Perrin Ireland has built an art practice inside scientific and policy institutions, telling stories situated between what we know about the planet and our belonging to it. From illustrating a marine biology lab’s research at Brown University while she earned her BA in Human Biology in 2008 to—at present—partnering with publications, researchers, and presidential libraries. Perrin has been a visual storyteller at the Natural Resources Defense Council (2012-2022), producing watercolor animated videos about climate change, oceans, and endangered animals.
Her artwork has appeared at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Discover Magazine, Nature Magazine, Scientific American, Damn Joan Magazine, Physics World, and The Rumpus.
She is a recipient of a Summer 2022 Carpenter’s Boatshop Residency in Pemaquid, Maine; a 2021 Works on Water residency on Governors Island and the ICAMiami/Knight Foundation Art + Research Center’s Fall 2021 Oceanic Archive Semester.