(art)n : Invisible Visions with PHSColograms
Under Ellen Sandor's direction, a diverse portfolio comprised of commissioned PHSCologram sculptures, installations and individual works were created in collaboration with her Chicago-based collective, (art)n and an interdisciplinary mix of renowned international artists, scientists and thinkers.
(art)n's works address subjects that place the most current issues of the arts and sciences into the public arena for social debate, recording a provocative glimpse of the world for future generations. Common threads throughout (art)n's portfolio include exploration of architectural spaces, invisible sciences, and nature as they relate to the human body while examining the horrors of war with a universal need for tolerance and creativity.
Since 1983, (art)n's works have been viewed by millions of people through international museums, galleries, publications, and the Internet. (art)n has been featured in more than 160 group exhibitions, including nine major traveling shows, complemented by fourteen unique surveys of new works and retrospectives, collectively organized in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. (art)n has been written about in Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, and Spanish.
Commissioned projects include works in The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Jewish Heritage, International Center for Photography, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program and the State of Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program.
Museum collections include The Art Institute of Chicago; Roger Brown Study Collection, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma; Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University; Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Union League Club of Chicago; Museum of World Culture; Buckminster Fuller Institute; National Academy of Sciences; and Musée Carnavalet Paris.