Sally Bowring

  • Selected Works

    False Shadow, 2017 Acrylic on wood 30 x 30 inches

    Reflecting, 2017 Acrylic on wood 30 x 30 inches

    Lie to Me, 2017 Acrylic on wood 30 x 30 inches

    “This Way … No That Way,” 2017 Acrylic on wood 30 x 30 inches

    Early March, 2016 Acrylic on wood 44 x 44″

    New Moon, 2017 Acrylic on wood 30 x 30″

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Solo Exhibitions

    2017 Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA
    2017 Cabell Library,VCU, Big Screen, Richmond, VA
    2016 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA 

    2015 Amuse, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

    2015 Rawls Museum, Cortland,VA
    2015 Port Ouvert Atelier 8317 – Paris, France

    2014 Flippo Gallery, Ashland,VA
    2013 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Beverly Street Studio School Gallery, Staunton, VA

    2012 WS Gallery, Charlottesville,VA

    2010 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

            215 College Gallery, Burlington, VT

    2009 Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs,VA
    2008 Rivermont Gallery, Lynchburg, VA
    2007 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Deborah Davis Fine Art Gallery, Hudson, NY
    Bundy Gallery, Waitsfield, VT
    Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA
    2005 Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
    2004 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
    2001 Piedmont College, Charlottesville, Virginia
    200 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA.
    1999 Flippo Gallery, Randolph Macon College, Ashland VA
    1998 Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Coincidence Gallery, Richmond VA (two person)
    1997 Birke Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, West VA
    Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
    1996 Longwood College, Visual Arts Center, Farmville, VA
    Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1995 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD
    1994Small Space Gallery, The Arts Council of Richmond, VA
    1993 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    1992 Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA
    ARC Gallery, Chicago, Ill
    Touchtone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    1991 Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
    1989 1708 East Main Street Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1988 1708 East Main Street Gallery, Richmond, VA.
    Isis Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1986 Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, VA
    Isis Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1983 Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond,VA
    1980 Gallery 36, Foot Cone and Belding, New York, N.Y.
    1974 Stowe Gallery, Stowe, VT.GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
    2018 “THREE VOICES”, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
             “Edge Invitational”  Global Center for Drawing, Langford 120 Gallery 
              Melbourne, Australia
    2017 “BACK TO BOSTON”, Reynolds Gallery, Boston, MA
    2017 “SUMMER STEALS”, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond,VA
    2016 “OFF THE CUFF”, Reynolds Gallery, Boston, MA
            “OFF THE CUFF”, Reynolds Gallery, Washington, DC
            “SUMMER LIGHT”, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville,VA
    2015   STUDIO SCHOOL EXHIBITION, VMFA, Richmond, VA
      “DOG DAYS”. Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
     “Go Bike! – Exhibition and Book Project, City of Richmond, VA
    2014 “VACATION DAYS”,Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
             “EXQUISTE CORSPE, 1708 Gallery, Richmond,VA
    2013 “WORKING IN OUT”, The Painting Center, New York, N.Y. (catalog)
            “HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME”, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “ANARCHISTIC ABSTRACTION”, UMWG Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA 
    (catalog)
    2012 ART IN EMBASSY PROGRAM, Doha, Qater
    SUMMER SOLSTICE, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond,VA
    CREATIVE CAPITAL: Corporate Richmond Collects, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA
    CONSTRUCTS XI – Linden Rowe at 1708 Gallery, Richmond,VA
    2011 “Nature and the Non-Object Realm”, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
    CONSTRUCTS IX – Academy for Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
    2010 “Mid-Atlantic New Painting”, Ridderhof Martin Gallery 
             “CONSTRUCTS” Washington – Lee University, Lexington, VA
             “Faculty Exhibition” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
             “Summer Group Show”, Warm Springs Gallery Charlottesville, VA
    2009 “Sweet Summertime”, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “Construct” VI, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    2008 “Constructs V”, Mary Baldwin, Staunton, VA
    “Works on Paper”, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA
    “Faculty Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA2007 “Season 2007-2008”, Bundy Gallery, Waitsfield, VT
    “Constructs” IV, Longwood College, Farmville, VA
