A large truck driving across an agricultural field

Erin Charpentier and Travis Neel

Social Practice
Artist in Residence, 2023

Portrait of Erin Charpentier and Travis Neel

Artist Statement

Erin Charpentier and Travis Neel work at the intersection of socially engaged art and urban ecology. Always collaborative, their practice utilizes art as territory for collective imagining and exploring new ways of being together in the world.

Their practice exists at the scale of everyday life; the home, the neighborhood, and the city. They currently reside on the Llano Estacado in Lubbock, Texas, where they are working with their neighbors to address social and environmental resilience.


While at Headlands

While at Headlands, we plan to lift up from the day-to-day maintenance and management of our large-scale urban afforestation project the Mesquite Mile. We’ll spend our time at Headlands engaging in the representation, story-telling, and sense making of the work—translating the project for a secondary audience and taking time to reprioritize the driving concepts behind the work.


Selected Work

Erin Charpentier, Kim Karlsrud, Daniel Phillips, and Travis Neel, Assisted Migration Trailer, 2022; digital video; 1 min 42 sec.