Adriane Colburn is an artist based in San Francisco, CA and New York. Her recent work, large scale installations that investigate the complex relationships between human infrastructure, earth systems, technology and the natural world, have been exhibited throughout the US and internationally at venues such as Smack Mellon and Parsons/New School in New York, The Luggage Store Gallery and The Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Artsterium in the Republic of Georgia and at the Royal Academy of Art in London. A penchant for research and direct experience has led her to participated in scientific expeditions in the Arctic, the Amazon and at sea. She has been an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Macdowell Colony, the Kala Institute and The Blue Mountain Center. Adriane is currently on the faculty at Bard College.
Adriane’s recent work consists of large-scale installations (comprised of layers of hand cut paper, digital prints and projected light) that investigate the complex relationships between human infrastructure, earth systems, technology and the natural world. These works, derived from scientific data, images and video collected through research and while participating in scientific expeditions, look at how mapping is used to investigate fragile and inaccessible ecosystems.