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Christine Sciulli

I am intrigued by the possibility that public art can create a zone in which curiosity becomes a bridge where diverse people meet up in creative exchange and action. I would like to generate interventions that invite passers-by to become makers.

It's not every day that you see an artist like Christine Sciulli. Her work consists of intersections of the geometry and an intuitive sense of how to use everyday materials to give a sense of “spatialisation” – she plays with how we perceive the world around us in a way that leaves you with a kind of eerie sense of timelessness."(Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky)

Christine Sciulli is a New York based light+video installation artist, and architectural lighting designer. Her installation work has developed through solo shows and projects including Causey Contemporary Gallery, Frederieke Taylor Gallery and the Islip Art Museum where Janet Goleas described her installation to be “a quiet riot of controlled chaos.” She was the recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant to produce a roving outdoor video installation, Intercepting Planes X in Tribeca’s Duane Park (pictured at top.)

Sciulli was a 2010 nominee for the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2010 Invitational Exhibition, a 2012 Imagine Science Films Artist in Residence, and is currently the inaugural South Fork Museum of Natural History Artist in Residence. Her 2005 solo show at Causey Contemporary was a Village Voice Shortlist Choice: "projections...imbued with fresh, though enigmatic, meaning through intelligently deployed technology." (RC Baker). She is currently a finalist for the RIDGE FLATS, a Philadelphia Percent for Art commission, with a decision to be made July 2013. She has worked as a video artist in theatre, collaborating with Phantom Limb at Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center Residency and at Mass MoCA. Sciulli was light/video artist for the Mabou Mines Gantry Plaza State Park waterfront production of, “Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting”, and participated in their Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Residency at White Oak, Florida. Her video collaborations with composer Doug Geers, have been shown widely at European and American festivals.

Christine Sciulli holds an Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State University, graduating as a Besal Scholar, as well as BFA and MFA degrees in Combined Media from Hunter College, where she was awarded the Esther Fish Perry Award, BFA merit award, and the Leutz/Reidel Travel Grant. Sciulli’s work is part of the New Museum’s Rhizome ArtBase ( She is on the Artist Council of the Church Street School of Music and Art and has been adjunct faculty in the MFA Lighting Program at Parsons the New School for Design. She is represented by NYC gallery Causey Contemporary.

An architectural lighting designer with 25 years of experience on a wide range of projects, she was the recipient of an International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Merit for work with Thomas Thompson in 2000 on Samsung's Rodin Pavilion in Seoul, South Korea. Working in tight collaboration with architects, she turned a the back of a garage into an architectural light feature on a residential plaza in Santa Fe, NM (Klein Residence, Ohlhausen-Dubois Architects). Christine Sciulli's long-time collaboration with Desai-Chia Architects has resulted in a wide range of award winning projects including the Memory Garden at Tunghai University in Taiwan, Spark Capital in NYC, houses, and lofts.