Roy McMakin  (American, 1956) 

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Roy McMakin Biography
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
Selected 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.