Self Portrait of the Artist's Brain 1, 2009, Painting on Silk, (Sagittal MRI view of the artist's brain) ©Elizabeth Jameson
Emerging, Solar Etching, 2009 (coronal view of the neo-cortex) ©Elizabeth Jameson
Valentine, Solar Etching, 2010 (coronal view of the brain stem, cerebellum, and lateral ventricles) ©Elizabeth Jameson
Celebration, Solar Etching, 2010 (angiogram of Mark's brain) ©Elizabeth Jameson
Neuroplasticity, Digital Collage, 2013 (digital collage of hand-pulled prints and MRIs of my brain) ©Elizabeth Jameson
Kaleidescope (part 1), (digital collages of the artist's brain) 2013 ©Elizabeth Jameson
Kaleidescope (part 2), (digital collages of the artist's brain) 2013 ©Elizabeth Jameson
Kaleidescope (part 3), (digital collages of the artist's brain) 2013 ©Elizabeth Jameson
Carousel (digital collages of the artist's brain), 2013 ©Elizabeth Jameson
Elizabeth Jameson 's artwork lives at the intersection of science, art and technology. Inspired by the brain’s ability to change and adapt, Jameson's work expands the conventional definition of portraiture by using her own brain scans as way of confronting what it means to be human. Her professional and personal life changed profoundly in 1991 when she was diagnosed with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Undergoing numerous brain scans to track the progression of her disease, she initiated a deep fascination with the architecture of the brain and began focusing her art practice on reinterpreting these frightening yet, mesmerizing images. Jameson's images serve as a starting point to describe the ever-changing experience of living with an imperfect brain. Jameson’s work is in permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and major universities both nationally and internationally, including Harvard, Yale, and Stanford University. She has has work on permanent display at the Basque Neuroscience Institute in San Sebastian, Spain.
Her work has also been featured in numerous scientific publications such as Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology and Oxford University Press. Currently, she is collaborating with healthcare professionals on artwork that would build community among those who treat and suffer from illness. She is dedicated to creating collaborative art installations that build on the narrative of illness from the patient's perspective.