Claude Willey is an artist and educator, lecturing in the Urban Studies and Planning Department at California State University, Northridge and in the Humanities and Design-Science Research Department at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Willey is co-coordinator of MOISTURE, a multi-year water research project in the Mojave Desert and was partners, with Deena Capparelli, in the creation of Invisible Trajectories, a story-based undertaking focused on the problem of mobility within California’s Inland Empire. Willey’s activities have merged ecology, environmental history, renewable-energy technologies, and urban transportation/landscape history. His recent project is an online exhibition, 'Conducting Mobility,' that he curated with Ryan Griffis for the Australian magazine, Artlink, and Greenmuseum.org, on the issues of transportation, migration, and energy.
Willey also organizes actions for the Rainforest Action Network in the Pasadena area and is a member of Los Angeles Post Carbon. He proudly defines himself as a professional bicycle commuter, clocking 200 miles per week on the roads of L.A. County.