Call for Art: NYU Langone Medical Center is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2012–13 calendar.

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY, home to a rotating exhibition program at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, showcases medically themed contemporary art within the unique context of the Medical Center. Artists are encouraged to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political and technological significance.

Deadline: October 31, 2011

NYUMC Announcement:

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY, home to a rotating exhibition program at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, showcases medically themed contemporary art within the unique context of the Medical Center. The art gallery was established in 2008 to exhibit the works of artists who explore the relationships between art and human biology. Artists are encouraged to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political and technological significance.

The Medical Science Building Gallery’s mission is to enrich its visitors’ lives by enhancing their understanding of health and medicine through contemporary art. Visited by patients, family members, visitors, medical staff, administration and medical school students, The Medical Science Building Gallery sponsors between 6-8 exhibitions per year.

The Medical Science Building Gallery is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2012–13 calendar.


The theme is open to interpretation. Individual artists, groups and curators are eligible to submit proposals. All works in 2-dimensions, 3-dimensions, installation and video will be considered; however, the physical limitation of the gallery will factor into the review and approval process. Proposals should reflect an understanding of scientific research and how the artist(s) will use medicine and science as the subject and language to create aesthetic works that are provocative and educational.


The gallery is located on the main floor of the Medical Science Building, across from the Ehrman Medical Library and measures approximately 600 square feet. The ceiling height measures 9’. The west wall measures 28’ W with adjustable track lighting. The south wall includes a series of windows and is not available for 2D works. The east wall is composed of two architectural features: a glass wall measuring 8-1/2’ W adjacent to a travertine half-wall 15 ½”deep and 18’ in length that can accommodate a display of sculptures and 3D objects. Adjustable track lighting runs the length of the east wall. The corridor leading to the space allows for additional hanging space and measures approximately 80’ with intermittent doors and openings.


If accepted, artist must:

  • Prepare work for display. 2D art must be matted and/or framed for hanging. Artists working in 3D or time based media must supply their own display or AV equipment unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
  • Provide artist’s statement.
  • Transport or ship work to the Medical Science Building Gallery at artist’s own expense.
  • Be present for opening reception.

Medical Science Building Gallery’s Responsibilities:

  • Install artwork.
  • Insure exhibited artworks against loss or damage for duration of loan period.
  • Design exhibition announcement and evite.
  • Print posters announcing exhibition and display throughout Medical Center.
  • Host an opening reception. NYU Langone Medical Center is also willing to collaborate on the arrangement of an artist’s talk in conjunction with the exhibition.
  • Facilitate communication between the artist and potential buyers. NYU Langone Medical

The Center does not charge a commission for any works sold.


Artists must submit the information as identified below via email:

  • A maximum of ten (10) works/artist.
  • Images must be saved as jpegs, texts as Microsoft Word documents. Please do not send images as Acrobat (pdf) files. File names must correspond to annotated image list (see below).
  • DO NOT SEND PDF’S or files that are embedded in any applications that must be run to view the jpegs. Do not send files that end in .exe.
  • An annotated image list identifying Title of Artwork, Media/Dimensions, Date of Work and brief description.
  • Artist’s statement about work proposed for the Medical Science Building Gallery and its relation to medicine.
  • Artist’s resume. Please include your full contact information: name, address, phone, email, and website address.
    Project Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Application deadline: Monday, October 31, 2011
  • The Medical Science Building Gallery Committee Review: Monday, November 28, 2011
  • Artist’s Notification: Thursday, December 8, 2011

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 31, 2011


All questions should be submitted to:

CFP: “Future of Water” Science Gallery Exhibition

Calling all armchair hydrologists, liquid artists, part-time diviners, fluid technologists and steamy scientists!

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2011

“The exhibition will include existing and proposed innovations and inventions around water, artworks on the theme of water, and artifacts that reveal the different ways in which water is used and perceived of. The exhibition will extend beyond the gallery through workshops, events and off-site projects. Alongside artwork, designed objects and documentary artifacts, FUTURE OF WATER will include special live performances, innovative installations, unique physical and mental experiences, high-profile talks, discussions and debates, web-focused interactions, games and collaborative experience.

Science Gallery welcomes proposals for both existing and new work from artists, designers, engineers, scientists and everyone in between, in any and all media.”

“Future of Water” Application [web]
Science Gallery [web]

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Scientist-artist Joe Davis’ mind-bending works at Jacob Lawrence Gallery on Univeristy of Washington campus

[Joe Davis] is a researcher at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with interests in subjects like architecture, genetics, microbiology and lasers. Davis has been published in academic journals such as “Nature” and “Chemistry” and lectured on architecture at MIT for 10 years. This strong background in science has had a profound impact on Davis’ artistic career.”

Full article: [web]
Jacob Lawrence Gallery: [web]
About Joe Davis: [web]

Capturing the Cosmos: From Pixels to Paint
Artists and scientists join forces to explore cosmos

“The event will serve as an artist opening reception for Jodie Forrest’s exhibit, “The Eye of the Beholder: Art & Science Look at Deep Space,” which features realistic paintings conceived from actual Hubble photographs.”

Full article: [web]
Featured Artist: Jodie Forrest [Twitter]
Sci-Port Science Center [web]

Event: Art & Science Talk – Art Under the Microscope

David Gallego-Ortega PhD, is a Research Officer in the Mammary Development Group, Cancer program at the Garvan Institute in Darlinghurst. David will talk about his research into Breast Cancer Cells showing photographs of tissue culture under the microscope. Sherryl Ryan, artist and Director of Culture at Work is currently undertaking a residency with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and part of her project has been to work with scientists from the Garvan whose work is funded by the NBCF in order to create artworks. After the presentation there will be an exhibition of photographs of David’s research images and images collaborated at the Garvan with Sherryl Ryan. Talk with the scientist and artist over drinks during the exhibition.”

More information [web]
Venue: CULTUREatWORK – artist & scientist residencies [web]

Dartmouth Medical Center Exhibition: Genome-inspired paintings

While many people regard science as purely objective and art as purely subjective, Daniel Kohn’s paintings — including “Data Sets,” a series currently installed in the public spaces at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — blur the lines between these seemingly disparate disciplines.

Full article [web]
About Daniel Kohn [web]

February art exhibit at the Winchester Library: ‘A Different Light’

For this exhibit the artist has selected images employing techniques such as infrared, high dynamic range (HDR), and tone-mapped photography to expose the beauty and mystery of every day scenes and objects brought out by the edges, the drama, and the varieties of light. In his artist’s statement, Hesse says, “Professionally I have been a scientist and teacher, but I’ve always had a passion for photography and have been making photographs for more than 40 years. I am rarely without a camera and my first love is capturing the mystery and beauty of the ordinary, the invisible, the overlooked. Although the camera is unexcelled at capturing a moment, rendering reality, or producing a document, for me the camera is a kind of Kokopelli, isolating, merging, distorting and thus transforming the ordinary into unexpected visions. I hope that I shall always be startled by the ability of this trickster to confuse the eye and puzzle the mind.

Full article [web]
About the artist: [web]