Trish Gianakis, M.F.A., B.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

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About Trish Gianakis

Trish Gianakis is an immersive, Emmy Award winning artist, art professor, digital art expert, RAKU master, published poet and artisan in residency at Bronxnet TV.

Her art works have been exhibited internationally, across the East coast and Arizona. With a Master’s Degree in Computer Art Installation from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Gianakis has always been on the forefront of digital art and technology. Creating immersive art experiences and combining technology with her physical sculptures is her passion.

After Gianakis’s cancer diagnosis in 2015, she spent the following seven years concentrating on her art, touching on healing themes of nature, humanity, peace incorporating physical art with digital art.

Since March of 2021 she is known for turning her physical art into NFTs, incorporating 3D animations, augmented reality and creating Metaverse Art Galleries.

“When it comes to web design and digital design, it’s important to have a strong foundation in technical skills. I want students understanding why they use certain tools and the fundamental principals behind them.”

Career & Accomplishments


  • School of Visual Arts, M.F.A

  • Arizona State University, B. F. A.


  • Curators Choice artist show 2018

  • Second Place mixed media at Watchung Artist Center.

  • Macromedia Best user Experience international Award.

  • Golden Addy Award for Best User Experience.

  • Logo design for City of Temple seal chosen as finalist.

  • Best in Show Tempe Artist Festival two years in a row.

  • 2018-"Artist Residency: Artisan in Residence Program at Ocean House, RI

  • 2017 Women of Distinction

  • 2017 America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals

  • Second Place mixed media at Watchung Artist Center

  • Macromedia Best user Experience International Award

  • Golden Addy Award for Best User Experience

  • Rocky Mountain Emmy Award: On-Air Graphics

  • Best in Show Tempe Artist Festival (Two years in a row)

  • Fine Art scholarship Arizona State University


  • 2021 - A Gathering Of Facebook Friends, The Gallery Space Rahway, NY

  • 2021 - International Virtual Exhibition, “The Endangered”

  • 2020 - SOLO Show, “Elements of Emotion” Casa Colombo in Jersey City

  • 2019 - 14C Juried Exhibition, Jersey City

  • 2019 - “Indelible Journey” Curator Exhibition for Breast Cancer, Atelier Rosal Gallery, Rahway,

  • 2019 -“Visual Aids - Postcards From The Edge" Artwork sold at AUCTION - Bortolami, Tribeca, NYC

  • 2019 -"The Virginia Project" Invited among 14 women artists to interpret Tina Barry's prose poems about Virginia Haggard, Marc Chagall's lover,. and her daughter Jean McNeil. LIU Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2019 - "For the Love Of It" Nimbus Dance Center, Jersey City, NJ

  • 2019 - “Literally and Figuratively”, Atelier Rosal, Rahway, NJ

  • 2018-"Artist Residency: Chosen as their Artisan in Residence Program at Ocean House, RI 2018, Demonstrated the Raku firing process, gave lectures and exhibited and sold art work on site

  • 2018 – Written word and artist collaboration "The Virginia Project" The Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY

  • 2018 - “JCAST” Pro Arts Group Show, Jersey City, NJ

  • 2018 - Juried Show, “Sene/Unseen the Perception of Space”, The Gallery Space Rahway , NJ

  • 2018 - “Unmasked, Mondo Contemporary, Summit, NJ

  • 2018 - Juried Show,“Samhain” Atelier Rosal Gallery, Rahway, NJ 07065

  • 2018 - Juried Show, Connect"Raw Arts", Queens, NY

  • 2018 - Fox Chase Cancer Charity Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA

  • 2018 - Juried Show “By Chance” Studio Montclair, NJ

  • 2018 - Juried Show Small Works Baruch Exhibition, Mishkin Gallery, NY

  • 2017 - Juried Show “Electronic Encounters” School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, NY

  • 2017 - Juried Show, Curators Choice 2017-The Gallery Space: Rahway, NJ

  • 2017 - Juried Show, Visions of Hope - Summit Medical Group, NJ

  • 2017 - Juried Show, Art Expressions - Overlook Medical Center, NJ

  • 1999 - “If These Walls Could Speak” SOLO Installation Exhibit, SVA Gallery, NY

  • 1997 - Juried Group Show, Broom Street Gallery in Soho, NY

  • 1993 - 97 New Hope Gallery, Artworks represented, New Hope, Penn.

  • 1995 - Hoboken Arts Festival, NJ

  • 1989 - Mill Avenue Artists Fair, Tempe, AZ

  • Exhibited in SVA’s Electronic Encounters Alumni Show 2017