a Knowledge Transfer company


If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
– M. Fuller


We are a creative technology agency, dedicated to advancing the mobilization of scientific knowledge.
We work with students, principal investigators, faculties, academic establishments and conference organizers to foster broader public engagement in scientific research.



Creative Platforms for Scientific Research Mobilization

We work with students, principal investigators, faculties and academic establishments to identify their research dissemination needs and target audience (e.g. colleagues, public).

We help our clients select the best creative platform(s) for their research (e.g. website, infographic, video).

We design unique and innovative content to engage your target audience.

Your novel knowledge mobilization tool(s) will enable your audience to connect with your science.

Custom Science-Inspired Conference Art Installations

We work with conference organizers to create an unforgettable delegate experience by curating science-inspired artworks that resonate with your conference theme, delegate demographics and venue.

We design and install innovative science-art exhibitions using cutting edge technology including custom visualizers and projection mapping. Visit our Polyfield Gallery virtual exhibitions to view examples of science-art.

Including an Art the Science installation at your conference will leave your delegates with a memorable and inspiring experience.

Your custom and innovative science-art installation will not only enable your delegates to gain a better understanding of science, but also leave them with an unforgettable conference experience.

Public Speaking & Guest Lectures

Collaboration between art and science is our passion!

We are happy to engage and entertain your audience with our Art the Science presentations and guest lectures, covering the movement of science-inspired art and its value in today’s society.


Julia Krolik

Chief Executive Officer

Alex Pedersen

Chief Operating Officer

Owen Fernley

Chief Technology Officer

Julia Krolik self identifies as a polymath. Formally educated in the sciences, her work has taken numerous turns and includes research involving micro/molecular biology, statistics, cell biology, biochemistry, geospatial analytics, public health, water quality and hydrogeology. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph and a Master’s of Science degree in Pathology and Molecular Medicine from Queen’s University. As an exhibiting artist, Julia pushes her boundaries by exploring all mediums necessary (including radio, digital media, performance art, video art, experimental music and dance) to realize her ideas and has created works for CBC, the Ontario Science Centre and the Toronto Urban Film Festival. She co-created Decomposing Pianos, an experimental music project focusing on science, art and new media, and has given talks touching on the integration of art and science at TEDXQueen’s and OCAD. Her diverse background enables a rare cross disciplinary empathy and she continuously advocates for both art and science as co-founder and CEO of Art the Science.

Alex Pedersen is a critical scholar and social scientist. During her degrees, Alex recognized a dearth of knowledge transfer between the academy and the general public. To address this gap, she extends her empirical research through multiple mediums including: publications, formal lectures, public speaking events, radio, theatre and photography. In diversifying access to her research, Alex honed a unique set of skills to plan, design and produce events for a wide variety of audiences. To date, she was responsible for several successful lecture series, community events and fundraisers across diverse settings. Most notably, Alex organized and implemented the 2015 Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship and was an advisor for the “Free Queen’s” Steering Committee (an initiative encouraging graduates to bring their work to the wider public). In addition, she has written numerous successful grant applications. An activist at heart, Alex advocates for critical thinking in and beyond academic institutions. Her experiences managing and facilitating multifaceted operational engagements provide a foundation for her role as co-founder and COO of Art the Science.

Owen Fernley is an engineer and experimentalist. He has experience programming computational engines in Fortran and C and is currently building front-end web tools in javascript to aid in exploration geology. He enjoys the discovery of new methodologies to best fit a technological solution, and strives for efficiency as he carries his software through the inevitable asymptote of completion. At his core, he is an improvisational piano player who applies the same methodology to the use of technology in the projects he pursues. He co-created Decomposing Pianos, an experimental music collective focusing on projects related to art, science, experimental music and new media. Through these projects, he prototyped his first independently realized programs, and now builds custom software of his own design. As co-founder and CTO of Art the Science, Owen oversees the design and implementation of custom software that effectively communicates science.


info [at] artthescience [dot] com