SPACES – The Art Science Gallery

In ALL, SPACES by Alex Pedersen

The Art Science Gallery is described as an art gallery and science communication space dedicated to exhibiting fused art/science works. Known for being the first its kind in the United States, The Art Science Gallery provides “a friendly environment to make science more accessible to everyone through science-related visual arts exhibitions, foster the careers of emerging and established artist-scientists and to provide professional development opportunities for scientists to become more engaging public communicators.”


Founded in 2012 by Dr. Hayley Gillespie, The Art Science Gallery offers 14-week internships to aspiring art/science creators, short courses and workshops exploring science and art, science communication workshops, custom classes and one-on-one consulting. The gallery prides itself on environmental consciousness, as well as being locally owned and operated.

The Art Science Gallery is a public space located in Austin, Texas. Their website hosts online teasers highlighting their exhibitions and online gallery space. Since opening, The Art Science Gallery has hosted over 500 science-inspired artists.

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Alex Pedersen

Alex 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.