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AL E X COU W E N BERG In Pono

bruno david gallery


ALEX COUWENBERG In Pono

September 2 – October 7, 2017 Bruno David Gallery 7513 Forsyth Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63105 U.S.A. info@brunodavidgallery.com www.brunodavidgallery.com Owner/Director: Bruno L. David This catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Alex Couwenberg: In Pono Editor: Bruno L. David Catalogue Designer: Christina Lu and Thomas J. Fruhauf Designer Assistant: Claudia R. David Printed in USA All works courtesy of Bruno David Gallery and Alex Couwenberg Photographs by Bruno David Gallery and Alex Couwenberg Cover image:

Spellwork, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on canvas mounted on canvas 72 x 66 inches (182.9 x 167.6 cm)

First Edition Copyright © 2017 Bruno David Gallery, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written permission of Bruno David Gallery, Inc.


CONTENTS

IN THE NEXT DIMENSION BY SHANA NYS DAMBROT AFTERWORD BY BRUNO L. DAVID CHECKLIST AND IMAGES OF THE EXHIBITION BIOGRAPHY

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IN THE NEXT DIMENSION By Shana Nys Dambrot 2


Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good. – Pablo Picasso Alex Couwenberg is an imperfectionist in the house of precision, a humanist in the realm of instruments. His handmade hard-edge abstraction privileges the physicality of the artistic process and the scars left by the creativist gesture, within an aesthetic tradition that eschews both. This upsets some people. He’s okay with that. His radial, vectorized color blocking and interpretive mathematics are tethered to Southern California art history in certain salient and well-analyzed ways. But in speaking to the contemporary zeitgeist, Couwenberg expresses himself by combining several kinds of styles and techniques in singular compositions that transcend those Mid-Century foundations to create edifices of today’s visual plurality. Confronting his works, one takes an automatic optical inventory of their variegated, topographical textures; you can feel yourself seeing, noticing that the act of sight is physical not just informational. This is intellectually rigorous work speaking a language of intuition – or perhaps it’s the other way around. Couwenberg’s sunny, tertiary, largely earthbound palette also disengages from the Pop and Op Art traditions at the edges of his personal style. As his line work evokes painting studios rather than sites of commercial or industrial design, so too do his nuanced, ombred color profiles operate with an emotional eccentricity and expressively individual declaration – rich yolk, penumbrous blue, slate grey, freckle-free eggshell, salty olive, oxblood, ice, tangerine dream, crude-oil black, bandage-colored flesh, royal teal, copper, violet, sherbet, moss and mica. 3


This already compelling range of chromatic and linear tonalities, laid down in translucent layers like tissue-paper stained-glass in patchworks of recombinant color, simultaneously delineates shapes in organized compositions with the centers of gravity of still-lifes or classical tableaux. This has been true throughout his practice and especially between 2007-2015. But Couwenberg in the early months of 2016 has already made a marked breakthrough, offering a new dimension of engagement with the perspectival sight-lines of pictorial space, a methodology of architectural origami and machine-aged naturalism now happening across the planes of the painted multiverse. It’s as different as a map from a globe, as typography from Braille. If dimensional space and modeled rendering help differentiate between a medieval vision and the Renaissance naturalisms, then perspective and momentum make the difference between retro and futuristic modernisms in the same way. Taking the core dynamic of the image from schematic to atmospheric, disrupting the instinct for reading right to left with refractive vector-based optical depth. There’s no single vanishing point to get sucked into but rather a plane to linger over with different perspectives and focal points. One thinks about string theory and the invisible pockets of nested universes. One thinks about broken kaleidoscopes and the disorientation of an aerial landscape. One imagines drawing a street view, lining up the partly-lit windows in upper stories, vaguely aware of the existences of some occupants. One feels the air inside spaces that not only the eye but the body of the viewer might now occupy.

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Disrupting the flatness of the pattern, hinting at digital imaging technology or the analog pixelation of lens flare, works like Maybe Tomorrow evoke Bernard Tschumi’s plan for Parc La Villette; Space Oddity looks like the aspirational, heroic exterior of Star Fleet Academy; Thruxton is every inch a city block at night, or the old Whitney Museum; Looking for a Kiss looks like the new Whitney; Provocateur has a pulse, it breathes with a perceptible rhythm; Stylus is geological and ancient, mythological and possibly a mirage. Couwenberg’s sensibility is radial, botanical, musical, percussive, and syncopated, with a patois of satellite imaging, pressurized marquetry, and the romantic labor of grave-rubbing . It’s a fractal kind of naturalism, emotional rather than ideological, yet formalist rather than spiritual. With the asymmetrical balance of Ikebana, the organic world is run through the filter of the intellect. Couwenberg’s work certainly gives him trouble, but perfection is not the goal. It’s something better than perfection, because it has a story.

