Culture Prime | Centre Pompidou | Amy Karle (video)

“From a young age, I was really cognizant of life and death and this fine balance between what it means to be alive, and this is both biological and medical, butt there is also this whole other realm of what it means to be alive that is beyond what we can measure… the real spiritual part… is about the mystery of life. The greatest scientists, the greatest philosophers, we don’t know these answers” – Amy Karle.

Outspoken | Host Justin White | Ep. 47 – Amy Karle(podcast)

“no matter what tools or complexity goes into [making the artwork]… the art has to be able to capture someone’s emotions when they look at it… so whatever happens in the process – if advancements are made or not – if the science and technology can be used or not – it still functions to inspire this hope and this thinking of enhancing humanity for the better.” – Amy Karle

Creating ArtScience Collaboration: Bringing Value to Organizations(book)

“Art is about visions, about future ideas, and poses possibilities… The outcomes of artsciecne collaboration… can be envisioning futures or questioning ideas, or making completely new statements… Amy Karle explores the meaning of being human and the human condition. She is specifically interested in the ways humans and technology are merging and how to use InfoTech and biotech to empower humanity and society… the artwork represents an artist’s future vision but does not give immediate answers. It asks questions and encourages next steps in scientific development…”

Code Couleur | Centre Pompidou | The Factory Of The Living

“La Fabrique du Vivant”, in partnership with IRCAM, examines the mutations of the concept of nature, inseparable from technological production. The exhibition traces an archeology of life and artificial life. Resolutely prospective, it presents the most significant creations and innovations in the field of art, design and architecture through the works of fifty or so creators, including Amy Karle.

LIBERATION |A new special issue: AI, at the heart of the human

Under a set of sophisticated bangs styled like Blade Runner, big blue eyes scan us. Are they dreaming of electric sheep? Amy Karle, an artist with a purposeful Android look, shares with Ridley Scott more than just a taste for wavy hairstyles. The universal and timeless question from a 1980’s futuristic thriller is the basis of Amy Karle’s work: what defines humanity? More precisely, can technology redraw human lines? Can we change the structure of our bodies? Can we recreate the living? Amy Karle promotes the improved human, her creations and performances composing the kaleidoscope of possibilities for a cyborg future.

Art of the Future

For hundreds of years, artists relied on paint and canvas, clay, or stone to express their ideas. Today, contemporary artists incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into their work. Amy Karle uses her knowledge of human anatomy, technology and textiles to create her new media works, including Breathe… How is Karle’s process similar to Leonardo da Vinci’s? How is it different?

3Dnatives | 3D printing in art: an evolution of the concept

Karle uses what she considers “exponential technologies,” where she includes additive manufacturing technologies “because it has the potential to create more organically, more like the intelligence of how nature is formed and grows.” For this artist the use of new technologies allows her to get much closer to the forms of nature.

Beijing Morning News |How Does Technology Empowering Art Define an Unknowable Future?

“Exploration in any field has gone from simplification to diversification, and so is technology. With the emergence of new media, artists have discovered a medium that can generate new creativity…Technology can unlock the potential of humanity… Under the new technological revolution, we as designers and artists, using technology as a tool, hope to unlock the potential of people: ourselves, humanity and the world.” – Amy Karle (translated)

The 2nd Beijing Media Art Biennale (BMAB) Forum

“We have never seen such rapid exponential changes, as now … there is synthetic life, AI, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, 3D printing, bionics, chip implantation… The meaning of life itself has been expanded… and after life as well. We will have many problems to face in post-life, such as the survival of human beings, eternal life or non-eternal life, or what will happen after the end of life…” (translated) – Amy Karle

“Art Science Is. Transformation of the World Guided by Art Science” (book)

Art and science. When these two seem to be in totally different areas meet, they will open up a new vision for the future that we have never imagined.

This book is an overview of the scene and the forefront of the scene, summarizing the efforts and voices of the pioneers who keep going both art and science and both, and belong to both of them. It is a book. While introducing critical works such as media art, biotechnology, artificial intelligence / artificial life, robotics, VR / AR, etc., by knitting the critical viewpoints of practitioners, we approach the significance and possibility of art science.

Future Innovators Summit Tokyo 2018

On May 25th, the 3-day event “Future Innovators Summit TOKYO (Future Innovators Summit Tokyo)” (hereinafter referred to as FIS TOKYO), held in Tokyo Midtown, marked the first day.

