Published on Monday February 12, 2007
Dee Breger, Director of Microscopy, was quoted in the Woman News pages of the Chicago Tribune on November 1, 2006 regarding her “micrographic art” that will be on display in March at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
Breger’s invited solo exhibit includes approximately 40 framed prints of her colorized scanning electron microscope (SEM) images and will be housed in the Kemper Room Art Gallery of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Galvin Library. Her exhibit is one of five shows that display the artwork of women who have extensive training in both the arts and sciences. Breger has a unique background combining expertise in both electron microscopy and studio art. She uses the SEM to capture intricately beautiful images that cannot be discerned by the naked eye.
Breger has also been invited for a solo exhibition at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT. The exhibit will open in April and will include approximately 15 of her photographs.
In addition, some of Breger’s images appear in the New Line Cinema film, The Last Mimzy, about two siblings who begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on March 23. One scene in the movie takes place in a science fair, where four of Breger’s images are on display in the background.