Chrysanne Stathacos


Chrysanne Stathacos (b. 1951, U.S.A.) lives and works in Toronto and New York City. Originally trained as a print-maker, Stathacos brings together printmaking, photography, video, and installation in various ways, often creating participatory public art projects. She aims to make new connections between cultures, historical periods, technologies, and environmental issues, which mirror the human processes of change, hope, healing, and mortality. Stathacos has exhibited over 25 installations and art works in museums, galleries, and public venues in Canada, U.S.A., Europe, and Asia, and has received awards from Art Matters, the Japan Foundation, the Canada Council, and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. In 2006 she created a Rose Mandala for H.H. the Dalai Lama’s first U.S. law school conference entitled, Law, Buddhism and Social Change at the University of Buffalo. Most recently, she initiated MOMMY, a collaborative art blog with artist Susan Silas. Recent public art works include The Wish Machine for48*C, Public, Art, Ecology, Khoj and Goethe Institute, Delhi (2008); Natural Wishing for the DC Commission on the Arts, Washington(2012); and Three Wishing Trees for the Bundesgartenschau, Koblenz, Germany (2011). Major works by Stathacos include 1-900 Mirror Mirror (1994), The Wish Machine (1995-2009), The Aura Project (1999 to present), and Refuge, a Wish Garden (2002-2011). Solo exhibitions include Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt (2008); Anderson Gallery, Buffalo (2006); Nature Morte, Delhi (2005); and PS122,New York City (2005). For more on Chrysanne Stathacos click here.