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NanoArt 2012 ExhibitionArtworks Submitted to the NanoArt 2011 International Online Competition - 5th Editio 35 113
Anna Ursyn, USA, 2012



Anna Ursyn creates art, teaches and often gets inspiration from her conference related work. She explores the dynamic factor of line. Processes in nature and events in technology inspire her images.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 17, 2012

Bill Smith, USA, 2012



I study and observe nature's workings. I use scientific information and my intuition to build works of art that conform to a natural order by creating with efficiency in mind beauty results.
I believe everything is mechanical and everything can be understood in mechanical terms. Exploring the woods, lakes, and streams as a kid provided me a sense of wonder that fueled an interest in NATURE, science and mechanics. I am in awe of Nature's functional complexity and aesthetic beauty. Through what I do, I hope to communicate my interest and appreciation of the natural world to the public.
We often look to the macro world to inspire our nanotechnology. Conversely I think we should also look to the nature’s nano world for ways to develop engineering solutions for the macro world. Nature is the supreme engineer.

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 17, 2012

Bjoern Daempfling, Germany, 2012



Dr. Björn Dämpfling grew up in Northern Germany, he lives and works since 1969 in Berlin/Germany. In 1983/4 and 1987-91 he lived in the USA. He was spending 2/3 of his time on science, and 1/3 on art. For the last 10 years, art is his main profession. He exhibits worldwide, like London, New York, and Beijing. Identifiable but unpredictable, even for himself, every new image has to prove the core value of creativity for him: freedom of creation, newness, and being recognizable at the same time, based on complexity and quality of composition. "In creating NanoArt I am always quite happy being provided with images to work with, because finding myself the best fitting image for my purpose or just taking material as an inspiration for something in need of a commentary to find its nano roots, wouldn't do it for me. It is like a non-physical material to be used like a physical one, like wood for a wood-cut, which develops into a piece of art, not by hiding its given structures, but by enhancing, twisting, coloring and using dozens of plates. That's what I do, most of the 'ab-using' filters, layering dozens of times and painting digitally into the images. The titles for my NanoArt works are taken from the works of H.P. Lovecraft."

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

Bjorn Hoffmann, Germany, 2012



Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
In the last years it is becoming more and more important to show artistic images in high-impact publications. Especially the cover images of such journals are often made of a combination of high artistic content and less scientific content. In my opinion it should be more important to combine a high amount of scientific significance with a beautiful artistic background to reach both pure scientists and friends of art.

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

Chris Robinson, USA, 2012



Chris Robinson is a visual artist who is interested in the role and meaning of science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences cultural decision-making. He is a senior and co-principal investigator on National Science Foundation funded multi-disciplinary research teams investigating the broader impacts, societal implications, and role of images in nanoscience/technology. Robinson teaches 3D and digital imaging in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina. His work over the years has ranged from the early use of computers in the arts to laser installations, aviation and space development, scientific exploration, and complex drawings of digital spaces. Robinson crosses the two cultures and exhibits, writes, and presents at national and international venues and conferences in the arts and sciences.

1 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

Daniela Caceta, Brazil, 2012



Daniela Caceta was born in 1977. Since 1992 she has been working at the Centro Multidisciplinar para o Desenvolvimento de Materiais Cerâmicos (CMDMC) / Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) and Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) (Brazil) on computer generated artwork. Working also with a Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG) she revealed some interesting features. She used Microscopy FEG to monitor the formation, growth, development, and mostly, the morphology of several nanostructures.
"Nanometric materials are invisible to the human eye. By comparison, particles at the nanometric scale are many times smaller than the thickness of a hair and smaller than a bacterium. Since the time of ancient Greece, through their imagination, humans have engineered materials at the nanometer level. Although the Greeks where unaware of the size of the particles with which they were dealing, they created colorful pottery glazes by manipulating nano-sized particles."

4 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

David Hylton, USA, 2012



David Hylton is a Southern-California based artist and his work has been exhibited in numerous international, national and regional exhibitions. His work has been featured in such exhibitions as the EuroNanoForum Fourth International Conference at the Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic; Digital 09: Mysteries in Science at the New York Hall of Science; Digital 10: Planet Earth at the New York Hall of Science and The Science Exchange Building, Adelaide, Australia; InterFACES New Media Art Exhibit, National Art Gallery of Malaysia; Siggraph Traveling Art Show (Ecole du Louvre, Salon d¢ Automne, and the Cite des Sciences et de l¢Industrie in Paris, France and the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA). In addition, his artwork has been included in The History of Computer Graphics and Digital Art Project. Hylton is a Professor at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. "I find nanotechnology fascinating as it is on the verge of completely reshaping our world with the strides being made in science and medicine. It also offers artists new insights on an aspect of nature that would otherwise be left unseen. Indispensable are the tools (electron microscope) which allow us to see the smallest facets of our world and thus provide the artist the ability to envision and create new worlds."

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

Dolores Glover Kaufman, USA, 2012



Kaufman's work was featured on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2006 issue of IEEE Computer Graphics magazine. Three works from her Touring Suburbia series were included in Siggraph 2005, and she is one of 17 artists who's method of working is featured in Going Digital: The Practice and Vision of Digital Artists by Joe Nalven & JD Jarvis. Nano Niagra, a transmutation of nano technology was shown at The 1st International Festival of NanoArt hosted by the Kotkan Valokuvakeskus Gallery in Kotka, Finland and was featured in a NY Times slide show presentation.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

Dorota Marciniec, 2012



Participating artist at NanoArt 2012 International Online Competition

2 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

Dorothea Fleiss, Germany, 2012



Dorothea Fleiss is a visual artist (performance, video-installations, book art) living in Stuttgart, Germany. She study at the The Art Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, Psychotherapy at L’Ecole Européenne de Psychothérapie Socio- et Somato- Analytique (Eepssa) in Strasbourg, France and Art Therapy at IB University in Berlin, Germany.

2 pictures, last one added on Dec 18, 2012

Elena Lucia Constantinescu, Romania, 2012



"I am a scientist in cellular biology domain. I have come to digital art after many years of working with the microscope in my lab. I was always fascinated by the spectacular microworld and, using the image processing software for my micrographs. I was astonished by the countless possibilities offered by digital technology to turn the photos into artistic images. And I started to draw… The microscopic images are fascinating and very challenging both for a scientist and an artist. I think every microscopist who has some artistic talent should try to speculate the beauty of the micrographs or donate some nice images which are not scientifically useful but could be spectacular by casual errors."

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Enio Longo, Brazil, 2012



Enio Longo, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Birth 1953. Degree in Visual Communications FAAP. Jobs: Federal University of São Carlos-SP, CENAFOR-National Center for Vocational Training, Ministry of Finance of the State of São Paulo, Revista Planeta - Editora Três, Revista Capricho - Editora Abril Revista Contigo - Editora Abril, creates a communication company LPC visual Visual: Acting in advisory business of visual communication to: INCTMN-UNESP, Ford Company of Brazil, Philips Brazil, CIE, Brastemp, GabMed.

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Eva Lewarne, Canada, 2012



Born in Poland and living presently in Canada, graduate of OCAD, she has always painted and photographed interesting scenes and places. When she learned Photoshop she could really play with her art..including painting, photos and digital manipulations. In the last few of years, she has received a Medal from France in a Painting Festival in Avignon (Grand Prix). Everything interests Eva, especially how life, art and technology can live happily together...

1 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Galina Strukova, Russia, 2012



Senior researcher at the Institute of Solid State Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences. Awarded “USSR inventor” for the research of semiconductors. "Scientists have been trying to understand the laws of biological growth and morphogenesis for a very long time as well as material specialists and engineers have been trying to reproduce models of wonderful biological objects in order to replicate their functional abilities. The lotus phenomenon is a widely known fact. Its self-purification has been studied well and is used in engineering. Among the unsolved tasks of biomimethics is the replication of nacre, which unique structure makes it phenomenally stable against external load. We found a common biomimethical method to synthesize metallic micro-replicas of biological objects, such as protozoa (plasmodia), plants, mushrooms, shells. In this work, we present more than 50 pictures obtained with SEM. These pictures show metallic models of the nature objects in their elegant beauty, like true pieces of art. A striking resemblance between biological objects and their metallic replicas implies the common laws of morphogenesis. The ability to influence the shape of the models is demonstrated: for instance, well tuned conditions of synthesis lead to the certain type of convex-concave shell-like structures. It is also shown that the found method allows to reproduce both the shape of a shell as well as its intrinsic hierarchical multilayered structure. Therefore, the art may assist the science to reveal the laws of morphogenesis of natural objects via the intuitive observation of beauty and harmony."

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 21, 2012

Han Halewijn, The Netherlands, 2012



Born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. He started at eight years with playing the recorder and later the oboe. Since 1992 he works as an independent artist-composer-teacher and initiated Music Design for art research and production of new media. His work consists of interactive performances (Mobile Gaming and RFID - Leaving Traces, Concerto Grosso - Expo 2000, Tapestry Biennial - Unwrapped), social communication experiences (WEB real world exchanges - Interchange Me), development of proprietary hard and software, Digital artworks and NanoArt. He won prices with “Interactive Woods” and “Disturbing Utopia” (Paper Art 7 Biennial). "As an Artist I'm always looking into the interaction between People, Technology and our Nature. I feel obliged to integrate them and accumulate surprise, thoughts and creative thinking in the reflection of the observer who can also be the actuator during the exposure of the work. The task of the artist has always been to comment or reflect on the social technological progress of his time. I like to give the audience a direction in sound, images or actions to the inner self and thus create the feeling of letting me interchange you. Because new development plays an important role in the development of my projects, I try to work together with as many different companies as needed, to challenge their knowledge meanwhile creating the needed hard and software. So it becomes a reality for me and makes the unseen seeable in a touchable level for each and everyone."

