Our artist in residency program aims to incorporate environmental literature, history, photography, and fine art with scientific research. Exposure to a wide range of plant materials and environments are a means to increase our interdisciplinarity in our course offerings and educate a diverse range of audiences. Presentations and workshops by artists, historians, botanical illustrators, musicians, writers and other creative media enrich students' perspectives on landscape and global change.
Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length. Often artists are invited to participate in Conservatory programs by sharing their art with the public.
Previous artist: LOTT
LOTT is a Minneapolis-based musician who writes and plays experimental violin pieces. She wrote the piece "Biomes" for the opening of Roots to Healing: A brief survey of the past, present & future of plant-based remedies in Minnesota, an exhibition organized by CBs Conservatory.
Previous artist: Regan Golden
Regan is a photographer and visiting assistant professor in the Art Department at the U of M. Her most recent work focuses on the way plants interact with their environment and the adaptations they make to survive.