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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Upcoming Exhibitions

16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

17 September – 18 December 2019

This exhibition includes 41 artworks by 41 artists who reside in 14 countries (Australia, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United States and Wales). The 16th International artists include Juan Luis Castillo (Spain), Maria Alice de Rezende (Brazil), Mary Dillon (Ireland), Peggy-Ann Duke (United States), Caroline Dumuÿs (France), Melinda Edstein (Australia), Nadia Farotti (Italy), Jane Fisher (United States), Susan T. Fisher (United States), Keiko Fujita (Japan), Bridget Gillespie (England), Margot E. Glass (United States), Jarnie Godwin (England), Işik Güner (Turkey), Christiana Hale Webb (England), Andreas Hentrich (Germany), Yuriko Homma (Japan), Sumi Kim (South Korea), Mitsuko Kurashina (Japan), Louise Lane (England), Claire Leroux-Daublain (France), Craig Lidgerwood (Australia), Patricia Luppino (United States), Beth McAnoy (Australia), Clare McGhee (Scotland), Simonetta Occhipinti (Italy), Chiyoko Ohmi (Japan), Sylvia Peter (Germany), Penny Price (England), Deborah A. Ravin (United States), Vivienne Rew (England), Janne Richardson (Scotland), Mitsuko Schultz (United States), Derek Setford (England), Lucy T. Smith (England), Keiko Soga (Japan), Susana Ferreira de Souza (Brazil), Yasuhiro Takeuchi (Japan), Claire Ward (Wales), Chiyo Watakabe (Japan) and Poyong Yi (South Korea).

The Institute established the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists from around the world. Collectively, the International series catalogues are the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators with individuals represented now totaling 1,212. For the 16th International a full-color, illustrated catalogue is available in print and as a database on our Web site. The print version includes reproductions of the artworks and portraits of the artists while the database includes that information as well as biographical data for the artists. The database is searchable by artist name, artwork title (including taxon, medium, support and year of completion), country of residence and exhibition number and year. As information from the printed catalogues is incorporated and updated, the new Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration database will become the most comprehensive and concise record available. To aid in updating the database, we ask that previous International artists send us their current contact information.

As we have since 1995, we coordinate activities for the 16th International artists and the registrants of the American Society of Botanical Artists educational conference (17–19 October), which is held in Pittsburgh during the International exhibition. Many botanical artists from across the United States and from around the world are in town to attend.


The reception on 17 October (6:00–8:00 p.m.) is open to the public. At 6:30 p.m. in the gallery the curators will introduce the exhibition and the 16th International artists in attendance.


The exhibition will be on display on the 5th floor of the Hunt Library building at Carnegie Mellon University and will be open to the public free of charge. Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–noon and 1:00–5:00 p.m. (except 28–29 November). Because our hours of operation are occasionally subject to change, please call or email before your visit to confirm. For further information, contact the Hunt Institute at 412-268-2434.

Wiesen-Rispengras, Bluegrass, Poa pratensis [Poa pratensis Linnaeus, Poaceae alt. Gramineae], acrylic on wood panel by Sylvia Peter (1970–), 2016, 90 × 30 cm, HI Art accession no. 8307, reproduced by permission of the artist.