About the Artist

Catherine Stanley is currently working as a medical illustrator at the University of Michigan. Combining a love for science and skill with art, she explores new ways of presenting scientific information through a variety of media. Each project that she works on requires just as many hours of research as it does actually creating the art. Catherine enjoys this challenge of balancing scientific accuracy, graphic design, and aesthetic qualities when making art. It is important to Catherine that she be able to use her art to help others by furthering education in scientific and medical topics. Whether it's drawing from a cadaver or observing organisms under a microscope, Catherine enjoys learning more about the world around her and being able to draw these fascinating subjects.

Catherine had a summer internship at the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Medical Illustration where she worked with doctors to create graphics for publications. She has also worked on various projects with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Great Lakes Science Center, and University Hospitals. As a graduating senior Catherine was recognized by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio for her portfolio by receiving the Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.

in the news


If you visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History they have a display on Biomedical art in the lower level of the...

Posted by Catherine Stanley Illustration on Sunday, December 20, 2015

The news article about me for Cleveland Institute of Art's website.http://cia.edu/news/stories/biomedical-art-major-is-finalist-for-award-for-excellence-in-visual-arts

Posted by Catherine Stanley Illustration on Friday, April 3, 2015

Tomorrow at 2:30, the 6 finalists from the AICUO Art Awards will be on hand to talk about their work. Pictured are Catherine Stanley's digitally painted medical illustrations.

Posted by ROY G BIV Gallery on Friday, May 29, 2015

A news article about the Future Begins Today award ceremony where I was the keynote speaker.

Posted by Catherine Stanley Illustration on Monday, February 1, 2016

This beautiful illustration by Catherine Stanley Illustration explains the organs used in avian vocalization. (http://stanleyillustration.com/)

Posted by Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society on Sunday, March 8, 2015

I'm happy to share that a story about my award was on the front page of Troy Daily News today! I will try to get a scan...

Posted by Catherine Stanley Illustration on Monday, March 9, 2015