Early American, Contemporary Paintings, Sculpture and Fine Antique American Indian Art.
 
 

 


Mark Bowles Biography


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Artist Statement

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and have painted all my life. My passion for interpreting what I saw brought me to my studies at the California College of Arts & Crafts. There I completed my studies with honors. In addition, I studied at the Institudio Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It is this dedication and passion for my art that has allowed my work to grow and move forward and stay fresh. My work is presently collected and shown nationally

 

Whether I am working with a still life, the human figure, or landscape, I am always fascinated by texture, form and color which I use in expressing how I feel about what I am seeing. I do not limit myself in what I paint or how I might interpret what I see. This freedom allows my work to move from representational to minimalist to abstraction. My work is ever changing, ever challenging and always a passionate delight. It is always my intention to address the canvas directly, honestly, and boldly. My heart is always pushing my work to find new language in expressing what I see and how I feel about it. The result therefore is not just an intellectual exercise for me, it is being involved in the "Now"...always open for change and challenge...always evolving.

 

Exploring color, composition, the quality and attitude of a line, as well as various materials will always fascinate and be tools for me. It is my goal to draw the viewer into my space and let them become involved in their own personal journey and discovery of the work. The ultimate reward for me is to communicate something new to the viewer even if for just a moment in time. Painting is my commitment, my passion and my fulfillment. I am honored by those who find inspiration from my work.

 

Education

1976 - 1980 - California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA - Graduate Program Full Merit Scholarship

1974  - Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

1972 - Institudio Allende, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

1971 - 1976 - California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honors in Painting, Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

 

Selected Exhibits

2016 - San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts Gallery, CA

2016 - Group Show - Saving the California Delta, California State University, Sacramento, CA

2014 - A Conversation with Mark Bowles, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

2014 - This Land is Your Land, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

2013 - Embassy in Mauritius, chosen by Amassador Shari Villarosa

2012 - Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, California

2012 - S. F. MOMA Artist Gallery Warehouse Sale at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2012 - Crocker Art Museum Big Names Small Art Event, Sacramento, CA

2012 - Central Coast Wine Classic, Paso Robles, California

2012 - Pour for Prevention, Sacramento, CA

2009 - University of the Pacific (UOP) Stockton, CA ( solo show)

2009 - Imagery Winery/Benziger Winery, Glen Ellen, CA (wine label)

2009 - Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, FL (group show/lecture)

2007 - Santa Lucia Preserve, Invitational En Plein Air, Carmel, CA

2007 - Mark Sublette Modern, Tucson, AZ (group show)

2007 - Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2005-2006 - Yosemite Museum Traveling Exhibition

2005 - Crocker Art Museum, Acquisitions Committee (Permanent Collection), Sacramento, CA

2005 - Crocker Art Museum, Invitational, Art Auction, Sacramento CA

2005 - Boston Arts, Invitational, American Landscape Show,  Boston, MA

2005 - Crocker Art Museum, Art Auction Invitational, Sacramento, CA

2005 - Crocker-Kingsley 74th Exhibition (3rd Place), Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2005 - Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, Fl (solo show)

2005 - Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA (juried show) Honorable Mention

2004 - Fairfield Annual Juried Art Show, Fairfield, CA - Juror's Award & City of Fairfield Purchase Award

2004 - Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, FL (solo show)

2004 - Williams & Padden Architects, Granite Bay, CA (solo show)

2004 - Sacramento Open Space Conservancy, Sacramento, CA

2004 - California State Fair, Award of Excellence, Sacramento, CA

2004 - Crocker Art Museum Art Auction, Sacramento, CA (invitational)

2004 - Yosemite National Park Museum, CA (juried show)

2004 - Yosemite National Park Museum (Traveling Exhibition) (invitational)

2004 - Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ (invitational)

2004 - Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards  Desert Aids Project

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2004 - Friends of the River Group Show, Sacramento, CA (invitational)

2004 - Yosemite Renaissance XVII, Yosemite Museum, CA

2003-2004 - Yosemite Renaissance Traveling Exhibition

2004 - California State Fair, Juried, Award of Merit, Sacramento CA

2004 - Artist Business Council, Sacramento, CA

2004 - Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (Art Auction invitational)

2004 - Sacramento Valley Open Space Conservancy (group invitational)

2001 - California State Fair, Award of Excellence, Sacramento CA.

