Artist Bio Tia Vellani is a cross-disciplinary artist whose practice embraces visual art, music, science, and performance. Through her work she advocates subversively for connection, unity, peace, and understanding. She is a multi-instrumental musician, former jewelry designer, and former molecular biologist. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia and worked as a postdoctoral researcher of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics at the University of Miami in the US and at Teagasc in Ireland. She is based in Kilkenny, Ireland.