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Studio Visit with ASBA artist John Pastoriza-Piñol (pre-recorded)

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Virtual studio visit with John Pastoriza Pinol

We are airing our studio visit and conversation with John Pastoriza-Piñol from September 15th in case you missed it live!

ASBA artist John Pastoriza-Piñol discusses his work—including the watercolor on view in the 23rd Annual International—his practice, gives viewers a tour of his collected works and shows some new works from his studio in Melbourne, Austrailia. This visit is hosted by Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions of the American Society of Botanical Artists and Jennifer McGregor, Senior Director of Arts, Education and Programs at Wave Hill.

John Pastoriza-Piñol’s process comprises close observation and drawing as a way of thinking through action. The artist works in the manner of botanical painting. Rather than focusing on the precise discipline of Naturalism, Pastoriza-Piñol’s work examines the complex and dynamic relationships between humans and nature, science and art.

About the Artist

John Pastoriza-Piñol completed his doctorate in Botany at University of Vigo, Galicia, in Spain and formally studied botanical illustration at the Botanical Art School of Melbourne. His work has been shown around the world and is held in numerous public and private collections around the world, including Carnegie Mellon University; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London; and the State collection, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He teaches intermediate/advanced classes at the Geelong Botanic Gardens and has expanded his teaching circuit to include interstate and international master classes.

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