Artists » Roy Dowell

1997 Fellow

Roy Dowell considers his abstractions and assemblages both an attempt to translate and to subjectively modify modernist forms by creating a non-hierarchical and hybrid language out of the remnants of “high” modernism and the humble elements of folk art and craft. As Dowell states, “My work is informed by patterns, systems, advertising, calligraphy, signage and the global history of the applied arts.”

Last year, a catalogue of selected works from 1981-2005 was published to coincide with an exhibition at the Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles. Dowell is the chair of Fine Arts at the Otis College of Art and Design.