email me: reneerhodes @ gmail (dot) com
I am an artist, gardener, and arts organizer based in San Francisco. My social sculptures, videos, books, gardens, and walks explore geological empathy, mimicry, and the creation of place-based memory through somatic practices. Over the years, I have worked on projects that explore embodied practices of memory-building, disappearance, becoming, and mimicry — as a practice of intimate survival between ourselves and our ecosystems. Most recently I’ve been focused on a multimedia project exploring the geological longview of the source to sea journey of San Francisco’s sand.
My works have been shared at B_tour Festival in Berlin; on a Signal Fire Residency in the Mt. Hood wilderness; and at Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Somarts, Di Rosa and the Headlands Center for the Arts. I hold an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute as well as various certificates and trainings in ecological restoration and gardening. In 2022, I will be a resident at Lucid Art Foundation during their year of climate change exploration.