About me

In the studio/lab at AS IF Center

As both an artist and a scientist, I approach the natural world with curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. I make art with science themes, and I’m currently working in mixed media, fiber, and drawing & painting. My artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and in Europe — you can see some of this work on my art website, nancylowe.studio. For two decades I have taught art-science and facilitated interdisciplinary collaborations, at colleges & universities, biological field stations, museums, and K-12 schools in the US and Costa Rica.  You can learn about some of the folks I have worked with on the Partnerships page. I worked for ten years as a research technician in several research labs focusing on pollination biology, microbial symbionts of insects, and large-scale ecology. For professional development, I have attended many conferences on art-science including Two Cultures Converging (SciArt Center, NY) and Science of Science Communication (National Academy of Sciences); and I read and collect peer-reviewed literature about art-science. I have a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Email me here. Follow me on Twitter  @nancyartscience and on Instagram @sciencecandance.
 — Nancy Lowe