Curriculum Vitae


Bruce Munro

b. 1959

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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 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 Light, Desert Botanical Garden. Santa Barbara: Sea Hill Press, 2015

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Light at the Garden, Atlanta 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

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