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Mary Patricia (mp) Warming

Artist

Berlin, Germany
Each of my projects begins with my drawings of specimens from world-renowned museums of biodiversity and evolution. The aesthetics of scientific information assimilates into my digital artworks- as do the inherent aesthetics of the architectural drafts on which many of my montages are assembled. Allowances for the copyrighted materials within my art/science are an essential element of my projects.

Work Experience

Naturkundemuseum

Artist and Scientific Illustrator

Developing artworks one on one with MfN scientists for my exhibition and prospective installation for the Reichstag. The project promotes science, especially sciences involving evolution and biodiversity. For more information, please visit Bechance page "Evolution Spiral".
January 2016 - Present Germany

Yale University

Artist and Curator for Yale's Franke Program in Science and the Humanities

Curated, created art, and installed an international exhibition of Art/Science.

My curatorial concept, “Bird Architecture, the coevolutionary aesthetic of bird and man”, was developed from Dr. Rick Prum's science writing. My artwork for this project featured experiments by scientists from Yale's Prum Lab of Ornithology and my illustrations from the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Event management included creating marketing materials.
February 2015 - May 2015 New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Vladimir Nabokov Museum

Project Concept Artist and Scientific Illustrator

Endangered Blue is a series of limited edition Art/Science prints created for the Nabokov Museum. The project supports the conservation of American Blue butterflies. Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, discovered the Karner Blue butterfly in New York. These works, dedicated to Nabokov's scientific discovery, are exhibited in the reconstructed library of the Nabokovs' St. Petersburg palace. Nabokovs' library was destroyed in the Bolshevik Revolution. The Nabokov Museum re-created this special library based upon a single remaining photograph.

Science collaborators include the American Museum of Natural History, and the Essig Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley. Field research was conducted with Directors of Conservation at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve in New York State and the New Hampshire Pine Bush.

Endangered Blue opened in April, 2015 and remains in the library on permanent display.
2015 - Present Russian Federation

International Artists Manifest

Cofounder and Vice President of the board of Directors

Created non-profit organization for underrepresented artists' collection management beginning with an extensive archive donated by the Carlo Pittore Foundation for the Figurative Arts. Worked to preserve, promote and position collections internationally. Responsible for strategic growth, including collection development. Supervised international relations and regulations. Promotions included my concept and installation of a large-scale art installation of sails included in my bechance portfolio. (Co-authored website)
June 2012 - March 2016 Maine, United States

Freie Universität Berlin

Concept Artist, Graphic Artist, Exhibition Designer, Art Director

Concept, design and installation of 33 large-scale prints for inaugural project with Foster + Partners' Philology Library. Prints include concurrent scientific information on Neuroscience and the Psychology of Aesthetics. Developed in association with Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology and Naturkundemuseum, Berlin. Installation opened for Berlin's Long Night of the Sciences. Speaking Engagement sponsored by the US Embassy Berlin.
June 2009 - July 2011 Germany

Education

Northeastern University

Visiting Scholar + Artist/Research Associate

Included Art Exhibition and publishing workshop at Harvard Radcliffe
1999 - 2000 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

University Of Washington

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

1991 - 1994 Seattle, Washington, United States

University Of Copenhagen

Independent Study Foreign Exchange

1992 - 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark

Languages

English (Native),
German (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Concept Art, Final Cut Pro, Graphic Design, Illustration, New Media, Sculpture,