Joanna Ebenstein is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, curator, writer, lecturer and graphic designer. She founded the Morbid Anatomy blog and library, and is cofounder and creative director of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York. She is author of The Anatomical Venus, which is the product of nearly ten years of research, image collection and photography. She is also coauthor (with Dr. Pat Morris) and featured photographer of Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy; and coeditor (with Colin Dickey) and art director of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology.
Ebenstein acted as curatorial consultant to Wellcome Collection's Exquisite Bodies exhibition in 2009, and has also worked with such institutions as the New York Academy of Medicine, the Dittrick Museum and the Vrolik Museum. Her writing and photography have been published and exhibited internationally, and she lectures at institutions around the world. She is interested in investigating in words, images, and immersive spaces the places where spectacle and edification, science and art, myth and fact overlap.
Photo by Shannon Taggart.