Art of Neuroscience

Exhibit Artwork at Neuroscience 2016

Spread the word! Artists who create brain- or neurological-inspired pieces should consider participating in the annual Art of Neuroscience exhibit in Chicago. Come see these unique and interesting pieces inspired by the wonders of neuroscience.

Location: San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20 Lobby
Hours: Saturday, November 12 – Wednesday, November 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


2016 Art of Neuroscience Exhibitors  

Booth #1

Christine Liu -

Description of Artwork:

Christine Liu is a PhD student in neuroscience at UC Berkeley and visual artist who uses art to communicate science. She co-founded an art collective called Two Photon Art that bridges scientists and artists to create educational materials that present science in a new light. Her goal is to create accessible art for science enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

Booth #2

Shane Eaton -

Description of Artwork:

Shane Eaton's photography captures the microscopic artwork of the nervous system.  Each image is an epifluorescence micrograph taken from experiments with neuronal cell culture. His photographs showcase the natural beauty of neurons in their innumerable variety. Reaching out with their intricate, branching processes, they take on striking and evocative shapes—no two are alike!

Booth #3

H. Kathleen Childress Designs -

Description of Artwork:

At the intersection of science and art, there is an extraordinary story to tell. The Synapse© series of fine jewelry interprets the timeless beauty and organic appeal of neurons...designed for the neuroscientist and those who love the hidden chemistry that defines us. You can express your personal message in earrings, pendants, cufflinks, rings, necklaces, cuffs, and more crafted in sterling silver and 18kt gold with natural gemstones. Designed by H. Kathleen Childress, Graduate Gemologist, and hand fabricated by Jasper Kegge, Dutch goldsmith.

Booth #4

Greg Dunn Design -

Description of Artwork:

Dr. Dunn draws from his neuroscientific knowledge to create brain-inspired art that is heavily influenced by the Asian aesthetic. This year he will present images and video from his latest and most ambitious project to date entitled Self Reflected, the most detailed and complex artistic depiction of the brain in the world.  He will have gold leaf paintings, prints, scrolls, and a new style of art called microetchings available for sale at his booth.

Booth #5

Monica Chu-

Description of Artwork:

As a graduate student, I spend most of my time in lab, but when I want to unwind, I find myself creating art in alternative metals.  I have a neuroscience-inspired line of jewelry and celebrates the elegance of the nervous system. 

Booth #6
Lia Cook -

Lia Cook, Professor Emeritus at California College of the Arts, is an artist who combines her fine art work, woven faces, with research into Neuroaesthetics looking at the emotional response to the woven faces. She has woven together Diffusion Spectrum MRI images of the neural connections in her brain with early photographic images of herself and work. Lia’s work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of Art, MOMA NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and National Gallery of Australia among many other national and international museums.