New essay: Subtle Affinity

Subtle Affinity weaves together a story about art, nature, and healing. Subjects in the essay include Henry Clay Frick, plant communication, Dorian Gray, the history of oil painting, and global warming. This new essay contextualizes the concepts that structured Respiration Paintings, framing the unlikely idea to put paintings in a greenhouse and let them change over time, communicating with.  READ MORE

Elise Adibi Respiration Paintings, The Film

The premier of Elise Adibi Respiration Paintings, a short experimental film made in collaboration with the filmmaker JPC Eberle documenting the show Respiration Paintings at The Frick Pittsburgh. View more on the exhibition page.

Mary Thomas, Elise Adibi models a holistic universe in the Frick Greenhouse, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2017

Mary Thomas reviews Respiration Paintings at The Frick Pittsburgh in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2017 Elise Adibi Post-Gazette Photo credits: Steve Mellon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Catalogue For Respiration Paintings

View the Frick Catalogue.

Biophilia Talk at The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Biophilia, “Instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems” Bubbles and Bella/ Domestic and Wild (endangered) Emotional Connection

Painting as a Site of Resistance

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Fellows Presentation