Kathy Bruce is a site-specific environmental artist. She received an M.F.A from Yale University School of Art and a certificate from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Ms. Bruce is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. She has recently completed a Fulbright Hayes Senior Scholarship Grant for Lecturing and Research in Puno Peru 2012 where she taught environmental art at the National University of the Altiplano and researched and built a totora reed boat in the tradition of Aymara artisans on Lake Titicaca. Other awards include; a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship 2010-11, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant 2005, Fulbright-Hayes Junior scholar grant to Peru and a Ford Foundation Grant for sculpture. She has attended numerous residencies including I-Park Foundation, The Saltonstall Foundation, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, The Millay Colony and La Napoule Foundation, France.
Her artistic practice explores the subject of female mythological figures within the natural environment. These often take the form of bamboo structures that are built on, around and contain live plant material. Since 2005 she has completed over 16 large site-specific public art installations ranging in height from 12’ to 25’ and up to 45’ feet long, each working with a variety of sustainable materials based on the archetypal female image. Feature articles on her sculptural installations have appeared in the 2010 May-June issue of international SCULPTURE magazine and the April 2011 edition of Bamboo of the Americas Journal.
Alastair R. Noble is a New York-based artist born in Liverpool England, UK. His artistic practice is a response to literature, architecture and the natural environment and takes the form of sculptural environmental installations, complemented by prints, drawings and artist’s books. His exhibitions include “Alphabet” environmental installation, Gas Museet Hobro Land-Shape, N. Jutland, Denmark (2016); “Isn’t White” installation on the grounds of Marble House Project, Dorset, VT (2015); “These Trees” environmental installation, Penn Tech College, Williamsport, PA (2014); “Moments” prints & drawings, Artistree Gallery, Woodstock, VT (2014); “Moment” limited edition artist’s letterpress book with original cyanotypes prints and afterward by Robert Macfarlane, published by K2Family Foundation (2014). Alastair is a recipient of Land art residency & commission Land-Shape, Hobro N. Jutland, Denmark (2016); Workspace residency Marble House, Dorset, VT (2015); Land art residency & commission Penn Tech College, Williamsport, PA (2014): Studio & Land art Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park + K2 Family Foundation, Vermont (residency & scholarship) (2013/14); Land art residency & stipend Dottywood Community Arts Center Artist Residency, Lewisburg, WV(2012).
The artist holds M.F.A in Printmaking from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and B.A. (Hons.) in Fine Art at Hull College of Art in England UK.