Alta Buden is a Brooklyn-based visual artist concerned with our relationship with our environment. She is currently creating work onsite at beaches and on riverbanks, using the rich landscape of rocks and other natural forms as a visual source. Each piece becomes a vessel of sorts, holding the biological and geological forms from these places. This process of “recording” the environment captures memories, data and history present in the ever-shifting and evolving landscape. Her exploration of the environment draws on her studies of evolutionary biology, her childhood experience of new age mysticism and the time she spent working with scientists at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. She has exhibited her work in New York and Chicago and has been shown at the Smart Museum of Art (IL) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (IL). Buden received a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2013. She has degrees in Visual Arts, and History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago. She received her MFA from Hunter College (2017) and is a member of Regina Rex an artist run gallery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, NY.
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