Kathryn High

Averill Park,
United States
Focus area: Biology, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Medicine, Physiology, Heath, Video, Film

Kathy High (USA) is an interdisciplinary artist / educator who collaborates with scientists and activists, and considers living systems, animal sentience, and ethical dilemmas of biotechnology and medical industries. She is Head of the Arts department and Professor of Video and New Media and oversees a laboratory in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. She is a supporter of community DIY science and ecological art practices. She is the Project Coordinator for the NATURE Lab Urban Environmental Education Center with The Sanctuary for Independent Media. She is committed to queer and feminist approaches to reshaping ecological bio-science research and learning-by-doing, and to collaborations with our local communities.
Among many honors, she is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her art works have been shown at documenta 13 (Germany), Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center and Exit Art (NYC), UCLA (Los Angeles), Science Gallery (Dublin), NGBK (Berlin), Festival Transitio_MX (Mexico), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Para-site Gallery (Hong Kong), and Esther Klein Gallery, Science Center (Philadelphia). She has had residencies with the Asian Society, Hong Kong (2005), SymbioticA, University of Western Australia (2009-10), Finnish Society of Bioart (2013), Coalesce, University of Buffalo (2016-17), Djerassi Scientific Delirium Madness (2019), DePaolo Lab, CMiST, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle (2016-18).