    2006 “Pivot Points”, The Art Museum of Western Carolina University, North Carolina
    “Constructs III, Rawls Museum Cortland, VA
    “Faculty Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
    2005 “Compass” The Sechrest Gallery, High Point University, High Point, NC
    “Fall Faculty Exhibition”, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
    “Constructs”, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA
    “Constructs”, Plant Zero, Richmond, VA.
    “Pivot Points”, University Art Gallery, Wisconsin University, Madison, Wisconsin.
    “Pivot Points”, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,
    Richmond, VA
    2004 “Pivot Points”, Sangren Hall, Western Michigan University
    “Pivot Points”, GALERIAICPNA MIRAFLORES, Lima, Peru
    “Pivot Points”, Gelb Gallery, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
    2003 “Pivot Points”, St Mary’s College, St Mary, Maryland
    “25th Anniversary Show”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2002 “7 GONE”, Daegu Cultural Art Center, Daegu, South Korea
    2001 “911 Show Artists Respond”, Bronx River Art Center, New York, N.Y.
    International Juried Show, Summit, New Jersey, (William Zimmer, Juror)
    2000 “Multiples”, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
    “New Talent”, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
    “WORK NOW”, RICHMOND/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON D.C.
    “Artist Museum”, Washington, D.C.
    1999 “SUMMERSHOW”, The Painting Center, New York, N.Y. (invitational)
    “Red, White and Blue”, Longwood Center for the Arts, Farmville, VA
    “Mindful Spontaneity”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1998 “Three States of Grace”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA
    1997 “Works by Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers”, Galeria Insituto Cultural
    Peruano, Norteamericano, Lima Peru
    1996 “ARTSITES 96”, A Multi-Site Regional Biennial, Greater Reston Arts
    Center, Reston, VA. (Invitational)
    “Diverse Images 2”, Gallery Corti, Brussels, Belgium
    “Lavori Su Carta”, Bloom, Milan, Italy
    “Works on Paper” Galeria Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano,
    Lima-Peru
    “Strickley painting”, Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts,
    McLean, VA
    “Crucifixion of the Feminine”, Women’s Center, Old Dominion, University
    Norfolk, VA
    1994 “1708 at MARS”, Movemento Artisticl Del Rio Salado, Phoenix, Arizona
    “Crucifixion of the Feminine”, Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “Monoprints”, The Anthenaeum, Alexandria, VA
    “Virginia Women Artist a Sense of Community” Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
    “Making Their Mark: Woman in the Arts”, Rear Window Gallery,
    Winchester, VA.
    1993 “International Art” The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American
    Art, Miami, Florida
    “Soxes”, Touchtone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    “Blocks”, Touchtone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    1992 “Irene Leach Exhibition”, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.
    “Self Portraits-Portraits”, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA
    “Card-Carrying Exhibition” WPA, Washington, D.C.
    1991 “Vital Signs!”. Key Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “Choice”, AIR Gallery, New York, N.Y.
    “Faculty Exhibition”, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,
    Richmond, VA
    “Art In Architecture”, The Handworkshop, Richmond, VA
    1990 Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA.
    (Juror Donald Kuspit)
    “Maternity”, Traveling Exhibition and Media Service of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
    “MCDonogh Annual Exhibit” Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School, Maryland
    (Juror: Carter Radcliff).
    “Irene Leach Exhibition”, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
    “1708 On-Site”, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA
    1989 “Group Exhibition”, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
    (Juror: Faith Reingold)
    1987 “Masks”, Florence Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “Connections and Contrast”, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1985 “Faculty Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    “U-Dea Mechnica”, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    “Extremely Current”, 1708 East Main Street Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1984 “Mid-Summer Art Exhibition”, 1708 East Main Street Gallery,
    Richmond, VA
    1983 “Biennial Ehxhibition”, 1708 East Main Street Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “Gesture Into Image”, Neopolitian Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “Invitational Exhibition” Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    1981 “Good Looks”, 1708 East Main Street Gallery, Richmond, VA
    “Drawing and print Biennial”, Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Richmond, VA
    1980 “Weekend With Friends”, The Coalition of New York Women Artists,
    New York, N.Y.
    1976 “Five Women Artists”, Moscow, Vermont
    1973 “Invitational Exhibition”, Pratt Graphic, New York, N.Y
    1971 “Prints” Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
    (Selected Group Exhibition)REPRESENTED BY

    Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Art Registry, Washington, DC
    Hillyer Space, Washington, DC

    AWARDS, MERITS and RESIDENCIES
    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship 2017, 2018

    Factory Residency, Studio 2 3, Richmond, VA (Invitational)
    2014 Porte Ouverte, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR 1 month
    Virginia Comonwealth Unviersity, Adjunct Faculty Grant 2015
    Virginia Commonwealth Universty, Adjunct Faculty Grant  2014
    Vice Chair, Fellows Council, Vingiina Center for the Creative Arts 2013
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship 2003
    Theresa Pollak Award for the Visual Arts 2003
    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow 2000, 2001, 2005
    Art in the Embassy Program 1999, 2012
    Voted “Woman Artist of the Year 1999″by the Women Caucus for Art
    Leadership Metro Richmond 1999 (full scholarship)
    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow 2000
    Nominee for Governor’s Awards for the Arts 2000
    Public Art Bus Card for Greater Richmond Transit for the preimere of 64 magazineCOLLECTIONS (selected)

    Global Centre for Drawing. Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Taubman Museum, Roanoke,VA
    Art Bank – DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
    Phillip Morris USA
    Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
    Media General, Richmond, VA.
    Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA.
    Wheat First Foundation, Richmond, VA
    Virginia Commission for the Arts, Richmond, VA
    Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
    Sarah Brown, Richmond, VA (private)
    Robert and Ann Burrus Richmond, VA (private)
    Adrienne G. Hines, Richmond, VA (private)
    Sandra and Hyne Kjerulf, Richmond, VA (private)
    Drs. Hans and Renate Falck, Richmond, VA
    F & M Bank, Winchester, VA
    Markel Service, Inc. Glen Allen, Va.
    IXL Corporation, Glen Allen, VA
    First Market Bank, Richmond, VA

    BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)

    Bacon, Lisa Antonelli 64 magazine” Taking Center Stage”, (feature),
    September 2000, (Reproduction)

