Jan Piribeck is an artist, Professor of Art at the University of Southern Maine and founding director of the King Tide Party artists' collective. Her research and creative work is focused upon the physical, psychological and social dimensions of the climate crisis, and she has done numerous projects and presentations about the impacts of climate change on coastal communities in the Maine/North Atlantic/Arctic regions. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME and Meltdown, work about the Arctic and Antarctica, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME. Her most recent project, The Moving Tides, features an animation about a virtual kayaking trip to the North Pole. She identifies as a disrupter and believes that activism begins with an internal journey.