CATHERINE LABARCA

Scientific & medical Illustrator

        Science and medicine have influenced my art journey since my first interest in portraying the human body at 15 years old to my first series of plastic surgery paintings at 17. I was struck by the journey one body can endure, whether it be from an internal process or exterior modification. Consolidating my love for the arts and science allowed me to join a unique and rewarding profession as a scientific/ medical illustrator.

         In my journey to pursue this profession, I completed my bachelor's at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a bachelor's in Communication Arts with a concentration in Scientific and preparatory medical illustration with a minor in Biology. Currently, I am continuing to build my knowledge and skills by completing my master's in Medical Illustration at Zuyd University in the Netherlands.
         Being in Europe is enabling me to gain unique experiences, learning different techniques, and perspectives allowing me to be a well-rounded illustrator. With my education and experiences, I hope to continue to educate and incite curiosity through my illustrations.

Using both my knowledge in life science and visual communications to synthesize, interpret, and idealize difficult scientific concepts to create a clear and precise visualization that reflects my artistic interpretation but also holds scientific accuracy. 

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