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artist + ocean advocate = artivist for the ocean

uniting art + biology to conserve our changing seas

Artist statement:
I look to environmental science and biology for artistic inspiration, and my appreciation for the beauty of nature motivates me to learn more about the creatures that shape it. The forms and beh… Read More
artist + ocean advocate = artivist for the ocean

uniting art + biology to conserve our changing seas

Artist statement:
I look to environmental science and biology for artistic inspiration, and my appreciation for the beauty of nature motivates me to learn more about the creatures that shape it. The forms and behaviors of marine organisms provide many paths for both scientific and artistic exploration. My work celebrates the exotic forms of ocean flora and fauna in concert with their biological complexity, diversity, and vulnerability in the face of human-caused threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing and land-based pollution. Perhaps if my work can influence policy makers and the public to appreciate the fragile beauty of our endangered marine ecosystems we will act more wholeheartedly to conserve them. Read Less
  • Owner • Artist • Designer
    Studio Of Courtney Mattison — CO, USA
  • Editorial & Development Manager
    Mission Blue — Napa, CA, USA
  • Teaching Assistant
    Brown University — Providence, RI, USA
  • Mima Weissmann Fellow & Teaching Assistant
    Harvard University — Allston, MA, USA
  • Biological Sculptor
    James Cook University — Townsville, Australia
  • Research Intern
    California Academy Of Sciences — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Research Assistant
    Leatherback Trust — Costa Rica
  • Intern & Research Assistant
    Stanford University — Monterey, CA, USA
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