This is a report on the opening session consisting of a short speech and a panel discussion at “Kick Off Day.”

ART+TECHNOLOGY episode 7 “Can 3D Art Become Human” (video)

“In the seventh episode of our captivating series, ART + TECHNOLOGY, we explore the world of bioart with Amy Karle. This innovative American artist uses 3D art to discover what it means to be human, expressing internal experiences in visual forms. Questioning whether or not 3D art can become human, Amy puts forward a new renaissance in which humans can become whatever they wish to be, as technology empowers expression through new tools, and the requirements of art serve to push the technology. Join us as Amy creates 3D representations of our internal selves, so that we may study the mind and body and even learn to reprogram it.”

L.A.S.T. Exhibition Book

This catalog accompanies the 2018 Last exhibition at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (including Amy Karle’s Artwork). The exhibition features work that explores the complex challenges represented by the intersection of science, technology, and society. “Almost anything that we create can become monstrous. One hopes for the best, but never knows just how it might play out. The story of humankind is partially a history of the twists and turns posited by technological innovation. The complex relationship between intention and context sometimes converge in mysterious and unpredictable ways resulting in new creative strategies, machines, social architectures, designs and creative expression.” – Curator Joel Slayton


We met with Ms. Amy Karle, near the end of the first day of this year’s 3rd International Interdisciplinary 3D Conference, who warmly received and shared her feelings regarding the growing potential of exponential technology and specifically 3D print technology, her return to Pécs as a Guest Speaker and ideas towards increasing marketing strategies in support of the 3D Print Technology and Visionary Center.

What is Life in the Bio-Tech Era? Creating a More Resilient Future

The American Arts Incubator – Poland “Layers of Life” workshop questioned “What is Life in the Bio-Tech Era?” through the lens of empowerment – exploring this pivotal point we are at in evolution across many strata, including personal, social, emotional and environmental impact, questioning how we can empower ourselves and our world, creating concepts and projects that provoke new ideas to shape a more resilient future.

American Arts Incubator – Poland workshop and exhibition with Artist Amy Karle(video)

As an American Arts Incubator Exchange Artist Diplomat, Amy Karle’s task is to facilitate creative expression and social innovation to empower women in STEAM.

While Amy Karle was the American Arts Incubator (AAI) Artist Diplomat to Poland and Artist in Residence at Centrum Nauki Kopernik (Copernicus Science Center), she conducted research, led workshops, distributed grant funding, supported teams to create community projects using art and technology to address social issues in the model of a silicon valley type incubator – and also created artwork and an exhibition herself. The exchange concluded with a panel review, public exhibition and small grants program for participants to continue their work.

Arts Incubator Program Successfully Concludes with Exhibition at Copernicus Science Center

On May 11, the award-winning American artist Amy Karle and participants of the first ever Arts Incubator program in Poland presented their final exhibition – Layers of Life – at the internationally acclaimed Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. The exhibition, which runs through May 27 in the Copernicus Center Pavilion located on the banks of the Vistula River – represented the successful culmination of a month-long workshop led by Amy Karle where prominent Polish artists collaborated on a varied collection of bio-art projects and art installations in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Award-Winning American Artist and Polish Colleagues to Present Arts Incubator Exhibition at Copernicus Science Center

On May 11 at 8:30 pm at the internationally-acclaimed Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, award-winning American artist Amy Karle and 20 prominent Polish artists will open their long-awaited exhibit Layers of Life. The project hosted by the Copernicus Science Center and directed by Karle, will present a collection of Bioart and STEM projects created with new technologies to reveal social and environmental dynamics.

Culture: chlorophyll tattoos and algae dress

Amy Karle uses her mind, body, science and technology in her work. Together with the participants of the “Layers of Life” project, he is looking for answers to questions about our humanity and limitations and possibilities of creating in contemporary reality.

No Word for “Empowerment” in Polish?!

We are more than halfway into American Arts Incubator — Poland, and it has been an amazing journey witnessing our growth, development, and empowerment of participants and myself through the “Layers of Life” workshop.

Labocine Laboratory Rituals

Laboratory Rituals Issue features 30 films that present the laboratory as imaginative and creative arena, where the unexpected gleams in rigorously orchestrated processes, a site of ritual and invention. Watch at
Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork (Amy Karle)

American Artist and Copernicus Science Center Launch First Arts Incubator Program in Poland

On April 26, the award-winning American artist Amy Karle officially launched the first ever Arts Incubator program in Poland. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by the internationally acclaimed Copernicus Science Center, the Arts Incubator program is an international cultural exchange initiative that sends distinguished American artists abroad to partner with local community members and organizations to address social challenges – such as economic equity or environmental sustainability – through public art and technology projects.

