Lauren Ruiz is a research-based multimedia artist addressing ecological contamination and the corrosive effects of human activity. Her research currently focuses on the amount of artificial plastics that exist within the human body at a cellular level, and on water scarcity and its relation to the civil unrest. She received a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art and Film Production at Hofstra University in 2012 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts at Stony Brook University. As well, she currently teaches beginning drawing at Stony Brook University.
What other departments are you most excited to collaborate with?
I would be excited to work with the Nature team and possibly bring in some projects that look at the environment or recycling, as part of a more social practice project with the students.