Zeelie Brown

Artistic Rising: Climate in Crisis
Type of work
Multidisciplinary Artist
New York and Alabama

Zeelie Brown’s first art museum was the pine woods in Alabama. They make Black&queer wilderness refuges called “soulscapes” to (re)imagine what nature might be. Zeelie is currently working with the MIT Department of Architecture, NOMAS, and Group Project to create sustainable human waste solutions in their native rural Alabama.

While in residence, Zeelie will work on Little Creole Gardens, which aims to tend a revolutionary front of Black wilderness which rages against the tide of white greed threatening to drown our world. To that aim, they will spend six weeks designing a creole liberation wild garden — via research in New Orleans’ wealth of archives of Gulf South visual and material culture, providing a solid groundwork for future acts within a creole aesthetic of survival.