Naomi J. Falk grew up in the wilds of Michigan and, from an early age, planned to be an archaeologist, a brain surgeon, a heart surgeon, a meteorologist, and travel the world with Jacques Cousteau. None of those worked out, but she did learn to scuba dive and studied sculpture and ceramics at Michigan State and Portland State Universities and received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited regionally and nationally, and done residencies in Germany, Iceland, upstate New York, Vermont, and Nebraska. Currently, Falk is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art & Art History at St. Lawrence University. She contemplates our relationships to place and investigates how physical participation engages a deeper response and a broader understanding of the materials, spaces, and relationships encountered.