Jessica Rath (American, born 1969) is a visual artist, ecologist, and educator based in Los Angeles. She creates interdisciplinary artworks inspired by the research of scientists in agriculture and ecology. She is currently completing a Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science at UC Irvine.
Her science research interests are plant/arthropod interactions at a landscape level, vegetation succession in restoration, and fire intensity metrics. As part of her artwork, she has investigated apple breeding, bumblebee foraging, and native bee habitat with scientists at Cornell University and University of Nevada, Reno. As an educator, she is committed to promoting diversity in the arts and sciences.
Confront your fear of bumblebees in LA Times, Jan 16 2020
Fruiting Bodies, feature article by Liz Goldner in Visual Art Source, March 2020
Farm Unfixed on rootsimple podcast
The Ocelots of Foothill Blvd. reviewed by Artillery
a better nectar interview on KCRW ‘All Things Considered‘