An Inquiry into Art-Science-Faith

by Linnéa Spransy, Dan Callis, Brent Ridley, Kristen Irwin & Tim Pickavance

Artist Linnéa Spransy dialogues with Biola professors Dan Callis (art), Brent Ridley (physical science), Kristen Irwin (philosophy), and Timothy Pickavance (philosophy of religion and ethics) about the intersection between art, science, and faith. The discussion centers on the work of panelist Linnéa Spransy, exploring the ways in which these disciplines might mutually reveal one another and contribute to fuller understandings of the world.

Linnéa Gabriella Spransy's paintings, drawings, and installations are generated using systems and rules, which are distillations of her interest in science, philosophy, theology, and quantum physics. Graduating with an MFA from Yale University in 2001, her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at numerous academic institutions and galleries.

Dan Callis, Professor of Drawing and Painting, has been professionally active in the art community since 1983. He exhibits regionally and nationally on an ongoing basis and has had his work included in international exhibitions in England and Italy. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 1986. On faculty at Biola University since 1987, he has also taught at USC and a number of area community colleges. He currently maintains a studio in downtown Los Angeles. His work is heavily influenced by a social consciousness that informs the subject matter as well as the process. Issues ranging from developmental disabilities, ecological stewardship and faith-based narratives are evidenced in the work on an ongoing basis.

Kristen Irwin, Former Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Biola University

Brent Ridley, Associate Professor of Physical Science

Timothy Pickavance, Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, is broadly interested in the core areas of analytic philosophy, though he specializes in metaphysics. After completing the MA in Philosophy at Talbot, he found himself in Austin at the University of Texas, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2008. He is thrilled to be a part of Biola and Talbot, contributing to the development of Christian philosophers who want to impact our culture in various venues, from academia to their churches to their personal friendships.


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