(Re)Imagining Science

(Re)Imagining Science

School of Art and Design at Indiana University, Bloomington

Jiangmei Wu and Suzanne Ressl, with Kyle Overton, Light Harvesting Complex (work in progress), 2016. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.
October 14, 2016
(Re)Imagining Science

October 14–November 16, 2016

Grunwald Gallery of Art
Studio Art Department
School of Art and Design
Indiana University
1201 E 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday noon–4pm

T 812 855 8490


The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present (Re)Imagining Science, an exhibition and events based on collaborative projects by artist and scientist teams from Indiana University Bloomington.

(Re)Imagining Science contains collaborative projects by 12 teams of researchers in the arts and sciences. The exhibition, based at Indiana University Bloomington, contains a variety of projects that illustrate scientific principles, develop ways to understand science differently, and potentially may create new science as the outcome. Collaborations will feature the work of researchers in the visual and sound arts, design, sciences and social sciences, with ambitious works that include large scale sculptural objects, photographs, installations, video works, interactive environments, microscopy images, and sound works.

The exhibit and programs explore the relationship between creative production in the arts and sciences and the interactivity of collaboration. The projects utilize scientific images as a springboard to introduce creative concepts and non-traditional thinking into the production of visual materials that will highlight and illustrate ideas found in science. The visual arts and sciences have a shared history of creativity and parallel paths of experimentation, goal seeking, and trial and error. The interconnectedness of these thought and work processes will be highlighted, and the similarities and differences in the thought processes within these disciplines are explored.

The exhibition will travel to other science and university museums, and a catalog of the exhibition featuring essays by Professor Christoph Irmscher and artist Rosamond Purcell will be produced and distributed by Indiana University Press.

Artists and scientist teams
Andrew Asher, Assessment Librarian
Sofiya Asher, Lecturer, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Adam Reynolds, Photographer
Donny Gettinger, Sculptor

Mia Beach, Photographer
David Kehoe, Professor of Biology

Margaret Dolinsky, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Roger Hangarter, Distinguished Professor of Biology

Amar H. Flood, Professor of Chemistry
Osamu James Nakagawa, Professor of Fine Arts

Bernie Frischer, Professor of Informatics
Davide Angheleddu, Polytechnic University in Milan

Carrie Longley, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Katy Börner, Victor H. Yngve Professor Information Science

Martha MacLeish, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Mathias Weber, Professor of Mathematics

Alex Straiker, Research Scientist, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Betsy Stirratt, Academic Specialist and Director, Grunwald Gallery

Rachel Weaver, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Virginia Tech
Dr. Lydia Bright, Research Scientist

Caleb Weintraub, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Dan Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jeffrey Wolin, Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts
Andrew Lumsdaine, Professor of Informatics

Jeffrey Wolin, Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts
Larry Singell, Professor of Economics

Jiangmei Wu, Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design
Susanne Ressl, Research Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry


(Re)Imagining Science is sponsored in part by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. Further assistance comes from the College Arts and Sciences and the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies, with additional support from the Studio Art Department in the School of Art and Design in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University.


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