2006. Photographs of Steptocarpus flower hybrids mounted on museum board, painted in acrylic. Reading from the top down the lines illustrate parent-progeny relationships. Horizontal contiguous groupings illustrate siblings.
1999-ongoing. Photographed at Exit Art, NYC in October 2000. The artist attempts to recreate the possibly extinct Hymenochirus Curtipes frog by selectively breeding related living frogs. The installation showed photographs of the various generations of frogs bred on the way to this goal and included living artist 'sculpted' specimens.
2000. Different species of chickens from around the world (Belgium, France, England, USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Thailand, Brazil and Turkey) are bred over many generations to create cross-breeds symbolizing hopes for international understanding.
2002. The audience can ‘breed’ virtual humans to produce offspring and decide if they should be advanced further or terminated. The system has generated an image of potential person to become a breeder for the next generation.
2000. Installation consists of research work bench, text, microscope and real time digital microscopic images of live HeLa research cells.
1999-2004. Genetic Clones are planted in diverse environments to monitor relative influence of nurture and nature. Image shows exhibition of approximately 80 genetically identical plantlets.
2006-7. Stills showing developing zebrafish from video of Installation which tracks the genetic influences on development.
1999. Transgenic work with artist-created bacteria, ultraviolet light, Internet, video, edition of 2, dimensions variable. On left is the text from Genesis in the bible coded into DNA bases. Circular image in center is live projection of artist-created bacteria colony. On right is the original biblical text.
2004. Plans for a system that will insert fragments of a dead person's DNA into tree embryo DNA to create a tree as a living memorial. Image illustrates emotional attachments that might be engendered.
2003. An aerial view of cultivated fields in Wales. Created through a unique technique of imprinting a negative image onto seedling grass through photosynthesis. Under controlled light conditions and using a hybrid strain of seed that loses its color at a slower rate than other grasses, the imprinted image will be sustained over a prolonged period of time. 8 x 6 ft
2001-ongoing. Static chimerical design patterned from tadpole Xenopus laevis. Simultaneous genetic marking of an artistic object by different colors (GFP-like proteins). The system acquires new lifetime aesthetic qualities. Tadpole is modified so that different sections carry gene to make them glow with different colors.
2000. Alba, the fluorescent rabbit. Artist created a genetically modified bunny by using a protein that made the whole body glow when exposed to a specific blue light.
2005-6. Installation featuring the observation and care of transgenic rats.
This low tech system was designed by N55 for distributing information from high altitudes. In this case weed seeds are distributed that are resistant to Monsanto's genetically modified herbicide system
Genterra. 2001. Performance/ Installation in which the audience is taught about biotech research methods as way of increasing literacy in thinking about the risks of releasing genetically modified creatures into the environment. Participant is taught how to streak out a sample of transgenic E. coli.
2000. Performance/Installation draws parallels between historical periods dominated by Catholic Church and current era obsessed with bioengineering. The audience is invited to drink genetically engineered beer brewed with yeast that contains human genes as part of a new communion.
2000. Reading from left to right the image shows familiar farm animals and then moves to informed speculation about how they might look in the future as a result of bioengineering. Also included are vegetables bioengineered to grow into geometrical shapes useful for packing and shipping. Oil and acrylic on wood panel, 96 x 120"
Drawings from Agent Orange (defoliant) spray area based on careful studies of deformities in this region and in areas with nuclear installations between 1987 and 2007. The left leaf bug has a deformed right feeler and the right leaf bug has a deformed left feeler.
2003. Art created by use of florescent DNA research markers to paint particular chromosomes based on research about where they are spatially located in the cell. Only visible in the microscope, the different patterns in the array of images result from different approaches to applying the markers.
2006. Inspired by research techniques such as electrophoresis, Chartier subjects materials such as paints and stains to various transformative processes such as sun, time, and interaction with other materials. Acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel, 18 x 30" total (diptych).
2006. DNA electrophoresis research process is manipulated by choosing DNA fragment sizes that will be moved by the electrophoresis the appropriate distance to create target image, the copyright symbol. The experiment uses the DNA of an industrially-produced organism (a plasmid called "pET-11a").
2000. Personalized kinetic light sculpture made out of the client's ACE gene sequence. The darker spots, which affect light patterns, are mapped to the DNA base pairs that comprise this gene region.
2001. Stainless steel frame, polycarbonate agar jelly, bacteria colonies, 77 plates of cloned DNA - 75 plants, 2 humans.
2000. The artist manipulates the wing pattern-determining areas of butterfly embryos with the aim of producing unique patterns. Each butterfly has one modified and one unmodified wing. The blowup shows a modified section.
2006. Stainless steel sculpture based on the protein structure. 55"
2003 Image of protein based on biologist Rod MacKinnon's research. The image stresses the twisting and folding of proteins that is a major challenge in understanding their structure. Spray enamel and silkscreen. 40x30"
2003. New cells are formed from a combination of HeLa research cells and the artist's own cells.
2006. Shaped artificial skin wearable art is cultivated from epithelia cells.
2003. Project generates 3-D a-life forms that model behavior of stem cells.
2001-7. Living rat neurons growing in a specialized culture dish (Multi Electrode Array) control a robotic drawing arm via the Internet. (SymbioticA Research Group: Guy Ben-Ary, Phil Gamblen, Oron Catts, Dr. Stuart Bunt & Iain Sweetman).
2004. Mouse and Human cell lines cultured to 'grow' garments as tool for thinking about human exploitation of animals. Glassware, Perfusion Pump, Biodegradable Polymers and Cells.
2003. Project asked audience to consider human consumption of other animals by growing in-vitro 'steak' via tissue culture techniques to cultivate frog cells. The installation in Nantes(France) included a working tissue culture lab (Dark Grey dome). Feeding Rituals of the Semi-Living Steak, and a banquet table to eat the 'steaks' at the end of three month process.
2005. Meat is prepared in the style of an autopsy to acquaint the public with medical and research techniques.