Shared.Futures 2022 Event
August 6th, 2022 | 10am – 1pm | Explora Museum, Albuquerque NM
Join us for our first Shared.Futures Event where we showcase the work from our SciArt participants. Researchers from the University of New Mexico and local artists have teamed up to tell a scientific story through multiple artistic mediums. We are excited to present the works at Explora Museum for the month of August and hope you can come celebrate with us as we kick off this showcasing at Explora's Meet the Scientists event.
Learn more about our 2022 Participants below!
2022 SciArt Participants
Dr. Anjali Mulchandani | Researcher
Anjali is an environmental engineer and a professor at the University of New Mexico. She leads a team of students to study environmental resource sustainability. Her work encompasses themes of water resources engineering, waste-to-energy technologies, and environmental clean-up. She is passionate about education, science communication, and outreach
within her community.
Lisa Hurst | Artist Photographer
Lisa is a photographer and teaching artist. She spends much of her time traveling with a camera in tow, capturing feelings foreign places evoke within the soul and the bond we have with the ground beneath our feet.
Abby Granath | Researcher
Abby is a recent graduate from the University of New Mexico. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her research focuses on the stress resistance of plant root-associated fungi. Abby is passionate about both art and science and the connections the two share.
Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Program: https://sevlter.unm.edu/
Malcolm King | Artist, Screen Printer
Malcolm practices illustration, screen print, relief print, and graphic design. His illustrations draw inspiration from cultural and biological studies. As a part of Shared Futures he hopes to create relationships with other researchers and incorporate the dialogue into his artistic practice.
Mandolin J. Rain Song | Artist, Filmmaker
Mandolin (Rain Song) is a Filmmaker and Interdisciplinary Mixed Media Artist. She is in the early stages of her career as a Filmmaker, working toward her dreams of Directing and Writing - driven by her love for Story Telling, she takes on many roles. Through many mediums and lenses Mandolin seeks to discuss topics of Philosophy by provoking thought with imagination and creativity.
Ria Mukerji | Researcher
Ria is a PhD student working on hazard & risk perception and indigenous perspectives in northern New Mexico (on the Ohkay Owingeh pueblo) and in Ecuador. She moved to New Mexico 2 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she was a grad student at LSU (geaux tigers). To her a shared future means community! Community is what creates change and she is passionate about fostering an inclusive, open community to create a resilient New Mexico and Albuquerque where we all work to preserve land, water and people!
Arelis Haskamp Buchanan | Artist, Abstract Multi-Media
Arelis Haskamp Buchanan is an autistic, New Mexico based artist who specializes in multi-media art pieces. She graduated with an English degree from UNM. She works from her home studio, where she also cares for her three special needs children.
Her work can be found at instagram.com/personofinterestarts
Melinda Morgan | Researcher
Melinda Morgan grew up in Idaho. She’s also lived in Oregon, Wyoming and New Mexico and considers herself a creature of the West. She is the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Sustainable Environmental & Food Systems and Director of Sustainability Studies and a professor in Geography & Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico. Mindy has dedicated her career to taking on natural resource and environmental challenges. Prior to academic life, she worked for NGOs as a lobbyist and as an environmental attorney representing nonprofit environmental groups. Her current research and teaching center on emerging trends in environmental governance.
Sonia Luévano | Artist, Oil
Sonia is an oil-painter, but she is also a photographer, craftsman, designer, and a carpenter. You can see these elements in her work from realistic creatures rooted into a surreal scene, to hand-built canvases and dramatic narratives. Born in Goshen, Indiana, she knew from a young age that her dream was to pursue art. Though she has moved to many places to fulfill her various artistic endeavors, she has been home in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2011, where her art has taken form, her tribe found, and her growing family; all inspiring her in what she does with her art. She has degrees in art from Bethel University (B.A.) and Pontifex University (M. Sacred Art).
Naomi Delay | Researcher
Naomi DeLay is a graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in the Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on the water quality of springs in the Cibola National Forest and the effects of forest fires on spring systems. Her goal is to work with local agencies to improve the water quality of waters available to under-represented communities in New Mexico that lack access to clean waters. Born and raised in New Mexico, Naomi credits hiking and camping in the Jemez Mountains for inspiring her to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in earth science.