Craig Hilton | Leonardo

Craig Hilton

Craig Hilton is a New Zealand scientist, artist and educator. After completion of a PhD in genetics and biochemistry at the University of Otago in New Zealand, he took a position at Harvard Medical School and then later at the University of Massachusetts as an oncologist and immunologist. He then returned to New Zealand in 2003 where he obtained an MFA at the Elam School of Fine Arts. Various international journals have published his medical research findings.

Craig Hilton's interests include the use of photography and other media, to investigate the relationships between the photograph and the viewer and to explore the intersections and interactions between science and art, technology and biology. Email:


Journal Articles

Leonardo Reviews

Models: The Third Dimension of Science

October 2005
Leonardo Reviews

Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art edited by Caroline A. Jones. MIT Press, London, 2006. Copublished with the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. 258 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-262-10117-3

February 2008
Artist's Articles

The Immortalisation of Billy Apple®: An Art-Science Collaboration

April 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Green Light: Toward an Art of Evolution by George Gessert, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2010. 192 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01414-4

October 2012
Leonardo Reviews

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Created Experience

October 2017

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Created Experience

February 2018

Online Reviews

April 2017