Statement and Upcoming Events


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,  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. This Spring, I have been invited to be the resident artist on the ADEON experiment,  dealing with under water acoustics.  I book exhibitions, lecture widely and write articles promoting the value of using art to help others appreciate the beauty of science.


Upcoming Exhibits and Events

2018 Shows
Fermilab Story Collider event Saturday May 12th 8PM. I'll be one of 5 speakers
Art@CMS travels to Ontario,Canada April 9-11
Field Museum "Boundary Layer: Mosses, Fungi and Lichens" May 10th and 11th
Expanding Your Horizons, March 24th University of Chicago
16th Street Theater, "Tools of The Trade: A Citizens View of Law Enforcement" will be shown during                 the run of the show Wolf at The End of The Block   Opening March 29th - mid May
           I'll be participating in a talk back after the performance Thursday, May 17th
Evanston Art Center "Art and The Elegant Universe" opening March 4th 1PM
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   "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
Textile Artist "Artist Tool Kit"
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

Barbara Brotman's article November 2014.pdf 203.1KB Nov 09, 2014 3:03 AM