Ellie Irons

New York
Thematic Residency, 2018
Thematic Residency, 2016

Ellie Irons works in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems. Recently she has been an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University and the SVA Nature and Tech Lab. Recent exhibition venues include Wave Hill, the Queens Botanical Garden, Pioneer Works and the Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture in New York City, and Flora Arts and Nature in Bogotá, Colombia. Her garden projects have been featured at Sure We Can, a redemption center in Bushwick, 1067 PacificPeople, an art center in Crown Heights, and the Gallery at Industry City as part the Brooklyn Rail’s exhibition Social Ecologies. Her recent writing is published in Temporary Art Review, The Brooklyn Rail and Landscape Architecture Futures, and her tours have been presented by Chance Ecologies, Genspace, and Atlas Obscura. Irons received an MFA from Hunter College and is currently pursuing a PhD in Arts Practice, focusing on Public Fieldwork at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.