I am an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. I work in a variety of media, from walks to WIFI to gardening, to reveal how human and nonhuman lives intertwine with other earth systems.

Born in rural Northern California, I went to college in Los Angeles, where I studied art and environmental science. After falling in love with biology field work, I began combining ecology with art. I relocated to New York City in 2005, and completed my MFA at Hunter College in the fall of 2009. Elsewhere on the internet, I use my blog occasionally, write on Medium once in a while, and post on twitter quite a bit.

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Brown University, Providence, RI

VISA 100: Visual Art Foundations, Art Department
VISA 120: Moving Image Foundations, Art Department

City College, CUNY

Introduction to Drawing, Studio Art Foundations
Watercolor, Studio Art
2-D Design, Studio Art Foundations
Multimedia 1, Electronic Design & Multimedia BFA
Artist in the Anthropocene, DIAP MFA Program

New York City Public Schools

Learning Through Art, The Guggenheim Museum
Brooklyn Arts Council
Center for Urban Pedagogy


Obscura Society NY: Invasive Pigments and Feral Hues / Reconsidering Weeds Through Watercolor, September 2015
The Aesthetics of Urban Soil: Drawing with Dirt, Trade School, April 2012
Invasion Ecology: A Field Trip to Bushwick, with GenSpace, July 2014

Invasive Pigments: Reconsidering Weeds Through Watercolor:


The Anthropocene and the Urban Challenge: Social-Ecological Research and Practice in New York City, AESS Annual Conference, NYC, June 2014

Problem Plants: Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture, The Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture, January 2015 (panel organizer, moderator)

You can find me at ellie at ellieirons dot com as well as other places on the web: twitter, flickr, tumblr and medium.

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