Bruce Munro

b. 1959

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 Field of Light Uluru, Uluru/Ayer’s Rock, Australia

2023 Field of Light, Light-Towers, Gone Fishing and Fireflies, Sensorio, Paso Robles, California, USA

2023 Mountain Light, Niseko Hanazono Resort, Hokkaido, Japan

2023 Light-Towers, Discovery Parks, Kings Canyon, NT, Australia

2023 Light at Cheekwood Gardens, Tennessee, USA

2023 Fireflies, Dorothy House, Bradford-upon-Avon, UK (Charitable exhibition)

2022 Field of Light Uluru, Uluru/Ayer’s Rock, Australia

2022 Field of Light and Light-Towers, Sensorio, Paso Robles, California, USA

2022 Field of Light, Lady Bird Johnson Centre, Austin, Texas, USA

2022 Light at Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, USA

2022 From Sunrise Road, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2022 Mountain Light, Niseko Hanazono Resort, Hokkaido, Japan

2022 Fireflies, Dorothy House, Bradford-upon-Avon, UK (Charitable exhibition)

2021 Field of Light Uluru, Uluru/Ayer’s Rock, Australia

2021 Field of Light and Light-Towers, Sensorio, Paso Robles, California, USA

2021 Field and Forest of Light, Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, USA

2021 Field of Blooms, Chichester Cathedral, UK

2021 Field of Light, Marston Park, Frome, UK

2021 Fireflies, Dorothy House, Bradford-upon-Avon, UK (Charitable exhibition)

2020 Field of Light Uluru, Uluru/Ayer’s Rock, Australia

2020 Field of Light, Sensorio, Paso Robles, California, USA

2020   Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

2019   Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury, UK

2019   Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, UK

2019   City of Darwin, Australia

2019   Sensorio, Paso Robles, California

2018   Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California

2018   Avenue of Honor, Albany, Australia

2018   Jeju Light Art Festa, Jeju Island, South Korea

2017   Hans Christian Andersen Haven, Odense, Denmark

2017   The Garden Society of Gothenberg and Slottskogen, Gothenberg, Sweden

2017   Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado

2017   Green Box Arts, Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

2017    Nicholas Conservatory and Garden, Rockford, Illinois

2017    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 (Annual exhibition
Residency 2016 – 2020)

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

2020 Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavour, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, UK

2018 Glastonbury Cathedral, Glastonbury, UK

2018 Jeju Light Art Festa, Jeju Island, South Korea

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 University 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  

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England

Cheekwood Museum and Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia

Selected Public and Corporate Commissions

2021 Advent Health Central, Kansas

2019 Lamar Institute of Technology, Texas

2018   Optical Society Association, Washington, D.C.

2017   Victoria Palace Theater, London, UK

2017   Bicester Village, Oxford, UK

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

2017   Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review, 2016

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: Beyond Sunrise Road, Heide Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2022

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light Leesburg: Sea Hill Press, 2020

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Time and Place, Messums Gallery, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 2019

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio Leesburg: Sea Hill Press, 2019

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light. Leesburg: Sea Hill Press, 2018

Exhibition catalogue Bruce Munro: Catching the Light. Santa Barbara: Sea Hill Press, Korean edition 2018

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

The Bath Magazine, October 2023, “Lights washing in the wind” by Emma Clegg

New York Post, September 20, 2023, “First renderings of ‘Field of Light’ at Freedom Plaza revealed” by Mark K Jacob

The Villager, September 20, 2023, “Field of Light art installation to illuminate East River waterfront this winter” by Max Parrott

Time Out, May 11, 2023, “A ‘Field of Light’ installation is about to brighten up Manhattan’s East Side”

The Sydney Morning Herald, July 24, 2023, “Famed light artist brings dazzling installation to a new outback site” by Sue Williams

Time Out, June 15, 2023, “Bruce Munro’s 1.3km-long light installation in Niseko is reopening this July”, March 31, 2023, “Light-Towers kicks off in the Northern Territory” by Susan Bugg

The Daily Texan, February 14, 2023, “Art installation glows throughout Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center” by Stephanie Jumper

Brisbane Times, June 5, 2022, “UFOs or trick of the light? Bruce Munro has got the military guessing” by Richard Jinman

NBC Los Angeles, May 20, 2022, “Sensorio marks three years of central coast shimmer” by Alysia Gray Painter

Fox 7, May 12, 2022, “Immersive light installation to debut at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cenre” by Fox 7 Austin Digital Team

BBC News, July 23, 2020, “Wiltshire’ ribbon of light’ art installation complete” by BBC Digital Team

New York Times, January 2020, Paso Robles number six in the top 52 places to visit in 2020

The Australian,  26 November 2019, “Time to Lighten up; Bruce Munro’s new art installations are the hot pick for Darwin’s summer” by Katrina Lobley

New York Times, 15 September 2019, ‘A Light Safari in Wine Country’

Lonely Planet, 22 June 2019 ‘This incredible art installation is lighting up California wine country’

Time Out magazine, 2 July, 2019, ‘The 50 best things to do in the world right now’

The Tribune, 21 May, 2019, ‘A dream come true’ by Lindsey Holden

San Francisco Chronicle, 26 May, 2019, ‘Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light’ sets gardens hillside aglow’ by Sarah Fielding

My Modern Met, 13 June, 2019, ‘Bruce Munro Illuminates California’s Wine Country with ‘Field of Light’ Installation’ by Kelly Richman-Abdou

Los Angeles Times, 2  June, 2019, ‘Field of Light’ display beckons in Paso Robles by Terry Gardner

Forbes, 17 May, 2019, ‘Field Of Light’ At Sensorio Is The Future of Public Wellness’ by Aimee Jennings

The West Australia, April 30, 2019, ‘Farewell Field of Light’ by Shannon Smith

Saratoga News, November 2, 2018, ‘A dazzling display’ by Anne Gelhaus

USA Today, 16 April, 2018, ‘Australia’s iconic Uluru’ by Nick Kontis

Chicago Magazine, September 20, 2017, “Walk Through Rockford’s Stunning New Garden of Light” by DiS Shin

USA Today, September 2, 2017, “The best museum exhibits in the US this fall”

Scottsdale Independent, June 26, 2017, “Scottsdale public art piece, ‘Blooms’ wins prestigious honor”

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

Wallpaper, September 27, 2016, “Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s’ modern sculpture show returns to Chatsworth House,” by TF Chan

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

The Telegraph, October 06, 2018, “The light that never goes out” by Brigid Delaney