Archive of Author | Meredith Tromble

Artist and writer Meredith Tromble has made drawings, installations and performances for venues ranging from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, to the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and the Glasgow School of Art in the UK. She has been artist-in-residence at the Complexity Sciences Center at the University of California, Davis (UCD), since 2011 in active collaboration with UCD geobiologist Dawn Sumner. Their interactive 3-D digital art installation Dream Vortex has been presented at ISEA2015, Vancouver, and Creativity & Cognition, Glasgow School of Art, 2015, and at more than a dozen American universities ranging from Stanford University in Palo Alto to Brown University in Providence. Dream Vortex was chosen as an “Exemplar Project” of interdisciplinary research by the Association for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) in 2015. Tromble’s other recent projects include an art installation developed with a neuroscientist at Gazzaley Lab, University of California San Francisco, and performance/lectures by “Madame Entropy.” Her 2012 blog “Art and Shadows,” on contemporary art and science, was supported by the Art Writers Initiative of the Andy Warhol Foundation. From 2000-2010 she was a core member of the artist collective Stretcher; and made flash “guerrilla” performances using a mechanism based on the research of biologist Larry Rome to generate electricity from the motion of her body. She holds an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, and is an Associate Professor, Liberal Arts/Art & Technology at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Articles with Meredith Tromble

Entangling Art & Biology: Knot Two – The Dream Vortex and the Demon Artist

Meredith Tromble is an intermedia artist whose curiosity about the links between imagination and knowledge has led to her form collaborations with scientists in addition to her work in installation and performance. Her artworks have been presented internationally and she is also the author of hundreds of short form art writings and editor of two books, including ‘The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture’, co-edited with Charissa Terranova.

Entangling Art & Biology: Three Serpentine Knots of Indisciplined Practice – Introduction

How can we know the world in a way that encourages the widespread flourishing of human and nonhuman systems? The three essays in this section take lively, messy, visual/philosophical approaches to this question that begin in the art world, with our experiences as artists and scholars of art. We twist our experiences together with those […]