I-64 Wildlife Corridor, Alexandra Pierschalla

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 See my work featured in the Strawberry Moon Magazine Water gallery, Issue 7

Why Urban Nature?

As the Earth becomes more developed, with rapidly expanding megacities and the increased conversion of land to urban use, the human race faces challenges like global climate change, pollution, and loss of biodiversity. We have an opportunity and an obligation to create places that are healthier for people, wildlife, and plants. 

Through art supporting causes and the Urban Nature Club, I work to raise awareness about ways we can experience and support the nature around us — whether it exists in a city, suburb, or small town.


As a lifelong environmentalist, I'm especially interested in nature in cities, biodiversity, and citizen science. My paintings, photographs, video, and sound works have been exhibited in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and Virginia.


Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Honors & Media

Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago 

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency

Interview blog by Elaine Luther/Angelica Kauffman Galleries

The Virginian-Pilot article by Allissa Bunner

The Virginian-Pilot article by Mary Reid Barrow

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