FEATURED ARTIST: Adriane Colburn
Adriane Colburn builds installations based on the complex relationship between human infrastructure, earth systems, technology and the natural world. In these projects, large cut paper drawings are in conversation with digital images, manipulated objects, photographs, video and projected light. Her installations are extracted from material collected while participating in scientific expeditions to remote places such as the arctic and amazon. The work reflects on these far-flung environments and the overall state of nature in an age where few stones remain unturned by man. Particularly interested in romanticized notions of wilderness, the alteration of nature by industry and climate change and the relationships between scientific exploration and exploitation, she reckons with how our thirst to understand and visualize a landscape can irrevocably disrupt it.
Adriane Colburn is based in San Francisco, CA; Athens, GA; and Vermont. She has exhibited her work internationally, at venues such as Smack Mellon and Parsons/New School, New York; The Luggage Store Gallery and The Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA; Artsterium, the Republic of Georgia; and at the Royal Academy of Art, London, UK. She has participated in scientific expeditions in the Arctic, Amazon and at Sea and has been an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Macdowell Colony, and The Blue Mountain Center. She is a recipient of Fleishacker Fellowship, An Artadia Fund Award and recently received the best exhibition award at the Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn. She is currently teaching at the University of Georgia, Athens.
Adriane Colburn, Forest for the Trees, 2010. Inkjet prints, sumi ink, film. 12 x 7 feet. Courtesy the artist.