Innovators & Artists in Residence

Interested in being an innovator or creative-in-residence at the SEED Lab House? Email your bio, a project idea (research, creative) or need, and how it would connect to SEED Lab’s priorities of climate + future:

Artist-in-residence, February 2021

Left: Acacia Johnson (b. 1990). Pink Qamutik, Beaver Mitts, 2018. Digital print. Right: Acacia Johnson (b. 1990). High Five (Horizon’s First Seal), 2018. Digital print.

Acacia Johnson is a photographer and writer from Alaska whose work explores human relationships to the natural world. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson received a Fulbright grant to Canada in 2014 to spend a winter on Baffin Island, where she developed a love for the Arctic that still influences her work today. Since then, she worked extensively in the Polar Regions as a photographer and expedition guide, working to inspire wonder and compassion for the earth’s wild places during an era of dramatic change.

Johnson is one of this month's artists-in-residence and will be focused on developing a writing project inspired by her experiences in the Polar Regions.

Artist-in-residence, January — MARCH 2021

Rejoy Armamento working on a mural outside Satori AK.

Rejoy Armamento is an illustrator and muralist based in Anchorage, Alaska. She works with small, local businesses by bringing their brand identity to life through meaningful visual storytelling on walls and windows. Her bold, vibrant designs blend realism with the ethereal— dreamlike, and in a way, familiar. She is constantly exploring ways to adapt her style across different platforms like skateboard decks, screen-printing and photography.

As a child of immigrant parents, Rejoy has always lived in fluid hyphenation—one foot in a traditional Filipino setting and the other in modern American culture. Such an upbringing along with living a life of travel, has deeply inspired her work. She strives to represent diversity in her portraits and shine light on the various colors of humanity.

Rejoy’s purpose is to help her clients find their voice in order to connect with their audience in an impactful way. She has contributed to several group exhibitions around Anchorage as well as a solo show in Talkeetna. Her clientele has included Wild Scoops, Catalyst Cannabis, Burn and Bloom, Uncle Leroy’s Coffee and many more. Although she has primarily worked in Alaska, her goal is to befriend and collaborate with artists around the world painting walls together.