    Benitiez,Jorge  Sally Bowring Selected Work 2006-2010 (catalog) “Visual Wisdom” 2007
    Brothers, Lesile, A., New Art Examiner, Appropriated Sins, (Review)
    October 1989, (Reproduction)
    Bryant, Peg, Burlington Free Press, Vermont: “Five Women Artist” (Review).
    October 1976 (Reproduction
    Bullard, CeCe, Richmond Times Dispatch, “Duality Permeates The 49th
    Parallel” (Review), November 12, 1995 (Reproduction)
    Connor, Sibella, Richmond Times Dispatch, “An Angel Among Us”
    (Review), Sept 1993 (Reproduction)
    Dart, Arlene G., Stowe Reporter, “Lamb Special” (Review) February 1974
    (Reproduction)
    Duncan, David – Sally Bowring selected work 2006-2010 (catalog)”Sally Bowring: Continuous Surprise” 2010
    Erickson, John, Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia: “Gallery Glancing”
    (Review). March 4, 1991 (Color Reproduction)
    Frisbee, Phillip, Style Magazine, Richmond, Virginia, “From Family to
    Gender”, (Review) February 1992 (Reproduction)
    Garder, Karen, Throttle, Richmond, Virginia, “Fragment to Fragment”
    (Review). March 1987 (Reproduction)
    Glasser, Susan, “Gardening”, Exhibition catalog essay 2005
    Glasser, Susan, Sally Bowring Selected Work 2006-2010 (catalog) “Though not readly apparent” 2006
    Glasser, Susan, “Feature Interview” Blackbird on-line journal for literature and art, fall 2004, Vol 3 No. 2
    Haddad, Jessic Ronky,  R-Home Magazine, Richmond, VA “Forcast Calls for Painting” (photo)
    Hyman, Rebecca, “ISIS”, (a collection of photography reproduction through
    Publication)
    James, Curitia, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, “Bowring’s art
    Has certain Joie de vivre”, (Review) May, 1998 (Reproduction)
    Jones, Steven L., Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia. “Small Events”, (Review) January 21, 2004, (Reproduction)
    Jones, Steven L., Essay, Richmond, Virginia, “The Order of Things” February 2007
    Jones, Steven L, Essay, Sally Bowring Selected Works 2006-2010 -reprint of the “The Order of Things”
    Koeppel, Mary Sue, “Kalliope” A Journal of Women’s Art (reproductions)
    Latane, Dawn, New Art Examiner, “A Full Body of Work” (review). May 1992, (Reproduction)
    Latane, Dawn, New Art Examiner: “A Full Body of Work” (Review). May
    1992 (Reproduction)
    Latter, Ruth, The Daily Progress, “Sally Bowring’s Blankets PVCC in
    Melodic colors” (review). October 11, 2001 “Against All Odds” (Reproduction)
    McCoy, Mary, The Washington Post, “Helsing and Bowring at
    Touchstone” (Review) September 25, 1993, “Parallels”
    McLeod, Deborah, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia, “Timeless Translations”
    (Review) Sept 17, 2000
    Melichar, Jill, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia: “Appropriated Sins”
    (Review) February 1989
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch “Bowring Exhibit Reaches New
    level in Imagery, Thought” (Review), February 8, 1992 “A Full Body of Work” (Reproduction)
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch, “Sometimes There’s No Explaining
    Art” (Review). February 16, 1992 “A Full Body of Work”
    (Reproduction)
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch “1708’s Sins is a Study in
    Confusion” (Review). March 4 1989 “Appropriated Sins” (Reproduction)
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch “Female Artist reveal Passion”
    (Review). March 15, 1987 “Close-Ups” (Reproduction)
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch “3 Artists Contribute Close-Ups”
    (Review). March 1987 “Close-Ups” (Reproduction)
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch “Genetic Transformations”
    (Review). March 27, 1986 (Reproduction)
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch “Gesture Exhibition is a Challenge”.
    (Review), October 1983, Gesture Into Image”
    Merritt, Robert, Richmond Times Dispatch “Good Looks” (Review). Janurary
    10, 1981 (Reproduction).
    Mills, Kerry, Art Papers “The 49th Parallel” (Review) May/June 1996
    (Reproduction)
    Mills, Kerry, Eye Wash: Washington, D.C.: “Parallels” (Review)
    Monroe, Julia, Reynolds Gallery,Richmond, VA, “Ordinary Transcendence”
    (catalog )essay, November 2016
    NEW AMERICAN PAINTERS – 1999 – 3 page reproductions
    Newton, Karen, Style Magazine, Richmond,VA, “Richmond Painter, Sally Bowring Listens to the Weather With a New Showing”, 2016, (reproduction)
    Newton, Karen, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA “Gardening at Night”(Review and Photo) December 2013

