That's a good question, Jackie. I feel I'm a BioArtist in my own way, although I don't work with living organisms. Is that required? While I see art that I can identify with every so often, it doesn't seem to have coalesced into a real movement, with manifestos, dedicated galleries and a network of collectors. Maybe we can do something about that, by getting together and making something happen. A good definition would be a start. Do we have to be biochemists who are also artists, or can we expand the definition to include biologically-inspired art? I think people are ready for an earth-based alternative to academic abstraction, stark reductivism and airy conceptualism, but maybe that's just me...
Here are some links to some bioArtists (in the larger sense) whose work I've enjoyed:
To foster year-round engagement and dialogue within the digital, electronic, computational and media arts. Facilitate dynamic scholarship and creative programming within the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. Promote collaboration between artists and the larger computer graphics and interactive techniques community.
ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee:
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Andres Burbano, Sue Gollifer, Kathy Rae Huffman, Bonnie Mitchell, Hye Yeon Nam, Derick Ostrenko, Jan Searleman, Ruth West.