Iris Ward Loughran (she/they) is an artist and urbanist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has a BA in Urban Studies and Planning and a Minor in Visual Arts From UC San Diego, and an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross school of Art, at Rutgers University. She is inspired by the built environment, non-bianaryism, science fiction, and placemaking. She is co-founder of Herus Arts Space.