Presented by Number: Inc. An Independent Journal of the Visuals Arts at Memphis College of Art from May 28 — July 14, 2019.

I am grateful to be part of this show that follows up efforts of Michele Banks and her DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Sister Cities grant to Paris.

 

With her grant funding, Michele was able to go to Paris and meet Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, PhD where she collaborated with the research lab to make art about evolutionary biology. Later Michele invited Virginie to come to DC and participate in an educational and creative workshop featuring Arnaud Martin of George Washington University who is actively using CRISPR technology to edit butterfly genomes. The workshop was held at the studio of Jessica Beels and all of the women in this exhibition participated in the workshop