Curriculum Vitae

Bruce Munro

  1. 1959

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017    Nicholas Conservatory and Garden, Rockford, Illinois

2017    Field of Light, Uluru, Australia (Year 2)

2017    Ferryman’s Crossing, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

2016    Horatio’s Garden, Salisbury, UK

2016    Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2016    Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK.

2016    Field of Light Uluru, Uluru, Australia

2015    Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK. (Annual exhibition

Residency 2013 – 2015)

2015    Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

2015    Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2015    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

2015    Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

2014    Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, UK

2014    Bath Spa University, Bath, UK

2014    Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK. (Annual exhibition

Residency 2013 – 2015)

2014    Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia

2014    Simbionte Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2013    Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK. (Annual exhibition

Residency 2013 – 2015)

2013    Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, Ohio

2013    Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee

2012    Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK.

2012    Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

2011    Holburne Museum, Bath, UK

2010    Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

2008    Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Beyond Limits, Chatsworth House with Sothebys. UK

2015    Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah Museum of Art, Sharjah, UAE

2012    Oslo Festival of Light, Tjuvholmen, Norway

2012    Pratt Institute, New York, USA

2011    Biennale Kijkduin, The Hague, Netherlands

2009    Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Museum, NY

2004    Brilliant! Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

2002    Sotheby’s, London, UK

Selected Public Art Commissions

2016    Texas Tech Systems Administration Building, Lubbock, TX

2015    Discovery Green Conservancy, Houston, Texas.

2015    Scottsdale Public Art, City of Scottsdale, Arizona

2014    Discovery Green Conservancy, Houston, Texas.

2014    St. Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, Scotland

2012    Avenue of the Arts, (Lead Artist) Philadelphia, PA 

Museum Collections  

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England

Cheekwood Museum and Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia

Selected Public and Corporate Commissions

2015    Spear Street Capital, Santa Clara, CA

2015    Art Van, Chicago, Illinois

2014    Prima, Nashville Tennessee

2014    Wiltshire Music Centre, Wiltshire, UK

2014    Elmore Court, Gloucestershire UK

2013    St Fintan’s Church, Raheen, Co. Laois, Ireland

2013    Gillyflower, Elmore Court, Gloucestershire, UK

2012    Moet Hennessy, London, UK

2012    Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

2012    Preston Bailey, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2012    Telefonica, S. A., Madrid, Spain

2012    Alexander McQueen, Paris, France

2011    Help for Heroes charity Head Quarters, Wiltshire, UK

2011    96 Kensington High Street, London, UK

2011    Bentley Motors, Kensington Palace, London, UK

2011    JP Morgan, Universities of Glasgow, York, London and Warwick, UK

2010    ZSL London Zoo, London, UK

2010    Camelot Head Quarters, London, UK

2009    W Hotel Downtown, New York

2009    RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), London, UK

2009    Energus, Cumbria, UK

2008    Queens Theatre, London, UK

2008    64 Knightsbridge, London, UK

2008    Babington House, Somerset, UK

2008    At the Chapel, Somerset, UK

2007    Royal Society, London, UK

2003    Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London, UK

2002    Liberty & Co., London, UK

Education and Awards

2013    American Alliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibition Award

2011    Wiltshire Life Magazine, Artist of the Year 2011

1978 – 1982 Fine Arts BA, Bristol, UK

1977 – 1978 Foundation in Art & Design Braintree College

Selected Publications

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Light, Nicholas Conservatory and Garden. Sea Hill Press 2017

Beyond Limits. London: Sotheby’s 2016

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Light. Uluru, Australia. Santa Barbara: Sea Hill Press, 2016

Exhibition catalogue Islamic Arts Festival, 2015, Eighteenth Edition. Sharjah: Directorate of Art, Department of Culture and Information, 2015

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Sonoran LightDesert Botanical Garden. Santa Barbara: Sea Hill Press, 2015

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Light at the GardenAtlanta Botanical Garden. Santa Barbara: Sea Hill Press, 2015

