Joana Ricou




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coverCover of Nature (April 2012) was inspired by "Other Self".



Ricou, Joana; Pollock, John A. The Tree, The Spiral And The Web of Life: A Visual Exploration of Biological Evolution for Public Murals. Leonardo Journal, 1:45 2012.

J. Ricou, D. Commisso, L. Gonzalez, J. A. Pollock. 2011.Evaluation of Mural Series on the Evolution of Life. International Journal for Cross-Displinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), Volume 2, Issue 3, ISSN:  2042 6364 (Online)

Ricou, Joana; Pollock, John A; Commisso, Danielle. The Evolution of Evolution. Canada International Conference on Education, 2011. Talk and abstract published in Conference proceedings.

Pollock, John A; Gonzalez, Laura L; Ricou, Joana. Simulation video game based on the immune system, co-produced with immersive planetarium movie. Science + Society: Closing the Gap, Boston MA 2007.


coverNeuroscience cover.
A detail from the painting "Mouse hippocampus" was published as the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience (April 27th, 2005).


COVER, Nature, June 14 2012
Inspired by Other Self, the Human Microbiome.

Studio Visit Spring 2012, vol 16

Encyclopedia Destructica: volume Bumba the Third

Encyclopedia Destructica: volume Bumba the Second with editor John Thomas Menesini
See images in portfolio >>

Encyclopedia Destructica, volume Bumba
April 2006

COVER, The Journal of Neuroscience
April 27 2005
A detail from "Mouse hippocampus" was published as the cover of the journal.


Do Portugal contemporâneo para o mundo
Filipe Pacheco
09 Novembro 2012

The science is the message
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
October 28, 2012, New York University

One, Noone and One Hundred Thousand
Alice Losk
October 11, 2012


Science and Art: Bridging the Gap
July 17, 2012
Emma Meryes
Columbia University arts blog

Red, White and View Recap
Casey Kelbaugh
March 23, 2012

Biology + Art = Joana Ricou
Jan 17, 2012
Dan Teran, Artsicle

Duquesne University professor teams with artist to create the "Spiral of Life"
November 2011
Sean Collier

Member show profile: Science Class with Painter Joana Ricou
Nov 11, 2011
3rd Ward

Alumna's Paintings Appear in Two Hollywood Films
By Eric Sloss
CMU News

Serious games deliberated at twin conferences this week
Piece on health games that covers the videogame Poor Benny! about the immune system which I co-produced and served as science advisor
Game Hunters, USA Today
May 27, 2010

New exhibit hopes to intrigue next generation of researchers 
Includes a write-up on the museum kiosk "Dr. Allevable's Lab," with three videogames about regenerative medicine, that I co-produced and served as science advisor for.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 16th, 2009

Carnegie Mellon acolhe jovens «cérebros»portugueses para debaterem I&D - José Mariano Gago é convidado de honra
April 7, 2010

Artscan - Carnegie Mellon University School of Art
March 2010
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Carnegie Mellon University Press
April 2009

Video and interviews about Art That Learns, an exhibit that combined installation art and machine learning.
See here >>
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 6th, 2009

"Darwin's 200th birthday celebrated"
Coverage of Darwin2009 and the Spiral of Life mural series.

Ciencia Hoje (Portugal)
December 2008

"Arte de Olhos Postos na Ciencia" (Art set its sights on Science)
Coverage of art installation at Forum Internacional de Investigadores Portugues VI (International Forum of Portuguese Researchers VI)
(Note: text is in Portuguese)

Mellon College of Science Alumni Magazine, March 2007
Piece on my collaboration with Dr. Alison Barth's to produce "Spines." See here >>

WQED "Art In Transit" by Susie Meister (TV), November 2006
See on YouTube

Artscan, June 2006 (on-line publication)
Announcement of the second Female Art show.

Michael Machosky, "Art takes the Bus"
Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, Friday, April 21, 2006
Article on the Art In Transit with an interview with me and other involved artists, like Fred Zeleny who organized the initiative!

Artscan, April 2006 (on-line publication)
Announcement of the Art In Transit initiative.

Susan Cribbs,"BSA Senior has Art on the Brain"
Carnegie Mellon University Publication, May 2005 (web site)
Full article on biography and the cover for The Journal of Neuroscience.

Artscan, May 2005 (on-line publication)
Announcement of the publishing of "Mouse hippocampus.. " as a cover for the The Journal of Neuroscience issue of April 27th.

Pillbox Gallery, Pillbox Magazine
The Tartan, April 2005
"And Sarah" was shown.

Marshall Roy, "Art Among Academia", Pillbox Magazine
The Tartan, 17 January 2005
Description of permanent installation.

Eli Pousson, “Untitled 2004”
The Tartan - Carnival issue. 29 March 2004
A review on the art sale of CMU student and alumni that took place during Carnival.

Pillbox Gallery, Pillbox Magazine
The Tartan, 29 March 2004
"Sarah" was shown in the Pillbox Gallery.

Kevin Chang, “Science and Technology”
The Tartan, 22 March 2004
One of the panels of “Sea urchin embryos...” was shown in conjunction with a caption describing my connections between art and science in the “Science and Technology" section.

Daniella Kraut, ”Kaleidoscope at the Frame ”
The Tartan, 22 February 2004.
A review on the Bachelor of Science and Arts/Bachelor of Humanities and Arts annual show, at the Frame gallery.



Joana Ricou at Children's Museum - BioArt for Tots!

Children's Museum Annual Report 2010.

Communicating Phylogeny: Evolutionary tree diagrams in museums
Teresa E. MacDonald ( University of Kansas Natural History Museum. Paper presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Philadelphia, PA

Littany. Art piece. 2010
Jessica Fenlon


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