Ben Dohmeier is currently a student at Cornell University. As a Computer Science major and member of multiple singing groups on campus, he is especially interested in the intersection of science and the arts.
As a member of the web development team, Ben helps manage the AwE website, including infrastructure, new features, and bug fixes.
Allexxus Farley-Thomas is a thesis student in the Master of Architecture program at Cornell University. Her degree work in architecture has cultivated a parallel interest in both art and science, examining the importance of sustainability and technology in the built environment.
Allexxus joined at the inception of AwE as design lead. Her contributions to the organization’s development include the design of the logo, all features of the website, promotional materials and the digital galleries of the anthroARTcene. Through close collaboration with the developers, the website reflects the value of interdisciplinary work that is at the heart of Artists with Evidence.
Collin Montag received his Master of Engineering and B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University. He is passionate about fostering interdisciplinary work within the tech space and wants to encourage more sustainable and socially responsible technology.
As technical lead, Collin oversees the AwE website and its web development team. Having built and launched the first iteration of the site, he now manages its web infrastructure and guides new feature development.
Isaac Newman is currently a senior in the Industrial & Labor Relations School at Cornell University. With a focus in Human Resources, he very much enjoys interacting with people and hearing their stories.
As the Outreach & Content Management Coordinator, Isaac takes on the responsibility of reaching out to new artists, uploading works, and continuing the growth of AwE.
Keethu Ramalingam is a recent Cornell University graduate and software engineer. She is passionate about building technology with social impact. She is also interested in the digital humanities (particularly tech ethics) and paints in her free time.
As a web developer, Keethu helps build features on the website
Anna Rodriguez is a recent graduate of Cornell University where she received her B.S. in Biological Sciences and minored in Business and Nutritional Sciences.
As the coordinator of Content and Outreach, she is responsible for corresponding with artists and collecting their artwork to be featured on the AwE website. Her involvement with AwE started when she designed biology-themed drawings to be featured on the website. She then joined the team officially to manage content and outreach!
Tracy Lihui Zhang is an undergraduate student at Cornell University majoring in Biochemistry and Philosophy.
As a frontend developer, she works collaboratively with the development team to implement and contribute to design conceptions for this interdisciplinary organization. Melding science, sustainability, and technology together, Artists with Evidence has been an applicative way for Tracy to strive for a sustainable future.
Dr. Colin Greer has been the President of the New World Foundation since 1985. Formerly, he was a Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Dr. Greer participated in and directed several studies of U.S. Immigration and urban schooling policy and history (at Columbia University and CUNY). He wrote briefing papers on philanthropy and government for First Lady, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, and on education policy for Senator Paul Wellstone. He chaired the President’s White House Internship Financial Aid Committee (1992-4) and chaired the Funders’ Committee for Citizen Participation for 12 years.
His books include (with Herbert Kohl) A Call to Character and The Plain Truth of Things. Other books include, with Frank Riesman and Alan Gartner, What Nixon is doing to Us and After Reagan What? He is best known for The Great School Legend and Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling (which won the American Library Association’s Eli M. Oboler Intellectual Freedom Award). He was a founding editor of Change Magazine and Social Policy Magazine. He has been a contributing editor to Parade Magazine for 17 years. His best-known interviews were with Mikhail Gorbachev, Billy Graham, and Bishop Desmond Tutu. He’s written numerous papers and given keynote addresses to universities, foundations, and other not-for-profit audiences.
He chairs the Board of the LARK Play Development Center (NYC).
He also writes fiction. His poems have been published in Transfer, Hanging Loose, and Tikkun. Two of his plays Imagining Heschel and Spinoza’s Solitude are collected in Religious Differences Between Artichokes (Lantern Books) with a Preface by Cornel West. His book of poetry Gnashing My Teeth is forthcoming (Lantern Books).
Jake Hays is an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology and Life Sciences practice group. His work focuses on general corporate representation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Mr. Hays counsels emerging growth companies in technology, life sciences, and clean tech at all stages of maturity, including formation, initial funding, expansion, and exit. He also serves as the Associate Chair of the New York Steering Committee for Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative (NBI), a program created to provide pro bono legal services to low-income entrepreneurs and small-business owners in underserved communities. Mr. Hays was designated a Pro Bono Star by Goodwin in 2017 and 2018 and has completed over 250 hours of pro bono service on a variety of matters in addition to his work with NBI, including the protection of endangered species (bird law) for the American Bird Conservancy and the prevention of wrongful convictions for the New England Innocence Project. Mr. Hays received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, his M.A. in Environmental Ethics from the University of Montana, and his B.A. in Philosophy from Connecticut College. At Fordham, Mr. Hays was chosen as a Stein Scholar for his efforts in public service and received the Adele Monaco Memorial Award, the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, the Public Service Student Leadership Award and, upon graduating, became a member of the Order of the Coif.
