Gwen Manfrin
Bio
EDUCATION

1977
University of California, Los Angeles
BA: Fine Arts: Painting, Sculpture & Graphic Arts:
Magna Cum Laude

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008

Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005

"Mixed Messages", Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Teenful", Laredo Art Center, Laredo, TX
"California Figurative",Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

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, Sacramento, CA

1996

“Storyteller Paintings”, Joan Roebuck Gallery, CA

1994

“Imagined Places”, Indigo Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR
“Landscape=Nature”, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA

1993

“Gwen Manfrin”, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette,CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008

On of and About Paper, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, Jurors: Shelly Bancroft & Peter Nesbett, Editors, "Art on Paper"

2005

Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Local Voice, Bedford Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Marian Parmentar, Juror

2004

American Experience, Santa Cruz Art League,Santa Cruz, CA
Smithtown Township Art Council, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY,
Donald Kuspit, Juror, Award
Small Treasures, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

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: Kichael Kenna, Artis
t “Masque Parade”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“What’s New in 2002”, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2001

“Objects Considered: Modern and Postmodern Still-Life Invitational”, 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
“The Art of a Community”, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
“NCWCA Exhibition”, Somar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Pastels: Nevada Artist Assoc.”, King Street Gallery, Carson City, NV
“Honoring the Feminine”,Center for the Visual Arts,Oakland,CA
“Women’s Art-An Homage to Inspiration”, Danville Fine Arts Gallery,Danville, CA

1997

“Toys in Contemporary Art”, d.p. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA Juror: Phil Linhares, Chief Curator of Art, The Oakland Museum,Oakland, CA
“The Art of a Community”, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
“From Coast to Coast”, Center for the Visual Arts,Oakland, CA Juror: Renny Pritikin, Curator: Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Centerfor the Arts, San Francisco, CA
“Bay Arts 97”, San Mateo County Arts Council, Belmont, CA
“New Space, New Work”,Michael Himovitz Gallery,Sacramento, CA
“Gallery Artists”, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette CA
“Mary”, Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

1996

“Blow Up”, Site Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1996
“Bay Arts 96”, San Mateo County Arts Council, Belmont, CA Juror: George Rivera,Director,Triton Museum of Arts, CA
“The Art of a Community”, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
“Gallery Artists”, Indigo Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR
“Trompe l’oeil”, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA
Berkeley Art Center Assoc. National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA Juror: Geno Rodriguez, Director of Alternative Museum, New York, NY
“This Land”, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
Northwest Pastel Society Exhibition, Wm. Reese Gallery, Seattle, WA
International Association of Pastel Societies: Inaugural Exhibition, Denver, CO


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