Marek Ranis (PL/USA) an Associate Professor of Art at the College of Art and Architecture, UNC Charlotte NC ; a multi-media environmental artist. Through sculpture, installation, painting, photography and video, Ranis is exploring social, political and anthropological aspects of phenomena such as the climate change.
He is a recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and residencies, including UNESCO Aschberg Fellowship, American-Scandinavian Foundation Grant and NC Artist Fellowship Award. Ranis presented his work in more than hundred individual and group shows nationally and internationally. His work is included in private and public collection in North America and Europe.
Since 2003 Ranis has been working on artistic project and research titled Albedo focused on global climate change and the era of Anthropocene, He continuing working in Alaska, Iceland, Greenland, Norway Australia and South Africa. In 2017 in recognition for his work and research in the Arctic Circle he was appointed Curator at Large at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska.