John Bowman


John Bowman works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture. In addition to his love of teaching art, he is a founder of “First Street Green,” a collaborative community group in the East Village of New York City. Bowman recently participated in “Service to Public Areas,” a collaborative public art project in Shkodra, Albania. Beginning in the 1980s, he exhibited at various venues in New York City including the Holly Solomon Gallery, the Lang O’Hara Gallery, and the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. He has shown internationally and is represented in many private and museum collections. He taught at the New York Academy of Art and has lectured widely. Bowman is now a Professor of Art at the Pennsylvania State University.

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John Bowman

Born

1953                        Sayre, PA

Education

1976                        BFA Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 Open City, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY

2013 First Street Green, Collaborative Public Art Project, New York, NY

2010 Brillig, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

2009 Smithereens, Kunstraum Dada Post, Berlin, Germany

2008 Gala, Durst Curatorial Project, New York, NY

2007 More, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY

2004 Plenty, Winston Wächter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY

2003 B. In Bohemia, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC

Erasures, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland

2001 Dumbo Double Douce, Russian American Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY

2001 Solo, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2000 Solo, Winston Wächter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY

1997 Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY

Recent Paintings, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Paintings, John Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1996 Recent Paintings, Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam, Holland

1995 New Pictures, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

1993 Forbidden City, Patricia Shea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Paintings, Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1992 Recent Paintings, Patricia Shea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Paintings and Drawings, Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO

1991 Drawings, Shea & Bornstein, Los Angeles, CA

Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

Shoreham and Other Paintings, Queens Museum, Flushing, NY

Galleria Transepoca, Milan, Italy

Civic Movement Gallery, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1990 Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

Aspen X, Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO

1989 The Hunting Pictures, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1988 Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1987 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1985 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1984 White Columns, New York, NY

Virtual Garrison Gallery, New York, NY

1983 Nine Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Arms to Arts, Collaborative Public Art Project, Shkodra, Albania

Summer Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Ghost Shadows, Dadapost Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Studio Practice, Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, University Park, PA

2010 Brillig, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

2010 First Street Green, Collaborative Public Art Project, New York, NY

2008 Summer In Chelsea, Winston Wächter, New York, NY

2006 The Pursuit of Happiness, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Food Show, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

Sliding Scale, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY

2005 Fifteen Paces, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Rotations, Winston Wächter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY

Suburbarama, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Archipelago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

1999 Excapillary, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Body Double, Winston Wächter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY

The Liars III, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1997 Works on Paper, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

1996 Real West, Denver Museum of Fine Art, Denver, CO

Summer Group, Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Screen Memories, K&E Gallery, New York, NY

Anima Mundi, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

1995 Terrestrial Bodies, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Personal Heroes, Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam, Holland

More than Visible, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Landscape:  Topography and Imagination, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

1994 Contemporary Representation, (traveling exhibition):  Art Miami ‘94, International Art Expo, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL, Courthouse Cultural Center, Stuart, FL

1993 Twilight Intervals, Patricia Shea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Day for Night, Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA

1992 Collector’s Choice of Emerging Artists, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

1991 Shea Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Il Party Degli Invasori, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy

New Generations:  New York, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Romance & Irony in Recent American Art, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

1990 Shea & Becker, New York

Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona, Spain

Romance and Irony, (traveling exhibition):  Museum of Western Australia,

Perth; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Tampa, FL,

1989 American Art Today: Contemporary Landscape, University Art Gallery, Florida International University, FL

Dwellings, 56 Bleecker Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Environment, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Silent Baroque, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Landscape, Betsey Rosenfeld Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Road Show:  The Automobile in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

1989 The Observatory, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA

Persistence of Vision, Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY

In the Realm of Plausibility, Shea & Beker Gallery, New York, NY

Situations, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, General Electric  Co.

Narrative Art, Mark Twain Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Landscape Anthology, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

Interiors, Procter Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Points of View: Contemporary Landscapes, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

American Baroque, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Unreal: Conceptual Realism, Alexander Wood Gallery, New York, NY

Panoramas and Prospects, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

Fire, Alexander Wood Gallery, New York, NY

Visions of America, ACA Galleries, New York, NY

Fictions:  A Selection of Pictures from the 18th, 19th, and 20th Century, Kent Fine Art and Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Semphoria, Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY

Focus New York:  The Best & Brightest from the East Village and SoHo, Moosart Gallery, Miami, FL

Petits Tableaux, Galeries Charles Cartwright, Paris, France

Romanticism and Cynicism in Contemporary Art, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

Mainly on the Plane, 56 Bleecker Gallery, New York, NY

Art as Toys, First Street Forum, St. Louis, MO

1985 57th Street Between A and D, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

Deconstruction and Representation, P.S. 122, New York, NY

Past and Future Perfect, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

American Paintings, 1975-1985:  Selections from the Collection of Aron and Phyllis Katz, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Seven New Artists, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

New World, Charlottenberg Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Con Uno Sonriso, Sixth Sense Gallery, New York, NY

1984 Imagists, Virtual Garrison Gallery, New York, NY

Arabesque Grand Gestures in Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Bette

Stoler Gallery, New York, NY

Innovative Landscape, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

1983 Ritz Hotel-Collaboration Show, Washington, D.C.

Resurrection Show, Dutch Collegiate Church, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography

Scott, Andrea,  Review,  The New Yorker (June 19 & 26), 2000

Johnson, Ken, Review, The New York Times: Fine Arts and Leisure, June 2, 2000

Grimes, Nancy, Review. Art in America, October 1995

Braff, Phyllis, 7 Artists with Bright Futures, New York Times, September 13, 1992

Spring, Justin, Review, Artforum ,May, 1991

Haus, Mary, Review, Artnews  June, 1991

Romance and Irony,” Arts Review June, 1991

Slivka, Rose C.S., “From the Studio,” The East Hampton Star, July 11, 1991

Review, Journal of the Print World, Summer, 1991

Lipson, Karin, “Modern Romantic Vision,” Newsday, June 28, 1991

Long, Robert, “Perspectives: Visions from Down Under,” Southampton Press, July 4, 1991

Kelly, Michael, The Vienna Erasures  (exhibition catalogue), Lang &  O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY, 1990

Levin, Kim, “Choices”, The Village Voice, April 24, 1990

Gimelson, Deborah, “First in the Second City,” Art & Auctions July/August 1990

Brown, Timothy, Aspen X  (exhibition catalogue), Tavelli Gallery, CO, 1990

Levin, Kim, “Choices:  Dwelling,” The Village Voice, April 24 1989

Kozik, K.K, Review, Cover Magazine, September 1989

Harbison, Robert, “Douglas Blau’s Fictions,” C Magazine, Summer 1988

Heartney, Eleanor, “Fictions,” Artnews, February 1988

Martin, Richard, “Fictions,”Arts, February 1988

Martin, Mary Abbe, “Critic’s Choice,” Star Tribune, December 9 1988

Ramlijak, Suzanne, “John Bowman: Review,” Arts Magazine  January 1988

Levin, Kim, “Choices,” Village Voice, July 28 1987

Levin, Kim, “Too Little, Too Much, Village Voice, October 20 1987

McGill, Douglas C. ,“Excavation Art,” New York Times, December 18 1987

Smith, Roberta, Fictions’: Views of the Future and the Past” The New York Times, December 11 1987

Frick, Thomas, “John Bowman at Holly Solomon,” Art in America October 1986

Haus, Mary Ellen, “John Bowman,” Artnews , November 1986

Indiana, Gary, “Landscape Today,” Village Voice, December 16 1986

Kohen, Helen L, “Focus New York Hails Latest in Art,” Miami Herald, January 10 1986

Larson, Kay, “New Faces of ’86,” New York Magazine, March 24 1986

Levin, Kim,Art Mainly on the Plan,” Village Voice, December 9 1986

Meuller, Cookie,  “Art and About,” Details, April 1986

Pasternack, Joe, “New Yorker Kuturnotizen,” Plattedeutche Post  March 7 1986

Cotter, Holland,57th Street Between A and D” Arts Magazine  April 1985

Heartney, Eleanor, Review, Artnews , February 1985

Collections

University of Arizona Museum, Tempe, AZ

University Museum at Berkeley, CA

Chase Manhattan Collection, NY

Denver Museum of Fine Art, Denver, CO

Eli Broad Collection, CA

Hawaii Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

Landau Collection, New York, NY

Minnesota Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Paul, MN

Mitchner Collection, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Nynex Collection, NY

The Smithsonian Institute Museum, Washington, D.C.

Underwood Collection, Woody Creek, CO

Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