Elizabeth Corr is the Director of Art Partnerships at NRDC, an international environmental nonprofit organization with over three million members and online activists. She was the first in her family to attend college, where she studied contemporary art, politics and social change. She harnessed that knowledge to create a visionary curatorial position at NRDC, pioneering an innovative platform for thoughtful and sustained collaboration between artists and environmental leaders. Elizabeth’s work curating large-scale public art exhibitions and programming has increased public interest in and awareness of environmental issues facing communities. Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in African Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and gender/women’s studies from University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. She’s spoken at SXSW and multiple universities. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Earther and PRI.
(Profile photo: Birds Watching by Jenny Kendler, NRDC Artist-in-Residence, 2018 | at Storm King Art Center as part of Indicators: Artists on Climate Change | 9ft. x 40 ft. x 1ft.)