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ADRIANE
COLBURN

(she/her)

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Recently was featured in The Violets in the Mountains Have Broken the Rocks at Gallery 16 in San Francisco, organized as a celebration of resilience in the face of adversity
     

  • Unfold, a cultural response to climate change, toured extensively, including stops in China, London, Edinburgh, New York, and Chicago
     

  • Adriane has an extensive background in printmaking and print media
     

  • She earned her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at Stanford University

THEMES

Anthropocene & Posthumanism; Beyond Nature/Culture; Biodiversity & Biopolitics; Climate Change; Environmental Justice & Ecological Systems; Extractivism, Deforestation & Desertification; Global Systems, Trade, and Development; Science, Technology, Data & Mapping

Adriane Colburn's large scale installations investigate the complex relationships between human infrastructure, earth systems, technology and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and internationally at venues such as Smack Mellon and Parsons/New School in New York, The Luggage Store Gallery and The Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Artsterium in the Republic of Georgia and at the Royal Academy of Art in London. She is based in San Francisco and New York.

 

A penchant for research and direct experience has led her to participate in scientific expeditions in the Arctic, the Amazon and at sea. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Macdowell Colony, the Kala Institute and The Blue Mountain Center. Adriane is currently on the faculty at Bard College.

 

Adriane’s recent work consists of large-scale installations (comprised of layers of hand cut paper, digital prints and projected light) that investigate the complex relationships between human infrastructure, earth systems, technology and the natural world. These works, derived from scientific data, images and video collected through research and while participating in scientific expeditions, look at how mapping is used to investigate fragile and inaccessible ecosystems.

Objects, lines, and colors coalesce as a symbolic rumination on the extractive industries of global capitalism. – Laura Eliasieh, Berkeley Art Center

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