Jane Philbrick’s large-scale installations and sculpture range in media from ultrasound and rammed earth to magnetic levitation and found space. She works in collaboration across disciplines in science and engineering, architecture, music, and performance.
Exhibitions include: Pratt Manhattan Gallery; MASS MoCA; The Andy Warhol Museum; Museum of Sketches, Lund University (Sweden); Location One; Wanås Foundation (Sweden); Ron Feldman Gallery (with Creative Capital). Her writing is published in MIT Press; Afterall; Chain; Harvard Journal of Real Estate; Harvard South Asia Institute; Loeb Fellowship, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Appointments/residencies include: Residency Unlimited (2018); Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MIT; Location One; AS220; Artspace New Haven; MacDowell Colony.
Philbrick holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a master’s from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.
Philbrick’s primary project is disruptive community-based real estate development — the artist working at the scale of the village, the town, and the city block. This is a material practice (the physical world, built and natural) and immaterial (the social, a civic discourse). Tools range from design, finance, and policy to urban theory, soil science, activism, and poetics. The task is equitable, ecological, compassionate society, from the ground up. Build, baby, build.