ecology : ideas : art : science : memory : forever : now
Aviva Reed is an interdisciplinary visual ecologist.
A visual ecologist communicates through visualising ecology - the ecologies of nature, humans and our place in the Earth; the ecosphere.
Aviva works as an artist, consultant, educator and scientist. Her practice explores scientific theories from philosophical and ontological perspectives, seeking to unravel perceived truths and invisible realities that shape our modern age.
Her work aims to explore time and scale in relation to one's self and ecology. Aviva uses installation, mini lecture series, storytelling and visual aids to communicate complex scientific ideas and evoke an ecological imagination.
Aviva has completed numerous bodies of work using many forms including drawings, paintings, mixed media, community development, performance and installation.
She has taught within numerous academic institutes, business sectors and educational settings. She is chief illustrator for Small Friends Books and creative director of interdisciplinary experts, Biotic Potential.
2016 Artist/ Scientist in Residence: Phylogenetic Tree of Life, Aitken College, Greenvale, Victoria.
2016 University of Arizona, USA, Agricultural Dept. interdisciplinary project, Small Friends.
2014 GASP (Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park) Internship with Janet Laurence and Tega Brain.
2013 Windgrove, Nubeena, Tasmania.
2013 Extended Artist in Residency, Elmore Primary School, Regional Arts Victoria
2011 The Symbiogenesis Project, Laughing Waters Residency, Eltham, Victoria
2009 Art & Soul Inc., Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2015 Puggle Award, Environmental Award for Childrens Literature, Zobi and the Zoox
2014 Winner of a Bronze medal in the Children’s eBook category in 2015 US Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards for the Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon
2012 First prize, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2010 First prize, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2004 First Prize in mixed media category Royal Hobart City Agricultural Show
2003 Certificate of Merit Marine Art Exhibition- Huon Art Exhibition Group
1995 Certificate of Merit Children’s Hospital Art Exhibition, Sydney
2015 Zobi & the Zoox Book Launch, Artplay, Mebourne
2012 The Symbiogenesis Project, Melbourne City Library
2012 Detrital Wonderland, Installations at Village and Harvest Festivals
2012 Wonderland, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2012 The Symbiogenesis Project, Eltham Community Library, Victoria
2011 Detrital Wonderland, Installations at Village and Harvest Festivals
2011 Cherish or Perish Grumpy’s Green, Collingwood, Melbourne
2010 Porcelain Punch Traveling Medicine Show, Melbourne Fringe Festival
2010 A Corporate Unmasking, Hogan’s Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Dancing on Glass, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2009 Exhibit R. - solo show, Gallery 71, Hobart
2009 Weld Echo, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2008 Weld Echo, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2007 Ethical Investments Prize exhibition, Knot Gallery, Sydney
2007 Art from Trash, Hobart, Alice Springs
2007 Threatened Species Exhibition, Darwin
2006 Weld Echo, co-curator/exhibitor with Black Sassy Collective, Hobart
2005 Marine Art Exhibition, Huon Art Exhibition Group, Tasmania
2005 eMerging exhibition, Utas, Hobart
2004 Southern Exposure exhibition, Huon Art Exhibition Group, Cygnet
2004 Hobart City Agricultural Show, Tasmania
2003 Marine Art Exhibition, Huon Art Exhibition Group, Cygnet, Tasmania
2003 HEARTHEART festival & sculpture walk, Judbury, Tasmania
2002 Curator & exhibitor HEARTHEART exhibitions in Hobart, Huonville & Cygnet