Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


James Prosek: Recent Works
January 13 – February 24, 2017
Reynolds Gallery
1514 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Yellowstone: Wilderness in a Box
January 20 – June 4, 2017
The Art of James Prosek
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Ave
Cody, Wyoming
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Commission for US Embassy
Kabul, Afghanistan
U.S. Department of State
Art in Embassies
Installed 2017

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Fish Tales: Stories and Legends from the Deep
April 20, 2017–April 1, 2018
Lowe Art Museum
University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit
April 21-23
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Washington, DC
Saturday 22nd, plenary
Science, Conservation, Inspiration
James Prosek, Maya Lin, Gary Knell, Tom Lovejoy, Nancy Knowlton and others
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James Prosek
Mildred’s Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity)
May 28th–June 25th, 2017
Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY, 12764


The Inexhaustible Regions of Nature
A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions
June 1–August 13, 2017
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street     
New Haven, CT 06510-2302
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Invisible Boundaries
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
September 14, 2017 — March 1, 2017
Yale University
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520-8118
(Traveling in summer 2018 to The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming)
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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
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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

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street New York, NY, 10013
212 219 2166
May 24, 2017
6:30–8:00 PM
Exhibition walkthrough of Exploratory Works: Drawings from the Department of Tropical Research Field Expeditions with artist James Prosek and Dr. Merry Camhi, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Seascape.



Mildred’s Lane
Keynote Speaker
105 Alberts Way
Beach Lake, PA 18405
June 10, 2017


Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Forum on Translational Ecology
2801 Sharon Turnpike, PO Box AB
Millbrook, NY 12545
July 7, 2017


Tuolumne Meadows - Yosemite National Park 2017
Parson’s Memorial Lodge Summer Series
Names and Nature, Words and World
105 Alberts Way
Beach Lake, PA 18405
July 29, 2017
2:00–3:30 PM
Illustrated talk and discussion with artist, writer and naturalist James Prosek, author of Trout of the World, Ocean Fishes, and Eels.



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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

Read a review of the book by The Art Blog

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Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish
Tsukiji-Shokan Publishing

Read the Review in Asahi Newspaper

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