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Jacklyn Brickman (she/her) is a visual artist whose work entangles science fact with fiction to address social and environmental concerns by employing natural objects, processes, and technology. Her work spans installation, video, and performance, with a special interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration and social engagement. Fellowships include The National Academy of Sciences, Chaire arts et sciences, École Polytechnique, The Ohio State University, Jentel Foundation, Popps Packing, National Endowment for the Arts, The Erb Family Foundation, Connecting Heritage- Maryland Milestones/ Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, and the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. She has exhibited her work in the US, Canada, France, India, and Slovenia. Brickman resides in Columbus, Ohio USA, which is the ancestral and contemporary territory of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe, and Cherokee peoples.
As an interdisciplinary visual artist, my work explores relation-making between people and their environments through large-scale installation. Environments might range from immediate urban landscapes, municipal land, to wilderness. My practice is rooted in the observation and examination of natural forms (especially plants) and their processes as a means of understanding, drawing similarities, and speculating possibilities for the future. I use instruments and programs ranging from optical lenses to 3d modeling to compare and blur the natural and fantastical through sculpture, installation, video, photographs, collaboration, and viewer engagement.
Endeavors through which I have explored this human/environment relationship have taken various forms, ranging from large mylar inflatable spheres that expand and contract their breadth in a movement of timed inflation installed in the biological sciences greenhouse on OSU’s campus, black walnut ink that creates data visualizations of human breath by utilizing a carbon dioxide sensor triggered by a mechanical pump that accompanied a tree-planting event at the Chadwick Arboretum, to my current research which is a laboratory in which the experiments propose the propagation of onions into a new planet by way of analogizing biological and astronomical processes such as mitosis and planet formation. As the earth continues to change rapidly, my research will continue to revolve around how humans fit into, work with and speculate their social and environmental relationships.