1 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Ioannis Michaloudis, Australia, 2012



Visual artist Dr. Ioannis Michaloudis was born in 1965, Anavra-Karditsas and raised in Athens, Greece. Graduated in 1989 from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design (TEI Athens) he continued his studies in Paris, where he received a degree in Product Design from the Ecole Normale Superieure des Arts Décoratifs. In 1992 he raised his Master's degree in Visual Arts from Sorbonne University. In the same university he completed his Doctorate in 1998 where Dr. Michaloudis develops its position on the “elastic arts” by analyzing the relationship between visual and applied arts through the presentation of his works of land art and in situ projects. From 2001 to 2003 he carried out a postdoctoral research in Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the (Nephele)3, the Cubed Cloud project. In MIT, Michaloudis met silica aerogel, a nanomaterial used by NASA to collect stardust. For the reason that this ethereal material looks like our threatened sky, Michaloudis transferred it -worldwide first- in art and design. Because of his multidisciplinary profile, Ioannis Michaloudis had received fellowships from the Greek governement, the Onassis, Leventis, Kostopoulos Foundations and the University of Sorbonne. Has been awarded by the Dean of Arts, MIT, the MIT Arts Council, the Dean MIT School of Architecture. In 2001 was awarded “Fulbright Price for Greek Artists”. In 2007 he won the Golden Lighthouse in the XXIV Biennial of Alexandria Egypt. Artworks of Michaloudis are in private and public collections such as the A.S Onassis Foundation. He realized land art projects in Greece and France such as In the Circulation of Red Trees, in City University of Paris. Michaloudis had realised in situ projects in hospitals such as the Hea(r)tree and M(ed)use in Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens. This November he had participated @ The Art&Science International Exhibition and Symposium in China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing. He is married to the cellist Mariliza Papadouri and has two daughters, Teresa and Romylia. Since July 2012 they live in Mount Pleasant, Western Australia, as Dr. Michaloudis is lecturing in the School of Design and Art (SoDA), Curtin University.

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Jean Constant, USA, 2012



Jean Constant was for several years the Visual Communication & Media Technology program acting director at the Northern New Mexico College, NM and is now dedicating his time to the European Society for Mathematics and Art and his own research. He is active participant in various Science and Art project and participates in many aspect of the promotion of the visual arts to bridge the relationship between Science and Art in the US and abroad.

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Jonathan P. Hill, Japan, 2012



MANA Scientist, Nano Material Area - Supermolecules Group, MANA, National Institute for Materials Science. Selected research areas: Self-assemblies of organic chromophores observed using scanning tunnelling microscopy or atomic force microscopy; Properties of synthetic derivatives of phenolic-antioxidant-substituted porphyrins and other macrocycles; Aza-substituted derivatives of pentacene and other acenes; Studies on the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) in small molecules; Nanostructured materials are obtained through controlled decomposition of transition metal complexes (esp. Fe[III] and Mn[III/IV])

1 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Jonathon Keats, USA, 2012



Acclaimed as "a poet of ideas" by the New Yorker, Jonathon Keats is an experimental philosopher and artist based in the United States and Italy. Recently he opened a photosynthetic restaurant for plants at the Crocker Art Museum. He has also exhibited extraterrestrial abstract art at the Judah L Magnes Museum, built a celestial observatory for cyanobacteria at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, presented the nation's first ouija voting booth at the Berkeley Art Museum, and attempted to genetically engineer God in collaboration with scientists at the University of California. His projects have been documented by PBS, NPR, and the BBC World Service, as well as periodicals ranging from The Washington Post and The Economist, to Nature and New Scientist, to Flash Art and ArtInfo. Since graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1994, he has been a visiting artist at California and Montana State Universities, and a guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the recipient of Yaddo and MacDowell fellowships. He is represented by Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.

1 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Laima J. Mikaliukas, USA, 2012



Participating artist at NanoArt 2012 International Online Competition

1 pictures, last one added on Dec 19, 2012

Linda Alterwitz, USA, 2012



Linda Alterwitz is a Las Vegas based multi-media artist. Having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Denver, Alterwitz spent 25 years working primarily in oils and acrylics, painting and drawing on large canvases to create nonrepresentational paintings. Alterwitz began exploring photography in 2006. With a vision that is painterly in nature, she digitally manipulates and layers together images to create large-scale, photographs. Alterwitz’s philosophy addresses the constant challenge to keep a balance between the two sides of the brain: the logical and the creative. This duality is apparent throughout the body of her work, starting with her photographic equipment. Alterwitz uses both digital cameras and toy cameras. The high-tech digital cameras produce clear, factual images that are believable and acceptable in our right-brained world. In contrast, images shot on film by the low-tech, simple workings of plastic cameras capture a spontaneous, altered world. Alterwitz’s inspiration, the inner workings of the human body and her external surrounding environment, plays with the dance of the two sides of the brain as well as the contradiction of fear and reassurance. Past personal struggles with medical issues were tempered by fond, childhood memories of playing in the sand dunes and forests of Gary, Indiana where Alterwitz grew up. It is this dichotomy that gives her work a comforting sense of familiarity while simultaneously creating tension.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Louise Hughes, United Kingdom, 2012



Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Maria Chiara Munisso, Italy, 2012



Maria Chiara Munisso graduated in Material Engineering in 2004 (University of Trieste, Italy) and obtained the Ph.D in Chemistry and Material Engineering in 2008 at Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan). She is currently working, as postdoctoral fellow, at National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (Osaka, Japan).

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Michael Poulton, Canada, 2012



Canadian artist, Michael Poulton, is a multi-media artist and founder and director of the Museum of Temporary Art, a conceptual gallery and installation space. The artist works in the mediums of painting, site specific installations, printmaking, collage and found art assemblages. Often utilizing antique manuscripts, maps and prints, and found art objects, Poulton’s work is enigmatic and rich in allusion, its meaning elusive, raising questions about the very nature of art and the institutions that preserve and promote it. Born in Canada and educated in England at the Camberwell School of Art, London and the Epsom and Ewell School of Art, his work has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Association of Ontario Art Galleries, as well as the American Niche Award, and the British, Carlsberg Prize. The artist's work has been reproduced in The Sciences, the Journal of the New York Academy of Science, as well as other books, magazines and journals.

1 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

M. Suchea and I. V. Tudose, Romania, 2012



M. Suchea and I.V. Tudose are Romanian scientists working together in materials science field in Greece. One is Physicist the other is Chemist… Together they focus their knowledge in engineering and designing functionalized materials for various applications. They share also the passion for arts. Visualizing the Nano-world and making it accessible to others via art seemed a very good way for expressing themselves and bringing their scientific collaboration to a deeper level. The Chemist “builds” and “freeze” the “world”, the Physicist reveals it and its laws. Microscopy images are a glimpse they allow anyone to have into their kingdom. Digital coloring becomes their fingerprints onto the window they bring in front of everyone who like to see what lies bellow the eyesight resolution.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Pilar Ruiz-Azuara, Mexico, 2012



Pilar was born in the Dominican Republic (1943). She is resident of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. She has a Doctorate in Sciences (Physics) from UNAM (1979) and also studied Art at the UABC Art School and House of Culture in Ensenada (2001-2008). Oil painting and Digital Art are her favorite media of expression. The relationships between human beings and their environment –physical, economical, social and/or political –and fractals are her most exciting themes. Her works have been exhibited in Mexico, France, Germany, Denmark, U.S.A, Italy and Spain. Online in NanoArt 2007, NanoArt 2008, NanoArt 2009-2010. She considers a challenge to develop NanoArt works. This is a new area, very broad. In the future, she thinks that some divisions have to be created. It is difficult to compare the different types of artworks that one can produce with the nanoimages. In 2011, the objective was to generate images with no restrictions. Form, color and texture from the 3 original seed nanoimages were explored. In some cases, additional fractal and 3D effects were included.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Ricardo Tranquilin, Brazil, 2012



Ricardo Tranquilin was born in 1979, SP, Brazil. He graduated in 2005 in chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil), today is a Ph.D. student at the State University of São Paulo - (Unesp) in materials science and technology. Since 2006 has been working with electron microscopy. In addition, working with visual arts and is interested in combining nanotechnology with works of art. His works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally (NanoArt21 show in San Sebastian, Spain during the PASSION FOR KNOWLEDGE-Festival) It works in partnership with scientists from the National Institute of science and technology for nanomaterials (INCTMN), the development of materials science and nanotechnology and assisting the interpretation of the Field Emission Gun Electron Microscopy / (FEG) images.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Rorivaldo Camargo, Brazil, 2012



Rorivaldo Camargo was born in San Carlos - São Paulo. There is 08 years in technical INCTMN-electron microscopy of the National Institute of Science and Technology of Materials in Nanotechnology - Chemistry Department, Federal University of São Carlos - and has in its training courses on the topic, as performed at the Institute Jozef Stefan , Slovenia in 2010.
Six years ago has been promoting exhibitions on Nanoarte (http://www.cmdmc.com.br/nanoarte) in different regions of the country and has already produced five DVDs of the project. Moreover, this work was bound in major newspapers, magazines and television in Brazil.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Rostislav V. Lapshin, Russia, 2012



