James Walsh

James Walsh has been making art in a variety of media since 1986 and has shown throughout the United States, and in Turkey, Italy, England and Sweden. He is the author of two books, Foundations (1997) and Solvitur Ambulando (2003), and numerous unique and limited-edition artist’s books. Awards and residencies include a Fulbright Fellowship to Turkey and residencies at The MacDowell Colony, The Edward Albee Foundation, Art Omi, and Center for Book Arts. His work comes out of a love for natural history, particularly the history of natural history. For the past several years, he has been learning botany by identifying, pressing and mounting plants found in his neighborhood, which has resulted in two ongoing projects: A Flora of the Gowanus and the Index to Arctic Plants of New York City. Walsh studied literature at Hobart College, Geneva, NY, and at Oxford University, England.