“As a kid, my artist parents encouraged curiosity and observation of the natural world. I found myself deeply absorbed in its discovery, all of it endlessly engaging. When it came time to choose a career path, I combined my two favorite pursuits—a love of biology / science with my art / creative energies. Two seemingly disparate directions, yet art and science both strive to explore and explain the world around us. So, I moved nonstop toward a life in medical and scientific illustration.”
~ Chris Gralapp

About the Artist: Chris Gralapp is a Certified Medical Illustrator, a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators, and a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She has operated her own successful biomedical illustration business, with an emphasis on head and neck topics for academic applications, advertising, medical legal, multimedia and the medical device industry. Her primary client is Stanford University, but Chris has happy clients all over the world.

Chris attended California College of the Arts, where she graduated with High Distinction in Drawing, and was one of five people accepted into the competitive UCSF Program in Medical and Biological Illustration. A year-long internship in the University of Cincinnati Medical Illustration Department gave her the real-world experience to charge ahead.

Anatomy, Biotechnology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Dentistry, Disease Management, Endocrinology / Metabolic, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Medical Devices, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Reconstructive Surgery, Respiratory, Vascular Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology, Oncology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery