Rebecca Kamen

Artist / Professor Emeritus, Northern Virginia Community College, McLean, Virginia, United States

Rebecca Kamen, sculptor and lecturer on the intersections of art and science, seeks 'the truth' through observation. Informed by research into cosmology, history, and philosophy, her work connects common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what the scientists see. She has researched on collaborative projects at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, the Kavli Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Cajal Institute in Madrid, and the Neuroscience Program at the National Institutes of Health, where she was artist in residence in 2012. Her artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Ms. Kamen is the recipient of many awards and fellowships including a Chemical Heritage Foundation Travel Award and a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant. As Professor Emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College, her research and lectures explore how the arts and creativity can enhance innovation and the understanding of science. Professor Kamen holds a B.S. in art education from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in art education from University of Illinois, and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design.

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