ABOUT
  • Julia Rouaux
  • La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • ruojulia@gmail.com

  Born in La Plata city, located in Buenos Aires province, there was always room for nature and art at her birth house.

She studied at the National University of La Plata School of Natural Sciences and Museum where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and the PhD in Natural Sciences.

Since 2007, she took different courses and advanced training programs of Scientific Illustration in Argentina, Mexico (UNAM, Mérida) and Portugal (UA, Aveiro).

Among her artwork, we can find illustrations for scientific and science popularization works, Thesis and didactic material, including three illustrated guides published by Londaiz-Laborde: “Felids of South America” (“Felinos de Sudamérica”), “Wild Felids of the World” (“Felinos Salvajes del Mundo”) and “Wild Canids of the World” (“Cánidos Salvajes del Mundo”).

Since 2009, she has given seminars, courses and workshops about scientific illustration and naturalistic art in different academic fields, both in Argentina and abroad (Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Italy).

In 2016 she became the Director of the only Postgraduate course “Introduction to Scientific Illustration” (“Introducción a la Ilustración Científica”), taught at different Universities of Argentina.

She is currently part of the Illustraciencia International Advisory Committee, Catalan Association of Scientific Communication, Barcelona, Spain.   


Press:

2019. Interview for the Web Page “ContArte Cultura”. Buenos Aires, Argentina. read

2019. Gráffica.info: The Art of Entomology. Spain. read

2018. The Biologist that wanted to draw. National Fund for Arts. Buenos Aires, Argentina. read

2016. Illustrators of the La Plata Museum. ProBiota Magazine. La Plata, Buenos Aires. read

EDUCATION
biology


2015. PhD in Natural Sciences, School of Natural Sciences and Museum (FCNyM), National University of La Plata (UNLP), Buenos Aires, Argentina. link

2007. Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology oriented, School of Natural Sciences and Museum (FCNyM), National University of La Plata (UNLP).

scientific illustration
Abroad:

2017. Advanced Training Program. Tutor: F.J.S. Correia. Scientific Illustration Lab, University of Aveiro, Portugal, June 12 to August 8.

2015. Certificate program in Scientific Illustration. Department of Science and Technology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Yucatán, Mexico. October 23 to December 13.

2015. Advanced Training Course in Scientific Illustration and Natural History. Naturae-art, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Tutor: A. Guerra Escamilla. October 23 to December 13.



Argentina:

2009. Black and White Techniques for Scientific Botanical Illustration. School of Agricultural and Forestry Science. National University of La Plata (UNLP). Professor: M.A. Migoya. Credit hours: 44.

2008. Advanced training in Scientific Illustration. Professional Internship. Center of Parasitological and Vector Studies (CEPAVE) University of La Plata – Scientific and Technical Research National Council (UNLP- CONICET). Professor: M.C. Estivariz. Credit hours: 120.

2008. Scientific Botanical Illustration. School of Agronomy and Argentine Society of Botanic (S.A.B) University of Buenos Aires. Professors: M.A. Migoya and N. Valgañón. Credit Hours: 40.

2007. Introduction to Scientific Illustration. Course. CEPAVE- UNLP. Professors: M.C. Estivariz, M. Theiller and M. Pérez. La Plata. Credit hours: 150.



EXPERIENCE
Scientific and Naturalist Illustration


2019. Cover Art in collaboration with A. Tiscornia. Fishes of the Lower River Uruguay: Main species. Serra S., Loureiro M., Clavijo C., Alonso F., Scarabino F. & N. Ríos. CARU Publishing House.
read

2017-2019. An Illustrated Guide to the Wild Canids of the World. Londaiz Laborde Publishing House, Spain (work in progress).

2019. Cover Art in collaboration with A. Tiscornia. Plants of the Lower River Uruguay: Trees and Bushes. Rodríguez E.E., Aceñolaza P. Picasso G. & J. Gago. CARU Publishing House.
read

2017. Two new species of biting midges of the genus Forcipomyia Meigen from Ecuador (Diptera Ceratopogonidae). Hochman, S.I, Marino P.M. & G.R. Spinelli. Annales Zoologici (Warsow), 2017, 67(4): 811-821.
read

2016. Weevil Beetle, Naupactus densius (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Estivariz M.C. & J. Rouaux. 2016. Included in: II Anatomia de uma ilustração: os bastidores da ilustração científica. Lopes L. & M. I. Castiñeira (ed.). Palhoça: Unisul Publishing House, Pp: 49-54.

2016. Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity. Garibaldi L.A., Bartomeus I., Bommarco R., Klein A.M., Cunningham S.A., Aizen M.A, et al. 2015. Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol 52:1436–1444.
read

2014-2015. An Illustrated Guide to the Wild Felids of the World. Londaiz Laborde Publishing House, Spain. 270 Pp.
read

2015. Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity. Garibaldi L.A., Bartomeus I., Bommarco R., Klein A.M., Cunningham S.A., Aizen M.A, et al. Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol 52: 1436–1444.

