Frank Bowling  (British, 1936) 

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Frank Bowling, Cavedwellers

 

Frank Bowling
Cavedwellers
2011

Berry Campbell
Frank Bowling, Tablet

 

Frank Bowling
Tablet
2002

Elizabeth Clement Fine Art
 
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Frank Bowling, Untitled

 

Frank Bowling
Untitled, 1972
acrylic and spray paint on cotton canvas

 

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Frank Bowling, Dan to Beersheba

 

Frank Bowling
Dan to Beersheba, 1975
acrylic on cotton canvas

 

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Frank Bowling, Blue Trane

 

Frank Bowling
Blue Trane, 1992
oil and acrylic on stitched canvas w/collage

 

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1936   Born in Bartica, Essequibo, British Guyana, South America
1957 - 1959   Regent Street Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Art
1959 - 1962   Slade School of Arts, London University, Royal College of Art
  Awards, Fellowships, Grants
  2007 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art at University of Wolverhampton
  2005 Royal Academy of Arts, London elected member
  1992 & 1998 Pollock Krasner Award
  1977 Arts Council of Great Britain Award
  1975 New York State CAPS Award
  1973 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
  1972 Visiting Artist Program, New York State Council of the Arts
  1968-69 Artist in Residence, New York State Council of the Arts, Critics Choice Program
  1967 Painting Prize, Edinburgh Open 100, Edinburgh, Scotland
  1967 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
  1966 First World Festival of Negro Art, Dakar, Senegal Grand Prize for Contemporary Art
  1963 Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation, Painting Purchase Award Shakespeare Quarto-Centenary, Stratford on Avon, England, three canvases commissioned: 15'x10', 15'x35', 15'x10'
  1962 Royal College of Art, Silver Medal
  1962 Associate of the Royal College of Art (MFA)
  Other Activities
  1969-72 Contributing Editor and Critic for Arts Magazine
  1965 Vice-Chairman of the London Group
  1962 Member of the London Group
  1958-63 Founder of the Young Commonwealth Artists Group with Billy Apple, Jonathan Kingdon, the late Neil Stocker and others
  Teaching
  1984 Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
  1975-86 Tutor, Byam Shaw School of Painting and Sculpture, London
  1975-76 Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, New York
  1974-75 Artist in Residence, Rhode Island School of Design
  1970-71 Assistant Professor, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
  1969-70 Assistant Professor, Douglass College, Rutgers University, NJ
  1968-69 Instructor, Columbia University, New York
  1964-66 Lecturer, Reading University
  1963-83 Tutor, Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London
  Selected Public and Corporate Collections
  American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, New York
  Arts Council of Great Britain
  Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL
  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
  Currier Gallery, Manchester, NH
  Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  De Menil Foundation, Houston TX
  Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  Lloyds of London
  London Lighthouse
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
  New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
  Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, NY
  Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, Toledo, OH
  Port Authority of New York, World Trade Center, NY
  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  Rivercross Tenants Corporation, New York
  Royal College of Art, London
  Tate Gallery, London
  University of Liverpool
  Westinghouse Corporation
  Whitney Museum of American Art
  National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, West Indies
  London Borough of Southwark
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
  Herbert Art Gallery And Museum, Coventry, England
  Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Carmen & G.R. N'Nambdi Collection. University of Delaware, “The Paul R Jones Collection”
  Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
2009   Forthcoming: British Subjects, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, Group Exhibition
2008   Forthcoming: ROLLO PREVIEW 08 – ROLLO Contemporary Art, Group exhibition
2008   Forthcoming: BIG PAINTINGS – Bournemouth Institute (TEXT AND TALK programme) (later travelling to Wolverhampton)
2008   Forthcoming: REDEMPTION SONG, ‘Bridgetown to Brighton’, Brighton Jubilee Library
2008   Forthcoming: FRANK BOWLING LATEST WORKS, Solo Show at ROLLO Contemporary Art
2008   Forthcoming: BIG PAINTINGS, Wolverhampton University Art Gallery (travelled from Bournemouth Institute)
2008   Forthcoming: Recent Works, Solo Show at Poussin Gallery, London
2007   Peg Alston Fine Art Gallery, New York (solo)
2007   Frank Bowling RA Poured Paintings, Arts Club London in collaboration with ROLLO Contemporary Art (3rd May – 1st June) (solo)
2006   Frank’s Colour: Paintings by Frank Bowling RA, Royal Academy Hush Casson Room for Friends (solo)
2006   Frank Bowling The White Paintings, Art Sway (solo)
2006   Frank Bowling ROLLO Contemporary Art, an exhibition celebrating Frank Bowling’s election to the Royal Academy (solo)
2006   Frank Bowling: Full of Light, GR N’Nambdi New York City (solo)
2006   Frank Bolwing: Full of Light, G. R. N’Nambdi Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2005   Frank Bowling: Full of Light. A survey exhibition featuring paintings from 1978 to 2004, G. R. N’Nambdi Gallery, Detroit, MI (solo)
2005   Frank Bowling recent works, Peg Alston Fine Arts Gallery, New York (solo)
2004   The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (solo)
2004   Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia (solo)
2004   N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2004   Heidi Cho Gallery, Chelsea, New York (solo)
2004   Broadbent Gallery, London, England (solo)
2004   This Was Tomorrow: Art and the Sixties. Tate Britain, London
2004   Something to look forward to: an exhibition featuring abstract art by 22 distinguished Americans of African descent. Curated by Bill Hutson. The Philips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, touring to Heckscher Museum, Long Island, California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, Lowe Museum, University of Miami
