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Redefining the Medical Artist Exhibit

Posted by Janet on August 15, 2009


I’m proud to announce an exhibit currently taking place at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. This exhibit, titled “Redefining the Medical Artist,” features the works of students, alumni, and faculty of University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization program, where I am currently enrolled.

Although the Biomedical Visualization program at UIC, or BVIS, is the second oldest medical illustration program in the U. S., the program continues to push into the future. Traditional medical illustration is still in our background, but students who go through this program are encouraged to embrace technology and changes. Modern medical illustration is much more than an artist drawing on paper, thus the term “visualization” instead of “illustration” is used to truly capture the meaning of what we do.

Currently too many people, including many medical professionals, are still unaware of the field of medical visualization. “Why do we need illustrations when we can take photographs” is still the number one question I am asked when explaining to someone what I do. In reality we do use photographs and imaging technologies as part of our working process to visualize things that cannot easily be expressed.

“Redefining the Medical Artist” hopes to address these issues by bringing awareness of this specialized field to the public and showing that technology does not replace the need for medical art. Rather, it allows medical art to thrive.

*Special Thanks to Meena M. for putting together this exhibit and for everyone who contributed.

Press Releases:

Exhibit and Museum Info:

“Redefining the Medical Artist”
August 7 – October 16, 2009.

International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610 USA

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday

Free Tuesdays
Adults $10
Students/Seniors $6

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Summer Forensics Art Course

Posted by Janet on March 7, 2009

I’d like to bring to attention a 5-day course at Northwestern University this summer. The course is designed as an introduction to forensic compositry and is taught by composit artist Lois Gibson. It takes place in Evanston, IL, just north of Chicago. It comes with a $900 registration fee and runs from 7/20/09 to 7/24/09.

To register, go to

The course is limited to 18 students. Register early if you are interested.

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Science, Art, and Technology

Posted by Janet on June 15, 2008

Interesting website of an educational program called Science, Art, and Technology through the Art Institute of Chicago: The program is designed to provide teachers with educational materials to pass down to their students through any means of their own. This site is full of lots of links for you to explore on your own.

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