Heather Barnett is a British artist with an international reputation for innovative interdisciplinary work involving scientists, artists, participants and organisms. Working with imaging technologies, photography, and installation, projects have included microbial portraiture, cellular wallpapers, performing cuttlefish and an on-going ‘collaboration’ with the intelligent slime mould, Physarum polycephalum.
Heather has been Artist in Residence and held Research Fellowships in diverse organisations including hospital pathology departments, satellite mapping companies and science research laboratories. Recent commissions include Guy’s Hospital Cancer Day Unit (winner of Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare, 2011) and the Postgraduate Medical Institute at Anglia Ruskin University (2012).
She is a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Art/Science at the University of Westminster, where she is project lead for Broad Vision art/science research and learning programme, and is Lecturer on the MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK.
Heather lives and works in London, UK.
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