Environmental Justice Eco-Art
- Green Museum. This online museum features links to dozens of environmental artists, encourages and facilitates eco-art, and provides collaborative art making tools.
Selected Articles About and Artists Who Make Environmental Art
- 18 Artists [working on] Climate Change Katherine Brooks piece in HuffPo on recent eco-art focused on climate issues and ideolgoies.
- 7000 Oaks by Joseph Beuys. A New York urban forest renewal project by one of the most important postmodern artists to engage the nature/culture dichotomy.
- Ansel Adams. Adams' nature photographs, known most widely through Sierra Club calendars, continue a heroic, masculine image of nature begun in the sublime nature paintings of the early 19th century.
- Artists of the American West. The landscape of the American West has been a key site for constructing heroic, masculine, and nationalist ideologies through the natural environment.
- Edward Burtynsky Consumate photographic chronicler of haunting beauty in the human and environmental devastation brought by mining, oil extraction and other industries.
- Solari Douglas Camp Nigerian environmental justice artist.
- John Dahlsen. Contemporary Australian environmental artist, working with recycled materials.
- Earth Art and Earthworks. Clear introduction to major artists working in these eco-active forms.
- Earthworks Art. Joshua Siegel piece on a controversial form of art arising in the 1960s, use the earth as a canvas in ways that stress the indivisibility of nature-culture, but sometimes also put further stress the environment in the process.
- Eco-Arts Space. Good links to many important environmental artists.
- Ecovention Catalog of art exhibit featuring 200 works of contemporary art with environmental intervention as a goal.
- Environmental Arts. Variety of art projects in various media from Envirolink. See especially, Art and Activism.
- Environmental Racism and Children's Art. From East Palo Alto's Greenaction Youth site.
- FreshKill This independent film (1994), directed by Shu Lea Cheang, written by Jessica Hegodorn, is full of wild gender b(l)ending, racial cross-dressing and rich environmental justice thematics. The film is a brilliant, funny, serious exercise in "ecocybernoia," involving a global plot to exchange industrial waste via sushi made from the glowing red lips of radioactive fish!
- Green Arts Web. Extensive site explaining and linking to examples of eco-art.
- Heidelberg Project Long-time Detroit neighborhood arts network that includes a focus on environmental justice work.
- Hudson River School: America, 1835 to 1870. Site for the first great school of American landscape painters, Romantics who set the tone for much early adoration of the sublime in Nature.
- Patricia Johanson. One of the pioneering eco-active artists, designing large-scale urban art sites that reclaim the land they inhabit, and educate about local environments.
- Chris Jordan Extraordinary photographic evocations of our toxic landscapes.
- Garth Lenz, "Tar Sands" Beautifully hideous photos of the destruction brought to Canadian First Nation lands by highly toxic tar sand extraction.
- Mapping the Terrain of Contemporary Eco-Art Article by Beth Carruthers offering a broad overview, but like most such works limited in its discussion of ej.
- Marion Martinez Latina artist who comments on the traditional spirituality and new media via art made from electronic detritus.
- Native American Indian Children's Art Gallery. A contest for Native American students in Denver that include ej themes.
- Panoramas:the Landscape Arts of North America. Comparative exhibit tracing the history of landscape arts in Canada, Mexico,and the US, from the Virtual Museum of Canada.
- Parks and People. A Baltimore-based community organization involved in urban greening projects and environmental community art. A model example of a growing phenomenon of urban eco-restoration.
- Platform Long-standing, UK-based environmental justice and community art collective.
- Public Art and Ecological Process. Article by Elizabeth Umbanhowar surveying principles of public eco-art projects.
- Reclamation Art: Restoring and Commemorating Blighted Landscapes. Contains much information on the reclamation of landscapes by artists, including photographs of projects and a bibliography.
- Recycled, Re-seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap. Exhibit of "recycled art" commenting on race/ethnicity, global capitalism and environmental degradation, from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM.
- Mierle Ukeles. New York's "garbage artist" whose Flow City project was among the first art works to raise issues about the psychology of urban waste and the ideologies of recycling.
- Women Artists of the American West. Examine the similarities and differences between these often lesser-known women artists and those working in the heroic masculine tradition of landscape art.
- Women Environmental Artists Directory. Great resource on the many women working in eco-art today.
- World Community of Old Trees. An eco-art project that explores the tree image in art, created by June Julian.