ECO Arts Week Keynote Presentation: Mary Mattingly


Fri, Apr 19, 2024    
7:00 pm


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Mary Mattingly will share ecologically-focused artworks that model ecosystems and the power of art to model alternatives focusing on the Swale project, a floating food forest, and the effects the project had on New York City Parkland.
This is a free event
Teaching Artist: Mary Mattingly, @marymattingly, www.
Mary Mattingly builds sculptural ecosystems that prioritize access to food, shelter, and clean water. In 2017, Swale, a floating sculpture and edible landscape on a public barge in New York, inspired the New York City Parks Department to establish the city’s first public “foodway.” The foodway is a public space where people can legally forage in a city where it is otherwise publicly prohibited. Mattingly’s work frequently activates public spaces and has also been exhibited at institutions such as Storm King Art Center, the International Center of Photography, Seoul Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Barbican Art Gallery, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Notable grants include those by the James L. Knight Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Art Matters Foundation. Mattingly is a 2023 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.