Maker Faire


Saturday, September 20–21, CUT/PASTE/GROW will host workshops at World Maker Faire 2014 in NYC thanks to the folks at Kickstarter! We’re excited to join a host of other great Kickstarter makers there, including some friends in the art-and-science world. We’re also delighted to bring Maker Faire visitors two hands-on bioart workshops, with artists Ellie Irons and Nikki Romanello. If you […]

The CUT/PASTE/GROW Catalogue


A small, numbered run of show catalogues, designed by Karen Ingram and featuring three new essays by the curators, are now available. If you are interested in a catalogue, please email dgrushkin [at] Thanks again to all of our artists, Kickstarter supporters, and visitors!

Bacterial Photography: Creating Photosynthetic Images Using Living Microorganisms

Diagram of the bacterial photography process

Dark and early one winter morning in New York, Wythe Marschall and I embarked on a quest to find a microorganism—a genetically engineered chimaera—that could turn itself into a living photograph. We intended to join Dr. Natalie Kuldell’s bacterial photography class at MIT. Undaunted by a 3:45am departure time from the Port Authority, unhalted by […]

World Science Festival!

CUT/PASET/GROW at World Science Festival's Innovation Square

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us, to create prints with maggots, to talk about bioart, and to bask in the hot breeze. And a huge thanks to WSF for bring us out to join the swarm of scientists, artists, and curious people today! Here are just a few images from the long […]

CPG at World Science Festival!


If you’re in Brooklyn this Saturday, June 1, from 12–8 PM, check out the World Science Festival’s Innovation Square at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn! Innovation Square is: …a staging ground for future-shaping innovations. It’s an unforgettable day of interactive video games, 3-D printed wares, and hi-tech installations—a showcase of the “best of the best” in the […]

The Opening


Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to help us officially open CUT/PASTE/GROW! We had a blast, and the conversations we started then will continue into May.

Installing the Show


Here are a few images from our week-long installation at Observatory:

Opening Tomorrow Night!

Don’t miss it! Reception: Saturday, March 23, 8 PM (@Observatory) Celebrate the show’s opening with the curators and special guest artists. Wine, beer and cheese to be served.

Opening Saturday, March 23!


We’re excited to announce that CUT/PASTE/GROW has been scheduled to open Saturday, March 23, at 8 PM and remain on view until May 11. Read the official announcement on the Observatory site. We are planning several great events in conjunction with the show, so stay tuned for updates! Observatory gallery hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12–6 […]