Art and Art History
Describe your research in about 200 words.
I am an ecological/bio artist concerned with environmental and social justice. I primarily work with fungi, plants, microbes, and biodegradable materials to engage more-than-human audiences, while also facilitating human communities through social practice and environmental stewardship. My practice is research-based and most often collaborative, highlighting the potency of working like lichens to realize radical change and justice. I received an MFA in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico in 2018, where I concurrently studied art and mycology with research in ecotoxicology.
What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?
To always consider context and place and adapt my pedagogy accordingly. This privileges students’ experiences and their unique means of storytelling which fosters inclusive learning spaces to gather, share, and experience each other, celebrating what’s possible.