N. Scott Johnson is an architect, artist and musician whose work explores public space, performance and memory. In 2016, Johnson founded XDEA Architects, an interdisciplinary design studio based in New York. Prior to XDEA, Johnson was a Principal with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, working on projects such as The Shed, Museum of Modern Art expansion and the High Line. As a cellist and composer, Johnson explores the concepts of breath and harmonics to activate the vast space between 12 traditional tones, inspired by jam sessions with filmmaker Barbara Hammer. His visual score of Hammer’s film, Nude Walk, written and performed for the Whitney Museum of American Art was published by Inpatient Press in 2018. Johnson’s work has subsequently been featured at the Berlin Film Festival, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, and most recently the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Johnson is a member of the American Institute of Architects and on the board of Tectonic Theater Project.
Photo: Barbara Hammer
A specialist in endocrinology and internal medicine, practicing in Ithaca, Dr. Law, a Fellow of the U.K.’s Royal College of Physicians and is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained in medicine at The Middlesex Hospital Medical School at the University of London, distinguishing himself by winning all eight major clinical prizes offered by the school. After gaining membership in the Royal College of Physicians he turned his attention to medical science and received a master’s degree in biochemistry with distinction at King’s College, London and a MD doctorate from the University of London. He has held post- doctoral fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco and Cornell University. He has published multiple research papers in clinical and molecular medicine. He has been in clinical practice in Ithaca, NY since 1994. He has been both chairman of the department of medicine and president of the medical staff at the Cayuga Medical Center. He pioneered bringing medical students and residents from Weill Cornell Medicine to Ithaca.
He was a founding board member of PSE Healthy Energy in 2010 and has been president of the board since January 2014. He has been involved in many projects related to unconventional oil and gas production and its effects on public health in the US and UK. He has also published 2 editorials in the British Medical Journal concerning climate change and divestment from fossil fuels and has worked to help the Royal College of Physicians disinvest from their fossil fuel assets. For this work he was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in the United Kingdom. He is a keen enthusiast of the arts and has been striving to learn the classical guitar, which has made him realize how difficult it is to become an artist and increased his admiration for those who make this their life’s calling.
Hannah Star Rogers is a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh, where she focuses on the intersection of art and science. She holds a PhD from Cornell University in Science and Technology Studies and an MFA from Columbia University. Rogers works as a curator for art and science exhibits and her most recent exhibits include “Emerge: Artists and Scientists Redesign the Future,” “Shadows and Ashes: The Perils of Nuclear Weapons,” and “Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures.” Her exhibition “Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott,” received an exhibits prize from the British Society for the History of Science and resulted in an invited lecture at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
For Gustavo Arróniz, art was an inescapable part of life from the moment he was born. With a gallerist mother who founded Arróniz Prints in the 70s, he grew up surrounded by art and artists. Gustavo’s studies in international commerce and curatorial studies led him to found Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, through which he collaborates with a new generation of artists from Mexico and Latin America through exhibitions, site-specific commissions, and partnerships with international galleries and art fairs. He is also a partner in Arróniz Prints, specializing in limited edition fine art prints and the only member of International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) in Latin America. After many years of close collaboration with Standard Arts and a shared passion for bridging art and architecture, he joined the team to participate in its curatorial direction and lead the firm’s ongoing Latin American projects.
Tal Danino is an interdisciplinary artist and scientist exploring the emerging field of synthetic biology. He engineers some of the smallest forms of life, in the form of “programmable” bacteria and transforms living microorganisms like bacteria and cancer cells from the laboratory into bioart works using various forms of media. His works have been exhibited at Zurcher Gallery, in New York, USA, ArtJaws.com in Paris, France, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, in Beijing, China, Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, USA, Da Vinci Creative Biennial at Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture - Seoul Art Space Geumchen in Seoul, Korea, Vitenparken in As, Norway, Eyebeam in New York, USA, Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA, Waterfall Mansion & Gallery in New York, USA, Galerie Xippas in Paris, France, The High Museum in Atlanta, USA, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel, and many other places.
Originally from Los Angeles, Tal received B.S. degrees in Physics, Math, and Chemistry from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UCSD, and did his postdoctoral research at MIT. He is a TED Fellow and did artist residencies at Eyebeam, Seed, and recently was part of 7x7 (Rhizome/New Museum). His work has been featured in many media outlets such as The New York Times, Nature, and WIRED. He is currently an Associate Professor at Columbia University and directs the Interdisciplinary Synthetic Biological Systems Laboratory.
