SVA Bio Art Lab with several specimens in shelves

SVA Bio Art Lab

School of Visual Arts
Fine Arts Building

335 West 16th St
New York, NY 10011

From anatomical studies to landscape painting to the biomorphism of Surrealism, the biological realm historically provided a significant resource for numerous artists. More recently, Bio Art has become a term referring to intersecting domains of the biological sciences and their incorporation into the plastic arts.

The SVA Bio Art laboratory was founded in 2011 by Suzanne Anker as part of the SVA’s BFA Fine Arts Department new facility consisting of 54,000 square feet in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. Conceived as a place where scientific tools and techniques become tools and techniques in art practice, the Bio Art Lab is the result of many people’s expertise, research and sustained effort.