Archive of Author | Suzanne Anker

Suzanne Anker is a pioneer in Bio Art working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. She works in a variety of mediums ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography to plants grown by LED lights. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including the JP Getty Museum, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Her books include The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age, co-authored with the late sociologist Dorothy Nelkin, published in 2004 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Visual Culture and Bioscience, co-published by University of Maryland and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Chairing SVA’s Fine Arts Department in NYC since 2005, Ms. Anker continues to interweave traditional and experimental media in her department’s new digital initiative and the SVA Bio Art Laboratory.

Articles with Suzanne Anker


The Greening of the Galaxy

Suzanne Anker is a pioneer in BioArt, working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. Her fastidious experimentation in a wide array of mediums and subjects, ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography to plants grown by LED lights, is an effort to push at the boundaries of BioArt and is an incitement of fearlessness and tenacity in the creation of scientific artworks. In The Greening of the Galaxy she presents images and objects that speak to the 21st century.