
The Yard, Casa Lin, Miami, FL
Video Art TV Transfera Media Arts, Madrid, Spain
Moab Video Project Curator: Christy Gast Locust Projects, Miami, FL
MAC21 Analogous Juror: Lucy Lippard, ENMU Runnels Gallery, Portales, New Mexico
17 Days Video Series Curator: Adriane Little Digital Media and Animation Gallery Alfred State University, Alfred, NY; CEPA Gallery Buffalo, NY

2008
17 Days, Video Series Curator: Adriane Little
UWM Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Sculpture and Collaboration Invitational, University of N. Florida Art Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Group Photo Session, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
WOW2 Curator: John Hayes, Public Sculpture Exhibition, Ft. Pierce, FL

2007
Snap To Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Endwise, Curator: Hermonie Williams Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Sisyphean Desires, Systems and Devices, Traveling Exhibition, Curator: Avantika Bawa
Drain Magazine-Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture,
Tilt Gallery and Project SpacePortland, OR
Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Sarai Media lab ; New Delhi, India
Forum Gallery of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Parsons The New School for Design, Fine Arts Dept, NY, NY
MAGA Film Festival, Macon, GA
Indie Showcase, Cox Communications

2006
Faculty Show, University of West Florida Art Gallery, Pensacola, FL
Vernissage, MFA Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

2005
My Country, Right Or Left, Curator: Laurie Lazer,
The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
Delta Center for the Arts & The LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA
The Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
Return of Futurism 1015 Folsom San Francisco, CA

PERFORMANCES

2018
FOREVER AND A DAY, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery WSU, Detroit, MI

2016
Contemporary Arts Program, Vizcaya Museum, Miami, FL

2015
Sounding Room, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2014
Contemporary Arts Program, Vizcaya Museum, Miami, FL

2010
Flash Orchestra Miami, FL Art Museum, Miami, FL
WOW3, Ft. Pierce, FL
New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2009
Sensory Overload, 4.0 The Honey Pot, Tampa, FL

2008
Moving Hearts/Beating Sound , UWF Art Gallery, Pensacola, FL

CURATION
2018
PARADISE SUMMIT co-curated with Lori Kelly, Key West, FL

2018
Because the Dawn Breaks co-curated with Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, Detroit, MI

2017
Paula Wilson: Salty & Fresh co-curated with Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, Miami, FL

FAIRS
2013
PULSE MIAMI, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL

2012
PULSE MIAMI, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

LINKS/ARTICLES/REVIEWS
a closer listen: At the Intersection: Music and Field Recordings, Redefine Magazine Archival Feedback- Self-Titled Album Review (Other Electricities)
Locust Roundtables Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Valerie George
ART IS ABOUT Sounding Room/ Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Valerie George / Locust Projects
Sun Sentinel, “Unique contribution” to FAU campus Jonathan Marcus
Miami, FL Rail Fall 2012 Reviews Naomi Fry
Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art July 2012: Felecia Chizuko Carlisle @ Dorsch Gallery, Shana Beth Mason
KNIGHT ARTS Two Exhibits Attempt To Define What Shapes Our Space Anne Tschida
ARTSLANT Emptiness and Luminosity Converge, Christina Gast. Biscayne Times
What We Talk About When We Talk About Art Anne Tschida New Times Miami, FL New Work Miami, FL 2010, Carlos Suarez De Jesus
Plugged Art Collective: Interview with Raina Benoit, Online Publication
Striking Mechanism: Independent label for Music and Art: 1, 2, or 3 Seconds
DVD Publication, Edition of 1000
Drain Magazine: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture: Sisyphean Desires, Systems and Devices Analogous, Exhibition Catalog Eastern New Mexico University
Creative Loafing, Online Arts and Entertainment, Who’s who at Sensory Overload 4.0”, Megan Voeller

AWARDS
2016
Santa Fe Art Institute Artist Residency, Sante Fe, NM

2015
Wavemaker Grant via Cannonball/Andy Warhol Re-Grant, Miami, FL

2015
Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, NY, NY

2013
OxBow Artist Residency (Fall), Saugatuck, MI

2013
Cannonball, year-long Artist Residency (2014), Miami, FL

2012
Cannonball, year-long Artist Residency (2013), Miami, FL

2010
City of Ft. Pierce Arts Commission, Public Works

2006-09 Lefferts L. and Margarete M. Mabie Endowment Visiting Scholar,
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

2007
City of Ft. Pierce Arts Commission, Public Works

2005
San Francisco Arts Commission Market Street Kiosk Poster Series Commission

2004
San Francisco Art Institute Private Donor Grant

1998
Maude Bullock-Smith Fund Scholarship for the Arts

COLLECTIONS
Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
History Miami, FL
FIU Special Collections
The Mikesell Family Collection

EDUCATION
2006 San Francisco Art Institute MFA New Genres

1998 University of West Florida BFA Summa Cum Laude

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