Bevil Conway is Professor of Neuroscience at Wellesley College in the United States.
He is a visual neuroscientist and artist who studies the neural basis of color using physiological, behavioral, and modeling techniques. His laboratory uses a range of techniques, including fMRI-guided microelectrode recording and microstimulation in awake-behaving non-human primates trained to perform visual tasks, along with psychophysics and fMRI in humans, and computational modeling, to define and test hypotheses relating physiology and perception. In addition to maintaining an active studio practice, Prof. Conway is involved in ongoing projects at the interface of visual neuroscience, visual art, and the practice of making art. He teaches core courses in the Neuroscience program and an advanced interdisciplinary laboratory course, Vision and Art: Physics, Physiology, Perception, and Practice.
His artwork has been published in several books including Vision and Art (Abrams, 2002) and Brain and Visual Perception (Oxford University Press, 2004), and has been used by BOSE Wave Radio in advertising. A major solo show of his work, 'FACTS', took place at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2010/2011. The work is held in several private collections in Europe, Africa and North America and is in the public collection of the Fogg Museum and the Boston Public Library, and on semi-permanent exhibit at the N.I.H. He is currently working on a series of drawings and etchings, a 'Rake's Progress', exploring mark-making and movement, inspired by Mark Morris's Dancers.