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Julia Krolik

Pixels and Plans & Art the Science

Julia Krolik is a creative director, entrepreneur, scientist and award-winning artist. Formally educated in the sciences, her work has taken numerous turns and includes research involving micro/molecular biology, statistics, geospatial analytics, public health, water quality and hydrogeology. As an exhibiting artist, focusing on science, art and new media, Julia has created works for CBC, the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Urban Film Festival and the Scotia Bank Photography Festival.  

Her diverse background enables a rare cross-disciplinary empathy, and she continuously advocates for both art and science through several initiatives. Julia is the founder of Art the Science (https://artthescience.com/), a non-profit organization facilitating artist residencies in scientific research laboratories to foster Canadian science-art culture and expand scientific knowledge communication to benefit the public. Through her consulting agency Pixels and Plans (https://pixelsandplans.com/), Julia works with private and public organizations, helping them with outreach, data visualization and knowledge mobilization, utilizing creative technology and skills-transfer workshops.