Pollinators – The Art Students League


Located directly on the Hudson River, Riverside Park is especially vulnerable to the impending impacts of a changing climate, which includes a serious decline in pollinator species. In its role as a caretaker of green space, the Riverside Park Conservancy has brought to life a pollinator meadow, filled with native flowers and grasses that provide nectar, pollen, and a habitat for bees, butterflies, moths, and caterpillars. 

This crucial moment in a transforming environment inspired “Pollinators.” As Riverside Park’s pollinator meadow supports the web of biodiversity that inhabits this region, artists respond, exploring both the visual language of flora and fauna, and the themes of conservation and change. Caution and optimism are both to be found. The weight of contemplating pollinator futures persists, but so does great energy and play as we welcome a new season of pollinators species. 


Yana Zubko, “Pollinators,” 2020, 30″ x 23″, Mixed Media, $400

Yukako, “Bees on a Sunny Day,” 2011, 17″ x 17″, acrylic on canvas,  $280

Diane Waller, “Buzz Buzz in Flight,” 2013, 28″ x 27″, oil on canvas, $1500

Diane Waller, “Caterpillar Trails,” 2015,  28″ x 20″, oil on canvas, $1500

Mia Brownell, “Sill Life with Lost Pollinators,” 2014, 24″ x 30″, oil on canvas, NFS

Mia Brownell, “Still Life with Lost Migration,” 2012, 24″ x 20″, oil on canvas, NFS

Brittany Vogel, “Flower Chaos,” 2019, 38″ x 26″, layered acrylic on canvas, $3250

Amanda Briggs, “Seed,” 2018, 12″ x 10″, mixed media, NFS

MJ King, “Sprout,” 2008, 6″ x 8″, acrylic on canvas, $400

Dom Petito, “Dandelions,” 2019, 18″ x 24″, oil on aluminum panel, $700

Ira Robbins, “Spring,” 2019,  40″ x 27″, acrylic flashe on paper, #3200

Miho Hiranouchi, “Dance with Flowers,” 2018, 50″ x 50″, oil on canvas, NFS