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Light, Franklin Park Conservatory. Santa Barbara: Sea Hill Press, 2013

Dr. Richard Cork, Bruce Munro: Catching the Light. Santa Barbara: Sea Hill Press, 2013, second edition 2016

Christopher Dewdney, Light: Installations by Bruce Munro. New York: Longwood Gardens/ Green Earth Enterprise, 2012

Selected Press

Star Tribune, November 2016, “This is no Holiday Display, by Jenna Ross

Forbes, June 2016, “Field Of Light: A Glowing Arts Project Comes To Australia’s Sacred Uluru Rock” by John Oseid

Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2016, “Quick, get to Phoenix before this desert garden show fades,” by Terry Gardner

The Guardian, March 31, 2016, “Seeing Uluru changed my life’: Bruce Munro’s light bulb moment” by Brigid Delaney

Architectural Digest, March 30, 2016, “A stunning light installation debuts in the Australian outback,” by Sara Lieberman

Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2016,  “Ultimate nighttime selfie: Astonishing ‘Field of Light’ arrives at Australia’s Uluru” by Terry Gardner

Sydney Morning Herald, March 254, 2016, “British artist Bruce Munro brings Field of Light installation to Uluru residency,” by Fiona Carruthers

The Telegraph, March 23, 2016, “ A Fresh Look at Uluru,” by Jonathan Bastable

Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2016, “What Would It Be Like to Walk Through the Mind?“ by Frank Wilczek

Art Newspaper, February 23, 2016, “Bruce Munro’s light installation to illuminate Ayers Rock,” by Christina Ruiz.

Islamic Arts Magazine, January 9, 2016, ”Bruce Munro: First Impressions”, author unknown

Art Ltd, November/December 2015, “Phoenix Will be Glittering the Fall with Diverse Works by British Light Artist Bruce Munro,” by Deborah Ross

The New York Times, Oct 23, 2015, “Arizona Light Show, Skiing in the Dolomites,” by Elaine Glusac

The Scottsdale Republic, October 3, 2015, “Desert Glows with British Artist’s Work,” by Sonja Haller

Public Art Magazine (Seoul, South Korea), May 2015, “Landscape of Light,” by Sun Moon

Chartwell Journal, Eleventh Edition, November 2014, “Bruce Munro” by Francis Holmes

The Houston Chronicle, November 21, 2014 Field of Light by Molly Glentzer

The Virginia Pilot, October 12 2014, Light At Heritage by Teresa Annas

The Times Scottish Edition, February 4, 2014, “Field of Light” by Steven Taylor, Alamy Live News

The Independent, December 27, 2013, “The Best Visual Arts of the Year,” by Adrian Hamilton

The Guardian, December 24, 2013, “Eyewitness,” by Felix Clay

Museum, December, 2013, “The Best and the Brightest from the Alliance and its Professional Networks”, author unknown

The Scotsman, November, 2013, “Edinburgh Set for Field of Light art installation,” by Rory Reynolds

Huffington Post, October, 2013, “Light, Bruce Munro at Cheekwood,” by Dale B. Cohen

Le Monde, July 30, 2013, “Manoir, mon beau manoir,” by Melina Gazsi

Vogue, May, 2013, “From Memorial to Labour Day, 31 ways to make to make the most of Summer,” by Jennifer Conrad

Martha Stewart, May, 2013, “Inspiration Board: Bruce Munro,” by Laura Kaesshaefer

The Financial Times , September 28, 2012, “Lit up by Light,” by Robin Lane Fox

A.L Architectural Lighting Magazine, September, 2012, “Daydreaming in Light,” by Elizabeth Donoff

The Washington Post, “At Longwood Gardens, Bruce Munro sees the light,” September 19, 2012, by Adrian Higgins

WIRED, June 29, 2012, “Bright Idea: Artist Turns Simple Materials into Massive Lighting Installations,” by Eric Smilli