Bobbie Oliver

b. Windsor Ontario, CAN

EDUCATION

Center for Creative Studies, Detroit

St. Alban’s School of Art, England

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

By the River, High Noon, New York, NY

2019

Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY

2018

Residuals, High Noon, New York, NY

 

2015

Valentine Gallery, Ridgewood, Queens, NY

Hionas Gallery (with Alain Kirili), New York, NY

2013

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010 

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

2007

Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, New York, NY

2006

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

2004

Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

2003

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

2000

Sean Scully’s West Space, New York, NY

 

1999

Nameless Waters: the paintings of Bobbie Oliver 1993-1998, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Canada;

Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada;

Illingworth Art Gallery/Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada (catalogue)

Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

1996

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1995

Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

 

1994

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

1993

Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI

Wolff Gallery, New York, NY

1991

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

1989

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

1987

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

1984

Freidus/Ordover Gallery, New York, NY

 

1979

Art Gallery of Southern Alberta, Lethbridge, Canada

 

1978

Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada

Feigenson/Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit, MI

“A” Space, Toronto, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Painted Desert, High Noon, New York, NY

Group Show, Catskill Arts Society, Livingston Manor, NY

2016

Drawing, Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, NY

World Made By Hand, curated by Sam Gordon, Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Let’s Go Let Go, Jane Kim Gallery, New York, NY

Le Show des Amis, Showroom, New York, NY

 

2013

Upfront, Feature Gallery, New York, NY

 

2012

Floating Explosions, The George Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2 person show with Mary Jones)

Gang of Six, The George Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Slow Numbers, Showroom, New York, NY

Connected, Feature Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Acquisitions, Art Bank Collection, US Department of State, Washington, DC

2011

Bodybraingame, curated by Hudson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Summer Group Show, Feature Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010

Tenant’s Show, 106 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Vera Iliatova

Power to the People, Feature Gallery, New York, NY 

 

2009

May/December, Painting Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI, curated by Dike Blair 

 

2008

Works on Paper, (Melissa Meyer/Bobbie Oliver) Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

Cool and Austere, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Benefit Auction, Dumbo Arts Centre, Brooklyn, NY

 

2007

Aljira Fine Art Auction, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey

Arts Desire: The Art Auction, Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

 

2006

RISD Painting Faculty, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

Small Works, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

2004

Up and Off the Wall, Curated by Donald Sultan, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

 

2003

Thinking in Line, University of Florida, Jackson, FL

 

2001

Guide to Trust #2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

2000

3ness, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium cur. By Dike Blair (catalogue)

Re: Place, Planet Thailand, New York, NY

 

1999

Choice 99, cur. By Donald Sultan, Exit Art, New York, NY

Abstraction, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India

Mind’s Eye, Boothe Contemporary Art, Wakefield, RI

 

1998

The Fanelli Show, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY

Diverse Works, Urban Configuration, Starwood Urban Investments, Washington, D.C.

 

1997

So Much Deathless, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY, a curated installation by Peter Nagy

Land, Forster/Goldstrum Gallery, New York, NY

1996

Image/After Image, The Work Space, New York, NY, curated by Paul Campbell (catalogue)

In a Meditative Manner, E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York, NY

Drawing, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

1994

East/West, E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York, NY (essay Sol Ostrow)

Recent Painting, E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York, NY

Addressing Surrender, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Art in Rhode Island, Museum of Art, RISD (catalogue)

Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York, NY

 

1993

Canadian Contemporary Works on Paper, University of Waterloo, Canada

Group Show, Bomb Magazine Benefit, Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY

The Bridge Has the Blues, Art Auction, Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, TX

A Celebration of Life, Mount Sinai Breast Resource Center, Auction, United Nations, NY

Group Show, E.S. Vandam, New York, NY

 

1992

Group Show, Faculty, Rhode Island Museum of Art, Providence , RI

Group Show, Spotted Dog Gallery, Old Chatham, New York, NY, curated by Holly Hughes

 

1990

Sooner or Later: Edward Albee’s Eye, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, NY

 

1989

Group Show, 49th Parallel Gallery, New York

 

1988

17 at the Barn, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Edward Albee

Group Show, Anne Plumb Gallery

 

1986

Fashion Moda Benefit, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

 

1984

Parallels and Boundaries, Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal (catalogue)

 

1982

Artists from the Edward Albee Foundation, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY

 

1981

Viewpoint, Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton; Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto; 

Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor; 

Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford; Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery, Kitchener; 

Agnes-Etherington Gallery, Kingston; Rodman Hall, St. Catherines; 

Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada (catalogue)

1980

Aspects of Canadian Painting in the 70’s, Glenbow Museum, Calgary (catalogue)

Material Matters, Norton Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL;

The Clocktower, New York, NY;

The Spoletto Festival, Charleston, NC;

Stamford Museum, CT, curated by Edward Albee (catalogue)

 

1979

Paperworks, Feigenson-Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit, MI

A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto, Canada (two-person show)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (two-person show)

AWARDS

 

Canada Council Arts Award, “A” Grants

Canada Council Arts Award, “B” Grants

Canada Council Arts Award, Travel Grant

Ontario Arts Council Award

New York State Council for the Arts Grant

Pollock/Krasner Award

Rhode Island School of Design Faculty Development Grants

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