Gwen Manfrin

47 Rheem Blvd.

Orinda, CA 94563

925-980-3914

[email protected]

 

 www.gcmanfrin.com


EDUCATION

1977University of California, Los Angeles

BA:  Fine Arts:  Painting, Sculpture & Graphic Arts: 

Magna Cum Laude

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012“Over the Rainbow”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Franciso, CA 

“WHET”, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2008

“There Are Demons in These Days”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, 

San Francisco, CA

2005

“Mixed Messages”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“California Figurative”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento CA

“Teenful”, Laredo Art Center, Laredo, TX

2004

“Comfort Zone”, Sylvia White Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

“Not So Guilty Pleasures”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento CA

2001

“New Work”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Legacy”, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

2000

“Recent Work”, djr International Art, Corona Del Mar, CA

“Spectrum Symphony”, Jernigan Wicker Gallery, 

San Francisco, CA

1999

“Private Altars”, Michael Himovitz Gallery, 

Sacramento,CA 

1998

“The No Series”, Indigo Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR

 

1997

“Forbidden Fruit”, Michael Himovitz Gallery, 

 

1996

“Storyteller Paintings”, Joan Roebuck Gallery, CA 1994

“Imagined Places”, Indigo Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR

“Landscape=Nature”, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA

1993 Solo Exhibition, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011“greetings from paradise” Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Au Naturel International Exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Astoria, OR

 

2010“Head First,” Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2009“Anniversary Exhibition”. Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

“Full Deck”, Bedford Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

“estro-gen”, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

“Herstory”, Napa Valley Museum,  Yountville, CA

“The Uncommon Object:  Contemporary Still Life”, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

 

2008“On, Of and About Paper”, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA,  Jurors:  Shelly Bancroft & Peter Nesbitt, editors, Art on Paper Magazine

 

2006“New Blood 2006”, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN

2005“Smithtown Township Arts Council AnnualExhibition”,St JamesNY

Juror: Donald Kuspit, Professor, State University of New York,(Award)

    “A Creative Merger: Lawyers & Artists”, Sacramento

County Public Law Library, Sacramento, CA

 

2004

“American Experience Exhibit”, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz,CA, Juror:  Karen Kienzle, Curator, de Saisset Museum

2003

“Feast For The Eyes”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

“Hudson Valley Art Assoc., Inc. 72nd Annual Exhibition, Cropsey Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

“New American Drawings 2003”, Fred R. Kline Gallery, 

Santa Fe, NM

“Out of the Box: Contemporary Photography”, City of 

Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

2002

“Pink, Inc.”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 106th Annual    Exhibition”,National Arts Club, New York, NY,Juror:  Christina Debarry, Art Professional

“Western States Small Works”,

Sonoma Museum of Visual Art,Santa Rosa, CA, Juror:  Ralph Rugoff, Director, Wallis Institue of Contemporary Art at California College of Arts & Crafts 

“Personal Viewpoints”, Photographic Center Northwest, 

Seattle, WA, Juror:  Michael Kenna, Artist

“Masque Parade”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, 

Sacramento, CA

“What’s New in 2002”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, 

Sacramento, CA

 

2001

“Objects Considered:  Modern and Postmodern Still-LifeInvitational”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

“Realism 2001”, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY

Juror:  Peter Tatistcheff, Director, Tatistcheff Gallery, NY, NY

“January Juried Show”, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA

Juror:  Karen Tsujimoto, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, (Award)

2000

“Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition”, The Crocker Art Museum, 

Sacramento, CA Juror:  Karen Tsujimoto, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

“What is Drawing Now?”, Weber State University Art

Gallery, Ogden, UT Juror:  Jane Fudge, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

“Narrative Works Invitational”, d.p.Fong Gallery, 

San Jose,CA

“Self Portraits”, College of the Sequoias ART Gallery, 

Visalia, CA

1999

“Fall Preview”, Jernigan Wicker Fine Art, 

San Francisco,CA

“Working From the Figure”, Arts Benicia Gallery, 

Benicia, CA Juror:  Larry Rinder, Director, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

1998

“Toys in Contemporary Art”, d.p. Fong Gallery,

San Jose,CA Juror:  Phil Linhares, Chief Curator of Art, The Oakland Museum,Oakland, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Reporter, “Color quest”, by Brian Hamlin, Aug 29, 1997, pg. 1

The Reporter, “Arts, etc.”, April 28, 1997, pg.7B

Contra Costa Sun, “More Than Meets the Eye”, by Michele Paisley, November 27,1996, pg. 14.

Contra Costa Sun, April 2, 1996, pg. 14.

Contra Costa Times, by Carol Fowler. May 12, 1995, pg.  24.

Benicia Herald, by Laura Orelia, May 10, 1995, pg. 1C.

The Oregonian, October, 1994

Contra Costa Sun, November 30, 1994, pg. 14.

Contra Costa Times, by Roberta Seabury, July 9, 1993

“Texture”, Quarto Publishing, London

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Headquarters, Oakland, CA

Little River Lumber Co., San Francisco, CA

McGraw-Hill Co., New York, NY

Nordstrom’s Corp., OR

SunMicrosystems, San Jose, CA

Papercone Corp., Louisville, KY 

Ruby Hills Golf Club, Livermore, CA

BusinessWeek.Com

Livingston & Madisich Law Firm, Sacramento, CA

El Camino Hospital, San Mateo, CA

Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA

 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Andrea Schwartz Gallery

525 2nd  Street

San Francisco, CA  94107    415-495-2090

 

ArtPic

6826 Troost Ave.

N. Hollywood, CA  91605818-503-5999

 

Art4Business 

161 Leverington Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19127   215-482-4500

 

Indigo Gallery

504 S. Main St.

P.O. Box 728

Joseph, OR541-432-5202

 

 

Melissa Morgan Fine Arts

73040 El Paseo

Palm Desert, CA  92260760-341-1056