Sara Gevurtz is an Assistant Professor at Hastings College where she is building a new digital art program. Gevurtz graduated from the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University where she received a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media Art. She received her bachelor’s degree in Evolution, Behavior and Ecology Biology from the University of California, San Diego. During her time at UC San Diego, she also minored in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts and Studio Art. Due to her interdisciplinary background, her artistic research focuses on ecological and environmental issues.
Gevurtz has shown work to a wide variety of audiences, including showing to scientists at the Climate, Ecosystems and Resources in Eastern California Symposium held in Bishop California in 2008, as well as participating in collaborative projects that were shown at the Zero1 Biennial in 2010 and 2012, and ISEA 2011. Gevurtz has been published nationally and internationally, including an article in the journal Plastik Art & Science published out of the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, “Paris 1” in 2013. Through a grant project, Gevurtz instructed Biology and Environmental Studies graduate students on how to communicate their research on web platforms. In her latest artistic work, she is working with both artists and scientists to develop a project using submersible remote operated vehicles to collect images and data on water quality, with the goal to create art that is data and data that is art. This project was presented at ISEA2016 in Hong Kong and shown at ISEA2017 in Manizales, Columbia and Balance Unbalance 2017 in Plymouth UK.