The Wexner center for the Arts welcomes Brandon Ballengée, visual artist, biologist, and environmental activist. Brandon creates transdisciplinary artworks inspired by his ecological field and laboratory research into amphibians, birds, fish and insects species found in today’s preternatural environments.
Ballengée’s methodology posits art as a means of realizing research science and vice versa. Inherent in this approach is his “ecosystem activism” implemented through biology field investigations and laboratory programs that stress public involvement. He currently is researching the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fish in the Gulf of Mexico, both through community “citizen science” surveys and through his portable art-science museum of Gulf biodiversity.
To learn more about Brandon please visit his website: https://brandonballengee.com/