This exhibition includes 43 artworks by 43 artists who are citizens of 15 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, England, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and the United States). The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world.

The artists include Laurie Andrews (Australia), Helen Burrows (Australia), Insil Choi (South Korea), Brigitte Daniel (England), Jean Dennis (Australia), Érik Desmazières (France), Pauline Dewar (Australia), Carrie Di Costanzo (United States), Dolores Diaz (United States), Kaho Emura (Japan), Maggy Fitzpatrick (England), Anne Hayes (Australia), Denise Heywood (England), Hideo Horikoshi (Japan), Jenny Hyde-Johnson (South Africa), Mariko Ikeda (Japan), Rose Marie James (United States), Keiko Kobayashi (Japan), Siobhan Larkin (Ireland), Stephanie Law (United States), Angela Lober (Australia), Rogério Lupo (Brazil), Suguri Makino (Japan), Robert McNeill (Scotland), David Morrison (United States), Atsuko Nishiyama (Japan), Eunike Nugroho (Indonesia), Maria Luisa Palanca (Spain), Denise Ramsay (New Zealand), Terrie Reddish (New Zealand), Lauren Sahu-Khan (Australia), Sandra Sanger (Australia), Carol Saunders (United States), Constance Scanlon (United States), Hye Woo Shin (South Korea), Laura Silburn (England), Heidi Snyder (United States), Hiromi Torii (Japan), Silvana Volpato (Italy), Nan Wiggins (United States), Zeng Xiaolian (China), Yuko Yano (Japan) and Seung-Hyun Yi (South Korea).

A full-color, illustrated catalogue with biographical data, portraits of the artists and reproductions of the artworks accompanies the exhibition. Collectively, the 15 International series catalogues include 1,172 artists and are the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators to date.

As we have since 1995, we coordinate activities for the 15th International artists and the registrants of the American Society of Botanical Artists educational conference (13–15 October), which is held every three years 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 13 October (6–8 pm) is open to the public. At 6:30 pm the curators will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery.


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 am–noon and 1–5 pm; Sunday, 1–4 pm (except 20 November and 24–27 November). Because our hours of operation are occasionally subject to change, please call or email before your visit to confirm. For further information, contact the Hunt Institute at 412-268-2434.

  • Soft Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctica [Dicksonia antarctica Labillardière, Dicksoniaceae], watercolor on paper by Laurie Andrews (1936–), 2008, 76.5 × 56.5 cm, HI Art accession no. 8078, reproduced by permission of the artist.