Deb Todd Wheeler is a sculptor,
inventor, and media artist. Her work concerns technology as a mediator for human
interaction with the environment. The central focus of her work in the past few
years has been to examine the role of science in relation to our human lives through
a lens that encompasses the nineteenth century and cutting edge robotic technologies.
Using the vernacular of the 19th century, a time when art and science were more
closely linked, she investigates alternative avenues for power that reflect our
growing concern with sustainability today. In her most recent exhibit, "Live
Experiments in Human Energy Exchange", she experiments with generators and
bicycle power to provide electricity, wind, sound and motion.
is a recipient of a LEF Contemporary Work Fund Artist grant in inter-media, a
Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Sculpture and Installation, and the Artist
Resource Trust Grant. Her studio is in Hyde Park, and she is on the Graduate Faculty
of the Art Institute of Boston, and also teaches in the 3D department at Massachusetts
College of Art .