David Hollowell

Born 1951 in Hornell, NY

Lives and works in Woodland, CA

David Hollowell received his BFA from Ithaca College in 1973, and his MFA from Yale University in 1976. His work has been exhibited across the country from New York to New Mexico, Alaska, California, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Washington DC. He taught in the studio art department at UC Davis from 1984 to 2013, and was an instructor of drawing and painting at Gustavus Adolphus College, Fontbonne College, and Washington University, St. Louis. David Hollowell is known for monumental pointillist paintings joining modern figures and techniques with classical poses, settings, and sensibilities. Renderings of marble figures are set among crowds of people in motion, juxtaposing the expected stillness of the columns and carvings with the statuesque qualities of the live models and the overall softness Hollowell's unique style imbues each work with. Through perspective trickery and his own presence within many of the paintings, he invites the viewer into his works and into a realm of liminality and uncertainty, blurring the line between painted space and reality, between past and present.

Exhibitions

Light Show

May 19 - June 25, 2022

Selected Works

Education

1976
Master of Fine Arts
Yale University, New Haven, CT
1973
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Solo

2006
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
1993
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1992
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1991
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
1990
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
1989
Alexander F. Milliken Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
1985
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
Brunswick Gallery, Missoula, MT
1984
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
1983
Schaefer Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
1982
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
1981
Schweig Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1978
Fontbonne College Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1976
Paul Mellon Art Center, Wallingford, CT

Group

2016
David Hollowell and Tom Bills
Artspace1616, Sacramento, CA
2013
the mind / the line / the image
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
2002
Hollowell, Family & Friends
b.sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
1999
The Human Figure
Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA
1998
Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA
1997
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Maxwell Davidson Gallery
Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA
1996
Art Dealers Association Art Fair, New York, NY
Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA
1995
Tatistcheff/Rogers Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994
Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Self Portraits from the Collection of James Goode
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1991
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1990
Excellence on Paper
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
Alexander F. Milliken Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
Sierra College Library Gallery, Rocklin, CA
Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1989
Judith Weintraub Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA
1988
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
Alexander F. Milliken Gallery, Inc., New York, NY
Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA
1987
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
Foreshadow
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
Hearst Gallery, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
1986
Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco, CA
American Drawings: Realism Idealism
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
1985
Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Chan Elliot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Second Sight: Biennial IV
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1980
Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1979
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1977
Steinberg Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY

Awards

1992
WESTAF, (Western States Arts Federation), Drawing Award
1984
Lusk Memorial Fellowship, Netherlands
1982
Painting Grant, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Painting Grant, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

Public Collections

1998
Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1996
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1994
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
1992
Flint Institute of Arts, Permanent Collection, Flint, MI
1991
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

Publications

2006
David Hollowell: New Paintings and Drawings
Published by Maxwell Davidson Gallery
2000
David Hollowell
Published by Maxwell Davidson Gallery
1996
David Hollowell
Published by Tatistcheff & Co. and Arnot Art Museum
1993
David Hollowell
Published by John Natsoulas Press
1989
David Hollowell: Paintings, Pastels, Drawings
Published by Alexander F. Milliken Inc.
1985
David Hollowell, December 1985-January 1986
Published by Jane Haslem Gallery
1982
David Hollowell: October 17-November 21, 1982
Published by Roswell Museum and Art Center

Press

2016
Is This Painting - see for yourself, Victoria Dalkey
The Sacramento Bee, June 2, 2016
2013
Galleries, Mark Jenkins
The Washington Post, August 11, 2013
2002
Hollowell, Family & Friends Review, Victoria Dalkey
The Sacramento Bee, October 6, 2002
The family that paints together…, Jackson Griffith
Sacramento News and Reviews, October 3, 2002
1996
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, Catalog Notes, June 1996
1991
Artists Choose Artists: Wayne Thiebaud and David Hollowell, Gary Kamiya
ARTnews Magazine, November 1991, p. 100
1990
David Hollowell Review, Anthony Lee
Artweek Magazine, May 17, 1990
1985
David Hollowell Review, Michael Welzenbach
The Washington Times, December 19, 1985
David Hollowell Review, Jo Ann Lewis
The Washington Post, December, 1985
1983
Paintings Within Paintings, Jo Ann Lewis
The Washington Post, April 24, 1983