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Bio and CV

Jeff's focus on ecological literacy and innovative use of materials and have been showcased in multiple countries, including Italy, South Korea, Greece, Finland, the Netherlands, and Costa Rica. These achievements have earned him grants from the Pollock-Krasner and Joan Mitchell Foundations and various international awards and residencies. His ongoing collaboration, PlantBot Genetics (www.monsantra.com) with artist and wife Wendy DesChene, has received significant recognition and support through prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pulitzer Foundation. The artworks and programming associated with PlantBot Genetics have gained acclaim for exploring our relationship between nature and technology. Jeff pushes boundaries and fosters a deeper understanding of our environment through individual and collective activities that resonates with audiences in the United States and worldwide, inspiring a renewed appreciation for our interconnectedness with nature.

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