Staff Scientist in the field of scanning probe microscopy and nanotechnology at F. V. Lukin Institute of Physical Problems in Moscow, Russian Federation

1 pictures, last one added on Feb 09, 2013

Sheri Neva, USA, 2012



Participating artist at NanoArt 2012 International Online Competition

5 pictures, last one added on Feb 09, 2013

Steven Pollard, USA, 2012



Dr. Pollard is a psychologist practicing in Hilo since 1993. His art career started in 1964/65 when he studied art history in Paris France. After completing his BA in Psychology, he was admitted to the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Alabama in Studio Art and attended for several months. Due to the conflict in Vietnam at the time, he was about to be drafted and dropped out of school and joined the USAF. He later completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology and has been practicing as a clinical psychologist since 1974 and painting from time to time. His work has always been abstract and in various mediums, including oils, acrylics, water colors, and more recently, digitized computer painting using Photoshop CS2 and Painter 9, painting on a Cintiq computer screen. He uses the rich depth of conflicting and convergent thoughts and emotions of therapy sessions to create abstract oil, acrylic, and water color paintings with deep vibrant colors and surprising shapes and a sense of wonder and fluid motion.
”Tremendous gratitude and thanks to Cris Orfescu for the starter images and doing this whole process as art and science coming together.”

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Teja Krasek, Slovenia, 2012



Matjuska Teja Krasek holds a B.A. degree in painting from Arthouse - College for Visual Arts, Ljubljana, and is a freelance artist who lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her theoretical as well as practical work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking concept between art and science, on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially those constituting Penrose tilings. The author's interest is focused on the shapes' inner relations, on the relations between the shapes and between them and a regular pentagon. Krasek's artworks also illustrate certain properties as golden mean relations, selfsimilarity, ten- and fivefold symmetry, Fibonacci sequence, inward infinity and perceptual ambiguity. She employs contemporary computer technology as well as classical painting techniques.

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Terry Braunstein, USA, 2012



Participating artist at NanoArt 2012 International Online Competition

4 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Ursula Freer, USA, 2012



"I have been a painter throughout my life. Fourteen years ago I started making art on the computer and now work that way exclusively. For me science and art are doorways to dimensions beyond everyday realities."
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science”, Albert Einstein.

3 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

Valerio Voliani, Italy, 2012



PhD from Nest Lab – Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and Center of Nanotechnology Innovation (CNI) - IIT@NEST. My PhD project focused on the synthesis and derivatisation of metallic biocompatible nanoparticles. More specifically, I am using the remarkable optical properties of these new nano-tools to develop novel in vivo intracellular probes to study biological processes at single molecule/single bioevent level. At this time works at the Institute of Molecular Science in Valencia, Spain.

5 pictures, last one added on Dec 20, 2012

 

 

NanoArt 2011 ExhibitionArtworks Submitted to the NanoArt 2011 International Online Competition - 5th Edition 42 149
Anna Ursyn, USA, 2011



Anna Ursyn creates art, teaches and often gets inspiration from her conference related work. She explores the dynamic factor of line. Processes in nature and events in technology inspire her images.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Björn Dämpfling, Germany, 2011



Dr. Björn Dämpfling grew up in Northern Germany, he lives and works since 1969 in Berlin/Germany. In 1983/4 and 1987-91 he lived in the USA. He was spending 2/3 of his time on science, and 1/3 on art. For the last 10 years, art is his main profession. He exhibits worldwide, like London, New York, and Beijing. Identifiable but unpredictable, even for himself, every new image has to prove the core value of creativity for him: freedom of creation, newness, and being recognizable at the same time, based on complexity and quality of composition. "In creating NanoArt I am always quite happy being provided with images to work with, because finding myself the best fitting image for my purpose or just taking material as an inspiration for something in need of a commentary to find its nano roots, wouldn't do it for me. It is like a non-physical material to be used like a physical one, like wood for a wood-cut, which develops into a piece of art, not by hiding its given structures, but by enhancing, twisting, coloring and using dozens of plates. That's what I do, most of the 'ab-using' filters, layering dozens of times and painting digitally into the images. The titles for my NanoArt works are taken from the works of H.P. Lovecraft."

2 pictures, last one added on Apr 11, 2011

Carol Flaitz, USA, 2011



"I am a professional artist and my husband, Phil Flaitz, is an electron microscopist working for IBM, East Fishkill, NY. One evening he showed me some of his images. I was awed by what I saw and began to paint them using a combination of mixed media. Since I was originally a ceramic artist I use a great deal of texture to express and interpret his micrographs. Some of the materials that I use to achieve these effects include: ground glass, pumice mediums, dyed glue, polymer resin, oxidized metallic paints, and various acrylic mediums. The title comes from my husband’s screen name. The work is a reflection of my own marriage where art and technology unite. I have been thrilled to find out about the Nanoart movement and I am very interested in participating in anyway possible. I would love to see more exhibitions of this type of work and would be willing to participate to help this come about."

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Chris Robinson, USA, 2011



Chris Robinson is a visual artist who is interested in the role and meaning of science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences cultural decision-making. He is a senior and co-principal investigator on National Science Foundation funded multi-disciplinary research teams investigating the broader impacts, societal implications, and role of images in nanoscience/technology. Robinson teaches 3D and digital imaging in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina. His work over the years has ranged from the early use of computers in the arts to laser installations, aviation and space development, scientific exploration, and complex drawings of digital spaces. Robinson crosses the two cultures and exhibits, writes, and presents at national and international venues and conferences in the arts and sciences.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Cristina Besa, Spain, 2011



My artistic goal is to create new forms of aesthetic value in combining the beauty of abstract geometry and the individual characteristics of the models. As a photographer I don't use microscopic images but I enlarge the negatives in my lab.

2 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Daniela Caceta, Brazil, 2011



Daniela Caceta was born in 1977. Since 1992 she has been working at the Centro Multidisciplinar para o Desenvolvimento de Materiais Cerâmicos (CMDMC) / Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) and Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) (Brazil) on computer generated artwork. Working also with a Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG) she revealed some interesting features. She used Microscopy FEG to monitor the formation, growth, development, and mostly, the morphology of several nanostructures.
"Nanometric materials are invisible to the human eye. By comparison, particles at the nanometric scale are many times smaller than the thickness of a hair and smaller than a bacterium. Since the time of ancient Greece, through their imagination, humans have engineered materials at the nanometer level. Although the Greeks where unaware of the size of the particles with which they were dealing, they created colorful pottery glazes by manipulating nano-sized particles."

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

David Hylton, USA, 2011



David Hylton is a Southern-California based artist and his work has been exhibited in numerous international, national and regional exhibitions. His work has been featured in such exhibitions as the EuroNanoForum Fourth International Conference at the Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic; Digital 09: Mysteries in Science at the New York Hall of Science; Digital 10: Planet Earth at the New York Hall of Science and The Science Exchange Building, Adelaide, Australia; InterFACES New Media Art Exhibit, National Art Gallery of Malaysia; Siggraph Traveling Art Show (Ecole du Louvre, Salon d¢ Automne, and the Cite des Sciences et de l¢Industrie in Paris, France and the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA). In addition, his artwork has been included in The History of Computer Graphics and Digital Art Project. Hylton is a Professor at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. "I find nanotechnology fascinating as it is on the verge of completely reshaping our world with the strides being made in science and medicine. It also offers artists new insights on an aspect of nature that would otherwise be left unseen. Indispensable are the tools (electron microscope) which allow us to see the smallest facets of our world and thus provide the artist the ability to envision and create new worlds."

4 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Elena Lucia Constantinescu, Romania, 2011



"I am a scientist in cellular biology domain. I have come to digital art after many years of working with the microscope in my lab. I was always fascinated by the spectacular microworld and, using the image processing software for my micrographs. I was astonished by the countless possibilities offered by digital technology to turn the photos into artistic images. And I started to draw… The microscopic images are fascinating and very challenging both for a scientist and an artist. I think every microscopist who has some artistic talent should try to speculate the beauty of the micrographs or donate some nice images which are not scientifically useful but could be spectacular by casual errors."

4 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

David Derr, USA, 2011



"Humanity is composed of creative explorers and symbol makers. We have been this way since the beginnings of our existence as a race and before. This is the cornerstone of what it is to be a thinking human being. My goal has always been to create works that contain the essences of good poetry. A balance of opposites, in a style that is recognizable, yet not necessarily realistic. I find the most effective way of doing this is by using a pseudo primitive style which on the surface seems simple, but in reality resonates deeper emotions." Derr’s works have won numerous awards and have been exhibited internationally. His works have been included in; Gallery and Studio Magazine, Photoshop User, and Digital Fine Arts Magazine. He was recently commissioned by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to created a painted violin for their annual Art String Initiative.

1 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Enio Longo, Brazil, 2011



Enio Longo, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Birth 1953. Degree in Visual Communications FAAP. Jobs: Federal University of São Carlos-SP, CENAFOR-National Center for Vocational Training, Ministry of Finance of the State of São Paulo, Revista Planeta - Editora Três, Revista Capricho - Editora Abril Revista Contigo - Editora Abril, creates a communication company LPC visual Visual: Acting in advisory business of visual communication to: INCTMN-UNESP, Ford Company of Brazil, Philips Brazil, CIE, Brastemp, GabMed.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Eva Lewarne, Canada, 2011



Born in Poland and living presently in Canada, graduate of OCAD, she has always painted and photographed interesting scenes and places. When she learned Photoshop she could really play with her art..including painting, photos and digital manipulations. In the last few of years, she has received a Medal from France in a Painting Festival in Avignon (Grand Prix). Everything interests Eva, especially how life, art and technology can live happily together...

1 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Fred Marinello, USA, 2011



Art Educator: Has received awards from Committee of Excellence in Higher Education, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); The White House Commission On Presidential Scholars, "Distinguished Teacher"; National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and Arts Recognition and Talent Search. Public School & Idyllwild Arts Summer Program instructor. Numerous exhibitions in the USA and abroad.

1 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Gilberto Sossella, Italy, 2011



Gilberto Sossella was born in Ferrara, Italy in 1952. He studied arts at Ferrara Art Institute 'Dosso Dossi', anatomical and surgery illustration at the superior school of anatomical drawing at the Bologna University, at the School of Art of Bologna State Institute in the paintings decoration section, and he attended illustration courses at the 'Istituto Europeo del Design' in Milano. He also studied at the Bologna Academy, under the guidance of Pr. Walter Lazzaro. He has exhibited his art in Italy and abroad. He was awarded with the international prize of contemporary art “ REMO BRINDISI” in 2002. His drawings are published in the ' Encyclopedia Medica Italiana' and in the Medical - Scientific Illustration. He was invited at the NanoArt21 show in San Sebastian (Spain) festival in September 2010. Usually he prefers abstract painting, seeing de Stael, de Kooning, Crippa, Dova, Riopelle, without forget the old master like Piero della Francesca, Botticelli and Mantegna. "Today a painter can work with oil, acrylic paint and in many other ways. Why don’t try to find the mirror of our soul by computer ,in a crystal inside a nanostucture?"

3 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Han Halewijn, The Netherlands, 2011



Born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. He started at eight years with playing the recorder and later the oboe. Since 1992 he works as an independent artist-composer-teacher and initiated Music Design for art research and production of new media. His work consists of interactive performances (Mobile Gaming and RFID - Leaving Traces, Concerto Grosso - Expo 2000, Tapestry Biennial - Unwrapped), social communication experiences (WEB real world exchanges - Interchange Me), development of proprietary hard and software, Digital artworks and NanoArt. He won prices with “Interactive Woods” and “Disturbing Utopia” (Paper Art 7 Biennial). "As an Artist I'm always looking into the interaction between People, Technology and our Nature. I feel obliged to integrate them and accumulate surprise, thoughts and creative thinking in the reflection of the observer who can also be the actuator during the exposure of the work. The task of the artist has always been to comment or reflect on the social technological progress of his time. I like to give the audience a direction in sound, images or actions to the inner self and thus create the feeling of letting me interchange you. Because new development plays an important role in the development of my projects, I try to work together with as many different companies as needed, to challenge their knowledge meanwhile creating the needed hard and software. So it becomes a reality for me and makes the unseen seeable in a touchable level for each and everyone."

1 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

Iriny Kafiris, Brazil, 2011



I have just got into the world of NanoArt, since I took a course about it, with Prof. Dr. Anna Barros. I expect to go further and acquire more and more knowledge about this extremely fascinating theme.

4 pictures, last one added on Apr 06, 2011

J'Sha, USA, 2011



I create extremely small art works. They are as small as 40 microns tall. More than 100 of these can fit on a pin head. They have details on the nanoscale. The works are made with a process I invented called nanoentonography. I originally developed the process for anticounterfeiting. After doing more complex pieces for industrial use, I decided to create artworks using the technique. The most complex works take months to create.

3 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Jack Mason, USA, 2011



Jack Mason has been creating his "nanographs" since 2002. As a journalist covering the commercialization of nanotech for Small Times, Technology Review, the Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report and others, he became fascinated with the scientific images that were part of the stories he was reporting. Now with IBM's consulting unit, Global Business Services, Jack is continuing to explore and explain innovation frontiers such as IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, which is focused on building the intelligent infrastructure for a new energy grid, electronic health data and patient records, and the "new intelligence" for business analytics, forecasting and modeling.

2 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

James Reneau, USA, 2011



Assistant Professor, Shawnee State University, Department of Business

1 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Janko Jelenc, Slovenia, 2011



"I am student in physics at Josef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana. My work here involves studying the properties of nanoparticles with combined Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling microscopes and sometimes I get an interesting image like those I sent to this event."

2 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Jean Constant, USA, 2011



Jean Constant was for several years the Visual Communication & Media Technology program acting director at the Northern New Mexico College, NM and is now dedicating his time to the European Society for Mathematics and Art and his own research. He is active participant in various Science and Art project and participates in many aspect of the promotion of the visual arts to bridge the relationship between Science and Art in the US and abroad.

4 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Joel Kahn, USA, 2011



Since the 1980s, on and off, I have been exploring ways of combining math, geometry, and computers to produce artworks. Lately I have been focusing on BASIC-256, a deceptively simple but extremely powerful programming environment that has enormous unexplored artistic potential.

1 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Karen Brown, USA, 2011



Karen Hochman Brown received a BA in Art from Pitzer College. She did post-graduate work in Arts Education at California College of Arts and Crafts. Before finding a career as a graphic designer, she taught sewing, doll making workshops and geometry. She ran a children's book and gift store, even creating some of the merchandise: fanciful hats, capes, fairy wands and other dress-up garb. Ms. Brown has given up her graphic design career but continues to do pro bono work for her synagogue and other Jewish organizations. "Working in the field of Judaica has been a great source of personal joy, a way to integrate my background in fine art and graphic design, with my religious devotion. While I maintain control of many aspects of the design, the computer programs I use allow for randomness and discovery. In a session of work, I will create many varied pieces—jewel-like stars, wispy backgrounds, bold patterns. I select and gather these found pieces and weave them together, adding text to make the finished design. My recent work still maintains the structure of a six-pointed star but transcends the field of Judaica. I create the mandalas with a mindful eye to creating order in our already chaotic lives."

3 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

KD Matheson, USA, 2011



Artist KD Matheson, was born in Las Vegas , NV. Expressing a unique vision through a wide variety of mediums, clay, paint, digital art, animation, and film, his surreal creations beckon us into a mythic primordial world of the fantastic. Featured in book publications, c-d jacket covers, motion pictures and high fashion photography, Matheson's artwork has also been exhibited and is among collections around the globe. "Within my work, I tend to think of creating a meeting place, a bridge in space time that blends the past and the future and is expressed into the present. They are as vessels that house lines of connection to the mysteries of our past, the understanding of who we are now and the wonder of what we will become tomorrow."

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Leopoldo Longo, Brazil, 2011



Leopoldo Longo, born in 1988 in Brazil. Always lived in São Paulo place where he is studying Design with emphasis in Visual Communication at ESPM, Superior School of Advertising and Marketing. His first job was in LPC Visual which served in the area of motion design and branding for companies like INCTMN-UNESP, Philips, Ford, Volkswagen, GabMed. Nowadays working in the area of mobile and webdesign at Digital Parsec, developing projects for Oi Fashion, Ig Internet, Chic and Timeout.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Linda Alterwitz, USA, 2011



Linda Alterwitz is a Las Vegas based multi-media artist. Having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Denver, Alterwitz spent 25 years working primarily in oils and acrylics, painting and drawing on large canvases to create nonrepresentational paintings. Alterwitz began exploring photography in 2006. With a vision that is painterly in nature, she digitally manipulates and layers together images to create large-scale, photographs. Alterwitz’s philosophy addresses the constant challenge to keep a balance between the two sides of the brain: the logical and the creative. This duality is apparent throughout the body of her work, starting with her photographic equipment. Alterwitz uses both digital cameras and toy cameras. The high-tech digital cameras produce clear, factual images that are believable and acceptable in our right-brained world. In contrast, images shot on film by the low-tech, simple workings of plastic cameras capture a spontaneous, altered world. Alterwitz’s inspiration, the inner workings of the human body and her external surrounding environment, plays with the dance of the two sides of the brain as well as the contradiction of fear and reassurance. Past personal struggles with medical issues were tempered by fond, childhood memories of playing in the sand dunes and forests of Gary, Indiana where Alterwitz grew up. It is this dichotomy that gives her work a comforting sense of familiarity while simultaneously creating tension.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Lisa Black, USA, 2011



Lisa Black received a degree from the University of Michigan in Art History and French and received a Diploma from the Sorbonne in French Civilization. It was while she was in France that she saw her first Picasso Exhibition. From that time on she wanted to be a painter herself. Fortunately she has been able to do that for many years experimenting in many media, exploring digital images, printmaking, watercolors, acrylics and more....winning many awards along the way. Her purpose is to create art that is colorful, strong, expressionistic and individualistic. She was delighted to receive an invitation from Cris Orfescu to join the world of NanoArt. She took part in the NanoArt international festivals in Kotka, Finland and Stuttgart, Germany, and in the NanoArt21 show in San Sebastian, Spain.
"This is the fifth time I have entered the NanoArt Competition. I’m happy it continues to flourish. It is a challenge to keep creating new images. I find working with the computer and Cris Orfescu’s seed images very enjoyable. My work is posted on Facebook so people will become acquainted with NanoArt and will perhaps follow the Competition. It is exciting."

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Maria Matheus, Brazil, 2011



"I am an architect, artist, and PhD in Communication Sciences, and I devoted a large part of my life to teaching and research. Now the art is my priority. Discovering the NanoArt was for me a pleasant surprise. And a great challenge as an artist. To strengthen and promote this form of art, I suggest that the exhibitions should also happen in academic centers, as well as in scientific conferences. Create a social network, made possible a greater interaction between artists, scientists and the general public."

2 pictures, last one added on Apr 08, 2011

Phillip Bascom, USA, 2011



Though a lot of detail was lost making these images, I believe that with more development, this same technique could be used to make full three-dimensional renders of nanoscale architecture. It wouldn’t be difficult to create a model of a nanostructure which could be viewed from any angle, or to turn scans taken at different stages of the self-assembly process into a movie showing the emergence of order at the smallest scales. I believe that there is a lot of potential in modern computer modeling technology to make the nanoscale world really visible and understandable.
On a more personal note, I’m very excited to be alive at a time when we’re starting to make the underlying beauty of nature that draws scientists to science available and accessible to the public. NanoArt is part of a movement that is just getting started, and it’s a movement that I think will completely change the way we see the world before it’s done.

4 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Pilar Ruiz-Azuara, Mexico, 2011



Pilar was born in the Dominican Republic (1943). She is resident of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. She has a Doctorate in Sciences (Physics) from UNAM (1979) and also studied Art at the UABC Art School and House of Culture in Ensenada (2001-2008). Oil painting and Digital Art are her favorite media of expression. The relationships between human beings and their environment –physical, economical, social and/or political –and fractals are her most exciting themes. Her works have been exhibited in Mexico, France, Germany, Denmark, U.S.A, Italy and Spain. Online in NanoArt 2007, NanoArt 2008, NanoArt 2009-2010. She considers a challenge to develop NanoArt works. This is a new area, very broad. In the future, she thinks that some divisions have to be created. It is difficult to compare the different types of artworks that one can produce with the nanoimages. In 2011, the objective was to generate images with no restrictions. Form, color and texture from the 3 original seed nanoimages were explored. In some cases, additional fractal and 3D effects were included.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Renata Spiazzi, USA, 2011



"Born in Italy, I have been involved in the arts all my life. Moved to the States in 1952, taught at the San Diego Community Colleges all the arts and crafts and when I retired I was introduced to the computer. When I discovered the potential of the digital tool I decided that I did not want to do an oil painting, a watercolor of even a wood cut. I wanted to take advantage of what the computer had to offer. Fascinated by filters, and then fractal programs, I started making compositions using the non objective images given to me by fractals fragments and a new world opened up for me. I am completely taken by fractals now, and I compare my compositions to music. It is not what it looks like, but what it makes you feel when you look at it!
NanoArt competition is a very stimulating procedure and learning experience that can be applied to any work.”

4 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Ricardo Tranquilin, Brazil, 2011



Ricardo Tranquilin was born in 1979, SP, Brazil. He graduated in 2005 in chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil), today is a Ph.D. student at the State University of São Paulo - (Unesp) in materials science and technology. Since 2006 has been working with electron microscopy. In addition, working with visual arts and is interested in combining nanotechnology with works of art. His works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally (NanoArt21 show in San Sebastian, Spain during the PASSION FOR KNOWLEDGE-Festival) It works in partnership with scientists from the National Institute of science and technology for nanomaterials (INCTMN), the development of materials science and nanotechnology and assisting the interpretation of the Field Emission Gun Electron Microscopy / (FEG) images.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Ron Janowich, USA, 2011



The Nano images provided are amazing. They allow me to question the basic essence of what perception is. By doing that it inspires me to discover and expand my visual language.

3 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Rorivaldo de Camargo, Brazil, 2011



Rorivaldo Camargo was born in San Carlos - São Paulo. There is 08 years in technical INCTMN-electron microscopy of the National Institute of Science and Technology of Materials in Nanotechnology - Chemistry Department, Federal University of São Carlos - and has in its training courses on the topic, as performed at the Institute Jozef Stefan , Slovenia in 2010.
Five years ago has been promoting exhibitions on Nanoarte (http://www.cmdmc.com.br/nanoarte) in different regions of the country and has already produced five DVDs of the project. Moreover, this work was bound in major newspapers, magazines and television in Brazil.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Siddhartha Pathak, USA, 2011



I was born in West Bengal, India. After finishing my undergraduate studies in 2003 in Metallurgical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, I have also completed my PhD (2009) in Materials Science from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. My first post-doctoral research position after my PhD was at EMPA, Thun, Switzerland, where my primary research focus was on characterizing the mechanical response of grain boundaries in steel under contact loading. Since the Fall of 2010 I have been working at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA as the 2010 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Science. As an artist, my microscopy work has also been showcased all around the globe (including the Discovery Channel website and the 2008 NanoArt Festival in Stuttgart, Germany), and has resulted in a number of awards. The primary inspiration behind my entries for the 2011 NanoArt exhibit is my current research at Caltech which involves mechanical testing at submicron length scales, with a particular emphasis towards space applications.

3 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Simona Barison, Italy, 2011



Simona Barison graduated in Chemistry in 1998. She is a researcher on material science at the Institute for Energetics and Interphases of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR). She is working on the synthesis and characterization of materials (bulk, nanopowders, thin films) for energetic applications and she is responsible of the research line “Advanced components for fuel cells and cooling devices” of the research project “Nanotechnologies and physical metallurgy for energy and transport components” of the CNR Department of Energy and Transport.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Simone Battiston, Italy, 2011



Simone Battiston graduated in Materials Science in 2005 and obtained the Ph. D. in Molecular Science in 2010 at Padua University (Italy). He is currently working, as researcher at the Institute for Energetics and Interphases of the National Research Council of Italy, on synthesis and characterization of ceramic and alloy nanostructured bulk materials and thin films for applications on energetics and photocatalysis within the research line “Advanced components for fuel cells and cooling devices” inside the project “Nanotechnologies and physical metallurgy for the components in energetics and transport” of the Department of Energy and Transport.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 11, 2011

Sofia Fragou, Greece, 2011



Sofia Fragou Koutsompina was born in Agrinio, a small provincial and beautiful town of Greece. Since was little she liked to observe and paints the nature. Sofia studied painting with Chroni Botsoglou and engraving with Bob Kazakos, at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. This is the first time when she paints inspired by nanotechnology. She reads about nanothechnology and believes that are many similarities, at least from the point of view of images, between our world and the microcosm.

2 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Steven Pollard, USA, 2011



Dr. Pollard is a psychologist practicing in Hilo since 1993. His art career started in 1964/65 when he studied art history in Paris France. After completing his BA in Psychology, he was admitted to the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Alabama in Studio Art and attended for several months. Due to the conflict in Vietnam at the time, he was about to be drafted and dropped out of school and joined the USAF. He later completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology and has been practicing as a clinical psychologist since 1974 and painting from time to time. His work has always been abstract and in various mediums, including oils, acrylics, water colors, and more recently, digitized computer painting using Photoshop CS2 and Painter 9, painting on a Cintiq computer screen. He uses the rich depth of conflicting and convergent thoughts and emotions of therapy sessions to create abstract oil, acrylic, and water color paintings with deep vibrant colors and surprising shapes and a sense of wonder and fluid motion.
”Tremendous gratitude and thanks to Cris Orfescu for the starter images and doing this whole process as art and science coming together.”

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 07, 2011

Teja Krasek, Slovenia, 2011



Matjuska Teja Krasek holds a B.A. degree in painting from Arthouse - College for Visual Arts, Ljubljana, and is a freelance artist who lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her theoretical as well as practical work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking concept between art and science, on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially those constituting Penrose tilings. The author's interest is focused on the shapes' inner relations, on the relations between the shapes and between them and a regular pentagon. Krasek's artworks also illustrate certain properties as golden mean relations, selfsimilarity, ten- and fivefold symmetry, Fibonacci sequence, inward infinity and perceptual ambiguity. She employs contemporary computer technology as well as classical painting techniques.

2 pictures, last one added on Apr 08, 2011

Teresa Majerus-Bednarz, Luxembourg, 2011



Teresa’s way to the artistic cognition was a complex process, guided by her passion of gaining knowledge and understanding the world. This has resulted from one hand in her PhD in Nature Science received from the Düsseldorf University, from the other hand in growing love for art. She mainly paints with acrylics, where quick decision making is needed, but also enjoy watercolors. Her art teachers were Manuel Aguilar (oil), Iva Mrazkova (watercolors) and Ivana Cekovic (history of art). Teresa’s artworks mostly start with discovering or rediscovering nature. If it is to use a brush or a painting knife, acrylic or watercolor, it is always the subject that defines styles and techniques of her work. Every time she paints, her goal is to stimulate the emotion of the viewer. The process of creating pictures is endlessly fascinating to her. Every person who enjoys her work is a reword to her efforts.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 08, 2011

Ursula Freer, USA, 2011



"I have been a painter throughout my life. Fourteen years ago I started making art on the computer and now work that way exclusively. For me science and art are doorways to dimensions beyond everyday realities."
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science”, Albert Einstein.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 08, 2011

Valerio Voliani, Italy, 2011



I am a PhD student of Nest Lab – Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and Center of Nanotechnology Innovation (CNI) - IIT@NEST. My PhD project focuses on the synthesis and derivatisation of metallic biocompatible nanoparticles. More specifically, I am using the remarkable optical properties of these new nano-tools to develop novel in vivo intracellular probes to study biological processes at single molecule/single bioevent level.

