Julia Buntaine is a neuroscience-based visual artist, interested in what has proven to be the most complex puzzle, the epitome of emergence, the brain. The instantiation of form and function united, from the molecular to the level of Neuroscience as a discipline, her work seeks to address the beliefs, theories and findings of the biological phenomenon of consciousness. Beginning with biological form or data, her work departs into the world of aesthetics as she manipulates the idea through the use of scale, metaphor, material and form. Unlike articles and raw data, scientific ideas in the form of art inherently demand subjective judgment and interpretation, and her goal as a science-based artist is to provide the viewer an alternative way to understand the wonders of biology we have discovered in ourselves.
She is also Director of the SciArt Center of New York (www.sciartcenter.org) and Editor-in-Chief of SciArt Magazine (www.sciartmagazine.com) and Innovator-in-Residence at Rutgers University.