Crista Cammaroto



© Crista Cammaroto
704-287-0415
Charlotte NC

Education

MFA

1997

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

BFA

1989

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Curatorial and Administrative Work

 2018-19    Associate Creative Director, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art – part time curatorial advisor

2011-2017

 

 

 

 

 

2014 -2017

 

2011

2010

Director of Galleries, College of Arts + Architecture, UNC Charlotte

·  Authored and carried out the mission for The Projective Eye Gallery, Center City 

·  Stewarded the pedagogical mission of the Storrs Gallery on Main Campus

·   Curated, designed and procured funding for 12-15 yearly exhibits 

·  Maintained budgets, expenditures and grant writing for both galleries

·  Managed two staff positions and internship program

·  Designed public engagement programs within and outside the galleries

Co-Founder of the Keeping Watch Initiative pairing art with journalists, scientists, and environmental organizations to create an open dialogue about environmental concerns of today focusing on our regional ecosystem.

 

Curator for Visual Art/Artists, TEDx Charlotte, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

Curator for Visual Art/Artists, TEDx Charlotte, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC

2010

Reviewer, Photo Lucida, Critical Mass Photography Review, Portland Oregon

2008

Reviewer, Photo Lucida, Critical Mass Photography Review, Portland Oregon

2007

Onsite Reviewer, Critical Mass Photography Review, Portland Oregon

2004-2007

Artistic Director and Curator, The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photo & Film, Charlotte, NC

·  Curated, designed and procured funding for yearly exhibition schedule for two gallery spaces in Spirit Square

·  Maintained an exhibitions committee to strengthen the intellectual prowess of the schedule

·  Bridged a gap between the old guard and new membership for an everchanging non-profit

2000

 

1990-1993

What’s Missing: an exhibition on loss, Peace Gallery, CPCC, Charlotte, NC

 

Assistant Director, The Light Factory Photographic Arts Center

·       Created and managed Adult Education Schedule of ongoing classes and master workshops

·       Created the first outreach program reaching multiple segments of CMS, Nevins Center, Tom Ray Center for Youth, Girl Scouts

·       Managed all membership activities and stewardship

 

Teaching

 2019/20           Fulltime Art Instructor, Gaston Community College, Dallas, NC: Photo/3D/Sculpture

2011-2008

Adjunct Professor, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

2003-2004

 

2001-2003

Department Chair of Photography, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland Oregon

 

Adjunct Professor, Winthrop University and UNC Charlotte

1998-2001

Department Chair of Photography & 3D, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020     Terra Forma onsite installation locations:

              Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: “Home” | corner of Tryon & Camden, Re-scheduled for Oct. 2020

              Charlotte Lit 4x4 onsite Terra Form: Re-scheduled for Midwood Campus or CPCC TBA

 

2019       Next Plate: Camp NorthEnd, Charlotte, Oct. 2019

                The Mint Museum of Art: Constellation Series; Salamander Crossing, Uptown / Solstice Snakes, Randolph Rd.          

                Wild Acres Retreat, installation with workshop, Blue Ridge Parkway, Little Switzerland, NC May 23, 2019

                Piedmont IB Middle School: June, 2019

                Fly Away, Carolina Raptor Center, Culture Free Day, Huntersville, NC, January 2019

2018

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

2011

Terra Forma locations Continued:

Wings, Carolina Raptor Center Ground Breaking, Huntersville, NC, November 2018

Nesting, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC, April 2018

{Re}Happening Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center, Black Mountain, March 2018

Spring Raptor Nesting, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, April 28, 2018

Winter Raptor Sustenance, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, Jan. 2018

Midwood Star, Midwood Park, Fall Crawl Festival Fall, Charlotte, 2017

 

Five Openings, Mercer University, Macon, GA

2002

Southern Roots: Not Cost Effective, site installation, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC

2001

Temporal Visions in the Queen City: site installations, Freedom Prk, McAlpine Prk, Ribbon Walk, Charlotte, NC

1993

White Tigers in the Family Den, Johnny Hubris Gallery, NODA, Charlotte, NC

1993

Cutting Out the Gold, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

1992

Cutting Out the Gold, Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

1991

Realities of Performance, New Waves of Joy, Charlotte, NC

1990

Realities of Performance, Phoenix College, Phoenix AZ

 

Group Exhibitions

 2021       Lost in the Weeds: Human Nature and Climate Change, Athica Arts Center, Athens, GA April 2021

                 Keith Bryant + Crista Cammaroto, Gaston College Art Galleries, Spring 2021

 2020       Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: “Home” re-scheduled for Oct. 2020

                 Charlotte Lit 4x4/CPCC Sensoria Festival, paired with Poet Laureatte Joy Harjo

 2019       C3 Labs: Conversations with Nature, March 1, 2019

2014      

2010

CORE Currencies, the McColl Center for Art and Innovation

When We Met, Evergreen Studios, Latta Arcade, Charlotte, NC

2010

Queens University Faculty Exhibit, Charlotte, NC

2009

Artists in Residence, Little Italy Arts Center, Charlotte, NC

2008

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: The Print Center, Fort Collins, CO

