Virginia Hanusik

Artistic Rising: Climate in Crisis
Type of work
Visual Artist

While in residence, Virginia Hanusik will work on The Place We Keep, a series exploring the inequality of disaster relief and preservation in communities along the Gulf Coast experiencing the impacts of climate change through a compilation of photographs, oral histories, and public programming on the perpetuation of environmental injustice in the region.

Virginia Hanusik is an artist whose work explores the relationship between landscape, culture, and the built environment. Her projects on climate change and environmental justice have been exhibited internationally, featured in The New Yorker, Domus, Places Journal, The Atlantic, MAS Context, and Oxford American among others, and supported by the Pulitzer Center, Graham Foundation, and Mellon Foundation. She has lectured at institutions including Columbia University, Bard College, New York University, and Rutgers University about landscape representation and the visual narrative of climate change, and is on the board of directors of The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans where she coordinates multi-disciplinary projects on the climate crisis.