“Negative Ellipse” CR10 NY

“Negative Ellipse” is a based on the acoustic environment created by a sculpture by Richard Serra.  The audio produced is the actual vibrations of the steel of one of his “Ellipse” sculptures combined with ambient acoustics making the resultant sound piece and the entire acoustic space of the room in which it is played the ‘negative space’ of the ellipse.

CR 10
Linlithgo, NY

Creativity of Consciousness

"Imagining Blue," Alpha

“Imagining Blue,” Alpha

“Creativity of Consciousness” is a solo exhibition at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA is an exhibition of my recent brain based work.

March 17-April 29, 2017

China Blue’s work is inspired by how our world is built from our sensations and perceptions. Her art works enhance the audience’s perceived world through her experimentation into brain wave monitoring and bioacoustics.

“Creativity of Consciousness” is the first exhibition of the artist’s neuroscience-based art which integrates all of her works while exploring the brain, mind, and society. This is a pioneering exhibit that allows people to simultaneously explore both neuroscience concepts and human creativity.

Creativity of Consciousness pioneers new access to cognitive and emotional domains. By using novel technology to read participants’ brainwaves, China Blue’s immersive art installations explore how we can alter our external reality through our internal mental states. It features three distinct sections: two interactive art works and a series of brainwave inspired paintings.
• “Imagining Blue” is an interactive brainwave sculpture that responds to a participant’s mind by dynamically changing in light, motion and sound. With this sculpture, users are able to observe their own current brain in action. This mesmerizing art work gives the audience previously unexplored and intimate views into the workings of their own brain.
• MindDraw is a real-time, interactive work that enables participants to create beautiful brain based images. By accessing their mental states of relaxation, meditation, focus or simple thought, participants drive the shape and speed of the projected imagery.
• “Memory Network” is a series of paintings that reflect how we may connect and hold on to our life experiences. Our recollections occur in fragments that arrive as flashes detached from time. Because memory is transient, these paintings propose a network as a method to connect and save our experiences. Based on the voids created by Alzheimer’s, the artist fills the empty spaces with aluminum-based paint, designing shiny globules and connects them to make stunning examples of one way to hold onto our thoughts and experiences.

Curated by Marnie Benney, Gallery Curator

About Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is central Pennsylvania’s only non-profit professional art college offering BFA degrees, certificates, credentials, and curricula that enable students of all ages to pursue art as their life’s work. The College’s educational philosophy of “Communication as Currency” develops artists able to create influence through the powerful combination of thinking, making, and communicating.

China Blue in exhibition EmBodied, SciArt Interview and Mention in Interalia magazine

China Blue’s work is featured in exhibition “EmBodied” with an interview by SciArt Magazine and a mention in Interalia magazine.

A review of China Blue’s paintings called “Memory Networks” is featured in Memory Networks, an article published in Interalia co-edited with Julia Buntaine, Director of the SciArt Center of New York and Editor-in-Chief of SciArt Magazine. The aim of this issue is to feature the work of artists and scientists that explore the brain, the nature of memory and networks. 

SciArt Magazine interviews China Blue on her work featured In SciArt’s “EmBodied” exhibit. Interview.

China Blue’s “MindDraw” in EmBodied, an exhibition curated by Marnie Benney.

As humans we have an instinctual desire to expand understanding of our existence. While this desire extends outwards into the natural world and its phenomena, it also focuses inwards, towards the landscapes and mysteries of the body. We conceptualize, pontificate, and dream about what our physical form means.
Wittgenstein said, “The human body is the best picture of the soul.” As artists reimagine the meaning, possibility, aesthetic, purpose, and role of the body, the visual expression of this ‘soul’ or ‘inner self’ continues to be expressed in novel ways. This discussion becomes especially complex as the biological sciences reveal the seemingly inextricable link between the body and the inner self through neuroscience, microbiology, and genomics. Increasingly, the inner self is embedded in our layered physical forms.
By exploring everything from our bones, gross anatomy, physiology, microbiology, neurobiology, evolution, genomes, and more, how do we begin to understand ourselves in new ways? What do our bodies tell us about who we are?

– Marnie Benney, SciArt Curator
August 11, 2016

China Blue speaks about her brain based work at NY Laser, June 23rd.



China Blue presents her interactive brain based work at NY Laser, a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, in support of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum) an MIT affiliate.

Former LEAF Chairs Ellen K. Levy and Patricia Olynyk co-organize these presentations on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively.

Memory Networks at Albert Medical School

Memory Networks by China Blue
March 4-Jule 25, 2016
Albert Medical School, Providence, RI

Memory Networks are paintings that explore how we connect and hold on to our life experiences. Our recollections occur in fragments that arrive as flashes detached from time. These paintings are based on the voids in the brain created by Alzheimer’s. The artist fills the empty spaces with aluminum based paint designing shiny globules and connects them to make stunning examples of one way to hold onto our thoughts and experiences. The works are modeled after neural nets by linking them and preserving them in beautiful figurative abstract images and propose a way to safe guarding our recollections.

Her interactive work MindDraw is a work that enables people to see their brains in action will be presented opening night. People are invited to come with their brains and try this exciting work.

NPNI Logo150The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute is dedicated to advancing the neurosciences and reducing human suffering from disorders of the nervous system through world-class research, outstanding clinical care and advanced education.

This exhibition is held in collaboration with Brain Week RI produced by Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, and sponsored by the Brown Institute for Brain Sciences and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Memory Network

Memory Network IV

Memory Network IV

This painting is from a body of work that explores how we connect and hold on to our life experiences.

Memory is transient. Our recollections occur in fragments that arrive as flashes detached from time. “Memory Networks” is a project that investigates linking and preserving them in a beautiful abstract figurative web-like forms to hold them together. Made with aluminum based paint the shinny globules and lines make for stunning examples of how we can hold on to our thoughts and experiences.

Presented by Carole A. Feuerman Foundation at Mana Contemporary in “Mixing Medias”.
Opening December 12th at 3:00 P.M. through January 31, 2016
888 Newark Avenue, Room 456, Jersey City, NJ.



“The Calls” to be aired on 9/11

"Dust Messages" by Seth Horowitz

“Dust Messages” by Seth Horowitz

Unusual Music and Radio Broadband featured China Blue’s “The Calls” in a special 9/11 episode.

“The Calls” by China Blue is an ode to the people lost resulting from the attack of the World Trade Center. The artist has donated the work to Unusual Music and Radio Broadband  for this episode with her message of peace exclusively for the listeners of Unusual Music and Radio Broadband.

“The Calls”

SPECIAL one hour program: September 11 … by David Riccio
To be aired on September 11, 2015

Time: NYC at 7:00 AM or Italy at 13:00 hours,
To be repeated on Saturday September 12, 2015 NYC at 8:00PM

Line Up:

Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
REM – Leaving New York
Cat Power – Manhattan
Eagles – Hole in the world
Neil Young – Let’s roll
John Hiatt – When New York had her heart broken
Paul McCartney – Freedom
Suzanne Vega – It hit home
Steve Reich – WTC 3
China Blue – The Calls
A message of peace from China Blue, NYC
David Riccio – 9/11 (From “You as I”)

Exhibited in Digiscape: Unexplored Terrain, Pace University, NY, 2007


China Blue at NASA

20150817_063834Artist China Blue and auditory neuroscientist Dr. Seth S. Horowitz have just finished their third session at NASA’s Vertical Gun at the Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, recording hyper-velocity impacts in the giant near-vacuum chamber  that lets  planetary geologists simulate and understand the forces that have shaped terrains on earth and throughout the solar system.

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CAA Conference Session and Presentation

China Blue, Co-Chair Person with Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook University at:

College Arts Association, 103rd Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton New York, on February 13, 2015.

Session Title: Four Perspectives on Sound Art: History, Practice, Structure & Perception

Participants: Janet Kraynak, New School, NY; Charles Eppley, Stony Brook University; Ken Ueno, University of California Berkeley; Seth Cluett, Ramapo College of New Jersey; Michael Maizels, Davis Museum at Wellsley College; Dr. Melissa Warak University of Texas at El Paso.
Event: MACT Salon 1: Sound Art Presentation
When: Saturday, February 14th, 8:00pm
Where: Stony Brook University-Manhattan, 387 Park Avenue South on the third floor, between 27th and 28th Streets

Speakers: China Blue, Seth Cluett, Margaret Schedel and Ken Ueno.

This MACT Salon inaugurates a monthly event series presented by Stony Brook University on the topics of media arts, culture and technology.

MACT Graduate Certificate Program in Media, Art, Culture, and Technology at Stony Brook University, offers graduate students an interdisciplinary grounding in the historical and theoretical study of media, art, culture, and technology. It is designed to complement a graduate student’s primary degree by supporting research that traverses traditional academic methods and objects of inquiry. Combining faculty with diverse expertise in media, art, culture, and technology, the MACT certificate supports work at the dynamic intersections of these evolving fields.