Interweaving discussions of vision, perception, and identity, Giannell’s works operate as expansive fields recording time, labor, and physicality utilizing haptic processes within the language of abstraction. In 2019, exploring imprisonment and displacement, Giannell was selected as an Artist in Residence with the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation in Poland as well as the inaugural Artist is Residence with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project collaborating with incarcerated individuals on physical/ephemeral interconnection and spatial infinity. Giannell's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards.
Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Core in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University Bloomington, Giannell has also taught at Auburn University, Clemson University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, The Mint Museum, Airy Knoll Farm Artist Residency, Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and in Alabama prisons. Giannell attended the two-year Visual Arts Program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts before earning a BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a MFA in Painting from Clemson University.
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