Agave attenuata, Garfield Conservatory, Chicago

$2,000
Agave attenuata, Garfield Conservatory, Chicago
Peter Moriarty
gelatin-silver print, 16x20"

Nelumbo nucifera, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

$2,000
Nelumbo nucifera, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Peter Moriarty
gelatin-silver print, 16x20"

Washingtonia robusta, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

$2,000
Washingtonia robusta, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Peter Moriarty
gelatin-silver print, 16x20"


Bio

Peter Moriarty (b.1952) began photographing greenhouses in the 1990s while living near the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, Long Island. In 2010, he received a major grant to add a European perspective to the US photographs. Moriarty received his MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. He maintains a studio in Clinton, MA.

Peter Moriarty’s monograph, Warm Room: Photographs from Historic Greenhouses, was printed by VeronaLibri in 2019. 

Warm Room (Japanese for greenhouse) is a portfolio of 56 gelatin-silver prints of the distinctive 18th and 19th century greenhouses of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Berkeley, London, Chatsworth, Belgium and France. These Orangeries, Greenhouses, Warm Rooms, Limonaia, Conservatories, Serres, Arboretum, or Glass Houses, as they are known in their respective countries, were built to preserve plant specimens gathered by world explorers; to extend the life of citrus fruit, to advance the medicinal uses of plants, and to propagate grape vines for export. 

Moriarty's silver prints are in numerous collections Addison Gallery of American Art, Eastman Museum, Davison Art Center, Hood Museum of Art, Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, Museo d’Arte Sao Paulo, Brasil, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, Princeton University Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery and the Worcester Art Museum. Peter Moriarty is the author of Lotte Jacobi Photographs (David Godine Boston, MA 2003) and his work appears courtesy of BigTown Gallery.