Contemporary Environmental Artists
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Contemporary Environmental Artists
Contemporary Environmental Artists is a collection of artists working currently to promote interaction and consideration of human relationships with the earth. At the core of all of us is a connection to the environment. There are many roadblocks in our lives to keeping us away from the natural world. Some of those road blocks are technology, urban and suburban living, and use of habitat for energy extraction and development. Currently there is a move for environmental activism within the scope of art making. The artists contained in this collection speak to this movement.
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The Hidden Environmental Message Inside This Blue, Glowing Labyrinth - TakePart

The Hidden Environmental Message Inside This Blue, Glowing Labyrinth - TakePart | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
The Hidden Environmental Message Inside This Blue, Glowing Labyrinth
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Last month the anonymous Spanish light art collective Luz Interruptus installed the Labyrinth of Plastic Waste at a street festival in Katowice, Poland.
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‘COLLIDING WORLDS: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art’

‘COLLIDING WORLDS: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art’ | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
COLLIDING WORLDS How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art By Arthur I. Miller Norton. 424 pp. $35 In 2000, the Australian artists Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr bioengineered a punchline. Th...
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Road from Hanford - Missoula Independent

Road from Hanford - Missoula Independent | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
Road from Hanford
Missoula Independent
Everything that marked the landscape thereafter—even when people moved back to the land—seemed to be geared toward that extractive industry and, eventually, environmental remediation.
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Stone Lives

Stone Lives | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
  Works by Kate Foster and Claire Pencak Video Projection / Drawing / Audio / Objects An exploration of a riverside habitat through a process of improvisation. This work has come out of a series of...
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Top 5 Environmental Artists Shaking Up the Art World

Top 5 Environmental Artists Shaking Up the Art World | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
As the primal creator, Nature could be considered the world's most powerful and influential artist, but standing at the junction of art and nature are environmental artists.
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NMSU Students Craft "Green" Jewelry For Fundraiser

NMSU Students Craft "Green" Jewelry For Fundraiser | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
Metalsmithing and jewelry students at New Mexico State University have crafted one-of-a-kind fashion accessories in a fundraiser designed to help save the
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Students at New Mexico State University are making one of a kind metalsmithing jewelry to raise funds to support a Seattle project called  Green Eileen Seattle Chop Challenge, a fundraising activity aimed at stimulating conversation about repurposed clothing. The students are required to incorporate repurposed objects and materials not just metal into the jewelry for the fundraiser. This is a great way to build awareness of how other people acquire their accents and clothing outside of the school and gallery setting. The school that will benefit is called the Coyote Central a school for adolescents in Seattle. The money will hopefully renovate their art space.  Great Social Justice project.

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Art and Spirit Across The Landscape

Art and Spirit Across The Landscape | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
THIS ESSAY IS TAKEN FROM A KEYNOTE given at a WEAD conference in 2001 following 9/11 and updated now, a decade later.         I.  AFFIRMING AND RENEWING VALUES   WITHIN OUR...
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Artist Amalia Mesa Bains is an artist that looks to the landscape to find the struggles of under represented populations. She notices that the worst environmental damaged areas coincide where the poorest people live. She looks to address nature through spirituallity and stewardship in an effort to heal the wrongs and conditions people have suffered and lived through. She is sensitive to the narrative created by the places and people that inhabit them. As an artist activist, she brings narratives from multicultural and feminist points of view in hopes of inspiring collaborations within communities for art and activism for social justice.

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Artist Statement – Jun’ichiro ISHII | Project Andini

Artist Statement – Jun’ichiro ISHII | Project Andini | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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The artist is unique in that he exists in a space to see it's cultural implications then creates a response to it. He does not work in the same methods for any of the site installations he creates. This allows him to understand the multicultural influences that environment has on the people that exist within it.

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Jenna Spevack, Getting us to think about food sustainability, and what is being lost in the environment.

