A Deliberate Hand: The Art of a Scientific Illustrator 

National Taiwan University (NTU) Center for the Arts Library Exhibition Hall
March 9-25, 2012 

Botanical and scientific illustrations by ASBA member Gretchen Kai Halpert are on display at this invitational solo exhibition in Taiwan. Opening day includes an artist demonstration, talks by members of the faculty, an artist’s talk, tour of the exhibition, and a presentation by the artist on the field of natural science illustration. This exhibition is accompanied by scientific drawings from the library’s archives, many of which are being shown for the first time. Timed to coincide with NTU’s Azalea Festival, Gretchen is planning to document azaleas native to Taiwan, while exhibiting a specimen indigenous to her home in New York.

She is also teaching a number of workshops introducing drawing techniques to students and faculty in the life sciences. 

Contact: Ning Wang, PH: +886 2 3366 4782, ningcyc@yahoo.com.tw 


  • Rhododendron viscosum, Swamp azaela, watercolor on paper, ©Gretchen Halpert 2011
  • Exhibition poster, featuring Gretchen Halpert’s Betelnut, Areca catechu in center