Amy Ione, an artist and educator, is the Director of The Diatrope Institute. She has published several books, including Innovation and Visualization: Trajectories, Strategies, and Myths, Art and the Brain: Plasticity, Embodiment, and the Unclosed Circle, and Nature Exposed to Our Methods of Questioning. Her research additionally includes an invited contribution on neurological illustration for the History of Neurology, Volume 95: Handbook of Clinical Neurology; serving as a Special Editor for a nine-article compendium published by the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Special Issue on Visual Images and Visualization devoted to Visual Images and Visualization in neuroscience; and an article on Multiple Discovery for the Encyclopedia of Creativity. Ione has also widely published in the books and journals of several disciplines.
From 2005-2007, she served as a Chair of the Leonardo Education Forum organized to foster creative engagements among art, science, and technology around the world. Her international lectures on art and science include invitations from The Qatar Foundation, The Middle Europa Foundation, The Medical Society of London, and others.
Ione’s artwork has been commissioned by the City of San Francisco, exhibited internationally, and is found in many collections.