The Future That’s Already Here

Amy Karle is an American artist who uses her mind, body, science and technology in her work. Together with the participants of the Layers of Life project, he is looking for answers to questions about our humanity and limitations and possibilities of creating in contemporary reality.

Reproduce the human hand with a bio hack. Mariko Nishimura to Amy Karle, an artist who asks a new view of life

Work name Amy Karle, a bio artist who won the YouFab Global Creative Award 2017 Grand Prix for “Regenerative Reliquary.” Amy’s visit to Japan in San Francisco, interviewed by Mariko Nishimura, HEART CATCH representative who connects technology and creative. What is the new view of life in the bio era that has been seen from the dialogue between two people running around in different fields powerfully?

Why does bio artist Amy Karle express the inside of humans in fashion?

Amy Karle: A bioartist who expresses the body’s physical and functional expansion through technology. He has a degree in Arts & Design and Philosophy from Alfred University and Cornell University. Co-founded CONCEPTUAL ART TECHNOLOGIES, a company that uses technology-based exhibitions, to hold exhibitions around the world. He is patented in the medical and technology fields, and is selected as “the most influential woman in the 3D printing industry”. As a pioneer of bioart, we continue to work with the goal of contributing to medical and psychosomatic medicine in the process of producing art.

U.S. Embassy and Copernicus Science Center to Launch American Arts Incubator in Poland

AAI is an international cultural exchange initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that sends distinguished American artists abroad to address social challenges through public art and technology projects… The American artist coming to Poland to lead the inaugural AAI program is Artist Amy Karle who will teach cutting-edge digital and media art skills, facilitate art-based explorations and show how art and technology can empower women through the STEAM fields.

Profile: Amy Karle – “It’s Really Important That We Choose and Focus on the Future We Want to Achieve”

“Human induced evolution can occur much quicker than natural evolution and we can’t undo things like genetic editing so this is where it takes the most conscious awareness… we can easily see the potential doomsday scenarios, but we can also see enlightened futures as well. I can see all these different kinds of futures that are available to us, and it’s really important that we choose and focus on the future that we want to achieve. We cannot always achieve that, but if we are working towards that, we can get a lot closer than if we are blindly going into the future without thinking about it – without being conscious about it.” –Amy Karle

Regenerative Reliquary: Fabricating a Relic of the Future

The piece, which creator Artist Amy Karle describes as a “relic of the future,” not only pushes the limits of fabrication and medical technology, it also raises profound questions about the future of art, design, science, religion, and even life (and death) itself. “I’m exploring how to heal and enhance the body with our new technologies, but I’m also considering, on another level: if we do use these new technologies to heal and enhance us—if we can make replacement parts, and we extend our life exponentially—what will the meaning of life be? And how do we start having those conversations? If we aren’t faced with the idea of death, what does it mean to be alive?” – Amy Karle

Monsters, Machines, Music and More

“Art and science have become so separated, so divided. If you go back in time, to the Renaissance, to Ancient Greece, any center that had a boom of creativity had a boom of both art and science…”
Bio-artist Amy Karle will present her “Feast of Eternity,” a 3-D print of a human skull that utilizes crystallization mimicking cell growth, which will “represent the mystery, delicacy and preciousness of life.

Voicing Herstory – The Future History of Women with Amy Karle

In Celebration of Women’s History Month, The Futures Forum presents: The Future History of Women – Voicing Herstory — A Special Podcast hosted by Dr. Claire A. Nelson, White House Champion of Change and Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum/Development Foresight Institute. She interviews Amy Karle, Bio Artist and designer whose work can be seen as artifacts of speculative futures where digital, biological and physical systems merge – with an exploration into the FUTURE HISTORY of Women because the United Nations Sustainable Development #5 speaks specifically to the development and inclusion of Women 2030 & beyond.

Why are there so few Women in 3D printing, and can we change that?

