TIE Fellow 2017-2018: Isabel Beavers

Isabel Beavers, Master of Fine Arts, Museum Studies Certificate

I am an artist who lives and works in Boston, MA. My professional experiences performing field work and ecological data collection informs my current engagement with interdisciplinary artistic research. The same motivation that led me to work on the ground in conservation now fuel my artistic practice. I am currently investigating the Arctic marine environment and its responses to climate change.

I visualize scientific research through immersive installations that utilizes a range of media including video, animation, painting, drawing, sculpture, sound and light. I am interested in the philosophy of science, the intersecting histories of art and science, and how both are implicated in conceptions of nature and current cultural responses to climate change.

I hold a BS from the University of Vermont in Natural Resources and am currently a candidate in the Master of Fine Arts program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. My work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Emerson Media Arts Center, the Waterworks Museum, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Mountain Time Arts in Bozeman, MT. I am the recipient of the National Service Corps MLK Drum Major for Service Award, Montague Travel Award, and now thrilled to embark upon the TIE Graduate Environmental Research Fellowship.