2013. Phenrica littoralis (Bechyné, 1955) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) a potential candidate for the biological control of alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides (Martius) Grisebach (Amaranthaceae): redescription of the adult, first description of immature stages, and biological notes. N.C. Cabrera, A.J. Sosa & M. Julien. Zootaxa Vol 3686 (5).
read

2012. A new species of Rhytidognathus (Carabidae, Migadopini) from Argentina. Roig-Juñent S. & J. Rouaux 2012. ZooKeys 247: 45–60.
read

2012. Felids of South America. An Integral Identification Guide. J. Pereira & G. Aprile. Londaiz Laborde Publishing House. 104 Pp.

2011. Growth architecture and silhouette of Jurassic conifers from La Matilde Formation, Patagonia, Argentina. P. Falaschi, J. Grosfeld, A.B. Zamuner, N. Foix and S.M. Rivera. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302 (2011) 122–141.
read

2010. Systematic, Paleoecology, and Paleoclimatic Characteristics of the Tafoflora. Petrified Forest Natural Monument Park, Middle Jurassic, Patagonia, Argentina. Doctoral Thesis, Dr. P. Falaschi. School of Natural Sciences and Museum (FCNyM), National University of La Plata (UNLP), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Published Works


2015. Drawing Bugs: Scientific Illustration in Entomology. Rouaux J. La Plata Museum Magazine No.27. June 2015.
read

2015. Scientific illustration & Entomology: good friends. Rouaux J., Esponda-Behrens N., Bialoskorski V., Copello M., Granda V., Marcantoni P., Vidal V. & Estivariz M.C. IX CAE, Posadas, Misiones, Argentina.
Book of abstracts, thematic area 10 p: 40.
read

2013. Theoretical Guide to the “Introduction to Scientific Illustration” Course. Estivariz M.C., Rouaux J. & Spath M. CEPAVE (UNLP- CONICET) 117 Pp.

2010. Scientific Illustration: Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). Estivariz M.C., Theiller M., Pérez M. & J. Rouaux (colaborator). Revista Sacapuntas. April edition.
read

*Doctoral Thesis and previous scientific research are excluded.

Editorial Duties

2015-present. Editorial Designer, ProBiota Magazine, School of Natural Sciences and Museum (FCNyM), National University of La Plata (UNLP), La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013-2016. Editorial Designer Argentine Entomological Association Bulletin (SEA), La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. read

2012. Remodeling and enhancement of content and exhibition material of the Entomology Room of the La Plata Museum: design of glass cabinet and illustrations.


Others

2019. Member of the Department of Entomology, La Plata Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2019. Member of the Teaching Staff of Illustraciencia Academy. Spain.

2018- present. Member of the Illustraciencia International Advisory Committee, International Prize for Scientific Illustration and Nature, National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) and the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC), Barcelona, Spain.
link

2016- present. Argentine Illustrators Association (ADA).

2015. Judge for the 1st Scientific Illustration and Paleoart Exhibition and Competition. XVI Argentine Symposium of Paleobotany and Palynology. May 26 to May 29. La Plata, Argentina.


EXHIBITIONS

2019

Individual Exhibition:
Infinite Weave (Bezkres połączeń).
Botanical Garden, Krakow, Poland. June 9 to June 23.

_______________________________

Group Exhibitions:
Illustrators: the creative process. Argentine Illustrators Association (ADA) La Plata. Islas Malvinas Cultural Center, La Plata, Buenos Aires. May 17 to May 29.

7 years of Scientific Illustration in the University of Aveiro – The excellence in Teaching. Hélène de Beauvoir Hall, Library of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. January 16 to February 26.


2018

Individual Exhibition:
Scientific Illustration and Naturalistic Art: Dr Julia Rouaux.
Library of Krakow, Krakow, Poland. June 4 to June 29.

_______________________________

Group Exhibitions:
Scientific Illustration in Entomology.
Curator and exhibitor. VI International Congress of Heteroptera. La Plata Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 3 to December 6.

Paleoart.
Meeting of the Argentine Paleontology Association. National Patagonia Center (CENPAT), Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. September 21 to November 23.

Darwin Road.
Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Tandil, Buenos Aires. July 18 to July 30.


2017

Group Exhibitions:
Scientific Illustration.
VI Meeting of Young Researchers and Extensionists at the National University of La Plata (UNLP). School of Natural Sciences and Museum (FCNyM), National University of La Plata (UNLP), Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 31 to September 4.

The Argentine Illustrators Association (ADA) at the Roverano.
Municipal Museum of Visual Arts “Víctor Roverano”. Quilmes. Argentine Illustrators Association (ADA). June 16 to June 30.


2016

Group Exhibitions:
I National Exhibition of Scientific Illustration.
Provincial Museum of Natural History, Santa Rosa, La Pampa. October 7 to November 4.

Scientific Illustration. V National Exhibition of Scientific Illustration and Anatomy of an Illustration (V-ExpoNIC)& V Brazilian Scientific Illustration Meeting (V EBIC). Florianópolis, Brazil. July 20 to July 23.

