Kathryn Miller
Lawns in the Desert

ecoartspace is one of the leading international organizations in a growing community of artists, scientists, curators, writers, nonprofits and businesses who are developing creative and innovative strategies to address our global environmental issues. We promote a diverse range of artworks that are participatory, collaborative, interdisciplinary and uniquely educational. Our philosophy embodies a broader concept of art in its relationship to the world and seeks to connect human beings aesthetically with the awareness of larger ecological systems.

Founded in 1997 by Tricia Watts as an art and nature center in development, ecoartspace was one of the first websites online  dedicated to art and environmental issues. New York City curator  Amy Lipton joined Watts in 1999, and together they have curated numerous exhibitions, participated on panels, given lectures at universities, developed programs and curricula, ad written essays  for publications from both the East and West Coasts. They advocate for international artists whose projects range from scientifically based ecological restoration to product based functional artworks, from temporal works created outdoors with nature to eco-social interventions in the urban public sphere, as well as more traditional art objects.

ecoartspace has been a project of the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs in
Los Angeles since 1999.

West Coast / San Francisco

Patricia Watts 

Patricia Watts has researched art and nature practitioners since 1994. She has participated as panelist at numerous conferences and has given lectures at art departments internationally. Watts most recently curated Ecologic for Cypress College (2009) in Los Angeles, and Terroir for Art at the Cheese Factory (2009) in Northern California. She also curated Hybrid Fields for the Sonoma County Museum (2006), and Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects for the Turtle Bay Exploration Park (2004-2005), and produced a site-specific temporary public art installation entitled Windsock Currents (2005) on Crissy Field in the Presidio (San Francisco) for UN World Environment Day. Watts was Chief Curator at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, California (2005-2008). She received her MA in Exhibition Design/Museum Studies from California State University, Fullerton, and has a BA in Business Administration from Stephens College, Missouri.

East Coast / New York City

Amy Lipton

Amy Lipton began her career as a gallerist in New York City from 1986-1995. She has curated numerous exhibitions, organizes and participates on panel discussions, lectures on art and the environment and has written for various publications. Recent exhibitions include Down to Earth: Artists Create Edible Landscapes for the Schuylkill Center (2009) in Philadelphia and Into the Trees (2008) for the Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi in Ghent, NY. Earlier curatorial projects include Imaging the River at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (2004) and Ecovention, (160-page catalogue) at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (2002).  She organized Human/Nature: Art and the Environment with The Nature Conservancy, a series of discussions bringing artists and scientists together (2003-08). Lipton was formerly Director of The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center. She received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.
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