Shana Nys Dambrot is a Los Angeles-based writer, art critic, curator, and artist. She is the Los Angeles Editor for Whitehot Magazine, Contributing Editor to Art Ltd., and a contributor to KCET’s Artbound, Flaunt, Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Fabrik, VS. Magazine, Palm Springs Life, and Porter & Sail. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes short fiction, and speaks in public at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. This text is one in a series of the gallery’s exhibitions written by fellow gallery artists and friends.

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AFTERWORD BY BRUNO L. DAVID

I am pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and prints titled “In Pono” by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Couwenberg at the Bruno David Gallery. This is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. In his fourth solo show with the gallery, painter Alex Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the elements from his surroundings. In Pono, is a Hawaiian term suggesting a state of harmony and balance. Not only does this reference the two different bodies of work in the exhibition (paintings and prints) and how they relate to one another, but also his outlook on life, family and studio practice. Couwenberg spends part of the year working and teaching on the Big Island of Hawaii and the rest of the year in Los Angeles. “It’s all about the pursuit of balance,” he says, keeping yourself healthy both physically and mentally and constantly moving forward in your vision. The core of Couwenberg’s work and process references his Los Angeles roots. It suggests an aesthetic associated with custom cars, music, surf culture, and modernist design, all aesthetically indicative of the region. Historically, his work pays a visual homage to the art-making styles connected with Los Angeles and Southern California dating back to the 1950’s. His work nods towards the Hard Edge and Geometric Abstractionists, the Finish Fetish, and the Light and Space artists. All of whom have contributed over the years to the visual landscape of LA’s art making community. Through a series of additive and reductive moves and passes, Couwenberg creates multilayered and multidimensional works that chase the ideas of harmony and balance, In Pono.

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A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and The Claremont Graduate School, Alex Couwenberg has shown in several solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His work can be found in numerous public, private, corporate, and museum collections around the world. Recent museum acquisitions include the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Laguna Art Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Daum Museum in Missouri. In 2007, Couwenberg was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting, and was recently featured as the subject of Los Angeles based filmmaker Eric Minh Swenson’s documentary, “Mana”, which focuses on the artist’s life and studio practices. Couwenberg recently exhibited a body of paintings in a two-person show along with his mentor Karl Benjamin in Los Angeles. The show was part of the Getty Museum’s ongoing “Pacific Standard Time” project highlighting Southern California artists and their contributions towards art making. He is currently working on a monograph of his work in collaboration with Griffith Moon Publishing and lives and works in both Los Angeles, and the Big Island of Hawaii. Support for the creation of significant new works of art has been the core to the mission and program of the Bruno David Gallery since its founding in 2005. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Shana Nys Dambrot for her thoughtful essay. I am deeply grateful to Christina Lu and Thomas J. Fruhauf, who gave much time, talent, and expertise to the production of this catalogue. Invaluable gallery staff support for the exhibition was provided by Cleo Azariadis, Christina Lu, Thomas J. Fruhauf, Haleigh Givens, Peter Finley, and Viola Bordon.

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CHECKLIST & IMAGES OF THE EXHIBITION

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Chatterbox, 2017 Acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 66 x 72 inches (167.6 x 182.9 cm)

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Chatterbox (detail), 2017

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Spellwork, 2017 Acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 72 x 66 inches (182.9 x 167.6 cm)

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Spellwork (detail), 2017

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Cortina, 2017 Acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 48 x 44 inches (121.9 x111.8 cm)

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Cortina (detail), 2017

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Boulevard Beat, 2017 Acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 32 x 30.25 inches (81.3 x 76.8 cm)

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Boulevard Beat (detail), 2017 17


Come On, 2017 Acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 22 x 34 inches (55.9 x 86.4 cm)

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Come On (detail), 2017

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Big Top, 2017 Acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 22 x 34 inches (55.9 x 86.4 cm)