5 pictures, last one added on Apr 08, 2011


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Anna Ursyn 2009, USA



Anna Ursyn creates art, teaches and often gets inspiration from her conference related work. She explores the dynamic factor of line. Processes in nature and events in technology inspire her images.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 15, 2010

Bjoern Daempfling 2009, Germany



Dr. Björn Dämpfling grew up in Northern Germany, he lives and works since 1969 in Berlin/Germany. In 1983/4 and 1987-91 he lived in the USA. He was spending 2/3 of his time on science, and 1/3 on art. For the last 10 years, art is his main profession. He exhibits worldwide, like London, New York, and Beijing. Identifiable but unpredictable, even for himself, every new image has to prove the core value of creativity for him: freedom of creation, newness, and being recognizable at the same time, based on complexity and quality of composition. "In creating NanoArt I am always quite happy being provided with images to work with, because finding myself the best fitting image for my purpose or just taking material as an inspiration for something in need of a commentary to find its nano roots, wouldn't do it for me. It is like a non-physical material to be used like a physical one, like wood for a wood-cut, which develops into a piece of art, not by hiding its given structures, but by enhancing, twisting, coloring and using dozens of plates. That's what I do, most of the 'ab-using' filters, layering dozens of times and painting digitally into the images. The titles for my NanoArt works are taken from the works of H.P. Lovecraft."

4 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Carol Flaitz 2009, USA



"I am a professional artist and my husband, Phil Flaitz, is an electron microscopist working for IBM, East Fishkill, NY. One evening he showed me some of his images. I was awed by what I saw and began to paint them using a combination of mixed media. Since I was originally a ceramic artist I use a great deal of texture to express and interpret his micrographs. Some of the materials that I use to achieve these effects include: ground glass, pumice mediums, dyed glue, polymer resin, oxidized metallic paints, and various acrylic mediums. The title comes from my husband’s screen name. The work is a reflection of my own marriage where art and technology unite. I have been thrilled to find out about the Nanoart movement and I am very interested in participating in anyway possible. I would love to see more exhibitions of this type of work and would be willing to participate to help this come about."

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 29, 2010

Camargo Rorivaldo 2009, Brasil



Nanoscience is starting to turn into nanotechnology, and development of a variety of anticipated applications are now beginning to be realized. Somewhere between solids and molecules is the domain of nanoparticles where properties are expected to differ from those of the solid state and from those of typical molecules. In fact, nanoscale materials with at least one dimension smaller than 100 nm exhibit remarkable properties that are often not observed for their bulk counterparts. The origin of the dramatic modifications to physical and chemical properties at nanoscale dimensions is an area of demanding interest. However, Nanoscience is old as the world. In fact, nanomaterials are synthetized in a rather large number of animals and bacteria, and they have been used for more than 2000 years as dyes in painting because their colors differ with their sizes and shapes.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Chris Robinson 2009, USA



Chris Robinson is a visual artist who is interested in the role and meaning of science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences cultural decision-making. He is a senior and co-principal investigator on National Science Foundation funded multi-disciplinary research teams investigating the broader impacts, societal implications, and role of images in nanoscience/technology. Robinson teaches 3D and digital imaging in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina. His work over the years has ranged from the early use of computers in the arts to laser installations, aviation and space development, scientific exploration, and complex drawings of digital spaces. Robinson crosses the two cultures and exhibits, writes, and presents at national and international venues and conferences in the arts and sciences.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 28, 2010

Curt Myers 2009, USA



I really enjoyed working on this project. Moreover, I found new ways of expression with a medium hadn’t used before in the past. The magnified images added a new form of line, texture, and versatility not usually found in other imaged objects.

2 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Daniela Caceta 2009, Brasil



Daniela Caceta was born in 1977. Since 1992 she has been working at the Centro Multidisciplinar para o Desenvolvimento de Materiais Cerâmicos (CMDMC) / Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) and Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) (Brazil) on computer generated artwork. Working also with a Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG) she revealed some interesting features. She used Microscopy FEG to monitor the formation, growth, development, and mostly, the morphology of several nanostructures.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 20, 2010

David Derr 2009, USA



"Humanity is composed of creative explorers and symbol makers. We have been this way since the beginnings of our existence as a race and before. This is the cornerstone of what it is to be a thinking human being. My goal has always been to create works that contain the essences of good poetry. A balance of opposites, in a style that is recognizable, yet not necessarily realistic. I find the most effective way of doing this is by using a pseudo primitive style which on the surface seems simple, but in reality resonates deeper emotions." Derr’s works have won numerous awards and have been exhibited internationally. His works have been included in; Gallery and Studio Magazine, Photoshop User, and Digital Fine Arts Magazine. He was recently commissioned by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to created a painted violin for their annual Art String Initiative.

4 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

David Hylton 2009, USA



David Hylton is a Southern-California based digital artist and his work has been exhibited in numerous international, national and regional exhibitions. His work has been featured in such exhibitions as the Siggraph Traveling Art Show (Ecole du Louvre, Salon d¢ Automne, and the Cite des Sciences et de l¢Industrie in Paris, France and the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA). In addition, his artwork has been included in The History of Computer Graphics and Digital Art Project. Hylton is an Associate Professor at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. "I find nanotechnology fascinating as it is on the verge of completely reshaping our world with the strides being made in science and medicine. It also offers artists new insights on an aspect of nature that would otherwise be left unseen. Indispensable are the tools (electron microscope) which allow us to see the smallest facets of our world and thus provide the artist the ability to envision and create new worlds."

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Elena Lucia Constantinescu 2009, Romania



"I am a scientist in cellular biology domain. I have come to digital art after many years of working with the microscope in my lab. I was always fascinated by the spectacular microworld and, using the image processing software for my micrographs. I was astonished by the countless possibilities offered by digital technology to turn the photos into artistic images. And I started to draw… The microscopic images are fascinating and very challenging both for a scientist and an artist. I think every microscopist who has some artistic talent should try to speculate the beauty of the micrographs or donate some nice images which are not scientifically useful but could be spectacular by casual errors."

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 20, 2010

Eva Karatairi, Vasili Tzitzios, Georgia Basina 2009, Greece



Eva Karatairi graduated from the Chemistry Department of the University of Athens. She then completed her master in the Architecture Department of the Technical University of Athens. Since her childhood her big love was nanotechnology and this is why her phd thesis she is working on at Demokritos Institute is on that. When she remembered the journeys she used to do as a child with Alice in the wonderland, she started using the magic potion that makes you very small to travel in the nanoworld more comfortably. She loves collecting umbrellas that fly and magic carpets that speak - to have company in her journeys - although she lately prefers to travel with yellow balloons.

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 28, 2010

Eva Lewarne 2009, Canada



Born in Poland and living presently in Canada, graduate of OCAD, she has always painted and photographed interesting scenes and places. When she learned Photoshop she could really play with her art..including painting, photos and digital manipulations. In the last few of years, she has received a Medal from France in a Painting Festival in Avignon (Grand Prix). Everything interests Eva, especially how life, art and technology can live happily together...

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Fiona Liberatore 2009, Italy



“I have always loved art, art is my life, I have a Diploma and a Degree in Fine Arts. I live and work in Bugnara, a little village in the Abruzzi Mountains, in Italy. Here I find the peace and concentration for my work. The main great artist that has influenced me and the way of looking at art in general is Fabio Mauri, who was also my teacher and best friend. Unfortunately I lost him last year. I have had exhibitions in England, my second homeland, in Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Argentina, and USA.”

4 pictures, last one added on Jan 07, 2010

Frances Geesin 2009, UK



Dr. Frances Geesin is Reader in Textiles & Materials at The London College of Fashion, University of the Arts. She is currently working with scientists exploring Nanotechnology, exhibiting and interpreting their electron microscopic images, contributing through her practice to demystifying nanoscience. "Nano images when revealed by today’s technology are poetic, awesome, enticing and inspiring. These visuals derived from science I find inspirational and a challenge to our creativity. Artists/practitioners and scientists share a desire to question, are curious and have a need to experiment. These structures and their inherent patterns are revealed only with an electron microscope, showing a depth and layering not possible with standard photography. This has enabled my new work and thinking to develop, which wouldn’t be possible without exposure to this science. A new world is revealed of complexities, layers of mystery which scientists identify and I attempt to make visible through my personal interaction and practice. During the last six years I have been fascinated by developments in the Nano world and, with assistance from scientists, am capturing and interpreting images from electron microscopes to create 2D and 3D work which in turn helps make visible their discoveries to a broader public. The desire to further reveal the seemingly invisible has led me to study and interpret some of the discoveries in the field of nanomedicine, or molecular medicine. I think artistic interpretations of these discoveries is a positive alternative method of communicating to young people the wonders of science."

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Fred Marinello 2009, USA



Art Educator: Has received awards from Committee of Excellence in Higher Education, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); The White House Commission On Presidential Scholars, "Distinguished Teacher"; National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and Arts Recognition and Talent Search. Public School & Idyllwild Arts Summer Program instructor. Numerous exhibitions in the USA and abroad.