… I’m either fighting an uphill battle or I’m doing it against all odds – maybe both”
Amy Karle stated “We are at a very exciting time in history. 3D printing offers opportunities to create in new ways, for healing, enhancing and augmenting the body in ways we’ve never been able to before. I’m most excited about applying additive manufacturing with other technologies to medical uses… to heal and enhance our bodies, minds and beings. I get really excited about bioprinting because it holds the promise of being able to create organs and replacement parts out of a patient’s own genetic material, lowering the risk of rejection. Bioprinting has great promise to affect humanity because as it could be used for life extension.”

Brainsongs and the Enhanced Human

Amy Karle … integrates mind, body and technology to create art and explore what it means to be human.
“My work serves a platform to explore who we want to become; how are we going to use our technology to become the type of individual and society that we want to be? Especially when we are looking at artificial intelligence or genetic editing, where this human induced evolution can happen much more rapidly than the natural would. This could be a very concerning scenario so its important that we stop and think these scenarios through and employ these tools and technologies to help us get to our best and highest good”. – Amy Karle

The Language That Only Art Can Speak

The process of making art is like the process of exploring yourself. For me, it is one and the same. Making art is a process of exploring myself and the world around me, making sense of it in a way that is beyond the thinking mind… from a place of all of these stirred influences that made me into who I am… the stirred area of the collective unconscious too… when I’m creating my art, it’s not just for me, and it’s not just from me, it’s from a place that I can only articulate through creating art, and a way for me to share this internal experience that is indescribable in any other way than through the language of art – to share it with others.

Humanity, Technology Join Hands in Life/Art/Science/Tech Festival at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The hauntingly beautiful object resembling a human skull was designed by bioartist Amy Karle with the idea of “healing and enhancing a future body.” … “This exhibition explores mysterious and unpredictable artistic forms that serve to provoke how we think about the complex relationship between humans and their technology.” – Curator Joel Slayton. Karle’s work speculates a future where technology can heal and empower human beings. “The desire to enhance the body and find freedom by matching our physical and internal identity is an element of the human condition.” – Karle

The Shock Of The New

Are artists better at predicting the future than scientists or policy-makers? Can more collaboration between art and technology help prepare societies for the future in an age of massive and rapid technological change? … Amy Karle is exploring what it means to be human in a future where human bodies are enhanced by digital technology inside us. “Many people think of technology as something outside of ourselves like a computer or a robot but I think of technology as something we can embody in ourselves to be more human … like a pacemaker, we’re seeing this life that has been given more hope and continues to live on”. – Amy Karle

Salzburg Global Report : Session 593 : Arts, Technology and Making Sense of the Future

“We are on the cusp of a new renaissance,” declared transmedia artist Amy Karle in the opening conversation. “As we cascade into the fourth industrial revolution, we have the tools and technology to take on an identity that is aspirational—we can become anyone we want to be, individually, and as a society.” Amy Karle’s work questions what it means to be human in a world where technological advancements allow us to unlock boundless human potential. Positioning her work as artifacts of a speculative future, where biological, physical and digital systems merge, Karle uses art and technology as a mirror to discover who we are and what we can become.

The Shock of the New – Preparing for the Future

Change can be both frightening and exhilarating. Amy Karle, a transmedia artist and designer believes we are at an exciting time in history… she suggested the many technological advancements taking place indicate we are on the “cusp of a new renaissance.”

…She said, “Working together with art and technology, we can make sense of the future.”

Amy Karle: Hand In The Hand

(Video) Major artist in 3D printing of living tissue, she has recently grown a hand from human cells.
Like a fringed Dr. Frankenstein, the American Amy Karle poses on her live tissue palette that reproduces and builds works in 3D. Between biology and digital printing, it gives life to chimeras that self-generate. Recognized as a major artist in the field of 3D printing, she designs with the latest work “The Relic That Regenerates”

YouFab Global Creative Award // Grand Prize Winner Amy Karle

(4 Articles) The winners of the prestigious YouFab Global Creative Awards organized by Fabcafe Global have been announced. The grand prize was awarded to “Regenerative Reliquary” by American bioartist Amy Karle. The piece is both an artwork of refined aesthetics and an illustration of technological developments in cell culture and 3D-printing living matter… a very sci-fi installation for growing human tissue inside a bioreactor-incubator. Beyond the aesthetics of a luminous hand submerged in nurturing fluid, the concept could also be applied to personalized medical prosthetics, grown from the patient’s own body cells… It is a work which explores the meaning of being human across the barriers of art, design, science, technology and the mystery of life. (translated)

