Collaborators Rachel Stevens and Meredith Drum have been working together since 2011 on a constellation of projects and events that draw attention to the relationship between urban life and marine ecology. Drum’s exhibitions include Living and Dreaming, Artist in the Marketplace 29th exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts (2009); Selected Films by Meredith Drum and Alison Ward; ISSUE Project Room (2009); and Location, International Symposium of Electronic Arts; Al-Fahidi Historic District, Dubai, UAE (2014). Stevens’s exhibitions include LIC/NYC, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2007). Stevens’s publications include Cinematic Time Replayed – two exhibitions: Hubbard and Birchler’s Méliès and Christian Marclay’s The Clock, Millennium Film Journal #54 (2011).
Stevens’s and Drum’s public art projects include Oyster City, an ongoing mobile media walking tour and game on Governors Island (2012-current). Steven’s upcoming group projects include Stream 2 (installation with curated video program), West Townshend, VT (2015).. Drum’s upcoming group projects include Mar, Sea, Sol: Sensory Mapping, in collaboration with Grisha Coleman and Estrella Payton, iLand, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY (2015).
Stevens received a Production Grant, Socrates Sculpture Park (2007) and a fellowship from the National Arts Administration Mentorship Program (2001). Drum was an artist-in-residence at Artist in the Marketplace Residency, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2009) and received a grant from Finishing Funds Grant, Wave Farm Transmission Arts with support from NYFA (2012).
Stevens and Drum were artists-in-residence in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’’s Swing Space program, New York City (2013). Stevens received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from UC San Diego. Drum received an M.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. from UC Santa Cruz.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist