Artist, partner, daughter, sister, and collaborator. Raised in an agricultural town with a textile mill near Springfield, MA, I've lived in NYC since 2001.
Where I grew up, the drinking water was toxic from agricultural chemicals. That framed my understanding of access to clean water as increasingly rare, but also strengthened my resolve that it is both a right and responsibility to protect.
I create sculptural ecosystems that prioritize food, shelter, and clean water, resulting in participatory projects around the world. In 2016, I led Swale, a floating sculpture and edible landscape on a barge in New York that depended upon waterways common law and instigated NYC Parks first public "Foodway."
Beginning with a vision, I create collages and photographs that imagine alternative futures.
My artwork has been able to be shown at institutions such as Storm King Art Center, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Seoul Art Center, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, Barbican Art Gallery, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana.
These projects have been generously supported through grants including the Guggenheim Foundation Grant, the James L. Knight Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, NYFA, and Jerome Foundation. They have been featured in documentaries and publications, including Art21, Le Monde, and The New York Times.
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