Ecologies of Meaning in Art, Science, & Technology Collaborations

For this live-streamed event, transdisciplinary artist Erika Blumenfeld (2000 Creative Capital Awardee) moderated a conversation with transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins (2019 Creative Capital Awardee), environmental artist Xavier Cortada (2022 Creative Capital Awardee), and Mónica Bello, head curator at Arts at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics). Each shares brief presentations about their respective work across […]

Tracing Luminaries

Project PHaEDRA’s Summer Art Series which is hosted by Wolbach Library at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics welcomes Erika Blumenfeld to discuss her new print edition with Island Press which focuses on the visual language and mark-making developed by the Harvard Observatory Computers in their research with Harvard’s Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection.

SEISMA Feature Article

Erika Blumenfeld: The Rock Fan Who Loves Light Shows. By Paul Carey-Kent. Seisma profiles Blumenfeld and three projects that converge her love of art and science—her photography of bioluminescence, her encyclopedic drawings of shooting stars, and her virtual 3D library of NASA’s space rocks.

NASA Feature Article

Rocks from Other Worlds Now Virtually Available. By Catherine Ragin Williams. NASA announces the official public launch of Blumenfeld’s Astromaterials 3D project.

Project Launch

Blumenfeld’s project in collaboration with NASA, Astromaterials 3D, goes live, bringing a virtual interactive 3D library of NASA’s Apollo Lunar Samples and Antarctic Meteorites Collections to researchers and the public for the first time.

Exhibition at Maier Museum of Art

Time and Place: Water, Sky, Land, curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker, opens at Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA. Exhibiting alongside Mark Klett, James Balog and Terry Evans, Blumenfeld exhibits her Encyclopedia of Trajectories drawings.

Houston Public Art Award

Blumenfeld is awarded a public art grant from the Houston Mayoral Office of Cultural Affairs and Art League Houston to create a community-embedded sculpture from her Sky Scrolls series, collecting people’s memories and stories of their experiences of the night sky.

Lecture at University of Houston School of Art

University of Houston School of Art presents Blumenfeld’s talk, Consequence of Wonder, a journey into the connections between the human and lithic realms, stories of our cosmic heritage, links between wonder and wellbeing, and her work over the last 20 years.

NASA Feature Article

NASA Effort Digitizes Moon Rock, Making 3D Sample Available Beyond Researchers. By Noah Michelsohn. NASA feature on Blumenfeld’s Astromaterials 3D project teaser release of the first lunar sample picked up on the Moon, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.