Gallery Joe

Philadelphia, PA

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Astrid Bowlby

“I love you more than one more day” (version 1, a)
2013
ink and watercolor on paper mounted to panel
9 x 9 inches

ASTRID BOWLBY

b. Bath, Maine, 1961
Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

Education

2002
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1996
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, MFA, sculpture
1994
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, BFA, sculpture and drawing
1986-88
Art Students League, New York, NY
1979-80
Parsons School of Design as a BFA candidate

Awards

2012
West Collects 2012
Artists Wanted, 2nd Annual Year in Review, sculpture/installation
2007-08
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program
2007
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, sculpture/installation
2005
Pew Fellowship in the Arts, works on paper
2004
The Leeway Foundation, Window of Opportunity Grant
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, works on paper
2002
The Leeway Foundation Grant for Excellence, works on paper
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, works on paper
2001
C.R. Ettinger Studio, print award for inaugural Philadelphia Print Collaborative Portfolio
2000
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, works on paper
1999
The Leeway Foundation, Window of Opportunity Grant

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
Sample(d)(r), Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
drawing installation, SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
Everything, drawing installation, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
2011
Featured artist for Gallery Joe, VOLTA, Basel, Switzerland
2010
Light, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Snag, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
2008
Down Back, Coleman Burke Gallery, Brunswick, ME
Drawings, ICON Contemmporary Art, Brunwick, ME
Conversations with 23, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
2007
A certain density, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Midden, Philadelphia Center of Arts and Heritage, Philadelphia, PA
Way Station, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal B/C, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Our full heart: prints, drawings and installation, Gallery of Urban Art, Emeryville, CA
2004
So below, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Inmeye, a drawing installation, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Drawings and Installation, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Drawings and Installation, O.S.P. Gallery, Boston, MA
On some far, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
2002
Leaves of Grass, Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Speech Balloon (for J.S.), Modest Contemporary Art Projects, Chicago, IL
2001
Dark Drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
All Black, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2012
West Collects Philadelphia, Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Vacationland, The Bogart Salon, Bushwick, NY
Elemental: Nature as Language in the Works of Philadelphia Artists, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Fragmented, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
2011
Here and Now: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs by Ten Philadelphia Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Summer Group Show, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London
Idee Fixe: Drawings of an Obsessive Nature, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
Cradle and Crucible: The Enduring Legacy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA
Works on Paper, Danese, New York, NY
2010
Drawing in Public, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA (upcoming)
Same: Difference, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
On the Mark: Contemporary Works on Paper, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
INK, inc., Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Drawing Attention, (Group exhibition curated by Patrick Heide of Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK), Pablo's Birthday, New York, NY Prints by Gallery Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Selections from C.R. Ettinger Studio, 2000-2010, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2009
Exuberant Pattern: Center for the Arts, Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD
On, Of, or About Paper: 50 paper works, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
50 very small drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Stand in Line, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, England
The Beast in Me (version II), Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA
Forever Young: Celebrating Seven Decades of Art, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA
2008
Abstract Invitational, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Drawn to Detail, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
The Beast in Me, Ping Pong Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Horror Vacui, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Philadelphia Collects: Works on Paper, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Contemporary Collaborations: Artist and Master Printer, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Spot Check: Academy Contemporary, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, BravinLee programs, New York, NY
Tiny, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME
This Place is Ours! Recent Acquisitions at the Academy, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
INK!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Obsession durch Technik, artMbassy, Berlin, Germany
2007 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (catalog)
2006
On Line: Contemporary Drawing, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Tricksters in the Garden, Emergency Arts, New York, NY
Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
10, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA
DRAW-ING (dro’ing)/n, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
Gridlock, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Skowhegan at 60: The Maine Participants 1996-2005, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Works on Paper Biennial, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Activator, Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, ME
Philadelphia Invitational Portfolio: 5th Anniversary Exhibition, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY
Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings from Dürer to Doig, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
50 Artists’ Books by 50 Artists, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME
2005
Drawings and Works on Paper, Patrick Heide art projects, London, England
10th National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
2005 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
13 Boxes, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Collections

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Mellon Financial Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
West Collection, SEI Corporation, Oaks, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky, New York, NY
The ArtColl Trust, Renton, WA
Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Solutions for Progress, Inc.
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Visiting Artist/Lectures/Teaching

