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Frank Bowling    (British, 1936)

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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
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)
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