3D Printing Spotlight On: Amy Karle, Award Winning BioArtist

“The more we practice the more we specialize. When we inquire or work in the same area of focus, we develop a way of doing things, a signature style and an expertise. This knowledge not only resides in the area of the brain that can be thought of or expressed in language. It also resides in our bodies and our emotions, and in our kinesthetic expression. It affects how we do things and the energy that we bring to those tasks.” – Amy Karle

Amy Karle: A Space In-Between Art and Science

Amy Karle’s work is recorded in this Bio Art movement and does not settle for creating a meeting between human body and advanced technologies, for making them coexist but she is establishing them in unison in symbols of an enquiry we could qualify to be anthropological. The match between biotechnologies and the body are asking questions about our connection to our humanity. Her work is not only innovative because it suggests ideas which could be directly applied to body’s reconstructive surgeries, but also because it can serve as a springboard in raising self-awareness.

Robotic Lovers May be in the Not-So-Distant Future

“The point we are at in our human evolution now is the merging of humanity and technology. These TV shows that show interacting with Robots is a future case scenario that really isn’t that far off… the Artificial Intelligence component of that is to learn what your preferences are, to speak into your ears and look into your eyes in a way that would make your heart flutter”- Amy Karle

VOGUE Asvoff9: the Fashion Film competition on Wearable Technology

Today, contemporary fashion technicians push far beyond the boundaries of what we call wearable… emerging sectors in the field of wearable technology include the Biological-couture invented by artist Amy Karle, who creates garments that have been baptized bionic fashion. (translated)

Love, Right Now

Amy Karle is a bioartist, designer and futurist… using cutting edge technology like genetic engineering to create designs that challenge us to rethink what it means to be human.

Art of the 4th Industrial Revolution and its Contributions to Humankind

Art made with the new tools of the fourth industrial revolution, including 3D printing, digital tools and digital manufacturing serve to positively impact human evolution in ways not previously witnessed. Although the human condition, nature and events continue to capture the attention of artists, the utilization and exploration of these tools in the production of art and design makes advancements and innovations across many fields in ways that have the potential to influence and make contributions that fundamentally benefit humankind.

After Life October 2017

What awaits us at the end of our lives? Science offers many answers to this eternal question. Here on earth, we can look forward to the renewing release of nutrients during decomposition to, while, taking a broader view, we can consider the ultimate persistence and continual transformation of all energy in the universe.

Ars Electronica 2017: Drone Dawn

Technology, for Karle, is a chance to overcome impairments, to augment the body… also she states ‘I am a great advocate of medical freedom.’ Karle pleads not for eugenics or compulsive augmentation, but for the self-determination of every human being… What worries Karle is a possible class contrast between those who will afford expensive implants and prostheses and the poor. The checks and balances for this, as well as for genetics, are simply not yet mature. It is precisely the changes made by genetic engineering that can not be reversed, fears Karle. (translated)

Homo Digitalis bei der Ars Electronica

(see Karle’s work at 4:00)
We are constantly connected to the digital world… we can talk to our digital assistants… but we are just getting used to the possibilities of communicating with machines. We explore these themes and the current state of technology with the artists and scientists presenting at “ Artificial Intelligence: the Other I” exhibition at Ars Electronica in Linz… “Merging with technology is not all positive nor all negative, it’s a force, it’s a currency, and it depends on how we use it, towards what ends” Karle says (translated)

AI Artificial Intelligence Das andere Ich

by Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schopf, & Hannes Leopoldseder
Leveraging the intelligence of human stem cells, Amy Karle created “Regenerative Reliquary”… “Regenerative Reliquary” made artistic, scientific and technological advances as it required and inspired new innovations for its creation, as well as influencing a new way of thinking. Amy Karle’s bioart work expands opportunities for art and design, biomedical applications, healing and enhancing our bodies, and opens minds to create things that it was never possible to create before.