Nap Hosang is also a member of the Maternal and Child Health Program faculty at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. He has 25 years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health service delivery in developing countries. He is also the Director of Berkeley’s Online Professional MPH degree program. Nap has had 30 years’ experience as a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist. The last 24 years were spent at Kaiser Permanente, a large multi-specialty group in Northern California. At Kaiser Permanente he was a senior physician administrator overseeing all hospitals and outpatient operations for this 300+ physician group till his retirement from clinical practice in 2010. Dr. Hosang received his medical degree at The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and his MPH and MBA at UC Berkeley. Before joining the Berkeley faculty he was on the medical faculty at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
Originally from Shanghai, Jia found her home and career in NYC and Mexico City. Jia’s interest in art began as a childhood drawing hobby and carried through to her curatorial capacity today. She spent a decade working within art, architecture, and real estate before co-founding Standard Arts, through which she builds conversations among those elements. Jia leads the creative and curatorial efforts of Standard Arts, where her work is informed by her travel and beyond-the-beaten-path exploration of different cultures. By analyzing the way we interact with space and each other, her curatorial efforts impart a distinct authenticity to every project. In addition to her curatorial work, Jia is developing a theory of connection between scent, sight, and sound. As a hobby, she studies conceptual photography through the lens of philosophy and literature.
As the director of the Workbook’s Midwest office since 1989, Linda Levy has worked for years with commercial photographers, illustrators and their agents, on all aspects of their promotion and the development of their careers. She believes deeply that when visual artists tell stories about things they care about, they make better visuals. Better visuals serve clients better. She has always been delighted and amazed at the ingenuity, generosity and problem-solving skills of her clients, and strives constantly to connect them effectively with the buyers and projects who need them. She serves on the board of the Chicago Creative Coalition, and local and regional chapters of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the American Photographic Artists (APA). She has served on the board of her alma mater, Shimer College, which has helped keep her connected to changemakers in many industries.
A New York City-based dancer-choreographer, Jody Sperling is the Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance. She has created more than 45 works and is the leading exponent of the style of early modern dancer and performance technologist Loïe Fuller (1862-1928). Sperling has expanded Fuller’s genre into the 21st century, deploying it in the context of contemporary and environmental performance forms. In 2014, Sperling participated in a polar science mission--as the first choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker--and danced on Arctic sea ice. Since then much of Sperling’s artistic work has focused on engaging with climate change. Sperling earned a World Choreography Award nomination for her work on the French feature film “The Dancer” (Dir. Stephanie Di Giusto, 2016 Cannes Film Festival). She was also commissioned to create new work featured in the forthcoming Fuller documentary “Obsessed with Light,” directed by Sabine Krayenbuehl and Zeva Oelbaum. Currently, Sperling is developing a dance practice called ecokinetics that cultivates the relationship between the moving body and environmental systems while providing strategies for climate-engaged artmaking.
Whitney has worked with fishermen, environmentalists, advocates, political strategists, government employees, and thought leaders to develop the approach and solutions needed for the problem. For the first four years at The Raben Group, Whitney served as the executive director of Green 2.0, a nonprofit advocating and holding organizations accountable for an increase in the racial composition of staff and board at mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and federal government agencies. Prior Whitney served as the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association, Program Manager and Mediator at the Meridian Institute, and served as a strategist and trusted advisor in dozens of state and federal political campaigns within the Environmental Defense Fund’s Ocean Program. Whitney earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law.
Daniella Topol has been the Artistic Director of Rattlestick since 2016, where she has been a passionate advocate for the production and development of adventuresome and urgent new work and for thoughtful partnerships with community organizations and other theaters. As a director, her world premiere productions include: Cusi Cram’s Novenas for a Lost Hospital (Rattlestick), Martyna Majok’s Ironbound (Rattlestick; Roundhouse; Steppenwolf’s First Look, NY Times Critics’ Pick), Jessica Dickey’s Charles Ives Take Me Home (Rattlestick) and Row After Row (Women’s Project), Cori Thomas’ When January Feels Like Summer (Ensemble Studio Theatre/P73/Women’s Proj; NY Times Critics’ Pick), Rachel Bonds’ Five Mile Lake (South Coast Rep), Sheila Callaghan’s Water (New Georges), Dead City (New Georges) and Lascivious Something (Women’s Project), Rajiv Joseph’s Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre), Tony Meneses’ Guadalupe in the Guest Room (Two River), Catherine Treischmann’s How the World Began (South Coast Rep and Women’s Project), and Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India (MaYi and Magic).
Topol has been the Artistic Program Director of the Lark Play Development Center, New Works Program Director of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and Associate Producing Director of City Theatre. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s Directing Program where she also has a Masters in Arts Management. She has directed readings and workshops for a number of companies, has been a grants review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NY State Council on the Arts and TCG. She is an NYTW Usual Suspect, member of EST, a Women’s Project Lab alumnus, and a New Georges affiliated artist. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.