Co-Founder and Executive Director of Interspecies Advancement (EDIA) and Treasurer of Geologic Time (TGT)
Alicia Escott’s artistic thinking focuses on grappling with what it is to live a human life amid a moment that is profoundly rare in the geologic and ecologic history of the planet. She is interested in how we each are negotiating our immediate day-to-day realities and responsibilities amid an awareness of the overarching specter of climate change, mass extinction and other Anthropocenic events. She approaches these issues with an interstitial practice that encompasses writing, drawing, painting, photography, video, sculpture and social practice.
Escott holds an MFA from California College of Art, where she received the Richard K. Price Scholarship in painting and a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Escott has been a fellow at Djerassi Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the JB Blunk Artist Residency. Her work has been shown in numerous art institutions, galleries and alternative spaces, and included in exhibitions at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, the Hayward Gallery in London, the Berkeley Arts Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and in the San Francisco Maritime Museum- part of the National Parks Foundation. Excerpts from her “Letters Sent Sometime after the Continents Separated” have been published in literary journals and art periodicals and were commissioned as part of Art Practical’s mail Art Subscription in 2012. “Letters Sent Sometime after the Continents Separated” will be published in a book format along side audience responses in 2014.