2013
Visiting Artist-in-Residence, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
2011 – present
Guest Critic, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA for both the MFA and Certificate/BFA programs 2010
Senior Lecturer in the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Dept., University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2006-2010)
2008
Visiting Critic/Slide Lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Juror, Illinois Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships, Chicago, IL
Slide Lecture, 25th Anniversary Fall Lecture Series, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Roundtable Discussion in conjunction with the exhibition The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: 60 Years, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Selected Bibliography

2013
Raymond, David, Art New England Online, “Astrid Bowlby: Everything”, March/April
Kany, Daniel, Maine Sunday Telegram, “Everything pretty well describes it”, February 24
Konau, Britta, The Free Press, “art current: Astrid Bowlby’s Everything”, February 13
Schroeder, Nicolas, The Portland Phoenix, “Astrid Bowlby opens the black box”, January 13, http://portland.thephoenix.com/arts/151088-astrid-bowlby-opens-the-black-box/
Bouchard, Sarah, The Bollard, “Astrid Bowlby draws Everything”, February 4, http://the bollard.com/2013/02/04/astrid-bowlby-draws-everything/
Keyes, Bob, The Portland Press Herald, “Roll playing Everything with artist Astrid Bowlby”, January 31
2011
Sozanski, Edward J, The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Local artists at Art Museum", October 2
Gerwin, Daniel, Title Magazine, “The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Here and Now: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs by Ten Philadelphia Artists”, Issue 2, September
MacGregor, Marilyn, artsmarttalk.com, “Philadelphia Local – Works on Paper at the PMA”, September 21, 2011
Fallon, Roberta, www.artblog.org, “Snag it before it’s gone”, http://theartblog.org/2011/01/snag-it-before-its-gone-astrid-bowlbys-snag-at-the-michener-museum, January 4, 2011
2010
Newhall, Edith, Philadelphia Inquirer, “Bowlby on black”, October 10, 2010
2009
Baltimore City Paper, “Top Ten: The Year in Visual Art”, December 9, 2009.
2008
Scott, Bill. Art in America, "Astrid Bowlby at Gallery Joe," March 2008.
2007
Rice, Robin, Philadelphia City Paper, "Choice Awards: Most Obsessive Drawings in a Gallery Largely Devoted to Obsessive Drawing," November 1, 2007
Strauss, R.B., Weekly Press, "October is some busy month on the art front," October 3, 2007
Newhall, Edith, Philadelphia Inquirer, "Over and over," September 28, 2007
Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer, "An upswing in acquisitions results in a solid show," August 19, 2007
Cozzolino, Robert, Preview: News from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Artss, "On View: This Place is Ours! Recent Acquisitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts," Summer 2007
Agati, Nancy, Words from the Pink Lounge, University of the Arts, "Review: INK!," Summer 2007
Newhall, Edith, Philadelphia Inquirer, "Drawings that dot the "i" in ink," July 20, 2007
Sullivan, Eric, Philly Metro, "Intricate art: Gallery hosts drawings in INK!" July 18, 2007
Fallon, Roberta, Philadelphia Weekly, "Editor's Pick: Ink!", July 18, 2007
2006
Newhall, Edith, "Gridlock minus road rage", Philadelphia Inquirer, July 7, 2006
Newhall, Edith, “Outsider’s View", Philadelphia Inquirer, April 14, 2006
Hill, Lori, “Paper Champion", Philadelphia City Paper, April 13-19, 2006
Fallon, Roberta, “Arcadia Fire", Philadelphia Weekly, April 12, 2006
Pym, William, Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage, Art Notes, 4.06
David Cohen, editor, Art World Digest, “Unambiguous”, Issue #1 (curated art magazine)
Sheehan, Liz, Activator, catalog published in conjunction with exhibition at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine in January, 2006
2005
Open Studio Press, New American Paintings, 10th mid-Atlantic Edition, May, 2005 Juror: Jonathan Binstock
Keyes, Bob, Maine Sunday Telegram, “Bath native Bowlby awarded Pew Fellowship”, June 12, 2005
Bloggy.com, Scope, bloggy.com/mt/archives/004733.html, March 12, 2005
2004
Elliott, Jon, “Art Scene: Williamsburg Galleries: Suzanne Anker/Astrid Bowlby, Subliminal Divisions, Greenline, May 26, 2004
Rosenthal, James, “Astrid Bowlby: Drawings and Installation at Gallery Joe", Art on Paper, January/February, 2004
2003
Johnson, Ken, "Redefinitions of drawing go to the wall (and off it)", New York Times, September 12, 2003