Asvoff9: The World’s First Wearable Technology in Fashion Film

The current field of wearable technology is a diverse movement of e-textiles makers and computer aided design fabricators primarily being pioneered by a clan of women in tech around the planet. Contemporary fashion technologists today push the boundaries of the very word wearable… emerging fields within wearable technology include Biological-couture invented by artist Amy Karle, who creates transformational body work described as bionic fashion…

4 innovations that will change the clothes of the future

Smart fibers developed through technology, sustainable materials and processes will not be a utopia. Although it seems impossible, clothing that removes its spots on its own or even prevents acne is a reality, as well as are materials from less polluting biological fibers. These are the most outstanding innovations in the industry: … Amy Karle has already explored silhouettes and sartorial constructions through an artifact that seems distant to many. (translated)

FILE 2017 – Pop Up

Rodolfo Rodriguez visits File 2017, International Festival of Electronic Language, in SP. See Amy Karle’s work starting at :14

Connection Between Worlds

“I use new technology and the body to make art and design work and in the process of creating the work I’m using technology that can actually be used to heal and enhance the body” – Amy Karle

Announcing Artists for the 2018 American Arts Incubator

American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs… After a rigorous selection process, we are thrilled to announce the six artists chosen to participate in the 2018 American Arts Incubator: … Amy Karle, Poland. …The six American artists will act as cultural envoys, using artistic collaboration to foster new relationships built upon common social values and the collective exploration of differences.


Mônica Bergamo | Society Column
The FILE Electronic Language International Festival exhibition was opened with the presence of the president of the institution, curators of the show, and artist Amy Karle who has exhibited works at the show… (translated)

Festival de Linguagem Eletrônica na FIESP

The artworks at FILE play with senses and cause unusual sensations of visitors that turn the mood of how we perceive reality. This exhibition brings together the latest contemporary works of art that use technological resources to conceive works in artistic expression. This American artist [Amy Karle] who created dresses from body scans and digital manufacturing discusses how we all speak electronic language and communicate through digital media.(translated)

FILE leva a público novas experiências eletrônicas

Cited as the most relevant event of electronic art in Latin America, the International Festival of Electronic Language (FILE) event … including the selection of the fashion work of American Amy Karle … aims to make the public experience and reflect on the new concepts that the Electronic art carries with it, as the active participation of people with the work… (translated)


The largest festival of art and technology in Latin America brings together 370 works. One of the highlights of the event is undoubtedly the Internal Dialogue collection of the American Artist Amy Karle, who explores details of the human anatomy in clothing through high tech sewing techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting. (translated)

Bubbling Universes: FILE São Paulo 2017

Switching up conventions about the body and beauty, the selections from her “Internal Collection” showing at FILE represent internal anatomy in external wearable form. Merging anatomy, fashion, and technology, each piece is created by hand and digital manufacturing technologies. By depicting designs inspired by anatomy, this work communicates that, when we share our likeness and what is going on inside of us, an opportunity is offered for finding beauty within ourselves and connection with others.

The future of 3D printing in medicine from Autodesk’s Pier 9

“A new exhibit at Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco is taking a futuristic vision on the direction of healthcare.The work, titled Regenerative Reliquary, has been 3D printed by resident artist Amy Karle. Made from PEGDA, it can be laced with stem cells, which will grow to form a ‘living’ alternative of the hydrogel hand. Karle’s inspiration behind the piece is the thought of a future where “spare parts” can be delivered to humans on demand.”

How to Grow a Human Hand

We live in a time where the meaning of impossible needs to be updated. … Artist Amy Karle has an interesting new project that combines 3D printing with stem cell research called “Regenerative Reliquary “… There’s something miraculous about giving something vital like a limb or an organ to someone to needs it. In the past, it couldn’t be done, but with the future in sight, we’re slowly changing our minds on that.

Cutting-Edge Fashion

Using laser cutting machinery in the fashion world offers several advantages over more traditional processes… fashion designers can benefit from laser systems and create patterns in less time and with more precision… One designer, Amy Karle, artist in residence at Autodesk, scans drawings into a computer program where they are scaled to fit on a human body. The design is then input into a laser cutter that cuts the design onto sheets of fabric. While some designs are meant for fashion shows, museums or other special events, the commercial potential for laser-cut clothing is huge. Put into mainstream retail use, the technology could help customers achieve the elusive “perfect fit” at long last.

Quando a moda imita a vida

For Amy Karle, fashion offers the opportunity to change identity and the way they feel about ourselves. In making her recent dresses, she shows what is inside everyone that we all have in common: organs, bones, blood. To create her clothes, the designer uses the 3D printer [digital manufacturing and laser cutting] in order to create something totally new. She explains that by learning about the digital manufacturing technologies, her brain went to work in a different way, making her have more innovative ideas than she would have if she were making clothes in the traditional way alone. (translated)

A Double Look: Using Biomaterials as an Art Platform

At the intersection of art and STEM, artists have integrated new technology to be a medium and inspiration for their work… Utilizing 3D printing, Amy Karle was able to create Regenerative Reliquary, a new media art, by printing stem cells and a scaffold to build bone… Perhaps through art, we as scientists can bridge the gap between the STEM community and the public and excite a broader audience about new and novel ideas.

