Thu Tran & Christopher Duffy, Thanksgiving Deux, Dinnervisuals
Thu Tran is five feet tall and loves food. The inspiration for her work comes from many different sources, including, but not limited to, sandwich wrappers, manga, sanrio, and the infinite rainbow that is Vietnam. Thu currently refers to herself as a "mixed media artist." Her collaborator for the Clocktower project is sculptor Christopher Duffy.
Thu Tran is an artist originally from Cleveland and based in New York. She studied Glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art and has been blowing glass for 12 years, currently for Michiko Sakano Glass. She has made installations for The Clocktower Gallery, Bemis Center, SPACES Cleveland, and Art Farm Nebraska. She has collaborated with Babycastles on video game installations and arcade cabinet workshops. She has also collaborated with Polycode creator, Ivan Safrin on a kinect video game about Cleveland for Case Western Reserve University. She is the creator and host of psychedelic cooking shows Food Party for IFC and Late Night Munchies for MTV.
Christopher Duffy (b. 1980) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Duffy received his BFA in glass from The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (2003). He has worked with or fabricated glasswork for many artists including Brent Young, Josiah McElheny, Michiko Sakano, Jorge Pardo, and Thaddeus Wolfe. He was the assistant art director on the short lived cult classic IFC television show FoodParty for its second season, and has also worked with the musician GirlTalk for several years on live visual elements. He was instrumental in the formation of the now defunct no profit experimental Brooklyn performance space Paris London West Nile. Most recently new works by Duffy were commissioned for the Art in General Project Space in New York City, on view thought December 15th 2012.