Alison Hiltner is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates sculptures and installations around biologically-inspired themes and esthetics. Alison collaborates with Dr. Paul Iaizzo, the director of education in the Lillehei Heart Institute and the Visible Heart® laboratory, and Dr. Brenda Ogle, an associate professor in the Stem Cell Institute in the Department of Bioengineering. Together they will be working to learn how sculpture can inform cardiac device creation and how cardiology research can inform biologically inspired art. Alison is a 2018 McKnight Visual Artist Fellow and Associate Director of Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis.


Following the Conversations about the Heart and Art panel in November, join Alison as she discusses her partnership with the Visible Heart and the System Regeneration laboratories on May 1, 2019. 


Read Alison’s end-of-year update.


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Image: Alison Hiltner, It Was Tomorrow, It Is Yesterday, 2017. 9 plastic polymer vessels filled with cyanbacteria with toxic mutation removed and native Norwegian green algae; sensor and micro-controllers; video projection; pumps, tubes and various fabricated objects.