Amy Howden-Chapman is an artist and writer, originally from Aotearoa, New Zealand, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She is co-founder and editor of The Distance Plan.org, a platform that works for innovation in climate change communication through collaborations between artists, earth scientists, and environmental policy makers. The Distance Plan produces exhibitions, public forums and the Distance Plan Press which publishes an annual journal. She holds a BA in Art History and a MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, and a MFA in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.
Howden-Chapman was the 2016 DAAD fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, the recipient of the 2015 HOLA Public Art Residency, Los Angeles, and has also been an artist in residence at the McCahon House residency, Titirangi, New Zealand. Recent solo shows include "Brick Fall, Glass Wall," at The Physics Room Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, "They Say Ten Thousand Years," at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, and "Sad Problems", at The Living Art Museum, Nylo, Reykjavík, Iceland. She has lectured about the intersection of art and climate communications at Parsons School of Design, NYC, The Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland, and The Literature, Arts, & the Environment Colloquium, Yale University. She is currently an adjunct Lecturer at SUNY, Empire State, where she teaches a course on Art and the New Green Economy.