ABOUT THE ARTIST

Landon Newton (she/her) is an artist, horticulturist, and independent researcher. Her interdisciplinary practice considers the reciprocal relationships between plants and people. Her work incorporates installation, site-specific works, and research to explore themes of permanence, historical distortion, care, and maintenance using living plants as materials and participants. She received a BA in history from Smith College and an MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Frieze New York, local_30 with A.I.R. Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, WIENWOCHE, Vienna, Austria, CICA Museum, South Korea, EcoFutures: Deep Trash, London, and Open Engagement, Queens Museum, Queens, NY. Recent awards include an Emergency Artist Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and On Our Radar 2021 from Creative Capital. She has been an artist in residence at Denniston Hill, NY, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA, the Studios at MASS MoCA, MA, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, and Marble House Project, Dorset, VT. Peer-reviewed publications include, you are here, The Journal of Creative Geography, University of Arizona (Fall, 2023) and Cultivate Journal, The Feminist Journal of the Center of Women’s Studies, University of York (2022). Her work has been discussed in Gagosian Quarterly, On Seeing, Substack, by Roxane Gay, Artnet, and Hyperallergic. Landon works and gardens in Brooklyn, NY.

https://landon-newton.com
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