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ROY DOWELL

Born in Bronxville, New York,
Lives and works in Los Angeles

EDUCATION

1975 Master of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1973 Bachelor of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1969-71 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Roy Dowell, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York catalogue

2013
Roy Dowell: 2000-2013, James Harris Gallery, Seattle Washington,
Roy Dowell, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA,
Roy Dowell, Proxy Gallery, Culver City, CA

2012
Roy Dowell: Speaking in Tongues, Galería NinaMenocal, Mexico City

2010
Roy Dowell, Lennon/Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2009
Roy Dowell: New Works on Paper, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roy Dowell, Kunsthaus Santa Fé, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

2006
Roy Dowell: A Survey Exhibition 1981-2005, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Roy Dowell: New Works, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001
Roy Dowell: New Works, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2000
Roy Dowell: like love, built on precedent, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Roy Dowell, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Roy Dowell, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995
Roy Dowell, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roy Dowell, Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Roy Dowell, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1993
Roy Dowell: Collages 1991/92, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1991
Roy Dowell, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990
Truth or Consequences, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
Roy Dowell, Selected Works 1980–1988, Otis College of Art and Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988
The Grand Order of Things, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987
Roy Dowell, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986
Roy Dowell, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1983
Roy Dowell, Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1982
Roy Dowell, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1976
Roy Dowell, Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
A Poem to a Raoul and Agnes (curated by Sherman Sam), Ancient & Modern, London, UK

2013
Flowers, Ancient and Modern Fine Arts, London, England
California Visual Music, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Los Angeles, CA
LocalFish, Ernie Wolff Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roy Dowell and Alexander Kroll, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami FL

2012
Artic Summer, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Viva la Raspberries, Harris/Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
The Early Show, Lennon/Weinberg Inc., New York, NY
Made in LA 2012: Los Angeles Biennial, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Vous Play, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
Drawn, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Painting, design, speculation, generosity, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010
The Jewel Thief, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Works in Edition, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ends and Means, Lennon/Weinberg Inc., New York, NY
Pictures of Words, Galerie Schmidt/Maczollek,Cologne, Germany
Reading Standing Up, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Roy Dowell, John M. Miller, Brena Youngblood, Margo Leaving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roy Dowell, William Leavitt, Alexis Smith, Margo Leaving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Paper, Lennon Weinberg Inc., New York, NY
ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
20 Years Ago Today: Supporting Individual Artists in L.A., Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Summer 2008, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas Collects Contemporary, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2007
Paper, Lennon/Weinberg Inc., New York, NY

2006
Couples Discourse, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2003
Raid the Icebox, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
LA Post-Cool, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Roy Dowell, Daniel Mendel-Black, Alexis Smith, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Cal’s Art, Sampling California Painting, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX
Seeing or Believing, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Importance of Being Earnest, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
The Big G Stands for Goodness: Corita Kent’s 1960s POP, Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Roy Dowell, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1998
90069, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Woven in Oaxaca: Rugs from Mexico, A/D, New York, NY
Smoggy Abstractions, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

1995
Pasted Paper: Collage in the 20th Century, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Between Reality and Abstraction: California Art at the End of the Century, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
1994 Balls, World Cup USA 1994, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
Twentieth–Century Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
In Plain Sight: Abstract Painting in Los Angeles, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
Paintings of the 80’s, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fractured Identity: Cut and Paste, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
pen& ink, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Fawbush Gallery, New York
Very Visual Dialogue, Personal Journeys in Abstract Painting, Rancho Santiago College Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

1993
The Return of the CadavreExquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Santa MonicaMuseum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; The Forum, St. Louis, MO
The American Center, Paris, France
Roy Dowell and Nancy Evans, Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY
Object Bodies, Emison Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
School Days, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Collage, Brian Gross Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Aspects of Painting in Los Angeles, College of Creative Studies, Santa Barbara, CA

1992
LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition 1992, Coming Unraveled, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
California North and South, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Roy Dowell, Paul McCarthy, René Petropoulos, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991
Quick Coagulation Forms the August Corpse, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
20th Century Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990
TIME, A Portfolio of Etchings, Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Ends of Painting/The Edges of Abstraction, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Phoenix Triennial, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Past & Present, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Eastern Aesthetic, Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989
I to Eye, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cultural Fetish, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA

1988
New Works on Paper, RosamundFelsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987
Works on Paper, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
First LACE Annuale, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1984
Eccentric Images, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roy Dowell, DeLoss McGraw, Frank Romero, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Cotton Exchange Exhibition, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Olympiad,Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1983
Variations 2: 7 Los Angeles Painters, Security Pacific Plaza Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
5 Painters, Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981
Paintings: Dowell, Harwood, Mitchell, Rabbin, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA

1980
In a Major and a Minor Scale, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Oriental Mystique, California State University at Los Angeles, CA

1977
100 Directions in Southern California Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1976
Ellie Blankfort Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

COMMISSIONS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

2012
LAX-ART Billboard project, displayed on La Cienega Blvd.
CA. Community Foundation Artists Resource Completion Grant

2006
Constructed Histories, Los Angeles Metro, Orange Line, Canoga Park, CA

1998
Ajax, installation, commissioned by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Windows on Wilshire

1996
J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts Fellowship

1995
Art Matters Inc. Fellowship

1991
Djerassi Artist Residency Fellowship

1989
Nature Culture, commissioned mural, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

TEACHING

1994-2013
Instructor, Visiting Critic and Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

1989-2013
Chair, Graduate Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

1986–87
Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana

1986
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1982–2013
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

1977–83
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys

LECTURES

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Art Center School of Design, Pasadena
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Claremont Graduate School
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Rancho Santiago College
San Bernardino Valley College
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies
Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, CA
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
Columbia Savings, Los Angeles, CA (defunct)
Disney Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Grunwald Center Collection, Los Angeles, CA
HAMMER Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Nora EcclesHarrison Museum, State University of Utah, Logan, Utah
FundacionJumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Kaufman & Broad, Inc. Los Angeles and Paris, France
Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
New Mexico State University, Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, CA (Bank of America)
Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles, CA
Sun America, Los Angeles, CA
The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina

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