Art and Urban Sustainability Spring 2017

I am thrilled to be teaching Art and Urban Sustainability this coming spring semester. This past spring the course was taught by the artist Mary Mattingly and the class helped design her project Swale, a giant, floating, urban edible forrest. This semester the class will be working on PandoraBird, my computer vision system that tracks and plays the … Read more of Art and Urban Sustainability Spring 2017

The Art of Contradiction, Commencement Address, University of California at Berkeley

Commencement Address by Elizabeth Demaray University of California at Berkeley, Department of Art Practice  May 16, 2008, University Art Museum, Barkeley, CA I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to be here, with you, today. You who have worked so hard. You who have braved treacherous financial aid forms, endured opinionated psychotic street people, survived … Read more of The Art of Contradiction, Commencement Address, University of California at Berkeley

Interview SciArt Magazine

Straight Talk with Elizabeth Demaray, by Danielle McCloskey, SciArt Magazine, February Issue, 2015, full text with images can be purchased at http://www.sciartmagazine.com/uploads/6/0/8/9/6089526/screen_shot_2016-05-17_at_9.43.37_am.png Danielle McCloskey (DM): From encasing plants and rocks in knits and upholstery fabric, culturing lichen to live on the sides of New York City buildings, exploring the effects of a diet of fast food on … Read more of Interview SciArt Magazine

Interview in Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities: Environmental Aesthetics

Interview with Leeann Westman for the Environmental Aesthetics issue, Fall 2015   Leeann Westman (LW): Where did you begin as an artist? Elizabeth Demaray (ED): Ok, I’m actually going to tell you what happened exactly. I took an elective class in art when I was a junior in college. I was majoring in cognitive psychology and trying … Read more of Interview in Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities: Environmental Aesthetics

Project/Artist (Sustainability, Art/Sci, Interactive links)

Hi Everybody, I’m using the space below to generate a list of links to artists/projects/research/writings in the areas of Sustainability, Art/Sci, Interactive Systems and sculpture. Cheers and feel free to e-mail me with any additions! ElizLinks to Sustainability Projects/Artists:Murray Bookchin: new ecological vision of the city: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/murray-bookchin-ecology-kurdistan-pkk-rojava-technology-environmentalism-anarchy Plastic Free Island Kefalonia (2015):PLASTIC FREE ISLAND (Island Sans Plastic) examines … Read more of Project/Artist (Sustainability, Art/Sci, Interactive links)

Chelsea Sculpture (be here now)

Walking through the gallery district this Friday I couldn’t help but think about how Brooklyn has sucked the air out of Chelsea. Still, there is no better place to go right now for a straight to your blood hit of dazzling sculpture. I went for the Meg Webster exhibition at Paula Cooper. Her beautiful, minimal … Read more of Chelsea Sculpture (be here now)