Timeline

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

Exhibitions

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)