A hand that grows in a pot, and it’s art

Appearances can be deceptive: the work is a scientific piece yet the colors are so perfectly balanced, the lighting is surreal, drawing in the viewer in a way we would never see in a laboratory. An art object is what we see here. Bio-art, as it is called: by bio-artist Amy Karle, who previously designed, among other things, dresses based on the cardiovascular system. (translated)

The Original Impulse of Science and Art

American Artist Amy Karle who has long studied the body, mind and technology, re-challenges the history of creation and creates break through art that challenges sculpture art of the past while relating to the intrinsic significance cultural history of the body in art. Her work is based in contemporary science and technology to deeply think about the relationship between body, art and life (translated)

How Long Before We Can Build ‘Westworld’ Host Robots for Real?

To learn more about the process of artificially creating organic systems, I reached out to Amy Karle, a bio-artist whose work explores the boundaries between technology and humanity. Her recent work includes Regenerative Reliquary, a bio-printed scaffold seeded with stem cells that, over time, will theoretically grow into a human hand—exactly the kind of tech that might one day give us robots with Dolores’s flawless complexion.

Lab Grown Bones on Display

“Karle hopes her work will inspire scientists who are growing bone for medical use. “I have anopportunity to bring attention to this type of research,” she says. The hand also raises questionsabout growing body parts in a lab.”

3D Printed Scaffold for Artistic Cell Culture

“At the juncture between creative exploration and scientific technology lies the work of Amy Karle. The idea behind her work was to use live cells as the components of a sculptural form. By harnessing the natural functions of the cells, replication and growth, she uses them to build her sculpture around a scaffold that she has created…”

Regenerative Reliquary: Bringing Bones To Life

“Karle’s work establishes a new discipline in the art world called Bioart, an art form whereby sculptures are grown from living materials. This also has vast potential for healthcare, beauty, fitness and a new way of thinking and making. Karle explains that in the future, not only could we fabricate additions to our bodies and…”


‘Artist Amy Karle has been dedicated to exploring the relationship between the human body and technology for years. She has taken her work to the field of “BioArt”, one of the most recent currents of contemporary art… interesting work that allows finding new ways of conceiving art, as well as contributing in the medical field’ (translated)

Regenerative Reliquary by Amy Karle

“Amy Karle expanded her bioart into creating artwork out of living cells… she embarked on groundbreaking work growing a hand design in live bone from human stem cells along a biofriendly, biodegradable 3D printed lattice; opening a new form of artwork, as well as expanding opportunities for enhancing our bodies, biomedical applications, and making things that were never possible to make before.”

This Artist is Biohacking the Body To 3D Print Fantastical Human Bones

“Working at the intersection of art, technology, and design, Artist Amy Karle is in the midst of her own boundary-pushing bone grafting project. For Regenerative Reliquary, she is hacking bone cells… Karle calls her project a fusion of generative art and regenerative medicine, the idea being that the two disciplines…”

Artist grows real human hand; inspired by work in open source

“Karle explores human biology through technology and art through… She hopes her work can contribute to answers to important questions about human biology. Karle has already released open source instructions for creating 3D-printed lattices for cell culture. She says she’s inspired by A neural algorithm for artistic style, and Deep Dream. She’s working on related projects that may eventually be used to create…”

An Artist is Growing a Real Human Hand

“The most significant impact on my life from studying and making work with the body and mind is the understanding that things that we think are fixed or concrete are not. My work has shown me that there are always other options, which led to an intrinsic understanding that we can remake ourselves into who we want to become.” – Amy Karle

BioArtist Grows a Sculpture out of Bone

“As artists and designers we are no longer tied to working with inanimate objects like clay, metal or fiber. It is really exciting when I think of how we can grow our own sculptures. I hope to inspire other artists and designers to think about possibilities of what they could make beyond what we are traditionally trained to use”. – Amy Karle

Bringing Bones To Life

“I turned to synthetic biology and regenerative medicine and set out on a journey of creating artwork that could grow into form. Using CAD design and 3D printing, I created scaffolds to encourage cell growth into a certain form, a 3D printed framework that tissue can regenerate on.” – Amy Karle

21st Century Digital Art: A Collaborative Survey of Digital Art Made Since 2000

Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork is another experiment in creating art through technology, and using the human body as part of the medium… In this piece, she uses existence and the movement within the human body to create visuals of that which cannot be seen… She brings into question our understanding and visualization of consciousness, and attempts to create something that can be seen and understood from something that cannot.

