About the Exhibition

Understood as one of the early pioneers in the field of ecological art activism, the artist, activist and thought-leader Christy Rupp has an international reputation. Streaming will feature a survey of Rupp’s intricate collages, wall installations and free-standing sculpture, which chronicle the ongoing tension between natural systems and the environment in transition, and call our attention to our interconnectedness with non-humans and habitat – transmuting detritus gathered from the waste stream through collage and sculpture to reveal what is hidden away from common view and understanding. Informed by science and the historical representation of natural history, the artwork in this exhibition examines the way we frame our opinions of nature, using irony and wit to represent the human impact on our natural habitat.

Learn more about the artist's work at her website. Learn more about Environmental Studies through the DiMenna-Nyselius Library's guide.

Faculty Liaison: Brian Walker, PhD, Professor of Biology

Image: Christy Rupp, Aquatic Larvae, 2020, welded steel and collected single use plastics. © Christy Rupp

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Streaming: Sculpture by Christy Rupp

Virtual Tour


Events listed below with a location are live, in-person programs. When possible, those events will also be streamed on thequicklive.com and the recordings posted to our YouTube channel.


Opening Night Lecture: Christy Rupp

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 5 p.m.

Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre and streaming on thequicklive.com
Presented as part of the Edwin L. Wiesel Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 6-8 p.m.

Quick Center for the Arts, Lobby and Walsh Gallery
Presented in conjunction with Streaming: Sculpture and Works on Paper by Christy Rupp

Lecture: Long Ago and Far Away: Three “Summers” on a Remote Antarctic Island

Thursday, March 14, 5 p.m.

Brian Walker, PhD, Professor of Biology, Fairfield University
Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine Hall and streaming on the thequicklive.com

Family Day: Re-re-re-recycle!

Saturday, March 23 (2 sessions: 12:30-2 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m.)

Walsh Gallery

Art in Focus: Christy Rupp, The Goldfinch (after Carel Fabritius), 2017

Thursday, April 11, 11 a.m. (in-person, Walsh Gallery) and 12 noon streaming on thequicklive.com

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