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Gilberto Sossella 2009, Italy



Gilberto Sossella was born in Ferrara, Italy in 1952. He studied arts at Ferrara Art Institute 'Dosso Dossi', anatomical and surgery illustration at the superior school of anatomical drawing at the Bologna University, at the School of Art of Bologna State Institute in the paintings decoration section, and he attended illustration courses at the 'Istituto Europeo del Design' in Milano. He also studied at the Bologna Academy, under the guidance of Pr. Walter Lazzaro. He has exhibited his art in Italy and abroad. He was awarded with the international prize of contemporary art “ REMO BRINDISI” in 2002. His drawings are published in the ' Encyclopedia Medica Italiana' and in the Medical - Scientific Illustration.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Han Halewijn 2009, Netherland



Born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. He started at eight years with playing the recorder and later the oboe. Since 1992 he works as an independent artist-composer-teacher and initiated Music Design for art research and production of new media. His work consists of interactive performances (Mobile Gaming and RFID - Leaving Traces, Concerto Grosso - Expo 2000, Tapestry Biennial - Unwrapped), social communication experiences (WEB real world exchanges - Interchange Me), development of proprietary hard and software, Digital artworks and NanoArt. He won prices with “Interactive Woods” and “Disturbing Utopia” (Paper Art 7 Biennial). "As an Artist I'm always looking into the interaction between People, Technology and our Nature. I feel obliged to integrate them and accumulate surprise, thoughts and creative thinking in the reflection of the observer who can also be the actuator during the exposure of the work. The task of the artist has always been to comment or reflect on the social technological progress of his time. I like to give the audience a direction in sound, images or actions to the inner self and thus create the feeling of letting me interchange you. Because new development plays an important role in the development of my projects, I try to work together with as many different companies as needed, to challenge their knowledge meanwhile creating the needed hard and software. So it becomes a reality for me and makes the unseen seeable in a touchable level for each and everyone."

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 12, 2010

Ivan Vesely 2009, USA



"Creativity has been and continues to be a saving grace in my life. Through my creativity I understand things that cannot be explained by a word, a look, a touch, or a taste. There are so many things that happen in this life that pass us by and we never even know they were there. Painting lets me slow down enough to have a glimpse of these things. I explore depths of my soul that I was not aware existed. Some are beautiful. Some are heartbreaking. But coming to understand them is a blessing. It has brought peace and perception at times when I thought there was none. We all have a part in us that yearns. My yearning is to be whole, to be fulfilled. I want to be like a glass that is not half full, nor half empty, but that has plenty to share. I want to have enough to quench my own thirst and the thirst of others. Whether I will ever feel completely whole remains to be seen. You are the people who are seeing. An artist, to me, is someone who allows others to see the process and progress of his, or her own life. He, or she, lays spiritually and emotionally naked on a canvas and rises past the fear that while some find it attractive, others may find it repulsive. Honesty is allowing yourself to be seen, hiding nothing . So I lay myself out in my work, naked, in front of you, hoping to connect, or intersect with your life, desiring that you will find peace, and a new perspective for yourself."

2 pictures, last one added on Jan 12, 2010

Janis Kirstein 2009, USA



"I am a visual artist, predominantly an abstract painter, with a background in Painting and Drawing. I am also a high school art teacher. I have been involved in photography and computer art for about the last five years. I received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1981, and studied painting and writing at Indiana University, Bloomington and at the University of Louisville in Kentucky where I received my bachelor’s degree."

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Janko Jelenc 2009, Slovenia



"I am student in physics at Josef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana. My work here involves studying the properties of nanoparticles with combined Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling microscopes and sometimes I get an interesting image like those I sent to this event."

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Jean Constant 2009, USA



Jean Constant was born in Paris in 1949. His mother's family originated in the Black See Greek colony of Simsikov (a village now called Demirköy), later moved to Constantinople before emigrating to France at the end of World War I. Jean Constant has now been living in Los Alamos, New Mexico, for the last 7 years. This highly scientific environment has provided him with a fertile ground for his new personal artistic research. He also continue to participate in many aspect of the promotion of the visual arts as Public Art consultant, chair of the local Art in Public Places Board and producer of several TV series on art, film, and culture. Jean has also done consulting work for the Forum for Science and Arts as exhibition coordinator, the New Mexico Sculptors’ Guild as executive director and is now teaching Visual Communication and Digital Media Technology at the Northern New Mexico College. Jean strongly believe that the duty of professional artists is not only to acknowledge the esthetic of the past but use our collective inheritance to help integrate art further into contemporary society and develop a new artistic language for future generations. "Large or small - we are bound to find in all systems similarities that will surprise us, amuse us, enchant us - and just waiting for us to bring them to life. Thank you for this opportunity to look into the nano-universe for a short moment."

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia 2009, Philippines



"NanoArt, by its very nature, lends itself to creation and manipulation using modern technology. This provides the opportunity not only to acquire technical skill but also to create new modes / fusions of artistic expression."

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Jonathon Keats 2009, USA



Jonathon Keats is a conceptual artist, fabulist, and critic residing in San Francisco, CA, USA. Recently he choreographed the first ballet for honeybees at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He has also exhibited extraterrestrial abstract artwork at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, unveiled a prototype ouija voting booth for the 2008 election at the Berkeley Art Museum, opened a porn theater for house plants at Montana State University, and attempted to genetically engineer God in collaboration with scientists at the University of California. Exhibited internationally, his projects have been documented by PBS, NPR, and the BBC World Service, garnering favorable attention in periodicals ranging from The San Francisco Chronicle and The Los Angeles Times, to Nature and New Scientist, to Flash Art and ArtUS. Since graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1994, he has been a guest lecturer at UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis, and has been awarded fellowships by Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the MacNamara Foundation, and the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona. He is represented by Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Judith Light Feather 2009, USA



President of The NanoTechnology Group is combining art and science for K12 students to stimulate curiosity and creativity in education. She is a lifetime member of The Portrait Institute, N.Y. the American Portrait Society, Georgia, and was Appointed U.S. Coast Guard Artist. Her paintings are in permanent collections at the Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, Corpus Christi Museum, Texas, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX, Angel Fire DAV Memorial, New Mexico, and the Texas Republican Headquarters, Austin, Tx along with private collections in the U.S. and Europe.
"Art and Science have always been connected through history. Since artists attempt to portray nature and nature holds the answers, therefore is the teacher in all avenues of scientific inquiry, it is a natural marriage of creativity and exploration."

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 18, 2010

Kayleen Hoy 2009, USA



"I am an American native & tribal member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma in the United States. At 17 I joined the US Army and became a crewchief on a Huey helicopter and did my stint just north of Fairbanks. I came back to Houston and sometime in the late 1970's discovered my artistic talents and then in 1980 I started college to become a commercial pilot and began my Private Pilot training. I now live in Portland, Oregon. I became interested in freehand pencil drawings, some human sculpture pieces, woodcarving and a few other mediums. In the early 1980's I discovered computers and computer art. I was hooked, but the only way to draw at that time was through programming, so I became a self-taught programmer. Starting with a program called Turtle Graphics I eventually graduated to using hyperbolic functions, calculus and chaos theory to direct my computer's pen. Today I use all open source software for my artistic pleasures, such as Gimp and UltraFractal. I am now a business partner in a cash register company and do my artwork for pleasures sake."

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 20, 2010

Leonel Marques 2009, UK



"I am a PhD student in the School of Pharmacy, (Nottingham University, UK) developing nanoarrays to be addressed by super-resolutions techniques. The production of modified nanoparticles incorporating photoswitchable dyes and polymeric films are place together to create new nanosensors. I view most of my samples using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) techniques, my second eyes to explore the nanoworld. My interest in designing and generating new nanodevices is my goal at the moment. Besides of my passion for Nanotechnology, Art has always played a huge role in my life; even before knowing what science was. As a kid I always remember to take some paper and pencils with me to draw wherever I can. I keep drawing and painting from time to time in black ink and oil, and I also participate with others collaborators in a local fanzine back home. When I discovered science I was quite divided in which path to follow in my future. I choose Science due to my high curiosity in understanding things, but always kept Art near by…"

4 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Linda Alterwitz 2009, USA



Linda Alterwitz is a Las Vegas based multi-media artist. Having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Denver, Alterwitz spent 25 years working primarily in oils and acrylics, painting and drawing on large canvases to create nonrepresentational paintings. Alterwitz began exploring photography in 2006. With a vision that is painterly in nature, she digitally manipulates and layers together images to create large-scale, photographs. Alterwitz’s philosophy addresses the constant challenge to keep a balance between the two sides of the brain: the logical and the creative. This duality is apparent throughout the body of her work, starting with her photographic equipment. Alterwitz uses both digital cameras and toy cameras. The high-tech digital cameras produce clear, factual images that are believable and acceptable in our right-brained world. In contrast, images shot on film by the low-tech, simple workings of plastic cameras capture a spontaneous, altered world. Alterwitz’s inspiration, the inner workings of the human body and her external surrounding environment, plays with the dance of the two sides of the brain as well as the contradiction of fear and reassurance. Past personal struggles with medical issues were tempered by fond, childhood memories of playing in the sand dunes and forests of Gary, Indiana where Alterwitz grew up. It is this dichotomy that gives her work a comforting sense of familiarity while simultaneously creating tension.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Lisa Black 2009, USA



Lisa Black received a degree from the University of Michigan in Art History and French and received a Diploma from the Sorbonne in French Civilization. It was while she was in France that she saw her first Picasso Exhibition. From that time on she wanted to be a painter herself. Fortunately she has been able to do that for many years experimenting in many media, exploring digital images, printmaking, watercolors, acrylics and more....winning many awards along the way. Her purpose is to create art that is colorful, strong, expressionistic and individualistic. She was delighted to receive an invitation from Cris Orfescu to join the world of NanoArt. She took part in the exhibitions in Kotka, Finland and Stuttgart, Germany.
"This is the fourth time I have entered the NanoArt Competition. I’m happy it continues to flourish. It is a challenge to keep creating new images. I find working with the computer and Cris Orfescu’s seed images very enjoyable. My work is posted on Facebook so people will become acquainted with NanoArt and will perhaps follow the Competition. It is exciting."

