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Explore the intersections of art and science through the practice of individual artists who weave science, technology, and methods of discovery in their practices. The artistic process, much like the scientific process, is a form of inquiry vital to learning—an open-ended process of investigation, speculation, imagination, and experimentation. We’ll highlight artists who clarify the reciprocal relationship between art and science and how it can inspire a deeper understanding of the world.
This program features:
Conversations with three individual artists, Lucia Monge, Olivia Ting, and Lia Halloran, exploring how science intersects with their art and practice.
Lucia Monge is a Peruvian artist whose work focuses on interspecies relationships. She thinks of interdisciplinary collaboration, sculpture, movement, and teaching as opportunities to learn from—and with—others, including humans, fungi, walking trees, climbing vines, and migratory ducks. Lucia holds a BFA from Universidad Católica del Peru and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Monge has shown her work internationally, including at the Queens Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Olivia Ting has a fascination with moving images that stems from her hearing impairment; she is deaf in one ear and has residual 22% hearing in the other. Audiovisual video-making and spatial projection is a way for her to understand the sounds she hears and does not hear. Olivia received her MFA degree for Art Practice from U.C. Berkeley. Her receipt of her cochlear implant recently has reconnected her to her classical piano background. She was commissioned to design a permanent exhibit video projection for part of the Oakland Museum of California’s Natural History Gallery, and has been nominated four times for Isadora Duncan Awards for Visual Design.
Lia Halloran developed a love of science at her first job, during high school, at the Exploratorium. Halloran received her BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1999 and her MFA in Painting in Printmaking from Yale University in 2001. Halloran’s work often makes use of scientific concepts as starting points and explores how perception, time, and scale inform the human desire to understand the world and our emotional and psychological place within it. Lia Halloran is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles and serves as associate professor of art as the director of the Painting and Drawing Department at Chapman University in Orange, CA.