Founded in 2007, Street Anatomy is dedicated to showcasing how anatomy is visualized in art, design, and pop culture through our visual blog, gallery shows, and gallery store.

Anatomical illustration and medical imaging are breaking out of the confines of the medical world and are being used by artists and designers to bring a human and emotional element to their art—as well as a touch of memento mori. We strive to showcase and promote artists who consistently find innovative ways to portray anatomy in contemporary art, street art, tattoos, fashion, and beyond.

Street Anatomy is based in the artsy Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. You can also find us on FacebookTwitterFlickr, and Instagram!

Vanessa Ruiz, Founder + Editor + Visual Designer


Street Anatomy Gallery Store

Here you’ll find art that has been featured on Street Anatomy and hand selected to be in the gallery store. We know our audience has a unique taste in all things anatomical and our goal is to become the number one purveyor of all your anatomical art needs.

Visit the store



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Gallery shows and events

We take anatomical art out of the online world and into the physical space through inventive gallery shows and events, always creating experiences that delight all of your anatomical senses through art, music, food, performance and beyond.

View upcoming and past shows




Looking to add anatomical art to your home, office, or any interior space?  Need to find a medical illustrator or animator? We’ve established relationships with some of the most talented artists and professional medical visualizers over the years and we’re happy to recommend someone you’ll love as much as we do.

Contact us for recommendations!



About the Founder


Obsessed with the beauty and intrigue of human anatomy Vanessa founded Street Anatomy in 2007 while getting her Master of Science degree in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago—one of only five medical illustration graduate programs in North America. She took Street Anatomy from a small blog to a fully branded platform with an international following.

As a trained medical illustrator, Vanessa encompasses the perfect balance of scientific analysis with creative execution. With over 7 years of experience crafting visual and user interface designs for iOS apps and the web ranging across pharmaceutical, healthcare, agricultural, and lifestyle industries, she is able to dissect complex information into simplicity through design and interaction.

View Vanessa’s CV