Artist Residencies in Nature and Science
From 1/1/2018 through 12/31/2018, Pittsburgh artist Ashley Cecil will engage the public in scientific inquiry & nature appreciation through artwork & educational experiences developed during a series of residencies hosted by local institutions focused on nature conservation.
For six months of 2016, Pittsburgh-based artist Ashley Cecil served as an artist-in-residence at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. She made visual art, products & experiences that illustrate themes of interconnectedness between our natural world and its inhabitants.
The success of this first cross-disciplinary project garnered attention from several other Pittsburgh institutions working to educate the public about natural science and conservation. Ashley is now partnering with several of these established organizations to create a grant-funded, three-year iteration of her science and nature-based artist residency project. Beginning in 2018, Ashley will spend six months at a time with a total of six local hosts. During each consecutive residency, Ashley will make original artwork, retail products, educational experiences and more that will be intricately connected to each host’s mission and area of focus.”