Art/Art History Guest Lecturer Dr. Jennifer Willet
Dr. Jennifer Willet, an internationally successful artist in the emerging field of BioArt, will be on campus as a guest lecturer on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 6 until 7 p.m. The lecture will take place at the Purdy-Kresge Library in the Auditorium.
Dr. Willet's work resides at the intersection of art and science, and explores notions of representation, the body, ecologies, and interspecies interrelations in the biotechnological field. She has taught in Studio Arts at Concordia University Canada, and at the Art and Genomics Centre at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, and now works as an Associate Professor in the School for Arts and Creative Innovation, at The University of Windsor.
In 2009 she opened the first biological art lab in Canada, called INCUBATOR: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Ecology. In July 201 1 she completed BioARTCAMP, a project that involved hosting 20 artists, scientists and students at The Banff Centre, where they built a portable bioart laboratory and conducted experiments in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.