701 CCA’s next artist in residence is 50-year-old David Cianni, who lives in Aiken, S.C., and was born in Guatemala. Cianni has been creating life-size, robotic, cyborg-like sculptures from post-consumer, recycled materials for two decades. The sculptures, which include light features, have never been exhibited and will have their world premier during Cianni’s March – May exhibition at 701 CCA. The sculptures also feature in a story written by Cianni that the artist eventually envisions as a comic book. During his January – March residency, Cianni will produce additional sculptures and build an elaborate cave system with light and sound features that together will create a gallery-wide environment for his exhibition. During his residency, Cianni, who owns a metal construction company, will conduct workshops for children about creating sculptures from recycled materials.