Greenmeme is the vision of artists Freya Bardell and Brian Howe. Together, they have been creating site-specific public artwork since 2005. Qualities of material, context and form begin anew with each project. Their investigations into the history of both the surrounding culture and environment reveals unique ways in which each project can work to raise awareness of these qualities through sculpture, performance and community engagement. Since coming together their work has continued to range from smaller locally-focused commissions to creating projects on a national and international scale.


Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 | Freya Bardell + Brian Howe and Friends

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Selected Press

Dangerous Minds, Metzgar, Richard, Eco Artforms of Greenmeme, fall 2011

Public Art Review, U.S Recent Projects, Chantilly Clad, fall/winter 2010. Print

Arts Journal, Judith H. Dobrzynski, on Culture, July 15, 2010. Print

Transmaterial 3, Brownell, Blain, 2009. Print

DETAIL, Review of Architecture, Germany, Kaltenbach, Frank., Greenmeme’s Living Walls, Dec 2009. Print

Los Angeles Times, Elina Shatkin., Santa Monica prepares to Glow, July 17, 2008

New York Times, Cannell, Michael., “A Spanish-Modern Mashup in Los Angeles”, 2008

Surface, Young, Paul., “Eco Logic”, Spring fashion Issue 2006. Print

KCRW, Anderton, Frances., Design and Architecture,


Selected Lectures

Greenmeme Studio, Seminar, Woodbury University, 2012

Artist Initiated Projects, Panel Discussion, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, 2012

Public Practice, Department of Art, California State University San Bernardino 2012

Public Practice, Metabolic Studio Public Salon, Los Angeles 2009 and 2012

Wired Wilderness Proposal, Department of Digital Media, Cal State University San Jose 2011

Public Practice, Department of Architecture, Woodbury University, Los Angeles 2010

01 SJ Biennial, Global Warning Symposium, Climate Clock: Wired Wilderness, San Jose 2010

Harvard University Graduate School of Design “Art Activism”, Boston MA 2009