amisha gadani SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION RESUME ABOUT CONTACT
 
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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:  
Current Exhibition
Monte Vista Projects. "Opening". Aug 22-Sep 14 2014. Gallery Hours Sat-Sun 12-5pm. Los Angeles, California
 
Wave Hill. "Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology". 2013. Bronx, New York
The Dumbo Arts Festival. 2012. Brooklyn, New York
The Andy Warhol Museum. 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mercersburg Academy. "Interactive Wearables". 2011. Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Geek Arts/Green Innovators (GA/GI) Festival. 2011. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
New York Hall of Science. World Maker Faire NY. 2010. Queens, New York
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh F.I.N.E Artist Residency. 2010. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Geek Arts/Green Innovators (GA/GI) Festival. 2010. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery. "Signal to Noise Patio". 2010. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Mateo County Expo Center. Maker Faire Bay Area . 2009. San Mateo, California
Exploratorium Museum. "2nd Skin". 2008. San Francisco, California
Gallery Raku. Transit Festival. 2007. Tokyo, Japan
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. "To Get to the Other Side". 2007. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery. "Mechanosphere". 2007. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
EDUCATION:  
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Visual Arts | Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, received 2007
 
University of Auckland Elam School of Art, Auckland, New Zealand
Major: Visual Arts | Study Abroad: February 2006-June 2006
 
EMPLOYMENT:  
Education Specialist. 2013-current. Helix by Exploratorium Museum. Los Altos, CA.
Work in a small team to help run the first Exploratorium Museum off-site location called "Helix". Develop and present K-12 and adult programs, events, and workshops that fit within the museum's focus in art, science and human perception.
 
Artist in Resident. 2011-2013. The Institute for Society and Genetics at UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.
Create scientific illustrations for papers and journal covers, develop graphic designs to market the Institute's conferences and workshops and manage the Institute's website and social media.
 
Artist in Resident. 2011-2013. Alfaro Lab at UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.
Create scientific illustrations for papers, develop and present lab-related outreach and manage the lab's website while developing a body of artwork based on my experiences in the evolutionary biology lab of Dr. Michael Alfaro.
 
Instructor. July 2012, July 2013. Art|Sci Nanolab Summer Course. Los Angeles, CA.
Worked with a team of six instructors to deliver an intensive two-­week interdisciplinary summer course for about forty junior and senior high school students. The course is valued as a full college course.
 
Artist Research Associate. 2010-2012. STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CMU. Pittsburgh, PA.
Worked on anything from event management, technical and multimedia support, to research specific to director Golan Levin's art practice.
 
Illustration Contractor. Sep 2010. Exploratorium Museum. SF, CA.
Created a set of illustrations for playground math activities associated with the museum's Geometry Playground exhibition.
 
Exhibit & Education Assistant/Illustrator. 2008-2010. Exploratorium Museum. SF, CA.
Helped develop and illustrate activities for grades K-8 that relate to the museum's Geometry Playground exhibition.
 
Exhibit Support Technician. 2007-2009. Exploratorium Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Assisted the exhibit developers of the museum in the construction of prototypes and exhibits.
 
Field Trip Explainer. 2007-2009. Exploratorium Museum. SF, CA.
Worked as a team to present orientations, demonstrations, and dissections. Interacted with museum scientists to better understand the exhibits, and interacted with visitors to answer questions and to actively encourage curiosity and experimentation.
 
Research Assistant. 2007 & 2009. Melissa Ragona. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA.
Worked in the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to listen, transcribe, and discuss the material on Andy Warhol's many original tape recordings.
 
TALKS:  
Helix by Exploratorium Museum.   2014. "Animals in the Dark". Los Altos, CA
Darwinian Medicine class, UCLA. 2013. talked about my defensive dresses. Los Angeles, CA
LASER - Imagining Nature.   2013. gave a micro-talk about my work. Los Angeles, CA
Independence High School.   2013. Was the guest speaker in a biology class. Santa Monica, CA
Machine Project - Dark Matter.2012. gave micro-talk about animals that live in darkness. LA, CA.
Society for Integrative & Comparative Bio Conference. 2012. click for abstract. Charleston, SC.
CSG Fellows Meeting.   2011. talked at the Institute for Society and Genetics at UCLA. LA, CA.
Mercersburg Academy.   2011. talked for high school students in adv art class. Mercersburg, PA.
Ignite.   2011. idea sharing event. Pittsburgh, PA.
Dorkbot.   2011. Pittsburgh, PA.
PechaKucha Night.   2011. idea sharing event. Pittsburgh, PA.
Creative Arts Opportunities Conference.   2009. art's alumni conference at CMU. Pitt, PA.
 
PUBLICATIONS:  
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LIMN. Issue 3, "Sentinel Devices". cover illustration. scientific journal. 2013.
American Journal of Primatology. Volume 74, Issue 4. illustrations for cover and article titled "Anointing variation across wild capuchin populations: a review of material preferences, bout frequency and anointing sociality in Cebus and Sapajus"(J.L. Alfaro et.al). scientific journal. 2012.
 
SELECTED PRESS:  
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The New York Times " Where Medieval Armor Meets the Aquatic". article. 2013.
Scientific American " Self Defense". blog article. 2012.
Fast Company " Using Nature In Design: Defensive Cocktail Dresses". article. 2011.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette " Expanded Pittsburgh Biennial plans exhibits in 5 sites". article. 2011.
WDUQ Pittsburgh Public Radio " Artists On Air". interview. 2010.
Sparkfun Electronics " eTextile Fashion". article. 2010.
Fashioning Technology " Wearable Tech Roundup Maker Faire NY". blog post. 2010.
Craftzine " Amisha Gadani's Blowfish Dress". blog post. 2010.
maomao Publications " Future Fashion: Innovative Materials and Technology". book. 2010.
ExhibiTricks: Museum/Design Blog " Your Museum Should Hire Amisha Gadani". article. 2009.
CNet " Digital clothing takes center stage at S.F. Exploratorium". article. 2008.