I am Felipe Shibuya, a Brazilian ecologist and artist who decided to adventure around the world. My journey began when I finished my Ph.D. in Ecology and Nature Conservation at the Federal University of Paraná. I then decided to explore the visual aspects I had included in my research, beyond the purely scientific perspective, such as the colors of feathers and the shapes of birds' nests. Currently, I am an M.F.A. candidate in Studio Art at the University at Buffalo, working at the intersection between biology and art. My current projects involve the deconstruction of archetypes in species that became poetized by humans (such as hummingbirds), and the ways that we can biovisualize the world. Being a scientist-artist, enables me to explore different forms of life, from bacteria to trees, using different methods, from microbiological culture to videos. However, all of my work involves aspects of my own identity, and I always highlight the visuality of nature. I have had the opportunity to present my work at School of Visual Arts (New York), Northeastern Center for the Arts (Boston), Museu do Design e da Moda (Lisbon), and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City), as well as had citations published in important magazines and journals such as National Geographic, Citylab, and Ecology.
Photograph taken during social isolation 2020.