Medical Art: From Paul Calle Monica Aissa Martinez /Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, MD
An Exploration of the Evolution of Medical Illustration and Art, and Medical Humanities
October 27, 2022 – Western Spirit is resuming programming linked to the Paul Calle exhibition, Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon, scheduled to close November 27, 2022. While Calle is best known for his art focused on space exploration and mountain men, he also created medical illustrations.
To highlight this aspect of Calle’s work, Phoenix artist Monica Aissa Martinez will discuss her work, focused on the physical body and anatomy. Born in El Paso, Martinez received her MFA from New Mexico State University and has exhibited her work across the Southwest. Currently, she is a professor at Phoenix College, and her artwork is on exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art – Monica Aissa Martinez: Nothing in Stasis. Joining her is Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, MD, President of the Arizona Medical Association, Director of Narrative Medicine, and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix. Hartmark-Hill is passionate about medical education and empowering the next generation of healthcare workers. Together Martinez and Hartmark-Hill will discuss the evolution of medical illustration and art, and medical humanities, with the Calle exhibition as a backdrop.