Radha Chaddah is a Toronto based cell photographer, mixed media artist and scientist. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario she studied Art History and Film at Queen’s University (BAH), and Human Biology at the University of Toronto. She received a Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto, and continues as a Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Derek van der Kooy. She has received Fine Arts training at OCADU, the Toronto School of Art and the Haliburton School of Fine Arts.
Her cell photographs and multi-media installations have been exhibited across Canada and her photographs have appeared in numerous publications. She enjoys inspiring other artists with science of cells and has lectured on basic cell and stem cell biology at OCADU, the Ontario Science Centre, Sheridan College and the Textile Museum of Canada.
She currently uses the tools of research science in a laboratory setting to create cells grown from a variety of stem cells, the subjects of her photographs. In her studio, she makes light sculptures and designs light installations. Her work examines the interconnected themes of belief, desire, illusion, knowledge and invention.