Artist and Neuroscientist
Greg Dunn Design- art/science design
Greg Dunn is an artist who received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. While a graduate student, Dunn’s artistic experiments demonstrated that the qualities of neural forms fit seamlessly into the aesthetic principles of minimalist Asian art and sumi-e scroll and gold leaf painting. Dunn is now a full time artist out of Philadelphia where he works to incorporate his knowledge of neuroscience, physics, and biology into the artistic process through both imagery and technique. Together with Dr. Brian Edwards, a collaborating artist and electrical engineer at Penn, Greg invented a revolutionary technique called reflective microetching that allows dynamic control of imagery and color in reflective gold surfaces. This work has led to the awarding of a grant from the National Science Foundation to produce an enormous 8’ X 12’ microetching of the human brain entitled Self Reflected, the most complex and detailed artistic piece on the brain in the world. Dunn’s work hangs in museums, institutions, and in the homes of private collectors all over the world.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:10 AM – 12:25 PM ET