Roy Dowell - untitled 1125, 2019 (detail)

Roy Dowell

September 3, 2013

An American contemporary visual artist, Roy Dowell is best known for abstract compositions combining collage and painted elements, and elements of mass media. His works echo his interests in modernism.

Born in 1951 in Bronxville, NY, Dowell currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts and received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. He exhibited worldwide, including venues such as Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY;  Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; as-is.la, Los Angeles, CA; Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Proxy Paris Gallery @ Galerie Ygrec, Paris, France; James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA; Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; and Proxy Gallery, Culver City, CA.

Using elements of everyday imagery and life, the artist abstracts them to remove them from a familiar context into a new work of art. In addition to daily life, his works also reference the cultures and imagery Dowell has encountered on his travels around the world.

Featured image: Roy Dowell - untitled #1125, 2019 (detail). Acrylic on linen over panel. 48 × 60 in. 121.9 × 152.4 cm. Photo courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery