Degrees and Certifications:
BFA in Studio Art with concentration in Sculpture and Photography Converse College 2007
Ms. Brandi Criscitiello
Born and raised in eastern North Carolina as a child I always found myself wanting to be in the garage with my dad “helping” him work on old cars and motorcycles. If not there I could be found at one of the many beach days with my family. It was in my childhood that I developed a passion for design through cars and motorcycles and a love for the coast.
Years later at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC I pursued my interest in performance cars and motorcycles through art. There I earned a BFA in Studio Art with concentration in photography and sculpture. Finding old parts of cars, I used welding as a way to create my own performance art pieces and photography as a way to capture life size memories of vintage vehicles. This translates into my life today with the understanding of how things are built and work. I see myself as a creator as I believe any idea can be brought to life. I find joy in bringing ideas to reality.
I have since moved back to the coast. Here I am inspired by the lifestyle that surrounds me. I have developed a need to express what I find visually appealing along with expressing my thoughts and feelings at the same time. A combination of things inspire me; but mostly it is the beauty of the coast and nature surrounding me that I have been drawn to lately.
I have been teaching art at White Oak High School for 13 years now and online with NCVPS for 10 years. I love sharing my passion of art and expression with my students and seeing them grow to have a passion for their work as well.