Meet the SAiA team
In addition to founding and running SciArt in America and the SciArt Center in New York, Buntaine is a science-based artist, creating conceptual art with neuroscience as her subject matter. Fascinated by everything brainy from neurotransmitters to small world networks to qualia, Buntaine holds a B.A. from Hampshire College, a Five-College certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience, a post-bac certificate in Studio Art from MICA, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. You can view her work at www.JuliaBuntaine.com, and can find her on Twitter @juliabuntaine.
A note from the Editor:
Ashley Taylor is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, New York. Her articles about science and health have appeared in such publications as The New York Times blogs, PopularMechanics.com, and the Connectivist. Her essays have been published in Talking Writing and The Huffington Post. In addition to science, the arts and languages have always fascinated her. In short, she idealizes the polymath. Taylor holds an M.A. in journalism with a specialization in science writing from New York University and a B.A. with highest honors in biology from Oberlin College. Read more of her work at www.ashleyptaylor.com and find her on Twitter @crenshawseeds.
Danielle McCloskey has completed her BFA in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is shown and collected by various venues around New York City. She’s looking to get her MFA in the near future.
Raphael Rosen is a freelance writer based in New York City. He specializes in the intersection of art and science, and he loves examining how science affects society. Having worked for eight years
at the Exploratorium, he is also interested in museum and exhibition design. Rosen holds an M.A. in science journalism from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in philosophy from Williams College. Read more of his work at www.raphaelprosen.com.
Megan Guerber is a freelance project collaborator, writer, web manager for the Nothing Space artist collective and curatorial associate at the AC Institute. Her interests include biological science, translation, audience outreach, and art that interrupts conventional thinking. Her eclectic background includes processing lab specimens in a children's hospital, where she developed a deep appreciation for latex gloves. Megan holds a BA in studio art and art history from the University of Minnesota and resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Cynthia Yin is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in applied math and studio art at the Macaulay Honors College at City College. She likes to learn for the sake of learning and create for the sake of creating. Cynthia is drawn to the interdisciplinary nature of science-based art. Her blog can be found at macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/cynthiayin.
Social Media Editor
Frankie has been interested in SciArt ever since she started drawing the cool stuff she saw down microscopes at school. Originally from the UK, she studied a BSc Biology & Oceanography and then an MSc in Biological Photography & Imaging. She now works in Marketing as a Graphic Designer & Video Editor for a global microscopy company, but continues the SciArt fun on the side through SAiA's social media, her own twitter blog and can be found at many a SciArt event or gallery in NY! Visit her website at frankiebuckle.com, or find her on Twitter @sci_art.
Editor & Blog Manager
Danielle Kalamaras works and resides in New York City. She earned a B.A. in the History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University and an M.A. in Art History and Philosophy at Stony Brook University. She works as a public relations manager at a Chelsea Gallery, and is a freelance writer covering NYC art events and exhibitions. She enjoys writing about Visual Culture and the intersection of art and science in pop-culture movies, experimental film, and time-based performances. Read more of her work at BecomingMiddlebrow.com.
Pamela Segura is a freelance writer based in the Bronx, New York. She studies literature and music at Manhattan College. Her classes have exposed her to the intertextual exchanges between literary, journalistic, and scientific writing. Pamela’s
interests, consequently, are quite varied. She is fascinated by the ways in which multi-media artists engage sound, music, technology, and the human body. She is also a fan of horror films, regularly plays the electric guitar, and delights in nature writing. Pamela plans to pursue a graduate degree in literature.
Larissa Zimberoff is a freelance writer based in Manhattan. Her essays have appeared in Salon, the Huffington Post, New York Observer, The Millions and more. Zimberoff holds an MFA from The New School and a BA in Visual Art from UCSD. If her pie-chart was made up of only three segments they would be food, art and science. Read more of her work here. Or follow her food blog: ibikeforfood.blogspot.com.
Born and raised in California, Allison Palenske is a recent transplant to the United Kingdom. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Art, Space and Nature at the University of Edinburgh. With a background in landscape architecture, she is interested in all matters of interdisciplinary art and design, with a specific interest in ecology and environmental politics. Aside from studying, she also dabbles in freelance writing and culinary science. More of her work can be found at http://allisonpalenske.wordpress.com/