Amisha Gadani is an artist, educator and illustrator with over six years experience communicating complex ideas into graphics, workshops, and educational programs that are meaningful to both scientists and the general public. While working at institutions like UCLA and the Exploratorium Museum she produced over fifty scientific illustrations for research papers, created graphic identities for science conferences and developed ocean biodiversity focused outreach programs.
Stemming from her interests in animal morphology and evolution, her artwork ranges from underwater videos and unsettling beak-less bird paintings to her on-going series of interactive animal-inspired defensive dresses that can, for example, inflate like a blowfish when the wearer is intimidated. Her artwork has shown in Los Angeles (Monte Vista Projects), San Francisco (Exploratorium Museum), Austin (Art.Science.Gallery), Boston (Gingko Bioworks), Seattle (Wing Luke Museum), Pittsburgh (Andy Warhol Museum), New York (Wave Hill) and Tokyo (Transit Festival); has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and Scientific American; and has been published in LIMN magazine, the journal Method Quarterly and the book “Future Fashion: Innovative Materials and Technology” by Barcelona-based maomao publications.
Amisha earned a B.F.A in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007.