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Maja Remskar 2009, Slovenia



Prof. Maja Remskar obtained her PhD degree at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Physics in 1994. She is currently a senior scientist at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, where she leads the Laboratory for Synthesis of Inorganic Nanotubes and Ropes. Since 1995 she is one of pioneers in the field of inorganic nanotubes and nanotechnology. Her research interests include synthesis of inorganic nanotubes and low-dimensional nanocrystals as well as structural studies using high resolution electron and atomic probe microscopy. She participates in development of extremely low-friction nanomaterials. She combines nanotechnology and art at work, while in her private life she paints portraits in realistic style.

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 22, 2010

Maria Matheus 2009, Brasil



"I am an architect, artist, and PhD in Communication Sciences, and I devoted a large part of my life to teaching and research. Now the art is my priority. Discovering the NanoArt was for me a pleasant surprise. And a great challenge as an artist. To strengthen and promote this form of art, I suggest that the exhibitions should also happen in academic centers, as well as in scientific conferences. Create a social network, made possible a greater interaction between artists, scientists and the general public."

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Olivier Bechard 2009, France



"My name is Olivier Bechard alias RA , art director , artist , painter , pixel artist and seminarist teacher.
Such work is possible only by working directly at the pixel level, the finest nano way to work with the computer."

2 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Patrick Millard 2009, USA



Patrick Millard is an artist who originates from the small Western Michigan town of Lamont and now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His work in photography, painting, mixed media, sound and installation has resulted in a diversified portfolio that addresses ideas about media, culture, technology and the interactions that human beings have within their own synthetic environment. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and continues to gain recognition.

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 07, 2010

Paul O Donoghue 2009, Ireland



"I write, assemble, build and construct music, and make videos to accompany it. Sometimes I do both together, Ocusonics : the real-time generation of synchronous audio and visual material."

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Pilar Ruiz Azuara 2009, Mexico



Pilar was born in the Dominican Republic (1943). She is resident of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. She has a Doctorate in Sciences (Physics) from UNAM (1979) and also studied Art at the UABC Art School and House of Culture in Ensenada (2001-2008). Oil painting and Digital Art are her favorite media of expression. The relationships between human beings and their environment –physical, economical, social and/or political –and fractals are her most exciting themes. Her works have been exhibited in MEXICO, France, Germany, Denmark, U.S.A. and online in Nanoart 2007 and NanoArt 2008. She considers a challenge to develop NanoArt works. This is a new area, very broad. In the future, she thinks that some divisions have to be created. It is difficult to compare the different types of artworks that one can produce with the nanoimages. She explores some of these options. In two artworks, the relationship between the artist and the Nanoworld is illustrated. In one of them, the Nanoworld is considered external, the artist is just an observer. In the other, the artist is a part of the Nanoworld. In the other 3 artworks, the she is trying to find analogies between the Macroworld and the Nanoworld.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Renata Spiazzi 2009, USA



"Born in Italy, I have been involved in the arts all my life. Moved to the States in 1952, taught at the San Diego Community Colleges all the arts and crafts and when I retired I was introduced to the computer. When I discovered the potential of the digital tool I decided that I did not want to do an oil painting, a watercolor of even a wood cut. I wanted to take advantage of what the computer had to offer. Fascinated by filters, and then fractal programs, I started making compositions using the non objective images given to me by fractals fragments and a new world opened up for me. I am completely taken by fractals now, and I compare my compositions to music. It is not what it looks like, but what it makes you feel when you look at it!
NanoArt competition is a very stimulating procedure and learning experience that can be applied to any work.”

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Ricardo Tranquilin 2009, Brasil



Ricardo Tranquilin was born in 1979, in Brazil. He is a visual artist who is interested in the role and meaning of material science and nanotechnology. He is currenly working with scientists of the Centro Multidisciplinar para o Desenvolvimento de Materiais Cerâmicos (CMDMC) / Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) / Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) exploring nanotechnology, exhibiting and interpreting their Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscopy (FEGSEM) images.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 20, 2010

Robert Fairfax 2009, USA



Robert Fairfax's current computer artwork starts out as mathematical formulas that create fractal designs. Many of the formulas come to him in dreams and are later entered into the computer and run (iterated) using various programs that render this type of math into images. Designs that show promise are combined in Photoshop and manipulated using an electronic drawing tablet to interface with the images on the screen.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Rockie Ssengonzi 2009, Uganda



"I am new to this type of art and I hope to learn how to master it. I love art as a hobby. I appreciate NanoArt21’s efforts to promote this new art discipline."

2 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Shruti Gour and Dheeraj Roy 2009, USA



Shruti Gour and Dheeraj Roy are currently Master’s students at Drexel University (Pennsylvania, USA) pursuing their degrees in the Bio-Medical Engineering department. As young scientists, they are highly motivated in scientific research as well as science-related art. While working with a Hitachi Transmission Microscope TM-1000 to study morphology of an aromatic-amorphous drug product intermediate (DPI), they revealed some interesting features.

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Simone Battiston and Andrea Leto 2009, Italy



Simone Battiston was born in 1980, he graduated in Material Science in 2005 at Padua University (Italy). Since 2006 he has been working at the Institute for Energetics and Interphases of Italian National Research Council on thin film deposition through magnetron sputtering technique focusing mostly on the synthesis of titanium oxide based photocatalytic materials. At this same time he is concluding his Ph. D. course in Molecular Science at Padua University.

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Steven Pollard 2009, USA



Dr. Pollard is a psychologist practicing in Hilo since 1993. His art career started in 1964/65 when he studied art history in Paris France. After completing his BA in Psychology, he was admitted to the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Alabama in Studio Art and attended for several months. Due to the conflict in Vietnam at the time, he was about to be drafted and dropped out of school and joined the USAF. He later completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology and has been practicing as a clinical psychologist since 1974 and painting from time to time. His work has always been abstract and in various mediums, including oils, acrylics, water colors, and more recently, digitized computer painting using Photoshop CS2 and Painter 9, painting on a Cintiq computer screen. He uses the rich depth of conflicting and convergent thoughts and emotions of therapy sessions to create abstract oil, acrylic, and water color paintings with deep vibrant colors and surprising shapes and a sense of wonder and fluid motion.
”Tremendous gratitude and thanks to Cris Orfescu for the starter images and doing this whole process as art and science coming together.”

5 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Teja Krasek 2009, Slovenia



Matjuska Teja Krasek holds a B.A. degree in painting from Arthouse - College for Visual Arts, Ljubljana, and is a freelance artist who lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her theoretical as well as practical work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking concept between art and science, on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially those constituting Penrose tilings. The author's interest is focused on the shapes' inner relations, on the relations between the shapes and between them and a regular pentagon. Krasek's artworks also illustrate certain properties as golden mean relations, selfsimilarity, ten- and fivefold symmetry, Fibonacci sequence, inward infinity and perceptual ambiguity. She employs contemporary computer technology as well as classical painting techniques.

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Teresa Majerus 2009, Luxembourg



Teresa’s way to the artistic cognition was a complex process, guided by her passion of gaining knowledge and understanding the world. This has resulted from one hand in her PhD in Nature Science received from the Düsseldorf University, from the other hand in growing love for art. She mainly paints with acrylics, where quick decision making is needed, but also enjoy watercolors. Her art teachers were Manuel Aguilar (oil), Iva Mrazkova (watercolors) and Ivana Cekovic (history of art). Teresa’s artworks mostly start with discovering or rediscovering nature. If it is to use a brush or a painting knife, acrylic or watercolor, it is always the subject that defines styles and techniques of her work. Every time she paints, her goal is to stimulate the emotion of the viewer. The process of creating pictures is endlessly fascinating to her. Every person who enjoys her work is a reword to her efforts.
She was awarded the 1st Place in the NanoArt 2007 Online International Competition.

3 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

Ursula Freer 2009, USA



"I have been a painter throughout my life. Fourteen years ago I started making art on the computer and now work that way exclusively. For me science and art are doorways to dimensions beyond everyday realities."
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science”, Albert Einstein.

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 19, 2010

 

 

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Jordan Flugrath



"Children respond to simple explanations of new materials and find it easy to understand that if they look through a very powerful microscope, a whole new tiny world of structure appears and the shapes sometimes look like many of the shapes they see in the normal full-size world." (Judith Light Feather). Jordan is in 5th grade.

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 12, 2009

Julia Flugrath



"When I showed Julia the scan I explained to her that the image was taken with a very powerful microscope to show her the shapes in a very tiny unseen world can be as beautiful as the shapes she sees everyday in nature. Since she loves butterflies, she chose to paint this scan. Julia has been painting and expressing her creativity since she was 3 years old and prefers painting her own pictures. She has a natural art talent and a strong ability to stay focused on a project for hours with total enjoyment." (Judith Light Feather). Julia is in kindergarden.

1 pictures, last one added on Jan 12, 2009

 

 

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