Robin Gowen Biography

Gowen was raised in New Hampshire and Nigeria. She now travels regularly throughout the western United States. For this artist the landscape of the west provides "a splendid opportunity for new paintings, infused with an equally brilliant, but different, light" than that of Nigeria.

"Everything changes while you paint. Living things move. The light alters, hours pass, and by the time you rinse the brushes the image you sought is gone. Artists were, and are the premier magicians of time and place. We try to stop the hours, growth and change, age and the death of what we love…We do not only catch the physical presence, but the moment snatched within the shadows of its emotion made visible." - Robin Gowen

Videos

2:52 | Narrated by Susan Bush | Released for ROBIN GOWEN: Break in the Weather, 2017

2:53 | Narrated by Susan Bush | Released for ROBIN GOWEN: Landmark, 2015

3:09 | Narrated by Frank Goss | Released for ROBIN GOWEN: Night Must Wait, 2013

2:26 | Narrated by Susan Bush | Released for ROBIN GOWEN: The Color of Shadow & the Texture of Light, 2011

3:00 | Narrated by Susan Bush | Released for MASTERWORKS, 2017

3:33 | Narrated by Jeremy Tessmer | Released for CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ART, 2014

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EDUCATION

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (Continuing Education)
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut
1979 B.A., Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
1975 Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
Senior Staff School, Ibadan, Nigeria

EXHIBITIONS


Solo Exhibitions (selected list):

2015 "Robin Gowen: Landmark", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2013 "Robin Gowen: 16 Years Later," Faculty Club, Santa Barbara, CA
2013 "Robin Gowen: Night Must Wait", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 "Robin Gowen: The Color of Shadow and The Texture of Light", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 "Robin Gowen: The Corner of My Eye", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 "Robin Gowen: Nature Takes Its Course", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2004 "Soft Light Serenade", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2002 "Painter of the Hills", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2001, 1998 Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
1997 Faculty Club, Santa Barbara, CA
1996 Johnson Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
1996, 1995, 1994 Gallery Los Olivos, Los Olivos, CA
1995 Faulkner West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1995, 1988(?) Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA
1980 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Group Exhibitions (selected list):

2004 "Soft Light Serenade", Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2003 Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
2003-1996 Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
1995 Gallery 1000, Carmel, CA
1999, 1996, 1995 OAK Group, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (guest artist)
1996, 1995, 1994 Gallery Los Olivos, Los Olivos, CA
1991, 1990 Santa Barbara Artwalk, Santa Barbara, CA (juried shows)
1984, 1983 Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences, Randolph, VT
1982 Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

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