Miranda Brandon is an animal enthusiast and advocate. Her multimedia work challenges how we perceive the physical and psychological constructs of the world around us and strives to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the interconnectivity between human and non-human beings, and the shared landscape.
Originally from Oklahoma, Brandon moved to Minneapolis to obtain her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and later completed her MFA at the University of Minnesota in 2014.
Since then, Brandon has received a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship and Tulsa Artist Fellowship, has exhibited work in solo and group shows both locally and nationally, and has been featured by Audubon magazine. Currently, Brandon is teaching at St Olaf College, in Northfield, MN and further creating new work, examining: biodiversity, ecosystem flux and acceptance, animal representation, the agency of objects within an anthropogenic landscape, and how the internet intervenes in our experience with the “natural” world.
Catalog and essays by Jane Blocker from the 2014/15 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship