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About Melinda Whitmore
Melinda Whitmore is a fine artist and anatomical sculptor teaching courses in oil painting, figure sculpture and anatomy in Chicago. She is a co-founder of Vitruvian Fine Art Studio, and also teaches anatomy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in the Medical Humanities department at Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine.
We were thrilled this weekend to host our first visiting artist workshop at the studio with Vincent Desiderio. Vincent is one of the titans of contemporary painting, and an exceptionally generous teacher. As much as the workshop was about direct and indirect painting technique, it also felt like a master class in art history. “Paintings exist […]
We’re a little late getting this posted, but we were once again honored to host the incoming class of UIC’s Biomedical Visualization program. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to share our love for art and anatomy with students who are committed and thoughtful in their pursuit of a degree of which David and I […]
I was honored to participate in the Frank Armitage Lecture Series this year at University of Illinois, Chicago. The series is hosted by the Biomedical Visualization Department – what used to be called “Medical Illustration” – and is intended to highlight notable current practices in the field. My lecture, titled “Visualizing Anatomy through Écorché”, focused on […]
I’m pleased to be a part of this year’s Frank Armitage Lecture hosted by the Biomedical Visualization Department at University of Illinois, Chicago. The lecture series began in 2006, and to quote UIC’s website, “brings together experts from various disciplines in order to explore new opportunities for science visualization in the 21st Century.” Relevant to artistic […]
I’ve been burning the candle at both ends lately on a new multi-figure sculptural composition for an upcoming exhibition in September.Exodus features a line of 7 figures arranged in an arc. The finished piece will hang on a wall, giving the impression that the figures, floating in space, are pulling out of the wall toward the viewer. […]