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James Ronner views art as a vector of progressive social change. The conceptual foundation of his work is firmly rooted in the self-generative role we collectively play in our cultural and technological co-evolution. His transdisciplinary yet fiercely material practice stems from his diverse personal, professional and academic experiences. Ronner completed a BS in 2005 with a double major in sculpture and molecular biology and a cell and molecular biology MSc in 2006. Ronner has taught at TsingHua University, CAFA Beijing and Alfred University. His work can be seen in both private and public collections in the US, P.R. China, Ukraine and Taiwan. Ronner has received national and international grants from several institutions including the Bernstein Fund, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Georges Lurcy Charitable Educational Trust. In May of 2017, Ronner completed an MFA at Alfred University where he was investigating multisensory immersive strategies which confront endemic cultural disengagement.