Artist Amy Karle Makes Instructable Manual For A Hand 3D Printed With Stem Cells

“I was creating artwork with parametric and generative digital design to create forms, but it felt like there was something I could tap inherent with more mystery and surprises in the real world. So I looked within the body, at how cells articulate into different forms – what makes a cell become a beating heart, skin, or bone.” – Amy Karle

Tissue Tussle, Printed Hand

An artist aims to grow a human hand design from stem cells. She worked with scientists to design a trellis made of a hydrogel that will form an armature for the cells. Karle and her team is now culturing stem cells from bone marrow to add to the trellis, where she hopes they will grow into our signature body part.

Human hand created with 3D printing and stem cells

Interesting results are anticipated [from Karle’s piece Regenerative Reliquary], although it will probably take years to see them, but this type of development is what anticipates the relationship between 3D printing and the organs of the future. (translated)

“Bringing Bones to Life: Amy Karle’s Process” (video) by Charlie Nordstrom and Blue Bergen

“Amy Karle is an artist who has always been fascinated with mysteries of the body. Her most recent work uses the building blocks of life: cells. As an Artist in Residence at Pier 9, Amy collaborated with Autodesk to create “Regenerative Reliquary,” a sculpture consisting of 3D printed scaffolds for cell growth in a bioreactor. The intention is that stem cells seeded onto these scaffolds will grow into bone. She hopes that this project serves as a foundation for further exploration and opens conversations about the awe and mystery of life, transhumanism, synthetic biology, the future of medicine and implants, and things that could be made from the building blocks of life.”

American artist grows her hand from stem cells

Amy Karle decided to grow a human hand from stem cells as part of one of her projects. Initially, she planned to create a whole skeleton in this way, but so far she decided to restrict herself to just a hand.

Artist Growing Human Hand with 3D Printed Scaffolds and Stem Cells

“A major portion of this artwork that I’m creating is the cells that I use. I consider: what does it mean for this piece to have human cells growing and proliferating outside of the body? My mother was a research scientist and I grew up in the lab with her. I feel inspired by her whenever I do this kind of work. She has passed away now, but I consider what would it mean if I could use her cancer cells in this piece and they could live on?” –Amy Karle

Amy Karle: Bringing Bones to Life (video)

Amy Karle is an artist who has always been fascinated with mysteries of the body. Her most recent work uses the building blocks of life: cells. As an Artist in Residence at Pier 9, Amy collaborated with Autodesk to create “Regenerative Reliquary,” a sculpture consisting of 3D printed scaffolds for cell growth in a bioreactor. The intention is that stem cells seeded onto these scaffolds will grow into bone. She hopes that this project serves as a foundation for further exploration and opens conversations about the awe and mystery of life, transhumanism, synthetic biology, the future of medicine and implants, and things that could be made from the building blocks of life.

An artist is prototyping a hand grown out of human stem cells

Karle’s work is a reminder that our bodies are built out of molecules and atoms that are inanimate but take on life when brought together in the right patterns. To repair our bodies, we must first take them apart. In Karle’s work, this basic truth takes on a horrifying beauty.

How to 3D Scan Body Parts for Prosthetic or Any Use

Open source instructions on how to 3D scan the body by Amy Karle… how to capture three dimensional scan data / reality capture of the body for CAD modeling,prosthesis, wearables, fashion design, pattern making, fitness and training, portraiture, avatars, figurines, action figures and more.

Forged Fabrics

Open source instructions on how to make high-end specialty fabrics for couture, textile art, tapestries & fashion design by Amy Karle

Video Art Today: A collection of Videoart from the permanent collection of Galerie Chartier

Time, illusion, and the dichotomy of loss and fulfillment frequently re-emerge in Amy Karle’s Artwork through time-based processes and ephemeral experiences. Amy Karle unifies the material and immaterial by creating Art around and about the body that may function as a transformative device to transcend the material and provide an experience of the unseen. This is integrated in the way Amy Karle often offers viewers situations where they may observe themselves from a removed perspective… a catalyst for the foregrounding of transformative energies contained in the polyvalent body.