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Shoshanah Dubiner

Artist, designer, and instructor, Dubiner (1943) earned a BA and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University, respectively, and an MFA in Theatre Design from Brandeis University. After her formal education, she worked as a costume designer in Rome (Italy) and as a designer of museum exhibitions, graphics, and interactive educational games in San Francisco.

In 2007, a university course in cell biology focused her artwork on the world of the very tiny in which “Nature seems disquieting, strange, wonderful and beyond all comprehension,” as Aldous Huxley wrote. Her paintings, with their exuberant colours and sensuous biomorphic forms, hint at the psychedelic or mystical experience. At the same time, they are grounded in the study of biology, infused with metaphor and mythology. Shoshanah has presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conferences, and teaches “Patterns in Nature and Art” through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University.

Participates in the exhibition "Science Friction" with the painting Endosymbiosis: Homage to Lynn Margulis, 2012.

Update: 21 May 2021


Has participated in

Science Friction

Living Among Companion Species