Artist and researcher Nina Elder creates deep time perspectives where planets, geology, and ecosystems are in constellation with social issues and personal narratives. With a focus on changing cultures and ecologies, Nina advocates for collaboration, fostering relationships between institutions, artists, scientists and diverse communities. Her work focuses on the movement of rocks, and takes many forms including drawings, murals, performance, and long term community-based projects. Nina travels full time for teaching, projects, exhibitions, and adventures, and has an off-the-grid home base in the volcanic landscape of southwestern New Mexico. She holds an MFA in painting and critical economic theory and is a wilderness first responder.