MV Carbon is a multi-disciplinary artist and professor. She has taught at universities including Maryland Institute College of Art, Hofstra University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Ramapo College, and Pratt Institute. Carbon's work encompasses live performance, filmmaking, sound art, painting, music composition, and multi-media installation. Her work explores interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, habitat, and the empirical force of nature. Her live performances embrace the use of sonic space, as she creates soundscapes with the use of electric cello, amplified objects, oscillators, reel to reel tape machines, and hand constructed instruments. She reinterprets the physical form associated with musicianship; often incorporating extended techniques into orchestrations. Carbon has been awarded residencies at Elektronmusikstudion (SE), Issue Project Room (NY), National Sawdust (NY), Pioneer Works (NY), Q02 (BE), Roulette, (NY), The Clocktower Gallery (NY), She has composed music for the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and has records released on 5RC, Atavistic Records, Ecstatic Peace, Hanson, and Load Records. She has performed at spaces including Casa Des Artes, (PT), Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI), Dia Art Center (NY), Harvard Film Archive (MA), Harvestworks (NY), Nefertiti Jazz Club (SE), Performa (NY), Pioneer Works (NY), PS1-MoMA (NY), RIXC (LV), Roulette NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), The Copenhagen Music Theater (DK), The Guggenheim BMW Lab (NY), The Kitchen (NY), The Knockdown Center (NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), The Museum of Contemporary Art (MI) The Sage (UK), The Stone (NY),The Swiss Institute (NY), The Tate Modern (UK), ULU (UK), Unsound Festival (AU), Worm (NL). Her work has been exhibited at galleries including D’Amelio Gallery, (NY), Fridman Gallery, (NYC), Knockdown Center, (NY), Lucien Terras Gallery, (NY), Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, (NY), Q02 (BE), Roulette, (NY). Carbon is a freelance writer for the Brooklyn Rail.
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MPS. Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, NY, NY
BFA. Art and Technology, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
AA. Interior Design, The School of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pgh, PA