China Blue’s work explores connectivity. Through her investigation of sound at the intersection of science and technology she is inspired by how our world is built from our sensations and perceptions. This emerging world provides not only a basis for exploring the inner world of the mind but also our senses forecasting a way to transcend their limits and connect to each other.


China Blue is an internationally exhibiting and award winning artist. She is known for her discoveries of the sounds in Saturn’s rings for NASA and the voice of the Eiffel Tower. Over the past two plus decades she has researched NASA’s Vertical Gun’s acoustics whose projectiles shoot at Mach-15, the sonics of an asteroid impact on Mars and the songs produced by our brains. With this research she explores connectivity through her installations, environments, paintings and soundwalks.

As an internationally exhibiting artist in 2019 + 2024 she exhibited her work at the Venice Biennale. In 2013 China Blue was the US Representative at Tokyo Wondersite’s Experimental Art Fair and in 2008 at OPEN XI in the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2012 her exhibition at the Newport Art Museum “Firefly Projects” was nominated the “Best Museum Show Nationally by the International Association of Art Critics.

China Blue is an art pioneer who has received three NASA/RI Space Grants. One was for her research of the sound created by NASA’s Vertical Gun, an impact simulator that shoots particles at Mach-15. Her project is the first proposal to study sound in the facility which has been in existence for 50 years. She is also the first person to record the Eiffel Tower in Paris to discover her voice and the first to reveal the sounds of Saturn’s rings for NASA. She was nominated for a two year Artist-in-Resident with the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at the Rhode Island Hospital. This residency is a role created for her and a unique to Rhode Island. She is a recipient of a Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Fellowship and multiple Canada Council of the Arts grants.

Reviews of her work have been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum, artCritical and NY Arts to name a few. She has been interviewed by France 3 (TV), for the film “Com-mu-nity” produced by the Architecture Institute of America and was the featured artist for the 2006 annual meeting of the Acoustic Society of America. She has been an invited speaker at Adobe, Creative Tech Week, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Berkelee School of Music, Reed College and Brown University and was an adjunct professor and Fellow at Brown University in the United States. She has been an Adviser to Rhode Island Congressman Langevin’s Committee for Art & Culture and Rhode Island State’s Art and Health Committee as well as the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.

She has worked extensively in collaboration with Dr. Seth S. Horowitz neuroscientist, space scientist and author of “The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind” and renowned composer of the T-Mobile ring tone Lance L. Massey. As a team they have discovered that innovation occurs by working together.

Firefly 2.0
Firefly 2.0

“Cassini’s Dreams…is a remarkable visual arts and sound project that is partly scientific and partly poetic,”
says NY Art Critic Lilly Wei

“as China Blue demonstrates…nothing is still nor silent, the void is filled with the sounds of in-commensurable invisible forces that can be heard by those who listen to them.”
states NY Art Historian, Stephanie Jeanjean

“China Blue’s work… has returned to the subject matter of nature in an effort to find either
new meaning 
or create new metaphors…”
Jill Conner, New York Editor, Whitehot Magazine and contributor to Art in America and Sculpture

“China Blue (is) a forerunner in the … contemporary sound art movement.” Edward Rubin, Sculpture magazine

About China Blue’s Sound Objects “Holding sound gives form to breath”
states: Andrea Nann, Dreamwalker Dance Co.

RISCA Panel: The panel was unanimously enthusiastic about awarding this applicant the Fellowship Award.
The works employ technology in new and interesting ways and … the only one to explore robotics.