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Upcoming Exhibitions

17th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

17 September – 17 December 2024

This exhibition includes 43 artworks by 43 artists, representing 19 countries (Australia, Chile, China, Colombia, England, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States). The 17th International artists include Natalia Alatortseva (Russia), Anita Barley (Australia), Claudia Campazzo (Chile), Benjamín Cárdenas (Colombia), Hyunjin Cho (South Korea), Paresh Churi (India), Andreia d'Almeida (Portugal), Toni Dade (England), Hans de Vries (Netherlands), Christiane Fashek (United States), Maria Grazia Gianella (Italy), Alexandra Gorchakova (Russia and Hungary), Yoko Harada (Japan), Marianne Hazlewood (Scotland), Chie Imamura (Japan), Jackie Isard (England), Yan Ji (China), Hyojung Kim (South Korea), Marina Kiselyova (Ukraine and England), Joyce Byung Sook Ko (South Korea and United States), Svetlana Lanse (Russia), M. Joy Lemon (United States), Maria Lombardi (Australia and Italy), Antoinette Luchessa (United States), Tammy McEntee (United States), Victoria Mezenova (Russia), Kimiko Miyahara (Japan), Mibu Nakamura (Japan), Irina Neacsu (Romania), Keiko Nibu Tarver (Japan), Gillian Rice (United States), Michele Rodda (Italy and Singapore), Betsy Rogers-Knox (United States), Yasue Sakai (Japan), Margaret Saylor (United States), Irina Stolyarova (Russia), Anna Suprunenko (England and Russia), Pamela Taylor (England), Susan Tomlinson (United States), Donnett Vanek (United States), Sunanda Widel (Singapore), Michie Yamada (Japan) and Hürmüz Yeniceli (Turkey). The artworks were selected by the Hunt Institute jury team of Curator of Art Carrie Roy, Curatorial Assistant Lydia Rosenberg, Honorary Curator of Art Francesca Anderson, Director T. D. Jacobsen and Director Emeritus Robert W. Kiger.

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 1,255. Completing our transition from print, information from the printed catalogues is being incorporated and updated into the Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration database. Including full-color reproductions of the artworks and portraits of and 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. With the addition of the 17th International artists, the database continues to be the most comprehensive and concise record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators.

As we have since 1995, we coordinate activities for the 17th International artists and the registrants of the American Society of Botanical Artists Annual 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 Thursday, 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 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.–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.

Arisaema ringens, inflorescence, unfertilized fruits and foliage, scale ×1 [Arisaema ringens (Thunberg) Schott, Araceae], watercolor on paper by Marianne Hazlewood (Scotland), 2018, 60.2 × 41.3 cm, reproduced by permission of the artist.

Selected Artworks

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