Mick Lorusso is a cross-disciplinary artist who interweaves musings on molecules, cells, societies, and environments. He creates images, cabinets of curiosity and interactions to address questions about energy, water, climate, and health. He has been a resident artist at interdisciplinary art programs, including PLAND / ISEA 2012: Machine Wilderness (Taos, NM, USA), the 2016 Rauschenberg Rising Waters Confab (Captiva, FL, USA), and Matza Aletsch 2017 in the Swiss Alps. At a residency in Schöppingen, Germany, Lorusso harnessed electricity-producing bacteria to illuminate a sculptural village, Microbial Schöppingen, which received a hybrid art honorary mention at Ars Electronica 2013. With training in microbiology and Kundalini Yoga and education in art at Colorado College (BA) and San Francisco Art Institute (MFA), he is a research fellow at the UCLA Art|Sci Center and an instructor for the UCLA Sci|Art Nanolab Summer Institute. He is a graduate of the Waag Biohack Academy, and is a member of the international education platform Cosmic Labyrinth and the Mexican interdisciplinary cooperative XOCIARTEK. He is currently STEAM Coordinator at Westridge School in Pasadena, CA.