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Faith Purvey is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose work invites human encounter in the landscapes around us. Her projects span site-responsive installation, painting, fabric sculpture, photography, sound and video, and explore urban, rural and environmental topics through partnerships with civic entities, youth, arts and other nonprofit institutions.

Faith has produced numerous projects with entities such as LACMA, State and National Parks, Girl Scouts, Santa Fe Art Institute, the City of Milwaukee, LA Museum of Natural History, and more. Her 3-year project Organ Monument Oratory in the Organ Mountains of Las Cruces, NM explored topics of land use, natural + cultural histories, leave no trace ethics, life next to a missile range, and more. 

Over a lifetime of service positions, Faith has also taught art in and out of the classroom and developed projects for 20 years with teens and young adults. A deep connection to wilderness and natural spaces led her to both co-lead and participate in several project-based wilderness trips with local curriculums and partners. As an interdisciplinary K12 educator, Faith catalyzed many projects through Service Learning, arts integration and STEAM-based collaborations with various subject teachers and community partners. 

Faith currently brings a sensibility and curiosity for place-based, outdoor educational opportunities to the critical work of the Conservation Science Center / New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restoration Institute at Highlands University in Las Vegas NM. 

Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Faith holds an MFA in Public Practice from Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles.