Associate Professor, Art & Ecology, Lannan Foundation Endowed Chair
Director, Land Arts of the American West
Jeanette Hart-Mann is a farmer, artist, activist, and teacher committed to the transformative potential of traditional ecological knowledge, embodied land-based practices, creative engagement, and more-than-human-relationships. Her current research is focused on food and environmental justice, as well as vegetal philosophies and plant communication in conjunction with healing practices. Her methodologies are iterative, emergent, and interdisciplinary. She weaves farming, wildcrafting, and ecological restoration with video, sculpture, photography, installation, and writing. Hart-Mann is Co-Founder and Co-Director of SeedBroadcast an artist collective committed to uplifting the culture in agri-Culture through creative public engagement and open-source seed sharing. SeedBroadcast is the recipient of multiple grants from Kindle Project, McCune Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation – Climate Change Solutions Fund Grant, and Puffin Foundation. She is lead farmer, seed steward, and shepherdess of HawkMoth Farm + Agroecology Center where she is designing and implementing experimental climate-resilient high-desert polycultures through integrative plant, animal, soil, and human habitation while producing food for regional communities. Hart-Mann received her BFA, summa cum laude and University Honors, summa cum laude at The University of New Mexico, and her MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She currently serves as Director of Land Arts of the American West program and Assistant Professor in Art & Ecology at UNM.