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untitled #1120, 2019, Acrylic on linen, 20 x 12 inches

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. 

Dowell 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; and Proxy Gallery, Culver City, CA.

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;  and “Death Ship,” (curated by Adam Miller and Devon Oder), The Pit, Glendale, CA..

His work is included in many collections including the HAMMER Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, State University of Utah, Logan, Utah; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; 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; The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dowell lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.