Asha Canalos is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, community organizer, climate justice advocate and community herbalist. Her work addresses historic and corporate colonization; social and environmental injustice; relationships between plants and people; and resilience/resistance. Canalos’s work develops through intensive research, field work, and collaborative exchanges. She received a BA in Visual Arts from Antioch College, and earned a dual degree MFA in Painting and MS in Theory, History, and Criticism of Art, Design, and Architecture at The Pratt Institute. Her artwork has been shown at The Bronx Museum, White Box Gallery, Eye Level Gallery, Pace University, and Antioch College. She has been featured in The New York Times, Popular Resistance, Art Daily, VICE magazine, The Santa Fe Reporter, and A Blade of Grass. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dyson Artist’s Residency at Pace University, and the Juror’s Award at GEISAI Miami / PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. She has participated in the Artists In the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum, and The Santa Fe Art Institute ‘Water Rights’ Residency. Canalos is currently an adjunct professor in the Art & Ecology program at The University of New Mexico.
Water Rights 2016/2017
Albuquerque, NM USA