MEGAN E. B. FOLDENAUER is an artist, board-certified medical/scientific illustrator, and anatomist based out of Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, Michigan.  They have several degrees and certifications:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science - Eastern Michigan University
  • Master of Arts - The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Dept. of Art as Applied to Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Certified Medical Illustrator - The Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (through 2018)

THEIR WORK IS HIGHLY REPRESENTATIONAL AND DIVIDED BETWEEN:

  • the scientific/medical topics illustrated for clients
  • the drawings & paintings of everyday (and often overlooked) small objects
  • large-format carbon dust portraiture, especially depictions of the human eye

THEY INTERNED WITH:

  • The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
  • The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

THEIR WORK HAS APPEARED IN:

  • A TEDx talk about the intersection of art and science.  (Photos)
     
  • Biomedical journals:
    • Science (Translational Medicine), Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus, Neurosurgical Pediatrics, Pediatric Radiology, Journal of Immunology, IVOS, Journal of the American Association of Lab Animal Science, Zoologica Scripta
  • Educational volumes published by:
    • Thieme, University Press, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Pearson Education, Academic Press, ACOG
    • University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Connecticut, University of Bergen (Norway)
  • Popular media:
  • Exhibitions & Fairs:
    • ArtPrize @ The B.O.B., Grand Rapids, MI (coming Sept/Oct 2017)
    • The 2017 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original in Ann Arbor, MI (coming July 2017)
    • Watercolor Exhibition Winner @ Fusion Art, online
    • Figures & Faces - Exhibition Finalist @ Fusion Art, online
    • ArtPrize @ The Women's City Club, Grand Rapids, MI (a Top 25 finalist in the public time-based category!)
    • Black & White Exhibition @ Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI
    • Light & Shadow @ Fusion Art, online
    • The 2016 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original in Ann Arbor, MI (a juried art fair)
    • A Bout Face @ MICA, Lansing, MI - 1st Solo Exhibition!  (see a virtual tour here)
    • ArtPrize @ The B.O.B., Grand Rapids, MI
    • Face It @ OnSite:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
    • Toys, Toys, Toys @ The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    • Silver Medal Exhibition @ The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
    • ArtPrize @ The Mitten Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Derwent Pencil Art Prize Competition in London, UK
    • Women's Work (Portraits of 12 Scientific Illustrators from the 17th to 21st Century) @ Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology, Kansas City, MO
    • Bugs, Blooms & Beasts @ The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
    • STILLEVEN @ The Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
    • Mighty Minis @ Ian Sherwin Gallery, Chicago, IL (news item here)
    • Wings & Things @ The Laporte County Symphony Center, Laporte, IN
    • Noteworthy @ The Laporte County Symphony Center, Laporte, IN
    • La Petite XIII @ The Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR
    • Thalmus (two-person exhibition) in Three Oaks, MI & Michigan City, IN

    THEY ALSO LOVES TO TEACH:

    • Workshops about scientific illustration:
      • Drawing Science @ Belleville Public Library (kid's program)
      • Illustrating Science: From Anatomy to Zoology @ The Ann Arbor District Library
      • From Max to Macs (a retrospective of medical illustration) @ The Taubman Health Sciences Library, The University of Michigan
      • The Biomedical Illustration Graduate Student Experience @ The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • Courses in anatomy & physiology:
      • Supplemental Instructor - Eastern Michigan University
      • Visiting Instructor - Purdue University North Central

    THEIR RESEARCH HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS:

    AND, THEY LOVE TO VOLUNTEER TIME AS: