Karen Ackoff

About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist, Designer, Scientific and Medical Illustrator, Calligrapher, Educator
Location Midwest USA
Introduction I have a BFA in Illustration from the Philadelphia College of Art (1977) and an MFA in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology (1985). From 1987-1997, I worked as Scientific Illustrator at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. From 1997-2013, I was Professor of Fine Arts at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend, and was Program Director of Graphic Design. I continue to conduct workshops, exhibit, write, and make art.