Jenna Spevack, Getting us to think about food sustainability, and what is being lost in the environment. | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it

http://jennaspevack.com/

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Jenna Spevack,  is an environmental activist and involves the viewer in the art installation or activity. The Birds of Brooklyn project is important as it highlights the sounds of birds that are no longer found in the city. This project could be and should be replicated all over the world to draw attention to habitat loss and exposure to toxins and how it affects birds and othe species.. Her prior work has involved collaborative drawing and gardening projects within the city to expose people to furniture farming, where tubs with greens are grown on metal shelving. She also promote food and social justice issues. AWESOME!!!!

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Alice Betts | Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Alice Betts | Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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 Explores the relationship with our perception of space in natural envioronments. She sees her installations as an extension of her drawings. Which is so cool, make a drawing and then explode it onto the canvas of nature. She enjoys working with groups and teaching. From Scotland and it affiliated with the National Gallery in Scotland. She is interested in using video to extend the work on her drawing to nature installations. I like that she gives voice to our thoughts about nature through the transformation of a drawing into a 3D space. It allows us to think in different ways about how we see nature and the boundaries we put on interacting with it.

 

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Floating Land 2009

Floating Land 2009 | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
Corrie Wright
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Corrie Wright and Tamara Kirby collaborate to bring etheral poignant engagements with nature. Their site specific installations are like time machines that take us forward or back to a natural state that may or may not exist. I like that the images are serene and incorporate the viewer into the progress of the frame. The artist hopes to elicit a response from the viewer about the affect of human behaviors on the environment.

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home - Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

home - Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
Taylor’s art is assimilated by the ocean and transformed from inert objects into living breathing reefs: positive and life-encouraging human intervention.
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Breath taking and important artist is ground breaking in getting us to think about our relationship with the ocean and its purpose in our lives. He creates sculptures to be incorporated into the living breathing coral formations.  It is a rare occasion where human interaction actually benefits the ocean.

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Jason deCaires Taylor encourages environmental awareness, instigates social change, and leads the public to appreciate the underwater world.

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Lynne Hull | Eco-Art

Lynne Hull | Eco-Art | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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Lynne is a pioneer in the area of giving voice to the wild. Her outdoor installations create a functional and thoughtful addition to the lives of the creatures she is engaging. Lynne's motto is "saving species one sculpture at a time". She encourages everyone to get involved in supporting habitat from the smallest insect to the largest animal, as Lynne knows all species need each other.

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Plastic straws, onion bags and bubble wrap sound environmental messages in ... - Kansas City Star

Plastic straws, onion bags and bubble wrap sound environmental messages in ... - Kansas City Star | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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New Bee Art and Education Exhibit takes flight at Sea-Tac Airport - SeaTac Blog (blog)

New Bee Art and Education Exhibit takes flight at Sea-Tac Airport - SeaTac Blog (blog) | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
New Bee Art and Education Exhibit takes flight at Sea-Tac Airport SeaTac Blog (blog) “As a leader in environmental innovation for our region and the aviation industry, we're pleased to partner with The Common Acre in a unique effort to champion...
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Beauty is Truth - Eleven Myanmar

Beauty is Truth - Eleven Myanmar | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
Beauty is Truth Eleven Myanmar “Return to Nature”, a second exhibition on view until this Sunday to celebrate the gallery's opening,features 150 oils, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media by 30 contemporary artists including Khin Maung Yin and...
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When nature calls: 12 artists answering back to climate change – in pictures

When nature calls: 12 artists answering back to climate change – in pictures | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
Trees that can draw, melting glaciers you can call on the phone – and
what life will be like as an Arctic explorer in the year 2100. Artists
from all over the world are responding to climate change in beautiful
ways.
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The McColl Center offers urban residencies to socially-conscious artists

The McColl Center offers urban residencies to socially-conscious artists | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
Environmental artists at #Charlotte's McColl Center think ecologically while creating community spaces: http://t.co/Vyqnmj2lFd
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Changing colours of the Kalahari - IOL Travel Africa | IOL.co.za

Changing colours of the Kalahari - IOL Travel Africa | IOL.co.za | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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This is a beautiful and moving story of how the land and its inhabitants exist and change over time. The art making of the Sans people is genuine and unaffected by training and modern communication, we hope. The immages are considered joyful by the author of the article. It is a fascinating story of how art heals wounds and preserves memories.

