Lecture: Rebecca Kamen

Lecture: Rebecca Kamen
Wednesday, April 6 at noon

Making the Invisible, Visible: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery

Rebecca Kamen is a painter, sculptor, and lecturer who explores the intersections of art and science. Her practice is informed by observation and wide-ranging research into cosmology, history, philosophy, and the search for common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and reimagine what scientists see.

Kamen has worked on collaborative projects at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, the Kavli Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, and at the National Institutes of Health.

She has exhibited and lectured both nationally and internationally including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Austria, Chile, Egypt, Spain, Australia and Singapore. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, a Pollack Krasner Foundation Fellowship, two Strauss Fellowships, and a Travel Grant from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As artist in residence in the neuroscience program at National Institutes of Health, Kamen has interpreted and transformed neuroscience research into sculptural form. Her artwork is represented in many private and public collections.

Kamen is a professor emerita of art at Northern Virginia Community College, and currently serves as artist in residence in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative at University of Pennsylvania.

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Reimagining scientific discovery through the lens of an artist

Curiosity as Art and Science: Rebecca Kamen and David Lydon-Staley (3-minute video)