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b. 1951, USA

Roy Dowell Biography

ROY DOWELL (b. 1951 in Bronxville, NY) studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts and received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA.

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He has had numerous solo exhibitions internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming); Some of Me and the Sum of Others, as-is.la, Los Angeles, CA; Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; Proxy Paris @ Galerie Ygrec, Paris, France; James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA; Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; Proxy Gallery, Culver City, CA; Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City; and Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Two-person exhibitions include Synchronicity: a state of Painting, Roy Dowell & Richard Kalina, with Richard Kalina, Lennon/Weinberg, New York, NY; Roy Dowell, with Alexander Kroll, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL; and Roy Dowell, with Lari Pittman, Kunsthaus Santa Fé, San Miguel de Allenda, Mexico.

Recent group exhibitions include Constellations, Lennon/Weinberg Inc., New York, NY; The American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Visual Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; Make/Work, (curated by Jenene Nagy), Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA; Vision Valley, (curated by Adam Miller), Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA; Memory Theater, (curated by Srijon Cowdhury), Portland, OR; A Few Days, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY; Salon du Dessin, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY; Death Ship, (curated by Adam Miller and Devon Oder), The Pit, Glendale, CA; Floor Flowers, (curated by David Pagel), Claremont Graduate University Gallery, Claremont, CA; A Poem to a Raoul and Agnes, (curated by Sherman Sam), Ancient & Modern, London, United Kingdom; Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; California Visual Music, (curated by Marcus Herse), Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Los Angeles, CA; Local Fish, Ernie Wolff Gallery Los Angeles, CA; Roy Dowell and Alexander Kroll, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL; Made in LA 2012: Los Angeles Biennial, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Arctic Summer, Margo Levin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Viva La Raspberries, (curated by Evan Holloway) Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY; and The Early Show, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Tucson, AZ; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkley, Berkeley, CA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; Embassy of the United States, Dakar, Senegal; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.

Roy Dowell lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Text courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery.

Roy Dowell Featured Artworks

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The Explorer by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting
Roy DowellThe Explorer, 2015Acrylic on linen over panel
152.4 x 101.6 cm
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untitled #1136 by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Roy Dowelluntitled #1136, 2019Acrylic on linen
50.8 x 30.5 cm
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untitled #1135 by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting
Roy Dowelluntitled #1135, 2019Acrylic on linen
50.8 x 30.5 cm
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untitled #1134 by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Roy Dowelluntitled #1134, 2019Acrylic on linen over panel
152.4 x 121.9 cm
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untitled #1133 by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Roy Dowelluntitled #1133, 2019Acrylic on linen over panel
48 x 60 cm
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untitled #1132, by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Roy Dowelluntitled #1132,, 2019Acrylic on linen over panel
104.1 x 96.5 cm
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untitled #1131 by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Roy Dowelluntitled #1131, 2019Acrylic on linen over panel
104.1 x 96.5 cm
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untitled #1130 by Roy Dowell contemporary artwork painting
Roy Dowelluntitled #1130, 2019Acrylic on linen over panel
152.4 x 121.9 cm
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