21st Annual International — American Society of Botanical Artists and Wave Hill

8 September–2 December 2018

Exhibition Overview


Asuka Hishiki, Wave Hill Little Gangsters, Senecio articulatus, Monadenium lugardae, Euphorbia obesa, Glottiphyllum nelii, 2018, watercolor on paper, 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches.

Wave Hill is pleased to partner with the American Society of Botanical Artists to present the juried 21st Annual International exhibition that advances the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art. This collaboration celebrates art that inspires gardeners and the vibrant, burgeoning horticulture at Wave Hill that inspires artists. ASBA recognizes the power of botanical art to educate, promote ecological awareness and enrich our lives.

Botanical artworks by 47 international artists from the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Slovenia and the UK are presented. The artists’ renderings of exotic and native flowers, fruits, roots, and trees provide unique points of view with precise attention to detail that astonish and provoke close observation. A number of pieces that highlight specimens found at Wave Hill can be seen in the north gallery. Interpretations of exotic plants continue in the middle gallery, and the south gallery underscores the passage of time associated with autumnal colors and deterioration.

The jurors were Ken Druse, garden lecturer, author, and photographer; Karen Kluglein, botanical artist; and Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts, Wave Hill.

(Photo courtesy of the artist.)

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