Artists in Residence in Everglades, Inc. (AIRIE) partners with Everglades National Park to support and enhance the arts and cultural heritage of this subtropical wilderness through artist residency and public outreach programs.
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Magnus Sodamin

Magnus Sodamin

Magnus Sodamin (March 2017) Born in 1987 in Manhattan, Magnus Sodamin uses an expanded painting practice that is at once hallucinatory and precise, employing a variety of techniques to blur the frontier between abstraction and landscape painting. His singular installations often begin with painting the walls and floors of an exhibition space with vibrant splashes...
TM Sisters

TM Sisters

TM Sisters (April 2017) TM Sisters are a Miami based sibling duo who work in multi-media realms of digital video performance, collages, installations, sculpture, fashion pieces, video games, and VJing at night clubs. Their techno, tropical aesthetic shines along with their do-it-yourself ethic started by being home schooled together on the sands of South Florida....
Anne Jennings Paris

Anne Jennings Paris

Anne Jennings Paris (May 2017) is a writer and visual artist whose work focuses on the intersection of American popular culture and natural history. During her time in the Everglades, Anne will study the intersection of the human and nonhuman across several media, including poetry, acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic. Anne is a two-time recipient of an...
Karolin Tampere

Karolin Tampere

Karolin Tampere (May 2017) Karolin Tampere is a visual artist and freelance curator who’s practice deals with engaging in collaborative practices taking on different roles within the field of visual arts. She approaches curating as an socio-political arena that has a critical responsibility which can foster alternative understandings of ecology and new models of sustainability....
Cherry Pickman

Cherry Pickman

Cherry Pickman (June 2017) received her BA from the University of Florida, where she studied English, with a focus in poetry writing. In 2009, she received her MFA in poetry writing from Columbia University, where she worked most closely with Timothy Donnelly, Mark Strand, and Lucie Brock-Broido. Her work is detail-oriented and focused in the...
Nick Gilmore

Nick Gilmore

Nick Gilmore (July 2017) is a Miami-based artist, freelance woodworker, and adjunct professor of printmaking at Florida International University. He received an MFA in Visual Arts (2014) from Florida International University, Miami, FL; and a BA in Studio Art (1999) from Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL. His work generally finds form through printmaking and sculpture....
Dana Wildsmith

Dana Wildsmith

(October 2017) Dana Wildsmith grew up in south Georgia, the daughter of a Methodist minister who was active in working for social justice. She attended college wherever her Navy husband’s career took them, finally obtaining a B.A. in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College. In 1999, she returned to her family’s land in north Georgia, where...
Sasha Wortzel

Sasha Wortzel

 (November 2017) Originally hailing from Florida, Sasha Wortzel is a New York based artist and filmmaker working primarily in time-based media. Her work explores the politics of space in relation to race, gender, and queer desire. Her current project with artist collaborator, Reina Gossett, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, follows iconic transgender rights activist and artist, Marsha “Pay It...
James Romig & Ashlee Mack

James Romig & Ashlee Mack

James Romig & Ashlee Mack (December 2017) ABOUT THE COMPOSER James Romig endeavors to create music that reflects the intricate complexity of the natural world, where fundamental structures exert influence on both small-scale iteration and large-scale design, obscuring boundaries between form and content. His music has been performed in 49 states and more than 30...
Jason Hedges

Jason Hedges

Jason Hedges (October 2015) is a Miami-based artist whose practice often explores food and drink, and humanity’s relationships with them throughout history. The work draws from the inherent beauty as well as the cultural significances that we have developed. The work is often interactive or a by-product of an action. His work has been exhibited...
Onajide Shabaka

Onajide Shabaka

Onajide Shabaka (September 2015) is a visual artist, curator, and writer. His art practice makes references to the anthropological, geological and biological through a visual aesthetic that is challenging and visceral, with a grounding in African Atlantic culture. His writing and curatorial practice focuses largely on contemporary art and culture, and subject specific research.
Sara Rabinowitz

Sara Rabinowitz

Sara Rabinowitz is an artist and textile designer inspired by the places she inhabits, which have included Florida, Rhode Island, New York, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio and Oregon. She is interested in how the contemporary landscape is shaped by the successes and failures of material production. Sara’s research has led her to work with invasive species:...