Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design and installation art by articulating a vision of the public sphere where it is possible for an artist to address the issues of our time. Social, cultural and environmental sustainability are the focus of installations that allow the visitor to become aware of history, ecology or aspects of the site that have gone unnoticed.
Miss is currently developing a project to transform Broadway into the new ‘green’ corridor of New York City and has recently completed a project for the Indianapolis Museum of Art focusing on a 6-mile stretch of the White River. She is one of four artists presenting concepts for envisioning the future of Long Island City as part of the exhibition, “Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City” at the Noguchi Museum. She has received grants from the NEA, NOAA, and the National Science Foundation.