cornerstone STUDIOS' 2021-2022 Studio178 Artist-in-Residence is Dana Michele Hemes. Hemes constructs system-based, visual experiments with human and nonhuman participants to explore interspecies dialogues. Drawing from process philosophy, technoculture and non-anthropocentric sciences, she creates functioning, complex systems to examine how interspecies interactions change the role of the human and the meaning of communication and art. Hemes holds an MFA in Studio Arts from Montclair State University, and a BFA from NYU in Photography and Imaging and Studio Arts. She has been artist-in-residence at Whitecliffe College in New Zealand, with the School of Making Thinking and the Wassaic Project in New York, with the Holes in the Wall Collective in Pennsylvania and with the Marble House Project in Vermont. She has exhibited in various galleries and museums - including Whitecliffe College, Cardiff School of Art and Design, MagnanMetz and Pioneer Works. She has presented artist talks at Eyebeam, the School of Visual Arts, and at MSU. She lives and works in New York.