Thursday, January 1, 2015

ISLAND LIFE and DESERT LIFE- Travel Programs

Check out these ART+BIOLOGY Travel Programs
Embark on an artistic exploration of the diverse tropical wildlife of Puerto Rico, including rainforest, mountain, beach and coastal environments.
Discover the unique beauty and wildlife of the desert in this one-of-a-kind artistic journey through white sand dunes, black lava rock, underground caverns, and mountain landscapes of West Texas and New Mexico.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


August 5th- 9th, 2013
Opening Reception August 5th, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
The Godine Family Gallery
North Building, Massachusetts College of Art
621 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115

WILDLIFE:Visual Explorations of Biological Forms in Nature is an exhibit of biological art from 12 artists who spent 12 days in nature exploring and studying plants and animals in Dr. Saúl Nava's four week summer course.

Artists: Jackson Boener, Jia Chen, Angela DeVesto, Kyle Fleischer, Sydney Greenley Kois, Susanna Haas, Patrick Manning, Cooper McDonald, Johanna Merfeld, Kristin Reeder, Emily Silva, and Harry Stone

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Announcing... SUPERNATURAL!

an exhibit of hybrid Research in Nature+Art

June 17th-21st
Opening Reception June 17th from 4:30 to 6:30PM
@ the Godine Family Gallery
North Building, MassArt
621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

SUPERNATURAL is an exhibit of experimental BioArt from eight artists who spent two weeks in the field this summer studying wildlife and exploring novel methods of biological inquiry and art-making in Dr. Saúl Nava’s Field BIO+ART: Collaborative R.N.A. (Research in Nature and Art) course.


Artists: Simona Babasikas, Brianna De Lairre, Brittany Fix, Valeska Freire Marulanda, William Lin, Esther Moon, Jordan Piantedosi, and Lucretia Seabrook

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Summer 2013 Courses- Field BIO+ART: Collaborative R.N.A. (Research in Nature and Art) and Natural History and Biological Art

To enroll in Natural History and Biological Art and/or Field BIO+ART at MassArt this Summer, visit MassArt's
Professional and Continuing Education website:

Registration Form PDF link:

Courses Flyer:
PDF link

Field BIO+ART: Collaborative R.N.A. (Research in Nature and Art)
Course Description:
This course offers a hands-on, novel exploration of the integration of science, nature, and art. Through scientific methodology and art-making in the field, we will conduct research on ecological, behavioral, and morphological aspects of flora and fauna in their natural habitats. We will utilize the natural habitat as a studio/lab to develop innovative, experimental methods of biological inquiry and hybrid art and experimental art. We will take an unconventional approach by creatively combining various methods of field biology data collection and art-making to conduct novel, collaborative BIO+ART fusion research.

Natural History and Biological Art
Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to natural variation of biological forms of plants and animals through art and direct observation in the field. Through careful examination, illustration, microscopy, and some photography, we will examine anatomical, behavioral, and ecological similarities and differences between species. We will utilize various media but will focus on classical observation and drawing/painting techniques in the field.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Final BioArt Project: Illustrations of Fauna at the Middlesex Fells

Two direct bioart illustrations and one inspired illustration of fauna at the Middlesex Fells Reservation
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)- paper collage by Allison Shea

Monday, July 2, 2012

Week 5: The Backbay Fens

Urban Ecology/Ethology in MassArt's Backyard: examining inverts, aquatic verts, and the charismatic Canadian Geese at the Fens

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Week 4: The New England Aquarium

Drawing and painting the biodiversity of aquatic body plans and morphology at the New England Aquarium
Shiner Perch (Cymatogaster aggregata)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Week 3: The Middlesex Fells Reservation

Mini Art-Bioblitz Part II: The American Toad (Bufo americanus)


Week 3: The Middlesex Fells Reservation

Mini Art-Bioblitz Part II: The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Week 3: The Middlesex Fells Reservation

Mini Art-Bioblitz Part II: more sampling, drawing, and painting of inverts at the Fells
Student drawing of a meadow plant bug (Leptopterna dolabrata) nymph

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Christine Luiggi

Convergence in ornaments: many bird species feature males with bright, colorful feather patterning, ideal for attracting possible female mates. Below are three different species whose feathers all feature different-- but all quite vibrant-- colors: red, purple-green, and yellow. They are the Northern Cardinal, the Violet-Green Swallow, and the Arkansas/Green-Backed Goldfinch, respectively.

Ross Page

Allison Shea

Alanna Robbins

Tuesday, June 12, 2012