The Best of Contemporary Botanical Art in the Ross Gallery
This is NYBG’s third collaborative exhibition with The American Society of Botanical Artists, which is headquartered here at the Garden. Forty-four selected artworks capture strikingly detailed images of trees, all of them cultivated in botanical gardens and arboreta throughout the U.S.–including at NYBG– and around the world.
Working in watercolor, oil, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, an international collection of ASBA artists has depicted everything from seedpods, to branches and bark, to an entire forest floor. Several contributors are graduates of NYBG’s Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program.
To learn more and to view the artwork online, visit asba-art.org. A full exhibition catalog will be available at NYBG Shop and online in November.
Lucy Martin, Big-Leaf Maple with Coprinellus Mushrooms (2017) Acer macrophyllum, Coprinellus sp. University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California Gouache on paper
Ingrid Finnan, Snake Branch Spruce (2016) Picea abies ‘Virgata’ The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York Oil on paper
Ann Hoffenberg, Paperbark Maple (2017) Acer griseum Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick, New Jersey Watercolor on paper
Heidi Snyder, Canyon Hackberry (2017) Celtis laevigata var. reticulata Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona Colored pencil on film
Alexandra Negoita, Bigleaf Magnolia (2017) Magnolia macrophylla Hortus Conclusus, Stone Ridge, New York Watercolor and acrylic ink on paper
Lizzie Sanders, Paperbark Maple (2014) Acer griseum Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England Watercolor on paper
Esmée Winkel, Leiden’s 300-year-old Tuliptree in Autumn (2016) Liriodendron tulipifera Hortus Botanicus Leiden, The Netherlands Watercolor on paper
Julie Messenger, Shaving Brush Tree Bloom (2015) Pseudobombax ellipticum Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida Watercolor on paper