James Doolin

"Los Angeles Circa 1870", 1999, Iris print, Ed. of 50, 36.5" x 35"

"Los Angeles Circa 1870", 1999, Iris print, Ed. of 50, 36.5" x 35"

Available Works
"After 2000", 1999, Iris print, Ed. of 50, 25" x 43 1/2" "Los Angeles Circa 1910", 1999, Iris print,  Ed. of 50, 25.75" x 18.25" "Los Angeles Circa 1960",  1999, Iris print, Ed. of 50, 25.75" x 18.25" "Los Angeles Circa 1870", 1999, Iris print, Ed. of 50, 36.5" x 35" "Study #4 for "Connections", 1992, oil on masonite, 10" x 8 3/4" "Untitled (Street Scene)", 1991, oil on panel, 8" x 11" Untitled "billboard study", 1991, graphite on paper, 8" x 6 "Study B for City of Glass", 1989, oil on masonite, 13 5/8" x 9 3/4" "Catwalk", 1988, oil on canvas, 16 1/4" x 13 1/4" fr. "Freemont Street, Las Vegas", 1988, oil on canvas, 26" x 23" "Downtown Las Vegas at Night", 1988, oil on canvas, 17.75" x 22.75" James Doolin, "Homestead View", c. 1986-92, oil on canvas, 16" x 30" "Aerial View", 1982, oil on canvas, 11" x 11" "Study for Erosion", 1982, charcoal and pastel on paper, 28" x 38 1/2" "Study #1 for Desert Triptych", 1981, pastel on paper, 16" x 30" fr. "Study for Tuna Canyon Landscape", 1974, oil on masonite, 11" x 8" "Railroad Trestle", 1972, oil on panel, 9 3/4" x 12" "Venice Canal w/ Reflection", 1971, oil on masonite, 12" x 15" "Southern California Coast -Rocks and Hills", 1970, oil on masonite, 15" x 12" Untitled (View from Topanga), 1970, oil on masonite, 9" x 14 1/2" "Cliffs and Vandenberg Beach", 1970, oil on panel, 11 1/2" x 8" "Kaweah RIver Bridge", 1970, oil on masonite, 12" x 13" "Topanga Creek", 1970, oil on canvas, 18" x 24" "Pathway, Topanga Park", 1970, oil on canvas, 30" x 22"
About: James Doolin
James Doolin

