Rob Kesseler

Short CV:
Rob Kesseler is a visual artist, Professor at Central Saint Martins and Chair in Arts, Design & Science at the University of the Arts London. A former NESTA Fellow at Kew and Research Fellow at the Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal, he collaborates with botanical scientists and molecular biologists to explore the living world at a microscopic level. He exhibits and lectures internationally and has published an award winning series of books on Pollen, Seeds and Fruit with Dr Madeline Harley and Dr. Wolfgang Stuppy of Kew published by Papadakis. In 2010 they also published a monograph of his work, Rob Kesseler Up Close. He is a fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, The Linnean Society and The Royal Society of the Arts and President of the newly formed Science and the Arts section of the British Science Association.

Recent exhibitions:
Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
The Origins of Art, Museum of New and Ancient Art (MONA), Tasmania. Aus. Cat.
Nature Morte, The Four Domes Pavillion, National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

The Origins of Art, Museum of New and Ancient Art (MONA), Tasmania. Aus. Cat.
Nature Revisited, Finding Meaning at the intersection of Science and Art, AVA Gallery & Art Centre, Lebanon, NH, USA
Nature Morte, Konsthallen Bohuslan Museum
Great Expectations, Hunt Insititute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA

Archetypes of Nature, Fundacion Minera Escondida, Antofagsta, Chile (solo)
Lens on Life, University Museum, Heidelberg, Germany
BLAST, Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University.
Zoom: worlds through a microscope. Oxford Brookes University

Silken Cells, Forty Hall, London (solo)
Mi Pattern, Lethaby Gallery, London (solo)
Apiculture, bees and the art of pollination, Penninsula Art Gallery, Plymouth

Meadow, Platform Gallery, Habitat, London

Pratos, Pétalas e Pixeis – Uma artista no Laboratório, Sala Verde, Estação Agronomica Nacional, Oeiras, Portugal

Morphogenesis, Instituto, Gulbenkian Ciencia, Oeiras, Portugal
Jardim Porcelanico, Installation, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal


Microscopy through the Lens of an Artist
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