My studio practice grows out of an intense curiosity about the ways in which our society is supported by science and technology. I use my training as an artist to illuminate the hidden realities of our world.  I have worked with   Fermi National Accelerator as their first Artist in Residence and 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 May 2018.  I book exhibitions, lecture widely and write articles promoting the value of using art to help others appreciate the beauty of science. My work is currently touring in Europe and has been shown nationally.

Upcoming Exhibits and Events
2018 Shows
 Illinois Institute of Technology "The Elegant Universe: Art and Science"  January

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 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
TextileArtist.org "Artist's Toolkit"
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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