1932-2002
BORN: Hartford, CT 1932

EDUCATION:
1971 MFA Degree, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1958-60 Studied at Pratt Institute and New York University, New York, NY
1954 BFA Degree, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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AWARDS:
2001-2002 Awards for Visual Artists, Flintridge Foundation
1997 City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Individual Artist Grant
1994 Selected for 1994 Residency Program at Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA
1993 Selected Artist for Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station
1991, '85, '81 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant in Painting
1980 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2006 Koplin Del Rio Gallery, “Observed – Coastal California, Los Angeles, CA
2001 San Jose Museum of Art, "Urban Invasion," San Jose, CA (catalog)
2000 Koplin Gallery, “Some Los Angeles Icons", Los Angeles, CA
1999 California State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
1994 Churchill Arts Council, Fallon, NV
1993 University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
1992 Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986 Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 University of Southern California Atelier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1984 Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982 Cerro Coso College, Ridgecrest, CA
1978-79 Traveling Exhibition: "Shopping Mall 1973-77, A Conceptual Perspective,"
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
Shepparton Arts Center, Victoria, Australia
Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia
University Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
1977 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1974 Boise State University, Boise, ID
1970 Central Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1967 Central Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1966 Gallery A, Melbourne, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2008 “Maverick Art”, Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “A View From Here: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Landscapes”, The Judsen Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005 “Art From the Collections of Loyola Marymount University and Law School”, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
“New Old Masters”, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
“Speculative Terrain: from San Diego to Santa Barbara”, Laguna College of Art & Design, CA
2004 “Drawings VII”, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2003 “Speculative Terrain: from San Diego to Santa Barbara”, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA;
traveled to Oxnard, CA and Riverside, CA
“Central Street Live” Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Sydney, traveling to:
Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
2000 "Representing LA: Pictorial Currents in So. CA Art," Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
"Drawings V”, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Dusk to Dawn: Nocturnal Landscapes," Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA
"Watermarks: Art Inspired by the LA River," Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center, LA, CA
1999 "My First Work, Origins and Experiments", Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1998 "Drawings IV", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Drawing Group: An Emerging School of Los Angeles?", Leband Art Gallery, Loyola
Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
“Material Perfection: Minimal Art and Its Aftermath”, University of Western Australia,
Perth, Australia
“Lightscapes”, Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
“COLA Artists Awards Show”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998 "A Place in The Sun: Artist & L.A. Public Spaces", Armory Center for The Arts, Pasadena, CA
1997 “Reconfigured: II Painting”, Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Reconfigured: II Drawing”, Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“I Had a Dream: Australian Art in the 1960’s”, National Gallery of Victoria, Los Angeles, CA
1996 “Transit District: LACMTA Commissioned Artists”, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, LA, CA
“Urban/Sub/ Urban”, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA
“City of Vapor: Capturing the Transitory Reality of Los Angeles”, Tatistcheff/Rogers Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Drawn From L.A.”, The Armory Center, Pasadena, CA
1995 Koplin Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
“Landscape: The Continuum”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994 “Parallax Views”, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 “Daylight Fantasies & the Night’s Dark Side”, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
“Drawings III”, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“XXII Anniversary Exhibition”, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
“Faculty Exhibition”, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA
1992 “California Dreamin", Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
“From the Studio: Recent Painting & Sculpture by 20 CA Artists”, The Oakland Museum, CA
“Drawings II”, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Auto Exotica”, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
1991 "The Final Exhibit", Art Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Drawings", Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Urban Landscape I", Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Eternal Ground/The American Desert", El Camino College, Torrance, CA
"California Cityscapes", San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
"Exit the Freeway", Security Pacific Corporation, San Francisco, CA
"Addictions", Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
"Viva Las Vegas", Mark Masouka Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1990 "Contemporary Landscapes", Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Real Vision: Four Diverse Views of Realism", Citrus College Art Gallery, Glendora, CA
"Day and Night: The LA Urbanscape", Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA and the
Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, CA
"L.A.: A Special Report", Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Terra Fluxus: Contemporary Landscapes", CA State Univ., Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
"Central Street", Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1989 "The Pasadena Armory Show", Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
"Landscape: A Travelogue Painted from Memory, Imagination or Reality", The Ruth Siegal
Gallery, New York, NY
"L.A.", An Exhibition sponsored by L.A. Weekly, Ackerman Auditorium, University of
California, Los Angeles, CA
1988 "Reveal: New Works by Gallery Artists", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Art and the Law", (traveling exhibition):
Metro Toronto Convention Certre, Toronto, Canada; Temple University Law School, Philadelphia, PA; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1987 "In Retrospect and Prospect", Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
"Reduced Scale", Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA
"Visiting Artists", Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1986 "Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, 1960-1985", Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA,
and Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY
"Reaching the Summit: Mountain Landscapes in California, 1900-1986", Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, and Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
"Three New Faculty Members", Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
Group Exhibition, James A. Doolittle Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
"Turning to the Landscape", University of S. California, Atelier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"New Acquisitions: Selected Works from the Security Pacific Collection",
Security Pacific Plaza, CA
"California Contemporary: Works from the Security Pacific Collection", Laguna Art Museum,
Laguna Beach, CA
1985 "Views: Exterior and Interior", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Off the Street", Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles, CA
"Canyons, Arroyos and Oases: Desert Landscapes in Southern California,
1900-1985", Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
"To the Astonishing Horizon, New Approaches to Landscape by Southern
Californians", Design Center of Los Angeles, CA
"New Romantic Landscape", The Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
"Visiting Artists", Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1984 "Los Angeles Painters on the Edge", Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"The Field Now", Heide Art Gallery, Bulleen, Victoria, Australia
"Olympiad: Summer 1984", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"A Broad Spectrum, Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and Sculptors '84", Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"So Called, So Cal", Gensler and Associates, Los Angeles, CA
1983 Gallery Artists, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Melbourne Mood - Cool Contemporary Art", Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1982 "Self-Portraits", Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA
1978 "New Realism: Eight California Painters", Nevada Art Gallery, Reno, NV
1977 "Cityscapes: San Francisco& Los Angeles", DeYoung Museum Downtown Center, SF, CA
"Drawings", Art Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1976 Juried Show, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
1972 "James Doolin, Paintings - Rick Davis, Sculpture", Palos Verdes Art Museum,
Palos Verdes, CA
Juried Show, Jewish Community Center, San Diego, CA
1971 "American Portraits - Old and New", Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
"Ninth Annual California Exhibition", juried show, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA,
Purchase prize.
"The Situation Now: Object or Post-Object Art?", Central Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1968 "The Field", Survey exhibition, Victoria National Gallery, Melbourne, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1967 "Black and White", Central Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
"Australian Young Contemporaries", Argus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1966 Gallery A, Melbourne, and Gallery A, Sydney, Australia
1965 American Gallery, New York, NY
1964 Seth Sieglaub Gallery, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2006 Chang, Richard, National Reviews, Art News, May, Vol. 105 No. 5
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Vol. 41 No. 1
2001 Baker, Kenneth, "'Urban' despair and desolation: Two painters' work shown in San Jose", San
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Fischer, Jack, "Driven from abstraction, grasping beauty of realism: Artists Capture Full Circle of Iconoclasm in Dual Exhibit", San Jose Mercury News, Aug. 5
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1995 Maher, Adrian, “A Helicopter Ride to a new Perspective”, LA Times, May 28
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The Milwaukee Journal, Sept. 26 (article & reproduction)
Futtner, Joseph, “Art for Rail Transit: introducing James Doolin”, NoHo Magazine, Sept., cover & pp. 12-17, (article & five reproductions)
1993 Murphy, Bernice, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vision & Context, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia (text, color reproduction)
Paintings of California, edited by Arnold Skolnick with introduction by Ilene Susan Fort, Chameleon Books, Inc. (two color reproductions)
XXII Anniversary, catalog, introduction by William Peterson, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
(biography, reproduction, photo)
“Driven to Inspiration”, LA Times, March 28, p. E2, (color reproduction)
“Doolin Offers Haunting Satire”, The Post Crescent, Wisconsin, Sept. 11 (article & color
reproduction)
1992 “James Doolin, Five Years of Painting”, exhibition catalog with introduction by Michael McMillen & statement by the artist, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Wilson, William, “Doolin Tweaks L.A. with Gentle, Foreboding Twist”, Art Reviews,
LA Times, April 10, p. F28 (reproduction)
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Apr., pp. 74-5 (reproductions)
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(color reproduction, p. 22)
Brumer, Andy, “The Face of the Place”, Visions Magazine, Winter, (article & two color reproductions)
Scarborough, James, “In Conversation with James Doolin”, Artweek, Sept. 3, (one page article & reproduction)
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Nov., (essay & five reproductions)
Montgomery, Lee, “Soolin’s Super-Realistic Paintings Involve Viewer”, The Evening
Outlook, Santa Monica, March 13 (article & reproduction)
1991 “Addictions”, exhibition catalog with preface & comments by Walter Gabrielson & introduction by Ed Wortz, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (comments & reproduction)
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Museum of Art, CA
"Viva Las Vegas", exhibition catalog w/ essay by David Hickey, Mark Masouka Gallery, LasVegas NV
Artweek, "Focus: Some Thoughts on the State of Painting Today",
statement by James Doolin & 16 other artists
Pauley, Brett, "Studio Tour", LA Daily News, L.A. Life Section, p.8
Muchnic, Suzanne, "Artists Get Real in Santa Barbara", LA Times, Calendar Section p.1
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1990 Brown, Betty Ann, "Outside the Loop", Artweek, Jan. 11, p. 15
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Zimmerer, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
“Central Street”, exhibition catalog with text by Paul McGillick, Charles Nodrum Gallery,
Melbourne, Australia (text & four color reproductions)
1989 "The Pasadena Armory Show", exhibition catalog with essay by Dave Hickey, The Fellows
of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
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PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Carnation Company, Glendale, CA
Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
Gulbenkien Fund Purchase, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Hines Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
The Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Municipal Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Newcastle Art Museum, New South Wales, Australia
The Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Bank of America, Los Angeles, CA
State Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Touche Ross and Company, Los Angeles, CA
James Lodge and Associates, Irvine, CA

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