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Biology Research-Based Artist to Lecture at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

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September 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Location: Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

Link: http://www.hamilton.edu/calendars/25-live/public-events

Event Description

Geraldine Ondrizek, research-based artist and professor at Reed College.

Ondrizek earned a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and her master’s degree from the University of Washington. For the past 20 years, she has created architectural-scaled works that house medical and biological information. Her works ignite interest and inquiry about the influence of cancer and other diseases on both individuals and entire families. She relies heavily on scientific inquiry, focusing on documenting biological specimens and exploring systems of categorization. She works closely with genetic scientists to trace ethnic identities, portray life spans and depict genetically inherited conditions.

Ondrizek’s work is widely featured in galleries and museums across the nation. Most recently, she completed a commission for the front lobby of the University of Washington Medical Center in 2011. The works featured in this exhibit explore the nature of our bio-cultural differences and similarities.
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