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Vivian Visser

4455 N Malden
Chicago, IL 60640, U.S.A.
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Phone: 312-217-3168

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Artist Statement
If we wrap our naked soul’s in the raw and mysterious power of nature, taking refuge, we would leave personal artifacts, vessels with the voice of nature.
The human experience is explored through natural materials which bring the viewer away from the controlled man made world and into the raw and mysterious realm of Nature where I believe we are vulnerable and the most real.



Environmental Installations:

2017 Jens Jensen Formal garden Project. Humbolt Park, Chicago Installation Nation. Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

2016 Chicago Tree Project. Berger Park, Chicago Oak Park Sculpture Walk. Oak Park, IL

2015 Stone Quarry Sculpture Park. Cazenovia, NY
When Art & Nature Meet. Forest Preserve of DuPage County, Mayslake Peabody Estate, IL
Chicago Tree Project. Green Briar Park, Chicago, IL

2014 Chicago Tree Project. Armour Square Park, Chicago
Oak Park Sculpture Walk, two installations, Oak Park, IL

2013 Seed & Life. Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, Guandu Nature Park, Taiwan.

2012 Form In Flora III. Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago
Ragdale Artwork and Openhouse. Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL
Chicago’s Twelve - 12 Artists Mobilizing for the Earth. Zhou B Art Center and Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

2011 Form in Flora II. Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago. Curator Openlands Lakeshore Preserve Interpretive Public Art. Permanent art commission. Highland Park, IL

2010 Form in Flora. Garfield Park Conservatory. Chicago. Curator

2007 - Current. Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. Traveled to Houston, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, and the Climate Conference in Copenhagen and Geneva. Book

Solo Shows:

2017 Vivian Visser. Cultivate Urban Rainforest, Evanston, IL
Vivian Visser. Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art, picnic University, Forest Grove, OR 2011 The Nature of Things. Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago
Refuge. Ryerson Woods Gallery, Chicago