Bruce Munro is a British artist who uses the medium of light and the experience of landscape to create large-scale immersive site-specific installations that elicit an emotional response from the viewer. Working in and with nature, his work necessitates the development of new types of components that can function in and with these organic and non-technological environments. He is best known for his iterative Field of Light series, which create hauntingly beautiful illuminated experiences that play with the transition and contrast between natural and man-made light. Since 2014, Munro has been experimenting with the relationship between light and language, using pulsing light and Morse Code to spell out both patterns and decipherable texts.
Munro’s first solo exhibition was held in 2012 at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and won the 2013 American Alliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibition Award. Since then, his work has been shown internationally, including at the Colorado Fine Art Center; Simbionte Festival in Mexico City; Hans Christian Andersen Haven in Denmark; Salisbury Cathedral and Chatsworth House, United Kingdom; Islamic Arts Festival at the Sharjah Art Museum in the UAE; and Slottskogen Park in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2015, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden, Scottsdale Public Art, and Lisa Sette Gallery collaborated on Desert Radiance, a joint series of commissions by the artist. In 2016, he created a monumental installation at Uluru, Australia.