Mel Chin’s conceptual and visual art “erases the boundaries between art and activism, aesthetics and the environment, and the individual and his or her community.” Chin has received numerous grants and awards from organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, as well as the Penny McCall, Pollock/Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Rockefeller and Louis Comfort Tiffany foundations. His work has been featured in the acclaimed PBS series Art21.
Justin Brice Guariglia is a photographer and multidisciplinary artist whose photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic and Time Magazine, as well as in monographic publications by Chronicle Books and the Aperture Foundation. In 2015 Guariglia became the first artist embedded in a series of NASA missions, flying over Greenland to produce images of rapidly changing glacial land and sea ice. Guariglia’s solo exhibition, “Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene”, opened at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida in the fall of 2017 and will travel to the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles in 2018.
Sharon Harper works with photography and video, exploring how technology mediates our relationship with the natural world and generates perceptual experiences. Her photographs are in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and the New York Public Library. She is a 2013 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in Photography and is a Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.