Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa did her M.Sc. in Life Sciences and Ph.D. in Microbiology. Her area of research is toxins produced by Microorganisms in food and how to control them and protect food from these Microbes and toxins. She published several peer-reviewed research papers in science. She is a self-taught artist who specializes in Art From Science. She is also a writer, a poet, a designer, a social activist and a network creator and do several other things. She is an international science-art consultant and reviewer. She explores the relationship between Art, Literature and Science while communicating science on her network, Sci-Art Lab. She wrote more than 600 articles on various subjects and at present writing books on the subject of sci-art and litt. interactions and science communication. Although she painted Nature in water colours in childhood, she has been actively creating art – especially science based one – since 2006.
She communicates science through art and literature and published a research paper on science-art.
She did one solo exhibition, “Cosmic Show of Science”, in Hyderabad, India in 2008, group shows in Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Jodhpur, Goa and Jaipur in India in 2009, and a group show in Copenhagen (Denmark, Europe) in 2010.She participated in Izmir Biennial in May 2011 ( Turkey) and in a group show in Italy along with Italian artists in the first week of March, 2011. She exhibited her works in the first international science-art conference in Moscow in April, 2012.
While science is her first love, art and literature for Dr.Challa are life itself (Somebody asked Dr. Krishna a Q after reading this: And her reply was: ‘Yes, I would give my life for my love!’). She firmly believes they should represent everything associated with life. As modern day life is closely intertwined with the culture of Science and Technology, she wants science too to be represented in the world of art and literature. She thinks science and art are two sides of the same coin. Exploring this relationship between art, literature and science is a beautiful experience of a fulfilled life!
Although Dr. Challa writes stories and poems too, she mainly writes on science, science – art – literature relationships for her network.
Communicating science is her main aim and non-negotiable passion!
Her website: http://www.kkartfromscience.com
Her network: http://www.kkartlab.in