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Since 2000, Independent artist, showing and selling my work at festivals, in galleries and online.

1990-1996 Management consultant at Price Waterhouse, London, and Deloitte & Touche, Moscow

 

Exhibitions

 

1997    Dockyard Arts Center, Bermuda

            “Home” Group show

2002    Meridian International Center, DC

“Neighbors” Group show

2005    Gallery Frame Avenue, Bethesda

            Solo show

2006    Wilson Building, DC

            Heart of DC (Inauguration of City Hall Art Collection)

2007    Capital Arts Network, Bethesda

            Mini-Matic (group show)

2007    William W. Parker Gallery, DC

            Washington Project for the Arts Group Show

2008    Gallery Frame Avenue, Bethesda

            Three Artists

2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 Artomatic

            Group Show

2009    Georgetown Arts 2009

            Group Show

2010    Children’s National Medical Center, DC

            Four Artist show

2010    Maker Faire, New York Hall of Science, NY

            Solo

2011    Georgetown Arts 2011

            Group Show

2011    Artomatic Takes Flight, VA

            Group Show at National Airport

2011    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda

            Clinical Center Galleries

            “Love and Death” Solo show

2011    Johns Hopkins University, Rockville

            Medical Science Building

            “Science!” Three artist show

2012    Montgomery College, Silver Spring

            Cafritz Art Center

            “Our Small Rooms” Two artist show

2013    “Life Up Close: Art Inspired By Science” Group Show

            Orange Regional Medical Center, New Jersey

2014    American Association for the Advancement of Science, DC

            “Voyage of Discovery” Three artist show

2014    “Voyage of Discovery” at the McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2014    The Art of Neuroscience, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

            Washington, DC

2015    “Microscopic” National Institutes of Health

            Clinical Center Galleries, solo show

2015    “Art of the Eye” Group Show

Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City

2015    “Personal Patterns” Group Show

            Cafritz Art Center, Silver Spring, MD

2015    The Art of Neuroscience, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

            Chicago, IL

2016    “Microbe” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA

2016    “Cell 2016” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA

2016    “Hidden Worlds” solo show, Park View Gallery, Glen Echo, MD

2017     “The Arctic Bride: A Climate Change Story” Artomatic, Arlington, VA

2017     “Who’s Looking Back”, group show at Gallery O on H, DC

2017     “Art of Neuroscience” online show, honorable mention, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

2017    “One House” group show at Touchstone Gallery, DC

2017    “Hidden Universe” solo show at Johns Hopkins Montgomery County, Rockville, MD

2018    “Methods of Inquiry: Fields of Discovery” Group show at McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2018    (Upcoming) solo Show, Artists and Makers Gallery, Rockville MD

 

 

Residency

 

2015    Artist-in-Residence at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland, October-November

2018    Institut Jacques Monod, Paris

 

           

Festivals

 

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Artscape, Baltimore

McLean Project for the Arts ArtFest

ArtFest at Annmarie Garden, MD

A-RTS Rockville, MD

Mt. Gretna Art Show, PA

Shadyside Arts Festival, PA

Arts on Foot, DC

Frederick Festival of the Arts, MD

Maker Faire, NY

(and many more)

 

Exhibitions Curated

 

Georgetown Arts 2009 and 2011

 

Arts Management

 

Arts on Belmont Festival 2001-2004

Artomatic Steering Committee 2008 and 2009 - Co-chair of Visual Arts Committee

Artomatic Board of Directors 2010

 

 

Publications

 

“Love and Death at the NIH” Bourgeon Magazine, January 5, 2011

Reprinted in the Science Creative Quarterly January 28, 2011

“Painting Biology” Guru Magazine Issue 1, July 25, 2011

“Not Your Normal Knitting” Guru Magazine Issue 2, September 27, 2011

“Alberto Gaitan’s Remembrancer: A Machine for Understanding” and

“Those Daring Young Men and their Art Making Machines”, Guru Magazine, Issue 3, upcoming December 2011

 

Weekly “Art of Science” posts at The Finch and Pea, a Group Blog, since February 2012

 

Book and Journal Covers

 

“Blue Mitosis” featured on the cover of the Journal of European Molecular Biology Organization, May 2012

“Malaria in Red Blood Cells” featured on the cover of the novel “The Heart Broke In” by James Meek, Farrar, Straus, October 2012.

“Love and Death: Viruses” featured on the cover of  Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics by Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek & Tom Britton, 2013

“Gold Mitochondria” featured on the cover of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Biology, July 2014.

“Pink Lotus Brain” featured on “Happinez” magazine, Germany, September 2014

“Orange Electrophoresis” Cover of Genetics Journal, August 2016

 

Public Speaking

 

2013    ScienceOnline Conference, North Carolina, Moderator of Session on the use of metaphor in science writing

2013    ScioClimate Conference, Washington, DC Moderator of Session on Using Art to Communicate Climate Change

2014    National Academies of Science, Washington, DC Talk on Art vs. Science as Ways of Knowing

2016    Panel speaker on Art and Microbiology at ASM Microbe 2016, Boston

 

Video

Talk on Art and Science as Ways of Knowing at NAS, February 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1il3AUjaKk&list=UUVWN-tuPaeElYgA-HBhvQTw

Blogging

A sample of my many “Art of Science” and other posts for The Finch and Pea http://thefinchandpea.com/author/michelebanks1/ 

 

Education

 

BA, The George Washington University, 1987

Summa cum Laude

MA, Harvard University, 1989

 

Languages 

Russian and French