Anna DavidsonArtist/Scientistat UC Davis
Anna Davidson is a visual artist, scientist and educator. Concerned with environmental breakdown, her interdisciplinary work fuses art, climate and biology. Starting expeditionary in nature, her work manifests in sculpture, video, sound, performance and bioart. She completed her M.F.A in Visual Arts (2016) following the completion of her Ph.D. in plant ecophysiology (2014), both from the University of California, Davis. She currently splits her time making art, teaching art and conducting scientific research at UC Davis studying tree physiological responses to climate change. Currently, she teaches art at Sierra Nevada University and California State University, Sacramento. She has also taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, and UC Davis. Davidson has numerous scientific and artistic publications, has exhibited internationally and attended several residencies including the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway, Djerassi in Woodside, California, Tropical Lab in Singapore and most recently an Artist at Sea residency on Woods Hole’s Atlantis oceanographic research vessel to the Lost City hydrothermal vent system. She is the founder of the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous at UC Davis, in affiliation with Leonardo, the International Society of Art, Science and Technology.