Jennifer Mondfrans

Thematic Painter


At least I have you

In this ongoing painting series of historical women scientists, I explore the idea of individual memory transforming history. Each portrait integrates the scientist’s work and includes a fictive letter about their work in science and the challenges they faced. History is made through memory. By reading the letter, you remember who she is and her work is remembered. History becomes recast.

Vera Rubin

Agnes Pockels

Chien Shiung Wu

Rosalind Franklin

Barbara McClintock

Irene Curie

Marie Curie

Emmy Noether

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale

Lise Meitner

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Ada Lovelace

Rita Levi-Montalcini