November 3, 2011

Suzanne Anker

Difference and Repetition - 2000
Computer Generated Foam on Acrylic and Plexiglass

Crab - 2005
Plaster and Resin

MRI Butterfly 3 - 2008
Digital Prints on Watercolor Paper

OriginsandFutures - 2002-04
Rapid Prototype Sculpture, Pyritel, Stainless Steel Table

Golden Boy (Stem Cells) - 2004-05
Digital Prints on Watercolor Paper

Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and a theorist. Her work combines the visual wonder of art and the theoretical awe of science. In sciences she works especially with genetic imagery. She received her BA in Art at Brooklyn College and her MFA at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Anker incorporates both traditional mediums and new technologies; including drawing, silkscreen printing, virtual 3D modeling and installation. She is said to lead the emerging science-art movement that defies boundaries. She has recently lectured at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, The Royal Society in London and the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. She has also given talks at the Institute for the Humanities and Medicine, the Department of the History of Science and the School of Art and Architecture, all at Yale University.
As a frequent curator at the New York Academy of Sciences, Anker’ exhibitions draw attention to controversial questions in biotechnology and reproductive technologies. In her work Golden Boy (Stem Cells) (2004-05), Anker highlights the issue of genetic modification and regenerative medicine – both in the title and simple, scientifically normative display.
Her work and knowledge have been highlighted in her endeavors in [MMA] internet radio, numerous art and science journals and magazines, co-authorship with The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (2004). Currently Anker holds the chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department, has also been a faculty member at SVA since 1993, teaching Modern Art Through Pop and Ideas, and has been part of the MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media's.

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