Biological Art

Students with petri dishes of yellow liquid.

Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts is a hybrid studio laboratory facility dedicated to enabling hands-on creative engagement with tools and technologies from the life sciences.

Working in intersecting spaces between art and life sciences, the Department of Art continues to push the boundaries of art making processes, asking the questions “What does it mean to design a living organism?” “What aspects of such an organism could be called an invention… or an artwork?” “How do we presently define life?” Headed up by award winning and most recently keynote lecturer at Artificial Lives, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, Paul Vanouse.

Student Works and Explorations