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Britt Ransom

New Orleans, Louisiana and Long Beach, California

Artist Statement

As an artist I strive to probe the lines between human, animal, and environmental relations while utilizing emergent technologies. My work explores the transformation of data and material through digital fabrication processes such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC Milling to create installations and sculptural objects. Translating data gathered from the environment, my work travels through various levels of software mediation while frequently originating through technologies that we carrying our pockets. Investigating the paradoxical bond between human-made urban landscapes and natural ecological systems, my work is an evolving series of objects and installations that question our contributions to our rapidly changing planet. Regularly examining other species and landscapes in relation to ourselves, I question humans’ analogous existence as the largest and most complex pest-network on the planet. My work is systematic both in construction and in concept, often a direct reflection of observed microcosms found at the surface of our feet, in the web of a digital mesh, and born out of the braided entanglements between ourselves and the other species of plants and animals with whom we share our world.

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Artist Biography

Britt Ransom is half black queer artist currently based between New Orleans, Louisiana and Long Beach, California. Ransom is currently the Director of Interdisciplinary Projects and Associate Professor of Sculpture at California State University Long Beach. Her practice and teaching explore the conflicts within our shared climate through digital fabrication processes.

Ransom is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Center Residency, Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI) Residency, ZERO1 American Arts Incubator Fellowship, Santa Monica Camera Obscura Residency, Workshop Residence-San Francisco, The Arctic Circle Residency, and the College Art Association Professional Development Award. Her work has been shown most recently at Honor Fraser (Los Angeles), Royale Projects (Los Angeles), Transmediale (Berlin), The University of Dallas, Chicago Artists Coalition, and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Pitzer College (Claremont, CA).

Her writings has been featured in the Leonardo Journal published by MIT Press (2019), The 3D Additvist Cookbook (2016), and The Routledge Handbook on Biology in Art, Architecture, and Design, Routledge Press Essay (2016), and most recently In and Out of View: Art and the Dynamics of Circulation, Suppression, and Censorship (2021).

Ransom was the 2017 SIGGRAPH Studio Chair and the the 2019 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New Media Caucus. Ransom is a direct descendent of social rights activist Reverdy C. Ransom and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Emma S. and Reverdy C. Ransom Foundation located in Wilberforce, Ohio . Ransom was born in 1987 in Lima, Ohio and received her BFA from The Ohio State University and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



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