The gallery is pleased to announce that Lia Halloran recently created the illustrations that went along with Janna Levin's book Black Hole Survival Guide.
"Janna Levin, as a professor of physics and astronomy at Columbia University, US, is the perfect tour guide to shepherd us through these topics in Black Hole Survival Guide. Over the course of only 160 pages – beautifully illustrated by Lia Halloran in a natural marriage of art and science – she takes us on a breakneck journey through the cosmos. We travel alongside a fellow astronaut named Alice, against whom we are compared and contrasted on various occasions, all in the spirit of learning and good natured competition."
- Emma Jones
Lia Halloran has been committed to creating work that combines art and science as part of her practice. She is currently working on a book with physicist Kip Thorne about the Warped Side of the Universe with Kips poetry and her paintings. In 2016 Halloran was awarded a Art Works Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for the project Your Body is a Space that Sees, and has held artist in residencies at the American Natural History Museum in NY, Pioneer Works in Brooklyn and a research fellow for the Visual Culture Program at Caltech and the Huntington in Pasadena. Lia is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at Chapman University in Wilkinson College where she heads up the Painting and Drawing Area.