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Kerry Rowland-Avrech

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Winds of Change, 2018 Oil On Panel 24 X 36" © Fine Art by KRA LLC, Kerry Rowland-Avrech
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Breezy Pathways - Sold, 2018 Oils 12" X 36" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Fine Art By KRA LLC
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Kerry Rowland-Avrech, 2018 Oil On Birch Panel 30" X 40" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Fine Art by KRA LLC
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Home Alone Happy, 2018 Oils 18" X 24" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech
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Dancing in the Clouds, 2018 Oil On Panel 10" X 20" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Fine Art by KRA LLC
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Afternoon Diver, 2018 Oil On Canvas 36" X 36" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Fine Art By KRA LLC
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Walking It Off, 2018 Oils 24" X 30" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech
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The Fly Guy, 2018 Oils 10 X 20" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech
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The Setback, by Kerry Rowland-Avrech, 2018 Oil On Birch Panel 10" X 20" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Fine Art by KRA LLC
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No Boundaries, 2018 Oil On Panel 12" X 24" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Fine Art by KRA LLC
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Release, 2018 Oil On Canvas 30" X 40" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Fine Art by KRA LLC
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HIghlights on Minnetonka, 2018 Oil On Cradled Birch 12" X 24" © Kerry Rowland-Avrech
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Splash, 2012 Acrylic Mural 16' X 19' © Kerry Rowland-Avrech
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Seattle
Works in
Seattle
Schools
Kerry Rowland-Avrech Statement and CV

I moved into oil painting about four years ago, and have found my true love. I find my paintings have come full circle and my studio work is much more representational now. They are more modern, minimalist and often with a sense of Americana. Many of my recent paintings are female figurative pieces, always outside or against a horizon line. A horizon line that I think has been engrained into my psyche, from having spent many years traveling across the Great Central Valley and around the Californian coastline. I prefer solitary figures, the possible self-reflection and the mystery of the turned figure. I love to mix the chromatic differences of surf and skin tones, weave the color and line into a discrete balance bathed in light.  My love of Georgia O’Keefe and Ed Hopper’s works stems from this simpatico approach of color and light, and their timeless appeal. I hope to let those same impressions resonate within my own paintings. And I also intend to continue to the occasional foray into public works, murals and commissions. They are quick sojourns into delightfully large quantities of paint, as I discovered many years ago.

 

CV

Solo Exhibitions

2018         Travels of Summer Exhibition, June & July, 2018. Wendy Frieze Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

      Winds of Change Exhibition, May 16th, 2018 - John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA                   

2017          Inside and Out Solo Exhibition. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2015          California Life and Figurative Paintings. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2013          Rowland-Avrech Current Works. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

      Private Exhibition. Palm Court, Davis, CA

2012          Acrylic Abstractions. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

                  Acrylic Abstractions. Gallery Strada, Fresno, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018            International Figurative Biennale, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA  

                    Art of Painting in the 21st Century, Natsoulas Gallery for the Arts, Davis, CA  

                   Group Exhibition. A/NT Gallery, Seattle International Center, Seattle, WA

                   Los Angeles Art Fair, Booth 4041. Los Angeles, CA

2017           Chris Stevens Memorial Exhibition Artist For Peace Exhibition. Mideastern Studies, Berkeley,

                   CA

                   California Landscape Exhibition. Natsoulas Annual Invitational Group Show, Davis, CA

                   Membership Medley. Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA

                   Palm Springs Modernism Fair. Convention Center, Booth 706. Palm Springs, CA

      Art of Painting in the 21st Century. Natsoulas Center for The Arts, Davis, CA

2016          Affordable Art Fair. John Natsoulas Gallery Booth. Chelsea, New York, NY

                  New Dimensions. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, NY

                  Group Show. SKS Gallery, Dallas, Texas

     The International Figurative Biennale. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

                   Palm Springs Modernism Fair. Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA

                   California Landscape Exhibition. Natsoulas Annual Invitational Group Show, Davis, CA

                   Art of Painting in the 21st Century. Natsoulas Center for The Arts, Davis, CA

2015           Nakedness Exhibition. Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

                   Art of Painting in the 21st Century. Natsoulas Center for The Arts, Davis, CA

                   California Landscape Exhibition. Natsoulas Annual Invitational Group Show, Davis, CA

                   LA Moderism 2015. Culver City Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2014         Bark. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

                  Art and Ag Exhibition. City Hall Gallery, Woodland, CA

                  Halloween Exhibition. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

                  Davis Art Open Studio Tour. The Artery, Davis, CA

                  Small Works Exhibition Group Show. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2013           Group Exhibition. ETNA Corp. Belmont, CA

