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The 16th Exhibition of ITbM Gallery
Crudden Group, ITbM
June 29 (Tue) – July 29 (Thu), 2021
Open: Weekday 9:30-19:30, Close: Saturday & Sunday
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Of all sciences, chemistry is one of the most difficult subjects to visualize for the general public.
While chemists are often skilled at conveying their work using words, the many abstract complex
concepts in chemistry are not easily understood by a wide audience. Furthermore, chemistry often
strikes fear into the hearts of general public, with a negative and dangerous image in mind.
How can we showcase chemistry in precise manner but in a simpler form and without scaring off
the general public? Can we use art to shake off the negative connotation of chemistry?
This exhibition is a collection of journal cover artwork and science-related artwork done throughout
my scientific career, which illustrate how we can use art to convey various messages.
Born in Hong Kong but grew up in Canada, Renee Man obtained her Ph.D degree in Chemistry at
the University of British Columbia before moving to Nagoya, Japan. She was always interested in
drawing, and had extensive experience with many art software that led her to working at a design
company. Her art journey continued even through her scientific path: While working as a
researcher, Renee has been involved in creating artwork for various research groups, many of
which were published as cover artworks in high impact journals. She strives to communicate
science through usage of colours and art.
Research Promotion Division (RPD)
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
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