The Marietta College Art Department is pleased to present “Refraction: An Illustrated Journey. An Exhibition of Illustrations and Infographics by Christina (Biedenbach) Ullman ’93,” on display in Gallery 310 through November 30. An opening reception and brief gallery talk will be held on Saturday, October 13, 6-8pm, during Marietta College’s Homecoming weekend.
Christina Ullman, Principal and Creative Director of Ullman Design, graduated summa cum laude from Marietta College in 1993. After working as an in-house communications and development designer, she completed graduate work at Ohio University, earning a master of science in journalism with a focus in visual communication. In 2001, she returned to Marietta College, where she taught graphic design and digital illustration, in addition to serving as department chair. In 2007, she left academia to return to the industry and opened her design and illustration studio, Ullman Design, in Marietta, Ohio.
Ullman Design is a graphic design, illustration and interactive media studio with national and international non-profit, medical and institutional clients. Christina’s work has been recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (23 awards, including 10 gold awards); Adobe International; American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA); American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; League of American Communications Professionals; the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen; and LogoLounge. She has received commissions to produce medical informational graphics and illustrations from such prestigious institutions including Harvard University, the Whitehead Institute at MIT, Johns Hopkins University, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition, her illustrations have been featured in national exhibitions as well as appearing in Graphis Design Annual; Print Regional Design Annual; Hightone Books; and 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
Christina describes pieces on display as, “The work in this exhibition features two varied directions my career as a graphic designer and an illustrator has taken thus far. On one side, I find inspiration from scientific and medical advances to visualize techniques and treatments. On the other side, I look to masters such as Salvador Dali, Réne Magritte, and Max Ernst as well as contemporary illustrators such as Mariko Ando, Michael Waraksa, and Neal Williams. Both types of illustration serve the same purposes: To visualize the intangible; to bring text to life.”
Gallery 310 is located on the third floor of Hermann Fine Art Center on the campus of Marietta College. Gallery 310 is open Monday through Thursday and Saturday noon to 4pm, or by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery 310 observes all Marietta College holidays and breaks. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.