                  Chris Stevens Memorial Exhibition / Artists For Peace Exhibition. Davis, CA

2012          Biorad Group Exhibit.  Biorad Corp., Hercules, CA

                  Bark. John Natsoulas, Davis, CA

2011          Nossaman Group Exhibit. Nossaman Corp., Sacramento CA

2009          Magnus Opus. Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA

1984           SMART Library. Santa Monica Library Artists Directory and Exhibits. Santa Monica, CA 

 

Collections

Triton Museum of Art Permanent Collection. Santa Clara, CA

UCD Martin Luther King Law School Permanent Collection. Davis, CA

Catholic Health West Permanent Collection. Woodland, CA

Transmedia Art Walk – Public Art Walk. Davis, CA

Anthony Loder Private Collection. Los Angeles, CA

 

Commissions

2017       Pelican Sunset Painting. Swanson Commission, City Council Member, Davis, CA

2016       Inspire Mural. Embarcadero Partners, Redwood City, CA

               The Surfer Painting. White Commission, Miami FL

2015       Personal Painting. Burgess Estate Commission, Cape Cod, MA

               Outlying Fields of Davis Painting.Village Grill Commission, Davis, CA

2014       The Study. Perlman Private Commission, Yolo County, CA

                Ode to Thiebaud. England Estate Private Commission, Davis, CA

                One Almaden Mural Commission. ELP Partners, LLC. San Jose, CA

2013       Columbus Café Restoration Project. City of Davis, Civic Arts Commission Award, Davis, CA The

2009       United States Mural. NF Unified School District, North Fork, CA

    Windows Mural. Private Commission by James Kidd, for Historic Andersen Building, Davis, CA

2006       Chin Estate Murals (2). Chin Residence, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

2005       China Penthouse Mural. Private Commission, Mid-Wilshire District, Westwood, CA

2004       Davidson Estate Portrait Commission. Davidson Estate, Brentwood, CA

 

Public Works

2017        Splash of Humanity. Oak Tree Shopping Plaza, Concord, CA

                Farm to Fork Mural. Corporate and Franchise Community Gift, Grocery Outlet, Davis, CA

               I Am Quercas Restoration Project. By Caryl Yasko. Restoration commissioned by City of Davis, CA

2016       Bee Safe, Utility Box Project. City of Davis, Davis, CA

2015       Farm to Fork Mural Student Body and Community Mural. Harper Junior High Mural. Davis, CA

               Lovelock Sculpture Project Drawings. *Never realized. Concept of Sierra Railroad Co., Davis, CA

2014       I Am Quercas Mural. Assistant to Caryl Yasko, Community Build 2014 Association & UC Davis Arboretum Tunnel. Grant from PG & E,                   Davis, CA

   The Art Garage. 2nd Floor Mural. Prep, Draft and assistant for 175 foot mural. Community Build Association, Davis CA.

2012       Royal Dance Mural. Palm Court, Davis, CA

   Splash Mural. Design by Kerry Rowland-Avrech, for Ace Hardware, Davis, CA

2005       Garden Park Interior Mural. L.A.U.S.D., P.TA., West Hills, CA

 

Bibliography

Chorin, Ethan. “The Ambassador Chris Stevens Memorial Exhibition” Natsoulas Press, CA 2nd Ed. 2017 53.

Vine, Richard, Managing Editor “2017 Guide Museums, Galleries, Artists” Art In America, Art Media LLC. New York, NY 249.

Fish, Peter, “Exploring Yolo County” San Francisco Chronicle Front Page and Travel Section, Mar. 19, 2017, M1.

Hall, Christopher. “Davis, CA.” Sunset Magazine Travel SectionTime April 2017 38.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. “9th Annual Art of Painting Catalog”, Natsoulas Press, CA. 1st Ed. 2017 26.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. “The International Figurative Biennale”. Natsoulas Press, CA 1st Ed. 2016 84.

Seed, John. “Kerry Rowland-Avrech Catalog”. Natsoulas Press, CA 2015

Kirkland, Chris. "Kerry Rowland-Avrech, a professional artist based in California, Artweb Blogs, Oct. 2013

Bruce, Kevin “The Davis Mural Team” John Natsoulas Press, CA 1st Ed. 2012 5, 6, 8, 9, 46-53.

Chorin, Ethan. “The Ambassador Chris Stevens Memorial Exhibition” Natsoulas Press, CA 2008 45.

 

Awards

2015       Proclamation Of Appreciation.  City of Davis, Davis City Council awarded by Mayor of    Davis.

2012       Bulatag Project (ARTIST) Dr. Monto Kumagai. Davis, CA

               Artist in Residence. John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. Davis, CA

2009       Award of Excellence. Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Sacramento, CA

2007       Award of Merit. New Dimensions, Vacaville Art Gallery. Vacaville, CA

 

 

 

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