curatorial Projects & exhibitions
Over the least decade I've curated and produced dozens of site-specific events that leverage the visceral power of contemporary art, science, sustainability and technology. They include international and national projects for public spaces in cities, art festivals, universities, galleries, businesses and not-for-profits, with a focus on mobilizing positive change.
Nature in the Dark @ The National Aquarium
I commissioned international artists to transform scientific data into participatory public installations to raise awareness of water quality’s degradation around the world. Versions of this multi-sensory exhibition ran at several sites including the National Aquarium and public city spaces in Baltimore, MD.
My international exhibition with the Cambridge University Stem Cell Institute explored the question: “If stem cells were the artistic medium by which we design our future, what does this future look like?” The show ran at Cambridge University in the U.K. and the New York Hall of Science.
art and science conference @ the helix center
I was the Founding Curator of the “Art and Science: Two Cultures Converging” conference at the Helix Center, bringing together 36 local experts in the fields of science, art, technology and education. Our roundtable discussions explored how to bridge the gulf between art, science, and society, methods of nurturing science-art collaboration, STEAM, and the future of education.
the FUTURE OF FOOD
What will the future of food look like in a world facing climate change? How will science impact cooking? What will our social rituals around food involve in this new world? This exhibition at UsagiNY Gallery in New York City explored the way humans have procured food over millennia, and how they will need to change over time to move toward a more sustainable future.
TECH ART FAIR @ ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTER
How is technology expanding the creative potential of today's artists? We partnered with the Ontario Science Center to answer this question, showcasing art made with 21st century technology. Coding electronics to create interactive work, incorporating the Internet of Things into live installations, and creating wearables that respond to a user's body were only a few examples featured in this exhibit.
I founded the organization AIArtists.org, which features groundbreaking historic works by pioneers of Artificial Intelligence Art. I curate cutting edge artists using AI to push the limits of human creativity, and maintain a Timeline of AI Art History that traces the origins of this movement.
Distinguishable From Magic
Science fiction has long asked, “what does it mean to be human in the face of advancing technology?” My exhibition at Collar Works Gallery in New York City explored the evolving definition of human identity with the advent of AI, robotics, cybernetics, virtual reality, biotech, and more.
Nature in the Dark - Ynot Lot
My public outdoor exhibition featured installation, video, sound, performance art, and web-based applications, allowing visitors to explore nature through a variety of sensory experiences. The show invited community engagement and celebrated the biodiversity of our vast aquatic eco-systems in Baltimore’s inner city.
Internationally renowned Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed is among a new wave of creatives expanding the conventional notion of craft. My exhibition at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design explored his fresh new visual forms that challenge our perception of traditions through iconic cultural objects.
The Void and the Cloud
Will the non-physical state of human nature expand endlessly into the digital ether, as our physical universe transitions into the cloud? My exhibition at The Urban Foundation Gallery in New York explored what happens to the physical self in a digital era.
Even as science reaches new frontiers – like outer space and the human brain – our knowledge of our oceans remains limited. In my exhibition at 164 Orchard Gallery in New York, I celebrated water and the life that occupies it, a timeless source of inspiration for artists and scientists.
By exploring everything from our bones, gross anatomy, physiology, microbiology, neurobiology, evolution, genomes, and more, how do we begin to understand ourselves in new ways? My exhibition at Sideshow Gallery in New York City explored what our bodies tell us about who we are.
Nature in the Dark - Chestertown
In the final exhibition venue for Nature in the Dark, Chestertown, MD artists participated in a day-long residency with Washington College scientists to explore the complex environmental issues of the Chesapeake Bay. Their findings were the inspiration behind their artworks in the exhibition.
Creativity of Consciousness
This uniquely immersive exhibition monitored a participant’s brainwaves, and dynamically morphed the shape and color of 3D light sculptures and projection-mapped visuals based on their arousal state. A transcendent experience of sight and sound left audiences viscerally connected to the beautiful inner workings of their minds.
NEUROLOGY OF THE SOUL
This critically acclaimed theater production by Edward Einhorn examined neuroscience, marketing, art, and love. As the show’s curator, I paired leading neuroscience art with key themes from the performance. Lauded as “superb” by Scientific American, the production follows a neuroscientist trying to scientifically define love for advertising purposes, and his wife, an artist who is using her brain scans as the basis of video self-portraits.
The Quantified Self
My exhibition “The Quantified Self: The Data Doesn’t Lie” explored how we can translate millions of data points from daily actions into a meaningful reflection of our behavior. The show invited audiences to redefine their relationship with sterile points of data, transforming them into visceral portraits of both individuals and our collective human race.
In “Flight Risk: Modern Obstacles in Migratory Pathways”, Lynne Parks confronts us with documentation of the damage our constructed lives unintentionally leave in their wake. Our mark — our footprint — is now visible.
The group curated exhibition “Locally Sourced” explored how exchanges between local artists and their neighbors help communities thrive. Baltimore artists produced commissioned works in a variety of media, offering perspectives on the vibrant and interconnected cultural landscape of the city.
Baker B-Grant Awards
This group curated exhibition showcased the versatility and talent of local Baltimore artists, celebrating its rich artistic community. Through choreography, dance, installation, music, poetry, video, or writing, each artist brought a novel complexity to the tradition of his or her medium.