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Can you think & work out of the box?
I can never work inside a box.
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I am the creator of this network
In what way you are associated with art/science/literature?
I am an artist, write about art & run a network for artists,scientists, writers, a designer, have a Ph.D. in Microbiology/doing/did research in both science and art , a writer and a poet.
Are you interested in science, art and literature interactions??
Yes, very much!
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I am the founder of KK Sci-Art Lab!

Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa

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Of all the compliments she got till now, the best one, according to Dr. Krishna, is from an American scientist and a total stranger. He told her, "Krishna, you are a voice of reason in cacophony of self-confirmative opinion."
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams


Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa did her M.Sc. in Life Sciences and Ph.D. in Microbiology. Her area of research is toxins produced by Microorganisms in food and how to control them and protect food from these Microbes and toxins.  She published several peer-reviewed research papers in science. She is  a self-taught artist who specializes in Art From Science. She is also a writer, a poet, a designer, a social activist and a network creator and do several other things. She is an international science-art consultant and reviewer. She explores the relationship between Art, Literature and Science while communicating science on her network, Sci-Art Lab. She wrote more than 600 articles on various subjects   and at present writing books  on the subject of sci-art and litt. interactions and science communication. Although she painted Nature in water colours in childhood, she has been actively creating art - especially science based one - since 2006.

She communicates science through art and literature and published a research paper on science-art too.

She did one solo exhibition, “Cosmic Show of Science”, in Hyderabad, India in 2008, group shows in Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Jodhpur, Goa and Jaipur in India in 2009, and a group show in Copenhagen (Denmark, Europe) in 2010.She participated in Izmir Biennial in May 2011 ( Turkey) and in a group show in Italy along with Italian artists in the first week of March, 2011. She exhibited her works in the first international science-art conference in Moscow in April, 2012.

While science is her first love, art and literature for Dr.Challa are life itself (Somebody asked Dr. Krishna a Q after reading this: And her reply was: 'Yes, I would give my life for my love!'). She firmly believes they should represent everything associated with life. As modern day life is closely intertwined with the culture of Science and Technology, she wants science too to be represented in the world of art and literature. She thinks science and art are two sides of the same coin. Exploring this relationship between art, literature and science is a beautiful experience of a fulfilled life!

Although Dr. Challa writes stories and poems too, she mainly writes on science, science - art - literature relationships for her network.

Communicating science is her main aim and non-negotiable passion!

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Another difference between science and art

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 7:00am 1 Comment

An artist said this recently: “Science always pushes for a rational explanation for our world, but eschews the notion that there may be two or more opposing ideas that could equally stand up to scrutiny, forcing us to choose and defend one idea over the rest. Art, on the other hand allows for —and even encourages—the clash and irresolution of conflicting thoughts, but often falls short of providing answers that exist in a greater context.

My view on this:

But, true scientists…


Why you cannot create lots of sci-art works

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:30am 1 Comment

One of my artist friends creates lots of art works. At least ten to fifteen in a month. Most of the works are landscapes and nature-related. It is as if some machine is working in her studio producing innumerable works in no time. And sells them cheap, attracting people and making lots of money in the process. She copies from photographs, pictures in news papers and magazines. She need not put much of an effort mentally. I am sure she can paint thousands of these things in her life…


Being both a specialist and a generalist helps!

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 5:30am 1 Comment

Being both a specialist and a generalist helps!

Well, yes. I am a specialist on toxins produced by micro-organisms in food. I specialized in a particular subject. That really sounds weird. Because that doesn't make me an absolute specialist. I am a relative specialist because there are several microbes and the toxins produced by them are different. I am a myco-toxicologist, because I specialized in mycotoxins, i.e., toxins produced by fungi. And I am not a specialist on all toxins…


Are people of science dumb?

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

I have read 'several' articles recently that say, " sciences should embrace art to get more creative and do out of the box thinking". 

Well, this really stumps me. Are people of science dumb? All these inventions, discoveries, thinking in new ways to understand the world and help it - observed for so many years came out of nothing? Isn't there creativity in science? Are scientists limited to their narrow boxes ( some are trying to call them pigeon holes!)? Somehow I don't like…


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At 12:37pm on April 9, 2015, Julian D Mart said…


sorry have not beeen on this site for a while. Now trying to catch up.

Great to "meet" you


At 5:22pm on March 5, 2015, Maria Cecilia Camargo said…

Thank you, Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa.

At 11:35pm on October 16, 2014, Syanka Brljevic said…

Thank you Challa :)

At 5:29am on October 9, 2014, Jinan Kordab said…

Thank you

At 3:34pm on April 8, 2014, Scotty said…

Thank you  very much Krishna. I do hope you are keeping well. Will have to catch up for a chat soon. best wishes Scotty

At 12:39am on February 23, 2014, Sherman Bastarache said…

Thanks for accepting me my friend. Hope to talk to you soon!


At 3:53pm on October 26, 2013, Georgescu Dan said…

At 2:32am on October 12, 2013, Mona Youssef said…

Dear Krishna,

Finale I made and sign in to say hello and thank you for your great efforts supporting artist with so much valauble information.

I have posted few videos that may be inspiring and motivating for artists.  

I wish you much success on all you do and hope for.

Have a delightful weekend


At 6:36am on August 12, 2013, Lisa Delissio said…

Thanks so much. I'm curious too!  You have a very interesting blog.

At 6:02am on July 20, 2013, Soumik Nandy Majumdar said…

Thank you and all the best !


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