Lee Pivnik (b. 1995) is a Miami-based artist, working predominantly in sculpture, video and social practice. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Sculpture and a concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies. In his artwork and curatorial projects, he attempts to help produce a more regenerative, biophilic, ecozoic world. Well aware of the scale of such an endeavor, Pivnik considers his practice as an opportunity for collaboration.
In 2017 he started the Institute of Queer Ecology, a collaborative, decentralized organism that works to imagine and realize an equitable multispecies future. With interdisciplinary programming that oscillates between curating exhibitions and directly producing artworks/projects, the Institute of Queer Ecology lays the groundwork for a (bio)diverse utopia.