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Northwest US: The Dispersal Project

Northwest US: The Dispersal Project | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
  INTRODUCTION THE DISPERSAL PROJECT USES THE  CONCEPTUAL  model of dispersal in botany to examine aspects of contemporary art and culture.  Its essential character is focused on connections b...
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Artist Elizabeth Stanek uses ideas of dispersal in botany, which creates new species and perpetuates others as a metaphor for how artists disperse ideas and find new forms of art, She further carries the dispersal idea of to human relations where we disperse new ideas and solidfy and make new communities.  The artist 'dispersed" or handed out 200 plus leaves to different groups of people. The groups had a commonality, such as they were members of a work team, or some other form of social obligation. What is documented at this site is the result of the giving of the leaves and the metaphors that associated with people that accepted the leaves. Very Though provoking

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no.9 contemporary art & the environment

no.9 contemporary art & the environment | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
No.9 is committed to the belief that contemporary art can stimulate positive social and environmental change. We are a curatorial agency that provides artists who address these concerns with the opportunity to make ambitious work in the public realm.
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No.9 is an arts orga­ni­zation that uses temporary art installations to bring environmental issues into the public sphere.  They are based out of the Toronto, Canada area and since their founding in 2010 have brought educational art/environmental projects to over 11,000 students in the Toronto area.  They are highly organized with an accomplished board that is over seeing the continuance of this important organization. No. 9 promotes new environmental artists by supporting their work to bring a voice to the envioronment.

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Ana C. Robles's comment, September 17, 2013 4:15 PM
The website and the projects in it are great!!! Thanks for sharing.
Lindsey Lindgren's curator insight, May 18, 2014 1:14 PM

Art functioning as a positive "poster child" for the environment.

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LANDSAT SEVEN by Caleb Nussear | Vaudeville Park

LANDSAT SEVEN by Caleb Nussear | Vaudeville Park | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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Caleb Nussear  is an American artist living in New York. His work blends his training in philosophy with critical theory to prompt involvement of the viewers in the natural world and the intertwinings of science knowledge systems.  Landsat Seven will involve the satellite mapping of natural forms, a sculpturl satellite and projections of abstracted landscapes eminating from the satellite. Nussear instructs us to see the systems of science that are used in learning and perhaps protecting by education the environment. 

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Claudia Borgna - Plastic, art and the environment

Claudia Borgna - Plastic, art and the environment | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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Works with plastic garbage to see its relationship in nature. Investigates the evolution of nature, her words. The inside and outside works with inflated grocery sacks are epemeral and delightful. Almost makes you forget what the impact of too much plastic in the environment is doing as they arranged and photographed in such a beautiful way.

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Hunter Rion's curator insight, May 24, 2014 4:47 PM

Claudia Borgna's artwork addresses how modern life-style and consumerism are impacting our environment.

Lindsey Lindgren's curator insight, June 4, 2014 8:53 PM

Claudia Borgna studies and creates work that explore the "evolution of landscape." Her works demonstrates the consumerism and waste that is being caused from our society as a whole. She is juxtaposing waste produced within our culture and nature's beauty. In a nutshell she is taking waste and making it art. 

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François Fréchet | Artists in Nature International Network

François Fréchet | Artists in Nature International Network | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
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Exciting creations to urge us to stop and understand and preserve the biodiversity that allows us to stay alive. Feels his installations are "tools of research" He likes that his work is always changing as the work is absorbed into the environment. Similar to Andrew Goldsworthy

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Francois Frechet informs the public about the urgency to preserve our natural environment.

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http://www.thelandfoundation.org/

http://www.thelandfoundation.org/ | Contemporary Environmental Artists | Scoop.it
The Land Foundation provides a venue for organization.
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Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is president of this collaboration to promote sustainable food production and meditation in this beautiful spot in Thailand. Plans and fundraising are in progress for expanding the center to build a re newable enery source.  Artists are a good inspiration for promoting inner peace, food, and sustainable environments

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