Patrick J. Reed is an artist and researcher originally from Iowa City, Iowa, USA. He holds an MFA in printmaking from the University of Alberta and several degrees from the University of Iowa. After studying papermaking at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, he joined the Rachel Carson Center as a 2014/2015 US Student Fulbright Scholar. He continues his tenure at the RCC with the support of the DAAD. Mr. Reed's current project is a series of drawings that focus on conceptual and historical ties between depictions of disaster in early modern print culture and the aesthetics of twenty-first-century ecological crises.