2004   Illusion. Savacou Gallery, New York
2004   A Century of African American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection. University of Delaware
2003   Not just for Christmas: Visual Art with life and soul, Outfitters Gallery, Margate, Kent
2003   Outfitters Gallery, Margate. Kent 2003 G. R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI (solo)
2003   Delibar, Charterhouse Street, London (solo)
2003   Aljira, A Center for the Arts, Newark, NJ 2003 Skoto Gallery, Chelsea, New York (solo)
2003   London Group, Woodlands Gallery, Greenwich, London
2003   Faultlines: Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes, a project for the 50th Venice Bienniale 2003 Curated by Gilane Tawadros, Director Intsttute of International Visual Arts, London
2003   Confluence, Pilgrim Gallery, London
2003   “The Painted Path”, Broadbent Gallery, Notting Hill, London
2002   Tate Unseen, living artists from, Tate Storeroom, London, England
2002   Six American masters, Bowling, Carter, Clark, Huston, Loving, Pindell, Sugar Hill Art Center, Harlem, N.Y.
2002   No Greater Love, Abstraction, Jack Tilton / Anna Kustera Gallery, SoHo, New York
2002   Group Show 2002, Peg Alston Fine Arts, New York
2002   Forms of Abstraction 111. Abstract works from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Bowling, Clark, Edwards, Gilliam, Hunt, Hutson, Loving, Pindell, Whitten, G. R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit
2002   Peg Alston Fine Art Gallery, New York (solo)
2001   UFA Gallery, Chelsea, New York (solo)
2001   Rohde und Nerlich, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2001   Georgetown Gallery of Art, Washington DC (solo)
2001   KATONAH Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, Jazz and Visual Improvisation 2001 N’Namdi Gallery, Take Five, Chicago, IL. 2001 Art Chicago 2001, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2000   In A Marine Light. The Custom House Gallery, Mill Dam, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England
2000   African American Abstraction, City Gallery East, Atlanta, Georgia
2000   19th & 20th Century: African American Art, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York
2000   Peg Alston Fine Art Gallery, New York (solo)
2000   George N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2000   George N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI (solo)
1999   UFA Gallery, Chelsea, New York (solo)
1998   Rush Arts Gallery, New York (solo)
1998   The Fanelli Show, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York
1998   The African-American Fine Arts Collection of the New Jersey State Museum, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton New Jersey
1997 - 1998   Space, Time & Object: Black Abstractionists, IRADAC [The Institute For Research On the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean]. City University of New York [CUNY]
1997 - 1998   Skylight Gallery Holiday Exhibition, Skylight Gallery Brooklyn
1997 - 1998   Celebration [Significant Smaller works], Judith Klein Gallery, New York
1997 - 1998   A year in the Life of Present Modernism, curated by Piri Halasz, Tribes Gallery New York
1997 - 1998   "In The Spirit", Cinque Gallery New York
1997   University Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire (solo)
1997   The YAA Asantewaa Arts Centre, Paddington, London (solo)
1997   The Cut Gallery, Waterloo, London (solo)
1997   South Hill Park Arts Centre, Paddington, London (solo)
1997   Midland Art Centre, Birmingham (solo)
1997   De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex (solo)
1997   Christiane Nienaber Gallery, New York (solo)
1997   Center for Art & Culture, Skylight Gallery, Restoration Plaza Brooklyn, New York (solo)
1997   Camille Love Gallery, Atlanta Georgia (solo)
1996 - 1997   For the Young Collector, a k a Small Gems, curated by Randy Bloom, Tribes Gallery. New York
1996   The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1996   Harlech Biennale, Wales
1996   City Gallery, Leicester (solo)
1995   The Cut Gallery, Waterloo, London (solo)
1995   AFTU / Bill Hodges Gallery, New York (solo)
1995   Skoto Gallery, New York City (with Larry Mohr)
1995   "Abstract in Black", School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
1994   Skoto Gallery, New York City (with Richard Baye)
1994   Clove Gallery, Butlers Wharf, London
1994   "Gala", Brenau University, Gainsville, GA
1994   "Dimensions of Guyana", Frank Bowling and Donald Locke, Camille Love Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1993   National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC (solo)
1993   Heimatmuseum, Eckernforde, Schleswig Holstein, Germany (solo)
1991   Wilmer Jennings at Kenkeleba, New York (solo)
1989   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1989   "Bowling through the Decade", University Art Gallery, Reading (solo)
1989   "Bowling through the Decade", The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (solo)
1988   The Senate House, University of Liverpool (solo)
1988   Municipal Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland (solo)
1988   Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland (solo)
1988   Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1986   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1986   Serpentine Gallery, London (solo)
1986   Arcade Gallery, Harrogate (solo)
1983   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1982   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1981   Vecu, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
1980   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1979   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1978   Frank Bowling Retrospective, Polytechnic Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (solo)
1977   William Darby, London (solo)
1977   Selected Paintings (solo)
1976 - 1977   Acme Gallery, London (solo)
1976   Watson / de Nagy and Company, Houston, TX (solo)
1976   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1975   William Darby, London (solo)
1975   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (solo)
1974   Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York (solo)
1973 - 1974   Gallery Center for Inter American Relations, New York (solo)
1973   Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York (solo)
1971   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (solo)
1966   Terry Dintenfass, New York (solo)
1963   Grabowski Gallery, London (solo)
1962   Grabowski Gallery, London (solo)