Lecture and Project Research: FEMeeting Taos: Women in Art, Science, and Technology

July 23 – 30, 2023  / Taos, New Mexico, USA

Presented Lecture Lamellae Osmosis as part of main symposium, and gave on-site lecture/ demo of MacArthur’s land art work Pollinator Concentrator, with view during late day light into evening darkness, thus demonstrating the affect/ purpose of the ultraviolet lights.  “FEMeeting events aim to disseminate projects being undertaken by women worldwide and, as a result, to contribute to the development of art-science research methodologies and to the growth of cooperation strategies that can increase knowledge sharing”.

Awarded Semi-Finalist in LAGI-MEA, Land Art Generator Initiative National Design Competition

Feb 9, 2022 – Finalist award Dec 2022  /  Galisteo, New Mexico & Seattle, Washington, USA

Team: Andrea Polli, Ana MacArthur, Richard Lowenberg, and Kristen Fox submitted Ground Truth: Wayfinding Stories On and Of the Landscape, and were chosen as one of 4 semi-finalist teams to develop a final ‘regenerative land art’ design for client Modern Elder Academy for their Saddleback Ranch in Galisteo, NM. Throughout 2022 this team wove together MEA’s mission with interviews of local indigenous experts, studies of the land’s inherent traits, water resources, sun paths, bioregional plants, somatic and animal studies, as well as interspecies interactions. An engaged learning endeavor regards regenerative ideas and physicality. All team proposals viewed here:

Land Art Generator Initiative National Design Competition

Featured Artist in ecoartspace, international online newsletter, Curator Patricia Watts

 Jan. 9, 2023

Ecoartspace has served as a platform for artist addressing environmental issues since 1999. An inclusive non-competitive collaborative environment, to make real a healthy equitable, resilient future.

Artwork in Academic Publication

2022 | Elsevier, Academic Press, London, UK

MacArthur’s holographic installation Ignition published in Physics in the Arts, 3rd Edition, by physicist Pupa Gilbert, UW-Madison, Professor of Physics, Affiliate Chemistry, Materials, Geoscience: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Visiting Faculty Scientist, pages xiv & 21.

Exhibition: Ecoartspace, Pop Up and Fundraiser

Sept 30- Oct 2, 2022 | Poetry Yard, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Awarded Residency in Slovakia via Guardians Worldwide, Guardians of the Forest

September, 2021 | Lisov, Slovakia

Slovakia Residency, Lisov, Slovakia: GRAMPAS Heritage, awarded by Guardians of the Forest to study the progressive forest preservation practices of the indigenous heritage of Slovakia by living with and assisting the local culture in their subsistence methods from the land and forests.

Guest Lecturer and Workshop Instructor, SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute

July 30 – Aug 10, 2018 | UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

Lecture and workshop instructor on Biomimicry, Ecological Thinking and Plastics for the Art/ Sci Nanolab, a 2 week intensive for junior and senior high school students. The 2018 workshop is titled Ecological Mind: Rock, Paper, Planktons, Scissors, Plastics. The Nanolab, formed by artist Victoria Vesna and scientist James K. Gimzewski of UCLA, “…was designed around the principle that nano-science requires fresh ways of thinking and new methodologies….the future of nanotechnology is determined not just by scientific knowledge, but also by application of creative thought and imagination that go beyond a traditional reductionist approach”. This innovative program encourages youth to think inter-disciplinarily between art and science, avoiding the traditional separation of these fields, and is team taught by artists, scientists, and guest speakers with tours of high tech labs.

Fellowship: MIT Fellowship, awarded with Dr. Markus Buehler, professor and Head of the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Buehler is internationally renowned for his work in the nanomechanics of spider silk.

June 2017 – 2018 | MIT, Cambridge, Mass, USA

Panel and Exhibition: A LASER/ Leonardo ISAST event at the Santa Fe Art Institute as part of the ’I Love Life’, A Bio Art and Design Symposium for New Mexico, with artists Victoria Vesna, Allison Kudla and Ana MacArthur

April 13-15, 2018 | Santa Fe Art Institute and New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM 

Exhibition: Postcards from the Anthropocene, Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation. Exhibition and symposium with keynote speaker Etienne Turpin.

June 22-24, 2017 | University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh, Scotland 

Exhibition: 8th Annual Currents New Media Festival

June 9-25, 2017 | Santa Fe, NM, USA 

Exhibition: ‘Unsettled Practices: Art as a navigational tool in the uncharted Anthropocene’

2016 | Heishaus, Uferstudios, Berlin, Germany 

The Carbon Promenades

In the planning phases, date to be announced (forthcoming 2014) 

Invited participant to the ‘post fossil carbon society’ conference, in a location to be announced. ” To join 15 personalities in an inspiring world wilderness, to face the urgency of a Society without mined source of energy. Invited are a spectrum of talents with significant responsibilities in Industry, Politics, Academy, Finance, Education, and Justice from an international community.” MacArthur has been asked to distill ‘the process’ adopted by the participants in their exchanges, so as to turn it into a globally relevant learning module for educational purposes and for a target audience at middle school / high school level combining art and eco-literacy.

Group exhibition: ‘Light As Form’

Oct 5 – Dec 22, 2013 | Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, USA 

Artists employ unique approaches to reveal light as phenomena of both science and art. This exhibition features a selection artists who explore their fascination with the premise of light as a medium. Numerous of the works will be of an installation nature, while many will incorporate holographic means, laser, solar and other manipulations of light to arrive at inventive, thought provoking and alternative interpretations.

Group exhibition: ‘Interference: Coexistence’

Sept 6 – Sept 28, 2013 | Clocktower Building, Long Island City, Queens, NY, USA 

Interference: Coexistence will be an installation of holograms by outstanding artists from around the world. The holograms exhibited include classic pieces from the late 70’s and early 80’s that defined the art form as well as fresh visions by established and emerging artists. Curated by Dr. Martina Mrongovius (Holocenter, NewYork / Academy of Media Arts Cologne).

Lecture/ Panel: The Arts Catalyst

Nov 20, 2012 | London, England 

Artist participant on panel made up of scientists and artists working on or researching issues of climate change. Given the overwhelming evidence of global climate change and the compelling need for action at many levels of society, what role might Art and Artists play to contribute meaningfully to future scenarios? How might we chose to adapt differently and actively to our changing world? Representation from the UK MET Office, University of Wales, Global Sustainability Institute, Horizon Digital Economy Research, and artists from England, Brazil and the US. Presented by Rachel Jacobs and Active Ingredient. 

Lecture: ISEA 2012: Machine Wilderness

Sept, 2012 | Albuquerque, NM, USA 

At the 18th International Society of Electronic Arts, ISEA, presented a site specific work proposed for the Albuquerque Open Space Center, “Mallart Solaire; A community of photo-active independent pods” The requirements for submitting work to the site were to utilize a method of alternative energy in such a way as to cause no harm to the site. The work utilized photo-voltaic cells , was to be sited in a wetlands, and discussed both the scientific principles and inspiration from elements unique to the specific environment.

Awarded Pilchuck Glass School Artist in Residence 2012

July – August, 2012 | Stanwood, Washington, USA 

PAiR, Pilchuck Artist In Residence, offers experienced professional artists independent use of Pilchuck’s facilities for a 2-3 week session. Artists are awarded through nominations by other professional artists and the Pilchuck staff selects a limited number of professional artists to work on experimental, exploratory and challenging projects. Artists who may work outside the glass arena are invited to this A.I.R. to apply themselves to the medium in a unique way with assistance from Pilchuck staff, and to offer new approaches and inspiration to the students as well as instructors at the school, Stanwood, Washington, USA.