Siobhan Rigg

Siobhan Rigg
Program Head, Design;
Associate Professor, New Media
Studio Arts Program
Smith Hall of Art, Rm. 203C, 801 22nd St NW; Washington DC 20052
[email protected]


Siobhan Rigg is Associate Professor of Studio Arts and currently also serves as Program Head of Design. Rigg is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher, and writer whose creative and research interests center on social and environmental micro-histories. Their work is concerned, most immediately with the ways toxic legacies are distributed within the built environment, and more broadly, with theoretical and material explorations of governance and land use. Rigg teaches across the areas of studio arts, time-based media, and social practice at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Current Research

Currently, Rigg is working on a multimedia investigative project to document and represent the networks of materials, political structures, language, and activism flowing through the ecologies and communities along the tidal Anacostia River and is developing Soil Futures Co-Lab in collaboration with RL Martens and Urban Soils Institute, NYC.




MFA, Carnegie Mellon University