Scientific Illustrators of the Museum (Ilustradores Científicos del Museo).
Curator and exhibitor. “Víctor de Pol” Hall, La Plata Museum. April 21 to May 29.

SERVICIOS

Scientific illustrations: for editorials, scientific publications (papers) and thesis.



Naturalist illustrations: for publishers and scientific dissemination.


Teaching courses in scientific illustration: for students and graduates of Biological Sciences, Fine Arts and related careers.

Teaching courses in naturalist illustration: for all audiences.

COURSES & WORKSHOPS
NEWS

2020. First semester
April
Illustraciencia Academy


Online course
"Ilustra mamíferos A" (Mastozoological illustration)


1st edition: April 16, 23 and 30, and May 7 and 14
more information



May
Illustraciencia Academy


Online course
"Ilustra Entomología" (Entomological illustration)


3rd edition: May 21 and 28, and June 4, 11 and 18
more information





2020. Second semester
September
Illustraciencia Academy


Online course
"Ilustra mamíferos B" (Mastozoological illustration)


1st edition: September 10, 17 and 24, and October 1 and 8
more information




TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Graduate and postgraduate courses

2019. Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration.
Director. Eastern Regional University Center, University of the Republic. November 25 to December 6.
Rocha, Uruguay.
Gallery

2019. Short Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration in Mastozoology
Director. XXXII Argentine Mastozoology Meeting. November 13. Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.
Gallery

2019. Online Course: Entomological illustration.
Illustraciencia Academy. 2nd edition: October 14, 21 and 28, and November 4 and 11.
Gallery

2019. Online Course on line: Entomological illustration.
Illustraciencia Academy. 1° edición: 12, 19 y 26 de junio, y 3 y 10 de julio.
Gallery

2019. Short Course: Scientific Illustration: Scratchboard Technique.
Director. 8th Professional Meeting for Illustrators, 45th Buenos Aires International Book Fair. April 25.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gallery

2019. Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration.
Director. School of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences, National University of the Patagonia Saint John Bosco(UNPSJB). March 11 to March 22.
Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.
Gallery

_______________________________


2018. Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration.
Director. School of Biology, National University of Saint Augustine of Arequipa and Natural History Museum. August 27 to September 1.
Arequipa, Peru.
Gallery

2018. Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration.
Director. School of Natural and Health Sciences, National University of the Patagonia Saint John Bosco (UNPSJB). February 26 to March 9.
Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.
Gallery

_______________________________


2017. Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration.
Director. School of Engineering, University of the Patagonia Saint John Bosco (UNPSJB). November 6 to November 17.
Esquel, Chubut, Argentina.
Gallery

_______________________________

2016. Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration.
Director. School of Engineering, University of the Patagonia Saint John Bosco (UNPSJB). October 19 to October 28.
Esquel, Chubut, Argentina.
Gallery

2016. Short Course: Zoological Illustration: Black and White Techniques (Ilustração zoológica: técnicas em branco e preto).
V Brazilian Scientific Illustration Meeting (V Encontro Brasileiro sobre Ilustração Científica- EBIC). July 20 to July 23.
Florianópolis, Brazil.
link

2016. Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration.
Director. Higher School of Marine Sciences, National University of Comahue (UNCo). May 2 to May 14.
West San Antonio, Río Negro, Argentina.
Gallery

_______________________________


2009-2010-2011-2013-2014. Course: Introduction to Scientific Illustration. , with M.C. Estivariz and M. Späth (2009, 2010, 2011 y 2013) and M.C. Estivariz and M. Copello (2014). Center of Parasitological and Vector Studies (CEPAVE, UNLP-CONICET).
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Seminars and Workshops:

2019. 1st Drawing Get-Together (1° JuntADA de Dibujo) Organized by the Argentine Illustrators Association (ADA), with the support of La Plata Museum Foundation “Francisco Pascasio Moreno” and Illustraciencia. La Plata Museum, Buenos Aires. April 13.

_______________________________


2018. Workshop: Discovering Nature Through drawing. Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Tandil, Buenos Aires. July 21.

_______________________________


2017. Panel: Illustration and other uses. 6th Professional Meeting of Illustrators, 43rd Buenos Aires International Book Fair, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA). April 25.

2017. Seminar: Scientific Illustration: Principles and uses. Visual Language I Class, Plastic Arts Degree Course, National University of La Plata (UNLP), La Plata. May 18

_______________________________


2016- 2018. Workshops: Naturalist Illustration. La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2016. Workshops: Naturalist Illustration. San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro. November 3 to November 6.

_______________________________


2015. Seminar: Illustrating Nature. ECOTONO Lab, Regional University Center of Bariloche, National University of Comahue (UNCo), Bariloche, Río Negro. May 8.

_______________________________


2011. Seminar: Importance of Scientific Illustration for Research (Importanza della Illustrazione Scientifica nella ricerca) School of Agronomy, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. July 5.


CONTACT