2008

The Hemlock Tree Project, Siskate Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2008

Honoring the Earth, a tribute to Kitty Couch, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC

2007

RSVP, traveling exhib., Clos De L’Abbaye Galerie, Paris – Insit. De Artes de Mellin, Columbia S. America

2007

Smart Art, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC

2006

CATS Southend Bus Depot (commission), Charlotte, NC

2006

SPACE 301, Birmingham, AL

2006

Composite: Betty Saunders Dept. of Art, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2004

4th Photography & Image Biennial, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2003

Affiliate Residencies Exhibition, The McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2003

Faculty Exhibition, Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Portland, OR

2002

What’s New, Spirit Square, The McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2002

The LOVE Show, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2002

“Sit” (exhibit traveled to): Lake Forrest Col., Michigan - Arts Institute, Medellin, Columbia S. America

2001

Journal of Influences:  Eastern Shore Arts Center, Fairhope, AL

2000

Women of Vision Revisted, Watkins Fine Art Center, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

1999

Photon Rangers, Wilson Arts Council, Wilson, NC

1998

Hardware / Software: Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

1997

Tangle of Complexes: Space 111, Birmingham AL – Nexus Center, Atlanta GA – The Light Factory, Charlotte., NC - Sibell Wolle Fine Arts, UCB, Boulder, CO

1997

MILK: Fuse Gallery, Boulder, CO

1995

Day Without Aids, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, EDGE @ Fuse, both Boulder, CO

1995

EDGE BOX SHOW, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

1995

Women’s Work, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1994

Altered States, Birmingham Arts Association, Birmingham, AL

1994

Bi-location, University of Arts & Sciences, Oacxa, Mexico

1993

Reflections: Women Looking at Women, Furman University, Furman, SC

1993

Women of Vision, Watkins Fine Art Center, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

 

Awards/Fellowships/Honors

 2018       Artist in Residence, Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC 2017/18

 2015       Curatorial work, NEA, ASC, Foundation for the Carolinas, Blumenthal Foundation |Keeping Watch on Water

 2014       Curatorial work, NCAC Foundation for the Carolinas, Blumenthal Foundation |Keeping Watch on Waste

 2012       Curatorial work, NCAC, ICARUS

 2012       Curatorial work, ASC for Henrique Oliveira

2010

Artist Residency, Little Italy Arts Center, Huntersvilleh, NC

2003

Affiliate Artist Residency, The McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2001

Artist Project Grant, Charlotte Mecklenburg ASC – Arts & Science Council

1997

Resident Assistant Artist, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snow Mass Village, CO

1994

Dean Small Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

1993

Best of Show, The Light Factory Members Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

 

Invited Lectures

 YAMS: Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, 2019

 Image Maker, Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Conference, Penland, NC  2018

Image Maker, Society for Photographic Education – Southeast Conference, Boone, NC  2006

 

Invited Artist, Meet the Maker, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC  2006

Visiting Artist Lecture, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA   2006

Sites of War, presentation of curated exhibit, The Shepherds Center, Charlotte, NC 2005

Visiting Artist Lecture, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR   2003

Gallery Talk, Cone Center, UNC Charlotte, NC  1992

Performance Art

  2018       Equinoctal Hours: 8th Annual {RE} Happening, Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Cente

2014

 

2010

Crashing Bubbles: the Housing Crisis for CORE Currencies, The McColl Center for Visual Art

 

“Five Openings”, Pecha Kucha, Volume 8, Dharma Lounge, Charlotte, NC

2003

“Revelations on a Sphere”, Affiliate Residency Opening, The McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2000

“The Present”, site specific at Trade & Tryon Dec 21, Charlotte, NC

1999

“Overgrowth”, Vision Explosion, Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1999

“Fertility”, CPCC Series on Creativity –Student Life, Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC

1997

“Support The Arts”, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snow Mass Village, Snow Mass, CO

1997

“Dis-Abled”, Artopia Event, Denver, CO

1997

“Longing”, Fuse Gallery, Boulder, CO

1996

“Fire”, and “Stinky Meat”, Bug Theatre, Denver, CO

1995

“Fertility”, CPCC Series on Creativity –Student Life, Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC

1997

“Support The Arts”, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snow Mass Village, Snow Mass, CO

1997

“Dis-Abled”, Artopia Event, Denver, CO

1997

“Longing”, Fuse Gallery, Boulder, CO

1996

“Fire”, and “Stinky Meat”, Bug Theatre, Denver, CO

1995

“Tornado Received”, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO

1997

“Death Work”, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO

 

Professional Memberships:

Society for Photographic Education & The Light Factory Center for Photography

 

Collections: 

The Bechtler Contemporary Collection, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, Denver Art Museum