Available Artist

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Born 1973, Pensacola, FL, United States

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 from the exhibition. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

In Radio Silence, Carlisle’s most recent sculptures were custom instruments made with piano wires. Only the largest sculpture in the grouping is playable and therefore vibrates with possible action. And action will happen: during three performance times on the opening night of Radio Silence, Carlisle’s friend and artist David Brieske will play the structure, called String Piece for A Sure Line.

This exhibition constitutes important shifts for Carlisle. The first is that she herself will not play the sculpture as she did in the past at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in 2014 and ‘16, Locust Projects in 2015, and the Frost Museum of Art in 2017. The second is that the instruments are no longer attached to the wall. She “freed them from the architecture.” Finally their construction from components means that she can quickly create new iterations that will be fluid responses to any situation or site. She has devised a strategy for their mobilization. She says, “I like the sense of newness and rediscovery.”

She steps now into the role of conductor, thereby freeing the score and sculpture from her body. Her score frames silence, which is the noise in and around us. Involuntary noises are important. Ritual, signs and silence will be key components in the opening night’s events, used as parts of the frame. Carlisle transforms light into atmosphere and auditory inputs into visible form. Radio Silence is Chizuko Carlisle’s third solo exhibition at Emerson Dorsch, preceded by
I Saw Three Cities (2012) Facade (2011) and I Saw Three Cities (2012).

Biography

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, a native Floridian, has lived and worked in Miami, FL since 2009. She is an artist, educator and community organizer. 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.

CV

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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