Gareth Morgan is a Cell Biologist with an MA in Drawing (Distinction) from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London where his principle interest was in the application of drawing for the communication of scientific & medical concepts, particularly around diabetes.
Gareth gained a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Oxford and has extensive expertise in biomedical research, but became interested in visual ways of communicating medical information as a result of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes & seeing first-hand the problems faced by health care professionals in explaining diabetic medicine to patients and by patients trying to explain their condition to health care professionals.
Fortunately, before, during and after this pathophysiological crisis, & inspired by cartoonists such as Ralph Steadman & Steve Bell, Gareth had begun scratching out doodles of his experiences and observations. Taking like a flatfooted duckling to inky satirical waters, Gareth has greatly enjoyed developing his acidic drawing style at Wimbledon College of Arts. For his MA Final Show he produced a conceptual piece, 4200 plus one, an animation about blood glucose control made using protective caps of the lancets used for his blood tests (which are usually thrown away).
Working from a studio in a repurposed electrical substation studio on Sydenham Hill using ink, pastel, charcoal, animation, oil & humour Gareth is currently exploring medicine from the patients’ perspective using a unique combination of scientific understanding, personal experience, drawing & painting. Gareth is producing work about what’s happening in diabetic medicine right now, from the science to the politics of this increasing popular chronic condition.
Not everything Gareth does is related to health. He also makes drawings and paintings of other things as included here many of which are a response to the COVID19 crisis of 2020. Please see his website for more work available for purchase.
Gareth is also writhing a short illustrated Gothic novel set in south east London.
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