Greg Chianis 



Reception First Friday September 5th  2014 6 PM

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Born in 1961 to a university professor father and elementary school teacher mother, Greg A. Chianis, AIA has been designing and building projects of all shapes and sizes for people since he was fifteen years old. At a time when most kids his age were playing Little League, Chianis was helping neighbors re-build retaining walls or renovating houses for family friends. After completing his secondary education at Maine Endwell High School in 1980, he turned his attention to the field of architecture to formally continue his love of design and construction.

Graduating in 1986 from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Chianis was well prepared for his return to New York and the beginning of his new career. In 1993, he satisfied the requirements to become a licensed architect and in 2001, Mr. Chianis co-founded the firm Chianis+Anderson Architects, with offices in Binghamton, New York. His professional career has focused on the design of meaningful healthcare facilities and welcoming places for healing.

After a lengthy treatment process for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer, which concluded in 2009, he soon realized that every minute of life mattered. An inner voice suggested he pick up a camera and photographically document the world. In a uniquely positive way, his illness heightened his awareness of the environment and the world surrounding him. From his home in Newark Valley, New York, Mr. Chianis has traveled extensively to many part of Europe and throughout the United States to capture the natural landscape and intriguing man-made objects.

Having no formal photographic training or education, Mr. Chianis is self-taught from trial and error. He is the proud recipient of several local awards and notable regional photographic competitions. He has designed an extensive website to serve as a digital protflio of his work, along with an active blog that keeps subscribers in tune with his most recent activities and project announcements. Along with these social media efforts, he has recently created a series of hand assembled, environmentally friendly blank greeting cards, each containing an original photographic image. Please visit him on the web at to learn more.

Mr. Chianis resides in Newark Valley, New York with his teenage daughter Madelyn.


Art Mission Exhibition Open Call

The Art Mission and Theater seeks to exhibit works of artistic excellence by emerging artists.  We will consider recent works in all media.  Submissions must demonstrate a serious and professional body of work.

We accept submissions by email. Send  materials to Submit 3 digital images of your work using standard image formats.  Do not submit materials that require plug-ins, extensions or other executables to be downloaded or installed. . Include also the title, medium, date and size of the work.  Include a current artist resume (education, exhibitions, experience to date).


Become a Partner of the Arts by sponsoring a gallery exhibit! Sponsors receive recognition at our First Friday openings, in our weekly E-Newsletter and  on screen in our theaters .

You can be recognized and remembered as having helped to fill an artistic void in Binghamton by aiding us to keep our gallery flourishing with art exhibitions from around the world.

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Theater and Gallery rentals

Are you planning a special event this year? The ART Mission and Theater can offer our gallery and our theaters for the occasion. We have digital projection capabilities making it easy to show any film that has been released on Blu-Ray or DVD to your private party. You may also enjoy one of our current film offerings. How about a cocktail hour in our gallery as a reward to your employees? Why not have that small intimate wedding? We allow you to provide whatever you’d like including food, drink, cake and more. We can also take care of the planning if you’d like us to. We hope to play a part in this very special and unique occasion for your friends, family, or co-workers. For pricing and availability

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