Review conference brochures below, which provide a glimpse into the scope and scale of what the cutting edge has been at the annual Bioneers Conference.
Painter Lisa Ericson has been described as “a multi-hyphenate, utilizing her visual talents as an artist, illustrator, and designer to craft meaningful images.” Based in Portland, OR, Ericson’s enthralling artwork manages to be simultaneously hyper-realistic and wildly imaginative.
Lisa donated an image of her painting, Terrarium II, to Bioneers as the featured image for the 2018 annual Bioneers Conference. Terrarium II is part of a series of paintings displaying different species of turtles carrying collections of ecosystems on their backs. The images evoke beauty, bounty and fragility.
Christi Belcourt is a Michif (Métis) visual artist who generously donated the 2019 Bioneers Conference artwork, Prayers and Offerings for Genebek Ziibiing (Serpent River). Belcourt is an esteemed artist and activist whose deeply moving work celebrates the beauty of the natural world and traditional Indigenous world-views. Among her most iconic works are the Water Is Life images that she and artist Isaac Murdock collaborated on for the protest banners at Standing Rock.