    Norman, Julyen, Eye Wash Washington D.C. “Primal Groupings” (Review)
    January 1992 (Reproduction)
    Owen, Paula, Richmond, Virginia “Appropriated Sins” (Monograph) March
    1989
    Proctor, Roy Richmond News Leader “Leach Becomes City’s Answer to Red
    Grooms” (Review) “Appropriated Sins” March 4, 1989 (Reproduction)
    Pyle, Stephanie, Noonday Show (Radio Interview), WCEV Public Radio,
    January 1992
    Risatti, Howard essay “Walking” (catalog) 2012
    Roberts-Pullen, Paulette, Style Magazine “Constructs”, (Review) June 29, 2005
    Roberts-Pullen, Paulette, Style Magazine “Beneath the Surface”, (Review).
    April 28, 1998 (Reproduction)
    Roberts-Pullen, Paulette, Style Magazine “Parallel Visions”, (Review)
    November 4, 1995 (Reproductions)
    Roman, Elida, El Comercia “Pivot Points”, (Review) July 18, 2004
    Rossbund,Krissa, “Traditional Home” (photo) February, March 2012
    Ryan, Paul, Artpapers, “Sally Bowring and Joan Gaustad, Surfacing”
    (Review) October 1998
    Sutherland, Pam “Local Paradise”, Richmond,VA (Catalogue essay) 2013
    Wykcoff, Lorna “Weather Report”, Richmond, VA (Catalogue essay) 2016
    Zeitlin, Marilyn, “Close-ups” LMonograph). Richmond, Va. February 1989EDUCATIONVirginia Commonwealth University 1981-1983 MFA
    Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 1976-1978 BA
    Fashion Institute of Technology 1963-65 AAS
    Art Students League, NYC 1967-68

     

     

  • Statement

    ARTIST STATEMENT (2012)

    My work arrives through a series of processes that mimic some of the behavior of domesticity from cleaning the kitchen counters to gardening, through planning, arranging and spraying (and in some cases, masking, stenciling, digging back or exposing). Layers of a combination of metallic enamels and acrylic paint create the paintings with various acrylic solvents – sprayed  – from low-tech plastic spray bottles.  The resulting abstract paintings reference a concern for order, selection and beauty, and read metaphorically, the work alludes to cycles, unpredictability, things seen and hidden and the repetition of life.

    This work is inspired, in part, by the medieval gardens of my childhood.  I grew up in Manhattan, near the Cloisters–which loomed large, physically and metaphorically, in my early life.  As a child I played hide go seek in this magical setting.  I still make an annual trip to see the magnificent square gardens that are imprinted in my psyche.

    In a contemporary context “ House and Garden” references community gardens, slow eating, seasonalism, localism and a sense of individual control over your eating, well -being and social politics; it parallels the pace of painting. And with the recent tragic events of home foreclosures the “House and Garden” series magnifies the personal significance of home. 

     Egyptian gardens, another inspiration for these paintings, provide two areas for me to explore: structural geometry and the concept of Paradise.  I intentionally use a square format to maintain the abstractness of my paintings – the geometry of these ancient gardens reiterate the painting’s structure and allow me to work with and against it – exploring the possible dualities of geometric and organic.  Ideas of gardens as paradise allow me justify the veiled colors and lush surfaces of my paintings, creating (if you will) a portable, painted heaven on earth.

    Artist’s Statement (2007)

    Making art, “painting a painting
    The Art, the history, the tradition, is too much there….
    I don’t want to know the answer before but want an answer that can surprise.
    – Eva Hesse, diary entry, December 14, 1964

    The early sprout in the spring garden promises and implies the full life cycle.
    Being partly done, unfinished, not fully developed embodies an optimistic promise for things continuing, things in the middle of something – more to come.

    Combining intuitive decisions with a formal structure built with veils of color created from marks and stenciled forms – the paintings reference garden arrangement, natural patterns and textiles. The use of color in my paintings plays a range from atmospheric to saturation.

    I think most of daily life appears conclusive and routine-making it difficult to fully stay engaged.
    My paintings leave shapes undone and  fragmented – something left out- something to be filled in. The work gives clues and leaves evidence-providing some kind of visual implication; an insinuation of continuance.

  • Publications, Articles and Reviews

    Books and Catalogues

    Bibliography Section Catalog
    Sally Bowring Selected Work 2006 – 2010
    Articles and Reviews

     
    www.styleweekly.com/richmond/…sally-bowrings…to…/Content?…
    Bibliography Section Article
    Walking 2012
     

    www.styleweekly.com/richmond/farmer-sally/Content?oid…

     
    www.styleweekly.com/richmond/gardening-at-night/Content?oid…
    Bibliography Section Article
    Walking Essay by Howard Risatti 2012
    Selected Website Listings

     
    VMFA Fellowship: 75th Anniversary
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