I am an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn and Troy, New York. I work in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems.
Born in rural Northern California, I went to college in Los Angeles, where I studied art and environmental science. After falling in love with biology field work, I began combining ecology with art. I relocated to New York City in 2005, and completed my MFA at Hunter College in the fall of 2009. I’m currently pursuing my PhD in Arts Practice, focusing on Public Fieldwork, urban ecology, and socially engaged art, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I am an artist in residence at the NATURELab at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, and a co-founder of the Environmental Performance Agency and the Next Epoch Seed Library. Elsewhere on the internet, I post on twitter & instagram, and I also send out a newsletter 4-6 times per year. You can check out the archive or sign up to get future updates.
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VISA 100: Visual Art Foundations, Art Department
VISA 120: Moving Image Foundations, Art Department
The Aesthetics of Urban Soil: Drawing with Dirt, Trade School, April 2012
Invasion Ecology: A Field Trip to Bushwick, with GenSpace, July 2014
Invasive Pigments: Reconsidering Weeds Through Watercolor:
The Anthropocene and the Urban Challenge: Social-Ecological Research and Practice in New York City, AESS Annual Conference, NYC, June 2014
Problem Plants: Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture, The Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture, January 2015 (panel organizer, moderator)