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Lisa Dowling

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This is Eden, 2007 Wood, Paint, Photo, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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All Grey, 2007 Wood, Paint, Photo, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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This is a Tulip, 2007 Wood, Paint, Photo, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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All Grey, 2007 Wood, Paint, Photo, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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This Is Eden installation shot , 2007 © Lisa Dowling
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This is a Tulip, 2007 Wood, Paint, Photo, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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This Is Eden, 2007 Wood, Paint, Photo, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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The Stages of Sleep, 2014 Wood, Velvet, Copper, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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The Stages of Sleep -Detail, 2014 Wood, Velvet, Copper, Ink , Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Salty Dog Altar, 2005 Wood, Paper, Silk, Paint, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Salty Dog Altar - Detail, 2005 Wood, Paint, Paper, Silk, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Nap, 2005 Wood, Ink, Paint, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Nap -Detail, 2005 Wood, Ink, Paint, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Given, 2014 Wood, Ink, Photo, Copper, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Given -Detail, 2014 Wood, Ink, Photo, Copper, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Undone Red , 2014 Wood, Ink, Photo, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Undone Red, 2014 Wood, Ink, Photo, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Drifting, 2014 Driftwood, Paint, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Drifting, 2014 Driftwood, Ink, Paint, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Surrender, 2014 Driftwood, Photos, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Surrender, 2014 Driftwood, Photos, Ink, Antique Hardware © Lisa Dowling
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Costa Mesa, CA
Tags
visual/poetry, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, photo
CV Lisa Dowling

EDUCATION & DEGREES

6/2003             MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Poetry: Cum Laude

                        California State University, Long Beach. Long Beach, CA

12/2000           BA in English with emphasis in Creative Writing: Cum Laude

                        California State University, Long Beach. Long Beach, CA

1997                AA in English

                        Cypress College. Cypress, CA: Dean's list for two semesters.

1997                Atelier Le Bez. Photography Workshop.

                         Le Bez, France. Specialized in black & white and pinhole photography.          

1996                Centro Linguistico Dante Alighieri Scuola per Stranieri.

                        Florence, Italy. Semester Study Abroad Program. Specialized in Italian language, Film, Italian Literature,

                        and Art History.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2103    Co-led Summer Study Abroad in Florence, Italy, for Coastline College

            English C144, International Short Story

2004-2013

            English 100, Freshman Composition

            Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

2004-2013

             English 101, Critical Thinking, Reading & Writing about Literature

             Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

2002    Poetry 206, Introduction to Poetry

            California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 

LECTURES

2014    Coastline College Art Gallery “Artistic Practices”

2012    Lido Isle Friends of the Library “Reconcilable Differences”

2008    Orange Coast College, “Fine Photo Book Construction with Blurb Software”

2007    Santa Ana College, “Graffiti Culture and Rome”

2000    California State University Long Beach, “Teaching poetry principles to secondary students.”

SELECTED AWARDS & HONORS

2008 “Friend of the Students” Faculty Award, Orange Coast College, CA

2003 Nominated for Best Graduate Thesis in the Liberal Arts at CSULB

2003 “RipRap” Literary Journal Poetry Prize

2003 Ronald Foote Graduate Poetry Award

2002 Beatrice and John Janosco Graduate Award, Poetry

2002 William Shadden Graduate Award, Poetry

2000 William Shadden Undergraduate Award, Poetry

1999 William Shadden Undergraduate Award, Poetry

1997 Bob Leach Memorial Academic Writing Award

1996 Photography Rookie of the Year

1994 Applied Photographic Arts Award, Bank of America

PUBLICATIONS

2010 Publication in “Rap-10” Art Show Catalog

2010 Publication in “Orange Coast Review” Literary Journal

2008 Publication in “Orange Coast Review” Literary Journal

2007 Publication in “Vulcan” Literary Journal

2004 Publication in “Pearl” Literary Journal

2004 Publication in “Spillway” Literary Journal

2003 Publication in “RipRap” Literary Journal

2002 Art Editor, “Rip Rap” Literary Journal, Cal State Long Beach

BOOKS

2008    “Portals, Passages, and Thresholds” Tom and Lisa Dowling

                        Fine Art Photo Book on Italian Portals

2008    ”Nourish, a Culinary Adventure” Lisa Dowling

                        Cookbook

2007    “Graffiti Culture Roma” Tom and Lisa Dowling.

                         Essay and Fine Art Photo Book on the Graffiti of Rome

GALLERY & EXHIBITIONS                     

2014 “Stock|California” Coastline Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

Group show featuring my poetry plank books.

 

2011 “Narrative” Coastline Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

Group show featuring artworks that highlight text in juxtaposition to image.

 

2010 “L’Arte Graphica” Castell dell’Ovo, Naples, Italy

Group show on alternative art methods.

 

2010 “New, Used, Borrowed” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, CA

Group show featuring 10 artists and their personal art collections.

 

2009 “The Bank Job” Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA

Group show featuring multi-media artists.

 

2009 “Ritorno a Roma” Stamperia del Tevere, Rome, Italy

Solo show featuring graffiti culture images.

 

2008 “Portals, Passages, & Thresholds” Memphis Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

Photography collaboration with Tom Dowling.

 

2007 “The Bird Show” Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

Group show featuring assemblage, painting, and installations.

 

2007 “Los Corazones” Amorviejo Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

Group show featuring collaborative paintings.

 

2005  “Shame on You” Exhibition at BC Space, Laguna Beach , CA

Group Show. Photo/text Installation.

 

2005  “Reconcilable Differences” The Shed, Newport Beach, CA.

Solo Show. Collaborative Exhibition of words & images with painter Tom Dowling

 

2005  “Art & Architecture Tour” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Group show featuring functional art and paintings.

                       

2004 “Collaborative” Showcase Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

Group Show. Photo/Text installation.

 

2002  "Can You Take It?" Square Blue at Bradford Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.

Group show featuring text integrated with photography. 

 

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

2014    “Stock|California” reviewed in The OCWeekly, article written by Dave Barton

2008    “Graffiti Culture Roma” reviewed in ISM Magazine, article written by Tiffany Ellis

2003     Radio Interview on Poetic Principles by Glenn Zuccman on Kbeach’s “Strange Angels”