Statement and Upcoming Events




Statement


Science underpins modern culture. Every time we flip a light switch, open a computer, pass through security check points or receive an MRI, our lives benefit from and are enriched by the work of scientific research. And yet, the public remains confused by how scientists conduct their work and canít comprehend its value. My art work helps reinforce the connection between scientific research and the health and well being of communities.


 I have worked with   Fermi National Accelerator as their first Artist in Residence and am a member of the Art@CMS group at CERN in Switzerland. I have collaborated with scientists at the Field Museum, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Indiana University Northwest and have recently been invited to be the resident artist on the ADEON experiment in June  2018.  I book exhibitions, lecture widely and write articles promoting the value of using art to help others appreciate the beauty of science.


"Lindsay Olson is the only artist I've ever met who embraces science in an undaunted manner determined to help us all understand and appreciate it. She finds beauty in the beautiful mysteries of science and makes sense out of the pure logic that undergirds science."

                                                                                                                                                                          Richard Cahan, publisher and author,                                                                                                                                       CityFiles Press

Upcoming Exhibits and Events

2018 Shows
Illinois Institute of Technology "The Elegant Universe: Art and Science"  January
Evanston Art Center "Art and The Elegant Universe" March
Water Street Studio "Art and The Elegant Universe" April 9th - May 5th

2017 Shows
Kenosha Public Museum Wisconsin Mycological Association and Illinois Mycological Association "Hidden Threads: Fungal-Plant Partnerships" June 24th
Elmhurst College  "The Elegant Universe: Art and Science" March 7 - April 18
Indiana University Northwest Student Research Conference Keynote speaker "Hidden Threads in The Natural World" April 20th
Field Museum Members Night  "Hidden Threads: Fungi Plant Partnerships"  May 18th and 19th
Oak Park Public Library "The Elegant Universe: Art and Science"  Opening Saturday, May 6th 2PM
Chicago Botanic Gardens: World Environment Day Saturday June 3rd   "Hidden Threads: Fungi- Plant Partnerships"
Lewis University  "The Elegant Universe: Art and Science"  September 1st - 30th Opening September  21st 7PM
Chicago Botanic Gardens Annual Mushroom Show "Hidden Threads: Fungal-Plant Partnerships" September 3rd

2016-2018 Shows 
Art@CMS touring in Italy and Norway
Athens Science Festival April 5-10
"Art and the Quantum World"  Solo show at Fermilab Art Gallery. September 21st - November 28th   





Photo: Georgia Schwender
Drawing on the stage at Fermi National Accelerator Labratory

 Recent Press and Media

Lewis University's publication Jet Fuel Review Fall 2017
Voyage Chicago November 2017
Natural News at The Field Museum June 2017 "Art Inspired by Field Museum Fungi"
TextileArtist.org "Artist's Toolkit"
Jet Fuel Review-Literary publication Fall 2017
Signal to Noise April 2016 "Art and Life in The Subatomic Realm"
Small Things Considered "Art About Small Things"
Water Canada March/April 2013 "A Tribute to Treatment"

The Chicago Artist Resource  Click HERE .



   

                           




Tribune Article by Barbara Brotman November 2014

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