Kim Abeles: Abeles' installations and community projects cross disciplines and media to explore biography, geography, and environment. Experimentation with unusual materials and new processes are central to her art. She has created artwork in conjunction with a unique range of collaborators such as the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project, California Science Center, natural history museums in California and Colorado, and the Lakota Indians of South Dakota. Abeles received her M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine, and is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Northridge. Her work is in public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art Library Collection, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Berkeley Art Museum; Sandwell Community History and Archives, UK; and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Richmond, Virginia.