Timeline

1975–1977
Portland Art Museum School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art), Portland, Oregon
1979
Bachelor of Arts; University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California
1982
Master of Fine Arts; University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California

Exhibitions

2005
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2005
Roy McMakin: A Slat-back Chair, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, California; catalogue (solo)
2004–2005
Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
2004
Roy McMakin: Chest, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California (solo)
2003–2004
A Door Meant as Adornment, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California;
Traveled to Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; catalogue (solo)
2003–2004
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California; catalogue
2003
Fright Wig, Feature Inc., New York, New York
2003
Small Scale Sculpture & Anonymous Tantra Paintings on Paper,Feature Inc., New York, New York
2003
Mighty Graphitey, Feature Inc., New York, New York
2003
a bookcase, a sculpture, some drawings and a belt buckle, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
2003
A Table, Two Chairs, A Small Chest, One Large Painting and Several Drawings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California (solo)
2001
Space, Feature Inc., New York, New York (solo)
2001
2 to, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California (solo)
2001
Best of the Season: Selected Highlights from the 2000–01 Manhattan Exhibition Season, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; catalogue
2001
Contemporary Collectors XVI, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
2000–2001
Against Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; traveled to Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; catalogue
2000
Design Culture Now: National Design Triennial, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York; catalogue
2000
Fast Forward: The Shape of Northwest Design, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
2000
When is a door a jar?, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, California (solo)
1999
How Do I Know How You Know?, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; brochure (solo)
1999
Feature Inc., New York, New York
1998
Yoyogaga, Feature Inc., New York, New York
1998
Home Sweet Home, Transamerica Building, San Francisco, California
1997
Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, California
1997
Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, California (solo)
1992
Domestic Furniture: Products & Prototypes of Roy McMakin, Felicita Center for the Arts, Escondido, California (solo)
1987–1988
Roy McMakin: Domestic Furniture Co. Prototypes (Alcove Series), La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California (solo)
1987
Everything: An Exhibition of Surfaces and Containers, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California (solo)
1986–1987
San Diego Artists in the Permanent Collection (Parameters 8), La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown, San Diego, California
1986
The RMS Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
1986
Tables, Drawings and Photographs, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California (solo)
1985
A San Diego Exhibition: Forty-Two Emerging Artists, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
1984
Significant Others, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, California
1982
Carol Mavor and Roy McMakin, Jewish Community Center Gallery, San Diego, California
1982
Inside, Michael Dunsford Gallery, San Diego, California (solo)
1981
Supine in the Arroyo (performance), Sushi, San Diego, California (solo)
1980
Built-Ins and Love in a Charles Eames Chair (performance), Sushi, San Diego, California (solo)

Literature

2004
Elfline, Ross K. “Reviews: What’s the Use?” Art Journal, Spring, Reviews Section begins p. 87
2003
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art (La Jolla: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; San Francisco: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts; Seattle: Seattle Art Museum; and Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery).
2003
Darling, Michael. Roy McMakin: A Door Meant as Adornment (Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art).
2003
Freudenheim, Susan. “Design, Art and Fun.” Los Angeles Times, 16 March, p. E43.
2003
Hall, Emily. “Big Drawers: Sometimes a Bookcase Is Just a Bookcase. Not Here.” The Stranger.com, 6—12 November
2003
Pagel, David. “At Home in Two Worlds.” Los Angeles Times, 29 April, p. E3.
2003
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Mighty Graphitey.” The New York Times, 8 August, p. E31.
2002
Abramovitch, Ingrid. “The Trickster.” House & Garden, February, pp. 74—81.
2002
Streitfeld, L.P. “Best of the Season.” NY Arts, January, p. 82
2001
Best of the Season: Selected Highlights from the 2000–01 Manhattan Exhibition Season (Ridgefield: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum).
2001
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Roy McMakin.” The New York Times, 16 February, p. E39.
2001
Vilades, Pilar. “This Is Not a Dresser.” The New York Times Magazine, 14 January, pp. 39—45.
2001
Webb, Michael. “Domestic Twist: Designer Roy McMakin Adds a Playful Spin to Eclectic Chairs and Open Spaces.” Los Angeles Times Magazine, 15 July, pp. 24—30.
2000
“21 Visionaries for the 21st Century.” Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, January/February, p. 65.
2000
Against Design (Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania).
2000
Albert, Fred. “Great Expectations.” Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, May/June, pp. 75—77.
2000
Cabra, Raul and Dung Ngo, eds. American Contemporary Furniture (New York: Universe Publishing), pp. 181—183.
2000
Cash, Stephanie. “Sleeker, Thinner, Sexier—National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now.” Art in America, July.
1999
“Guidance System: Get Away from the Grunge in Seattle.” Wallpaper, March, p. 300.
1999
Abbott, Denise. “Roy Wonder.” House Beautiful, August, p. 28.
1998
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Yoyogaga.” The New York Times, 20 November, p. E43.
1997
Darling, Michael. “Domesticating Art,” LA Weekly, 19—25 December, p. 43.
1996
Goldberger, Paul. “Frank Israel.” Architectural Digest, December, pp. 156—162.
1995
Stein, Karen. “Family Matters. ”Architectural Record, April, pp. 88—91.
1994
Bowles, Hamish. “Back to the Future.” Vogue, April, pp. 385—387
1993
Smith, Marguerite T. “Tomorrow’s Heirlooms.” Money, May, p. 175.