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Roy Dowell in his studio, 2021, Los Angeles, CA

Roy Dowell in his studio, 2021, Los Angeles, CA

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

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Found in Translation,” Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; “Some of Me and the Sum of Others,” as-is.la, Los Angeles, CA; 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; “Roy Dowell: Mosaics,” Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Little Tree,” Proxy Paris @ Galerie Ygrec, Paris, France; “Roy Dowell: New Work,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA; “Roy Dowell, New Work,” Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY; James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; Proxy Gallery, Culver City, CA; “Roy Dowell: Speaking in Tongues,” Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico; Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York; “Roy Dowell: New Works on Paper,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Roy Dowell: A Survey Exhibition 1981-2005,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Roy Dowell: New Works,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Roy Dowell: New Works,” Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX; “Roy Dowell: like love, built on precedent,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY, and Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “Abstracted Vocabularies,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; “FEEDBACK” (curated by Helen Molesworth), Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, Kinderhook, NY; “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; “Synchronicity: a State of Painting,” Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY; “Memory Theater” (curated by Srijon Chowdhury), Upfor Gallery, 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 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; “Split Realities,” Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA; “Made in LA 2012: Los Angeles Biennial,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; “Arctic Summer,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, and “Viva La Raspberries” (curated by Evan Holloway), Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY.

His work is included the collections of the Hammer Museum, 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; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Logan, UT; 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, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.

Dowell lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.