I am an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, 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. Elsewhere on the internet, I use my blog occasionally, write on Medium once in a while, and post on twitter & instagram quite a bit.
Click here to view my C.V. (PDF).
- Weedy Resistance: Multispecies Tactics for Contesting “The Age of Man”, Inhabiting the Anthropocene, May 2017.
- Invasive Pigments and Novel Hues: The Spectrum of an Urban Plant Community, Landscape Architecture Futures, November 2015 (screen res PDF)
- Feral Landscape Love: Novel Ecosystems in the Studio and the Street, Brooklyn Rail Social Ecologies Issue, November 2015
- Radical Organizing with Weedy Resistance, Garden Collage, May 2017
- Alumnae/instructor profile for CUNY TV: Study with the Best, The Environment, January 29, 2017
- Open Fields: Big and Small Data Reinvented by Flies, Weeds, and Kisses, Regine Debatty, We Make Money Not Art, October 2016
- Extracting a Rainbow of Color from Invasive Plants, Hyperallergic review of Chroma Botanica by Seph Rodney, June 2016
- A Eulogy for the Weeds, We Make Money Not Art interview with Régine Debatty, May 2016
- An Ecologically Minded Artist Navigating the Nature-Culture Continuum, Hyperallergic interview with Ben Valentine, May 2016
- Capturing Nature’s Colors, article about Chroma Botanica by Gabrielle Afero for Our Town, May 2016
- Next Epoch Seed Library: An Interview with Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons by Milcah Bassel, Dime and Honey, May 2016
- For the Love of Immigrant Weeds, article by Dyani Sabin for Scienceline, January 2016
- A Sanctuary for Weeds: Social Ecologies at the Gallery at Industry City, article by Rebecca Smith for Art Critical, January 2016
- An Atlas of Endangered Surfaces: A Conversation between Ellie Irons and Christopher Kennedy, Temporary Art Review, January 2016
- The “Endangered” Surfaces of Hunters Point South, article about Chance Ecologies by Ben Pardee, Urban Ominbus, October 2015