exhibitions: current & forthcoming


Elemental Forces
June 16, 2018 - April 30, 2019

Curated by Barbara Galazzo for The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park at RoCA, this exhibition features out door sculptural work utilizing renewable forms of energy.

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials at Smith College Museum of Art
February 8-July, 2019

Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, this major loan exhibition features work by an international roster of emerging and mid-career artists, including Dianna Cohen, Mark Dion, Pamela Longobardi, Marina Zurkow, Zanele Muholi, Vik Muniz, Jessica Stockholder, Chris Jordan, Brian Jungen, Aurora Robson, Willie Cole, Pinar Yoldas, Tejal Shah, Ifeoma U. Anyaeji, and Moreshin Allahyari.

Displaced Abundance
March 4 - April 5, 2019

James K. Schmidt Gallery, Principia Collage
Opening Reception March 4th 4:30-6pm
Lecture: March 5 7:30pm, Wanamaker Hall


upcoming lectures & panels

2019 CAA Conference
Ecology of the Studio: Art In The Waste Stream
February 15th, 2019 - 2-3:30pm

Panelist. Event is free to attend. Details on conference here.


Re:Fuse - An Artist Talk by Aurora Robson
April 16, 2019
Graham Auditorium | Hillyer Hall, 5–6:30 PM

Aurora Robson will discuss her own art practice and ongoing dedication to intercepting the waste stream. She will help illustrate the nature and complexity of the plastic pollution problem while offering a specific model for academic inquiry that takes place at the intersection of art and science. She will also describe her own creative stewardship initiatives as well as the related work of other artists, designers, and architects—opening up the potential for artists to serve as active agents of positive change in society


exhibitions: past


Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials
Sept 20, 2018 - December, 2018

Curated by Joyce Robinson at Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, this group exhibition will be on view at The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon through December 2018.

August 20 - October 27, 2018

Curated by Elizabeth Kauffman at The University Gallery at Fulton Hall, this 2 person exhibition features my work alongside the work of Heather Harvey.

June 1 - September 26, 2018

This group exhibition plays on the traditional museum of natural history model in a context wherein the proliferation of fake news has altered our culture dramatically. Curated by Tim Guthries for The Kaneko Museum.

Gravity Schmavity
June 1 - October 29, 2018

Thanks in part to the support of an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), this exhibition features a new body of outdoor sculptures created for The Arboretum at Penn State made from welded industrial plastic debris procured from the waste stream at Penn State.   

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials
February 13 - June 17, 2018

Curated by Joyce Robinson at Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, this timely group exhibition will travel to museums around the country til 2020.  

Aqueous Remains
March 25 - May 25, 2018
Opening Reception March 25th 1-4pm

Selected works presented by The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), as part of their ongoing program seeking to answer important questions regarding Climate Change.

January 18 - May 14, 2018

Commissioned by Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska, I am honored to be creating a 60' tall site specific installation made from plastic debris as part of a two person exhibition alongside fellow Project Vortex artist Sayaka Ganz.


Pacific to Atlantic: Contemporary Artists From Hawai'i
November 10 - December 30, 2017 
Curated by James Cavello. Featuring my work alongside Aaron Padilla, Andrew Binkley, Charlton Kupa'a Hee, Jang Chang Mi, Gaye Chan, Kaili Chun, John Koga, Kapulani Landgraf, Peter Shaindlin, Solomon Enos, Lawrence Seward, and Taiji Terasaki

The Tide is High
October 20 - December 9, 2017
Curated by Mark Sloan, this new large scale site-specific installation will be on view at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC. Chris Jordan’s exhibition of new photographs will be on view simultaneously in the adjacent gallery. Artists talks and related programming will accompany the exhibitions. 

For additional past exhibitions, please review my Bio + CV here.