“There are a lot of scientists out there who are also artists,” says Shira Weiss, a fifth year Life Sciences Co-op student who organized the exhibit with Jason Tran, a student in the Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization program, and Debbie Kao, a fourth-year health sciences student. “This exhibition is a way to provide a platform for students and others to express that side of themselves and bring art and science together.”
Visualizing Science features 20 artists from diverse disciplines including science, engineering, health sciences, commerce and humanities. Their art was created using a range of mediums – from ink and paint, to fibre art, digital art and even video.
The exhibition, now it its fourth year, was co-founded by Weiss and Susie Son, a Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences student who has since graduated, with support from Kim Dej, associate vice-provost (Faculty) and a faculty member in the School of Interdisciplinary Science.