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Amisha Gadani

2007, B.F.A (Bachelor of Fine Art), Carnegie Mellon University

ISG Visiting Artist, Amisha Gadani is an animal-inspired artist with experience in informal science education, illustration, and web content management. At UCLA, she also works as an Artist in the Alfaro lab, co-run by ISG Fellow Dr. Michael Alfaro and ISG Associate Director Dr. Jessica Lynch Alfaro.  Previously she worked as web manager and artist research associate at the interdisciplinary arts research lab called the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco in education, exhibit development, and illustration.

Gadani is interested in unique animal adaptations and has recently been developing a range of animal-inspired defensive dresses with discreet defense systems hidden in otherwise normal-looking party dresses.  She works in a variety of different mediums from kinetic sculpture and interactive wearables to drawing, video, and performance.  Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including  in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Tokyo ( Japan) and New York City.  She has been published in the book  Future Fashion: Innovative Materials and Technology (2010) by Barcelona-based maomao publications and has been featured on various websites including CNetSparkfun ElectronicsScientific American, & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and has been interviewed by Fast Company, and WDUQ Pittsburgh Public Radio.

For more information see her artist website: amishagadani.com or follow her blog: Artist in a Lab.