Rebecca Foon

In 2020, as a natural extension of her artistic and musical practices with climate activism, Rebecca Foon began making large scale lightboxes highlighting untouched regions of the world.

In 2014, Foon co-founded with Jesse Paris Smith, Pathway to Paris, a non-profit devoted to expanding awareness and action around the Paris Agreement. Pathway To Paris launched the 1000 Cities Initiative for Carbon Freedom at the United Nations Secretariat in 2017, supporting cities to transition off of fossil fuels by 2040. In celebration of Earth Day 2021, in collaboration with Pathway to Paris and Circa Art, Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith designed an art installation at Piccadilly Square in London, England highlighting their collaboration with Olafur Eliasson and Little Sun. The intention of the exhibit was to infuse a sense of hope and wonder for our planet and its trajectory on Earth Day. Recipient of several awards, including the 2023 Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year (Esmerine), Foon has also performed worldwide since 2000 as a cellist, singer and composer. Foon lives and works in Montreal and New York.