2000-2001 - California State Fair, Award of Merit, Sacramento CA.

2004 - Arts and Business Council Sculpture Benefit, Sacramento, CA

2004 - Arts and Business Council of Sacramento: Renaissance (invitational)

2004 - Crocker Art Museum Art Auctions, Sacramento, CA

2004 - Sacramento Open Space Conservancy, Sacramento, CA

2004 - Sutter Club- " New Work", Sacramento, CA

2004 - Art Expo, San Francisco, CA

1999 - California State Fair, Jurors Award-Golden Bear Award, Sacramento, CA

2004 - Palm Springs Desert Museum, Artist Council 30th Annual Nat'l Juried Show, Palm Springs, CA

2004 - American Red Cross Showcase, Palm Beach, FL

2004 - California College of Arts and Crafts Alumni Invitational, San Francisco, CA

 

Individual Achievments / Residencies

2011 - Artist of the Day, awarded by www.google.com

Crocker-Kingsley, Lecture, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Ca

Artist in Residence. Yosemite National Park, YNP, CA

Artist in Residence, Maynard Dixons Home. Mt Carmel, Utah

University of Pacific, Stockton, CA Lecture

Fairfield Annual Juried Art Show, Fairfield, CA, Juror's Award & City of Fairfield Purchase Award

California State Fair, Jurors Award-Golden Bear Award, Sacramento, CA

California State Fair 2001, Award of Excellence, Sacramento CA.

California State Fair 2000, 2001, Award of Merit, Sacramento CA

1999 - California State Fair, Jurors Award-Golden Bear Award, Sacramento, CA

Head Art Docent, Trajan Elementary School, Orangevale, CA

Liaison to Trajan Elementary School for the Crocker Art Museum's Art Ark

Head Art Docent, Coleman Elementary School, Orangevale, CA

Artists in Action Assembly Coordinator, San Juan Unified School District

Represented California College of Arts and Crafts (C.C.A.C.) to United States Senate for funding of Union of Independent Colleges

Permanent Slide Catalog of College C.C.A.C. (graduate) 1976-79'

Permanent Slide Catalog of C.C.A.C. (undergraduate) 1976

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards - Desert Aids Project

 

Publications

2008 Artweek magazine, preview article

2005 Sacramento Bee "Critics Pick" Victoria Dalkey

2005 Sacramento Bee "Valley Landscape Show" reviewed by Victoria Dalkey

2005 Sacramento Bee "Crocker-Kingsley" reviewed by Victoria Dalkey

2005 Palm Beach Daily News, B.C. New Dimension, Art by Mark Bowles

2004 Architectural Digest-The Brazilian Court, Artwork Represented

2004 Art in America Artist Reference List

2003 Art in America Artist Reference List

2002 Art in America Artist Reference List

2002 Sacramento Magazine Guide to Artist

2000 Guide to the Arts-Cover Art and feature article

2000 Southwest Art magazine

1999 Sacramento Bee California Works

1997 Sacramento Bee Art World

1996 Palm Springs Life magazine

 

Selected Collections

Booth Western Art Museum, GA

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Mr. Daniel Boulud, Restaurateur, NY

Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, FL

Capitol Builders, Folsom, CA

Ceebraid Signal, Palm Beach, FL

Chang, Ruthenberg & Long, Folsom, CA

City of Fairfield, Fairfield, CA

Crocker Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Sacramento, CA

Downtown Plaza, Sacramento, CA

Evergreen Development Corporation, Sacramento, CA

Garcia, Brenner, Stromberg, Boca Raton, FL

Gen Corp - Aero Jet

Hahn Corp

Iron Point Business Park, Folsom, CA

Kriess Collections, L.A and Palm Springs

Phoenix Art Museum, AZ

Roseville Bank of Commerce

Spieker Properties

Stanford Ranch

Tucson Museum of Art, AZ

Westfield Properties

 

 



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