Sally Bozzuto is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with specialization in installation, ephemeral sculpture, social practice, and lens-based arts. Her practice and pedagogy bridge fine art and creative research with science, technology, and music composition. Her personal practice examines intersections between art and other disciplines, exploring temporality and documenting time-based processes via installation, historical and expanded print media, sound and video, experimental textiles, sculptural assemblages, and social practice. She prioritizes collaboration with diverse practitioners working in new media, performance, biology, technology, public policy, and activism.
She is a founder of Biome Arts, an international collective of artists, designers, engineers, biologists, and activists producing work that anticipates the next global paradigm: ecologically sustainable, open source, commons-based culture. Biome Arts creates large scale, eco-digital installations that enable other artists and the public to reimagine their relationship with nature and technology. Biome Arts’ most recent project, Eco_Hack 2016, featured an immersive art installation, digital data collection network and an event series on Mary Mattingly’s floating food forest, Swale.
Bozzuto holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, a BFA in Music Composition and Education from Carnegie Mellon, and a certificate in photography from Pittsburgh Filmmakers. She has also participated in residencies and programs such as The Studios at MASS MoCA, New York Arts Practicum, Wassaic Artist Residency and the School of Making Thinking.
Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including the Humboldt University of Berlin, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, NURTUREart, Arlington Arts Center, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and is part of several private collections including Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Her photographs have been published in Camera-9, The Artist Catalogue, Mixmag, and Fretboard Journal.
She works freelance as the owner of Rhizosphere Studios. In the past she has worked as a photographer, technician and educator for a wide range of arts organizations in New York City and Pennsylvania including School of Visual Arts, Brooklyn Central, Lehigh University, Marymount Manhattan College, the Fashion Institute of Technology, 92nd Street Y, International Center of Photography, Pittsburgh Filmmakers School of Film Photography and Digital Media, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Silver Eye Center for Photography, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.