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Bio and CV

Jeff's work in ecological literacy and innovative material usage has garnered recognition in multiple countries, such as Italy, South Korea, Greece, Finland, the Netherlands, and Costa Rica. These accomplishments have led to grants from the Pollock-Krasner and Joan Mitchell Foundations and numerous international awards and residencies. His ongoing collaboration, PlantBot Genetics (, with his wife and fellow artist Wendy DesChene, has received substantial support and acclaim through prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pulitzer Foundation. The art and programs associated with PlantBot Genetics are celebrated for exploring the relationship between nature and technology. Jeff continuously pushes the boundaries of art and fosters a deeper understanding of our environment through individual and collaborative activities, resonating with audiences in the United States and worldwide. His work inspires a renewed appreciation for our interconnectedness with nature.

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