Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Invisible Boundaries
June 17, 2016 – January 2017
Buffalo Bill Center for the West
720 Sheridan Ave
Cody, Wyoming

April 28 – September 2016
National Geographic Magazine Headquarters
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
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Selected Past Exhibitions

The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014-February 22, 2015
Smithsonian American Art Museum
3rd floor North 8th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Link to Exhibition



The Peacock and the Cobra:
James Prosek among the Arts of South Asia

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wood Gallery 227
November 27, 2013–September 16, 2014



Field Guide: James Prosek's Un/Natural World
March 7 – August 2, 2015
North Carolina Museum of Art
East Building, Level B, Studio 3
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, North Carolina
Link to Exhibition



James Prosek: The Spaces in Between
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence
September 2 - January 5, 2014



James Prosek: Wall of Silhouettes
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University
Sapsucker Woods
Ithaca, NY

Video: Seeing Nature


Lectures & Events

Katonah Museum of Art
Gallery talk with James Prosek and curator Elizabeth Rooklidge
March 13th
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Berman Museum of Art
Conversations Series
Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m.
New this year, the Berman “Conversations” series pairs exhibiting artists with Ursinus faculty members for a dynamic exchange of interests and ideas.
James Prosek and Ellen Dawley, Professor of Biology 

Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series
James Prosek - Naming and Ordering Nature: An Artist’s Perspective
April 19th Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 7:10 p.m.
Lecture series is FREE and open to the public
University of Connecticut, Avery Point auditorium
1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT

Science and Storytelling Symposium
Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies
April 22nd – 23rd
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Yale University, New Haven, CT
With David Quammen, James Prosek, Jock Reynolds, Jennifer Raab, Carl Zimmer, Gary Knell, Arthur Middleton, Joe Riis and others

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NATURE: The Mystery of Eels

Exclusive PBS Video: Painting with Eels

Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few great mysteries remain. Consider the eel, we know little about its life -- where it goes, what it does and how it dies.

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Eli the Eel: A mysterious migration - James Prosek

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Latest Books

James Prosek Ocean Fishes
Rizzoli Publishers

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Trout of the World: Revised and Updated
Abrams Publishers

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