Janani Balasubramanian is an artist and researcher creating accessible, inviting, and beautiful portals to natural and computational worlds. They collaborate with scientists and students to create immersive and multimedia artworks that animate and expand emerging scientific thought. They also conduct collaborative research at the intersections of art, physics, equity, pedagogy, and storytelling. 

Janani has received support for their work as an artist and researcher from the MacArthur Foundation, Tow Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Institute, Pew Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, Center for Art Science and Technology at MIT, and MAP Fund, among others. Their work has been presented at over 160 venues internationally, including the New York High Line, San Francisco Exploratorium, Red Bull Arts, Academy of Natural Sciences, Andy Warhol Museum, Ace Hotel, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

They have been in residence at The Public Theater, Heller Center for Arts and Humanities at the University of Colorado, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, Pioneer Works, Mount Tremper Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Stanford Compression Forum/Electrical Engineering Department, UCross Foundation, and more. Janani is a member of the Guild of Future Architects, and has joyfully been the artist-in-residence in the brown dwarf astrophysics group at the American Museum of Natural History since 2017.