Botanical Artist

 
 


BRUCE A. WILSON

wilson4663@earthlink.net


Bruce comes from a fine art and commercial art background, receiving his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art.  His art has been exhibited in many one-person shows as well as juried exhibitions, including Filoli, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Seattle Science Museum, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. He received Best of Show in the New York Horticulture Society Exhibition in 2006 and was the 2007 recipient of the Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden grant awarded by the American Society of Botanical Artists.  Bruce has illustrated five books, contributed illustrations for an encyclopedia, is currently working as a co-illustrator on a field guide for animal tracking, and illustrates for magazine publishers. Bruce is also an instructor at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and will teach again at Fioli in Woodside, California in the fall of 2011.


More artwork samples can be viewed at:

Web site: http://brucewilsonart.com

Linkedin:http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bruce-wilson/1a/308/85b


RECENT EXPERIENCE:

2007 - 2011:

- Co-Illustrator, Adventure Publishing. A Natural Science Field Guide, currently in pre-publication

- Creative Director “Simple Plant” :30 Animated TV Commercial Client: LG&E / Reelworks, Minneapolis USA

- Book Illustration - Going Wild With Eloise Butler – Bridell - The Book of Positive Quotations – Hinton - My Body Dictionary (Books 1, 2, and 3)

- Encyclopedia of Energy Medicines (additional illustrations) Fairview Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA


2004-Present:

- Art Instructor - Minnesota School of Botanical Art. Mpls, MN

-Art Instructor - Filoli. San Francisco, California


2002-Present: 1998-2004:

-Art Instructor (workshop) Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland

-Art Instructor (workshops) University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

-Director of Photography Independent Feature Film Development Moonstone International Screen Labs, Great Britain


1990-1998

-Director of Photography Independent Feature Film Development Sundance Institute. Sundance, Utah USA


EDUCATION:

- Minneapolis College of Art & Design: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Film Production – 1979

-Minnesota School of Botanical Art: The Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate - 2009 Master Class Certificate in Botanical Art – 2010


ART SHOWINGS / EXHIBITS

ONE-PERSON SHOWS: 2004Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Bloomington, MN. 2003Hopkins Center For The Arts, "Essence and Detail". Hopkins,MN. 2001Minnetonka Cultural Arts Center. Minnetonka, MN. 2000Chaska Community Center. Chaska, MN. 2000-2003Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (Annual exhibits).

Chanhassen, MN.


RECENT EXHIBITIONS:

2010:

- Focus on Nature XI: Natural History Illustration

New York State Museum April 12 - October 31, 2010. Cultural Education Center - Albany, New York. USA

- Minnesota School of Botanical Art Certificate Exhibit

August – September, 2010. Bakken Museum. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2009:

- BISCOT - Exhibition of Botanical Painting and Illustration at Gardening

Scotland

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh May 25-June 16, 2009. Exhibition Hall, RBGE, Scotland

- 11th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli

June 23 - August 16, 2009. Woodside, California. USA

- “Unbundling The Housing Crisis”

Form + Content Gallery. July 30 - Sept. 5, 2009. Minneapolis, Minnesota

- “Inspired By Nature” Great River Chapter- American Society of Botanical Artists.

June 4 - July 24th, 2009. The Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, Minnesota. USA

2008:

- American Society of Botanical Artists /Horticultural Society of New York Eleventh Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition September - November 2007. Horticultural Society of New York. New York

- American Society of Botanical Artists / Huntington Botanical Gardens “Small Works”. Pasadena, California. USA

2007:

- American Society of Botanical Artists /Horticultural Society of New York Tenth Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition September - November 2007. Horticultural Society of New York. New York,

2006:

- American Society of Botanical Artists!, Beauty of Botany !International Juried Exhibition!

October 2006!. Pacific Science Center. Seattle, Washington. USA

- American Society of Botanical Artists / Horticultural Society of New York Ninth Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition September - November 2006. Horticultural Society of New York. New York "Best in Show Award 2006"

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Botany Beautiful. June 16 - Sept. 17, 2006!. MSBA. Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Bell Museum of Natural History!. Gathering of Artists and Illustrators !of Nature Juried Exhibit. May 11 - August 27, 2006. !Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA


FUTURE EXHIBITIONS:


- 13th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli

June 7 – July 31, 2011. Woodside, California. USA


- BISCOT - Exhibition of Botanical Painting and Illustration at Gardening

Scotland

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh May 2012. Exhibition Hall, RBGE, Scotland


TEACHING 2011:


- Minnesota School of Botanical Art

- Filoli