Paris Myers is a passionate advocate and creator of interdisciplinary work and change.
Her real-time animation and drawing recently premiered at the 2019 Montivella Jazz Festival, Portland, Oregon, as a performer in Canadian composer Dr. Dana Reason's original composition, Torque Songs.
Myers was an artist in residency at Playa at Summer Lake, OR in 2018, collaborating on She Breathes Water, part of Dr. Reason's commission for the Bend High Desert Museum 2019 exhibit, Water in the West.
From January 2019-20, she was the Gallery Director at Truckenbrod Gallery in Corvallis, Oregon, working with Chicago based artist Joan Truckenbrod.
She is currently a junior at Oregon State University Honors College pursuing an HBFA in Studio art and HBS in Bioengineering with Popular Music and Art History minors.
At OSU, she was the 2019 Strategic Partnerships Intern for Julie Brandis, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, College of Engineering. Additionally, she is a member of the nominee-only Presidential Student Legislative Advocates.
Her freshman and sophomore years of college she worked in the Bartholomew Microbiology Lab and Umm El Jimal Osteological Research Laboratory. She is currently an undergrad researcher in the SHARE Robotics Lab working under Dr. Naomi Fitter.
She is currently pursuing her honors thesis in Wave Energy Convertor (WEC) design with Dr. Solomon Yim.