Kaitlin Bryson is a queer, ecological/bio artist concerned with environmental and social justice. She primarily works with fungi, plants, microbes, and biodegradable materials to engage more-than-human audiences, while also facilitating human communities through social practice and environmental stewardship. Her practice is research-based and most often collaborative, highlighting the potency of working like lichens to realize radical change and justice. In 2019, Bryson co-founded The Submergence Collective, an environmental arts collective focused on multidisciplinary projects that imagine more collaborative, creative, hopeful, and ecologically connected futures for our human species and rest of the living world.
Bryson received an MFA in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico where she concurrently studied art, mycology and ecotoxicology. Currently she works as a practicing artist, land-steward, and radical educator. Bryson has received support from the Lannan and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation(s) to create ecologically remediative artworks within communities nationally and internationally. She is a recipient of the 2022 Future Art Award: Ecosystem X from Mozaik Philanthropy, a 2022 Fulcrum Fund from 516 Arts, and has exhibited throughout the Unites States and Europe, and in Mexico, Ireland, and Nepal as well as in notable festivals such as Ars Electronica (AT) and Politics of the Machine (DE). Her artwork and activism have been featured in books such as, “In Search of Mycotopia: Citizen Science, Fungi Fanatics, and the Untapped Potential of Mushrooms”, by Doug Bierend and The New Farmer’s Almanac “The Grand Land Plan” and will be included in the November 2022 Edition of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.