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Life With Endometriosis

Date: 23 July 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Location: SymbioticA
Speaker: Hunter Cole

Hunter Cole will give an overview of her past work in art and science with painting, digital art, installations and work with bio-luminescent bacteria. She will also discuss the project done at SymbioticA called Life with Endometriosis. The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. Endometriosis is a disease where endometrial tissue grows outside the womb in other parts of the body. Endometriosis can cause extreme pain and infertility. The Life with Endometriosis Project will integrate video of interviews of women with endometriosis with micrographs of growing and dying endometrial cells. Digital collages of women with endometriosis and micrographs of endometrial cells will be integrated with drawings and quotes from their interviews.

Both an internationally shown artist and also experienced geneticist, Hunter Cole reinterprets science as art through abstractions, digital art, installations and work with bio-luminescent bacteria. She holds a Ph.D. and Master's degree in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California-Berkeley. She teaches biology and art at Loyola University Chicago. She created a course, Biology Through Art, where students have the opportunity to create innovative artworks in a biology laboratory. Her latest project is Life with Endometriosis. Hunter Cole also has endometriosis.