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Big Top (detail), 2017

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Kinka, 2017 Acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 28 x 24 inches (71.1 x 61.0 cm)

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Kinka (detail), 2017

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Cover Story, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)

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Sargent, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

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Nocturn, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)

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Hoku, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

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Kala, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm) 28


Kate, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

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Lula, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)

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Navigator, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)

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Rift, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm) 32


Roxy, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm) 33


Dis, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)

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Blender, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)

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Mavic, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm) 36


Hyper Freak, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm) 37


Ali’i, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)

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Superbad, 2017 Monotype and mixed media on paper 22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm) 39


Alex Couwenberg: In Pono (installation view)

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ALEX COUWENBERG Born 1967, Upland, California Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION 1997 1995

MFA, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Bruno David Gallery, In Pono, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) “Left at 69’s”, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “What We Do Is Secret”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA Bruno David Gallery, Revisited, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) Azusa Pacific University, Byway, Azusa, CA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, California, Vancouver, CA Launch LA, Inform / Form, Los Angeles, CA Bruno David Gallery, Swell, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Cross Current, San Francisco, CA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Paintings, Vancouver, Canada William Turner Gallery, Alex Couwenberg and Karl Benjamin: Influence, Divergence, & the Evolution of an Idea, Los Angeles, CA Andrea Schwartz Gallery, New Paintings, San Francisco, CA David Richard Contemporary, Trajectory, Santa Fe, NM Peter Blake Gallery, New Paintings, Laguna Beach, CA Markel Fine Arts, New Paintings, New York, NY Royale Projects, Waimea, Indian Wells, CA

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2009 San Luis Obispo Art Center, Morphic Traces, San Luis Obispo, CA William Turner Gallery, A Bit Left of All Right, Los Angeles, CA Gilman Contemporary, Singles, Ketchum, ID Peter Blake Gallery, Arcade, Laguna Beach, CA 2008 Bruno David Gallery, Working Space, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) Markel Fine Arts, Bypassing Referents, New York, NY 2007 d.e.n. Contemporary, Cosmetically, Aesthetically, Unregrettably, Los Angeles, CA Gilman Contemporary, New Paintings, Ketchum, ID Peter Blake Gallery, New Paintings, Laguna Beach, CA 2006 Peter Blake Gallery, New Paintings, Laguna Beach, CA Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Black Labeled, San Francisco, CA University Gallery, CSUS, Alex Couwenberg: a ten year evolution, Turlock, CA 2005 Markel Fine Arts, de Stad, New York, NY 455 Market Street Lobby Gallery, Metropolitan, San Francisco, CA Ruth Bachofner Gallery, tussenruimte, Los Angeles, CA 2004 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Primo, Los Angeles, CA 2003 Gensler, Paintings, San Francisco, CA Riverside Art Museum, Paintings; a seven year survey, Riverside, CA 2002 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, New Paintings, Los Angeles, CA 2001 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, New Paintings, Los Angeles, CA 1999 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, New Paintings, Los Angeles, CA 1997 East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, The Hot Rod Series, Claremont, CA 1996 Dillingham/Caples Gallery, New Paintings, Claremont, CA

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

OVERVIEW_2017, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO “Forethought”, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “Diosyncratic Fields,” East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI Burst of Memory, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO AND / OR, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) Unlimited Potential, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY Artist of the Film MANA, Villa di Donato, Napoli, Italy LA / SF, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA OVERVIEW_2014, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO Selections From The Permanent Collection, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA Shift - Five Decades of Contemprary California Painting, Monterey Musum of Art, Monterey, CA Celebrating The Spirit of Summer, Lancaster MOAH, Lancaster, CA LA Abstract, Red Pipe Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA BLUE-WHITE-RED, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO Mas Attack 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA Mana, Gallery MELD, Kailua-Kona, HI Smooth Operations, Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA W.O.P. I, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO The Gleam In the Young Bastards Eye, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA OVERPAPER, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Tel-Art-Phone, Beacon Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA A Generous Spirit, Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art, CSUSB, CA OVERVIEW_10, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis MO Karl Benjamin: Under The Influence, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA OVERPAPER, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO Line, Curve, Form, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM Claremont Modernism, OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA

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2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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What, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA The New Irascibles, AC Projects, Pomona, CA Rant, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Currents, Courier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Enduring Legacy, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA ONA2X2, Cypress College, Cypress, CA Liquid Light, Modern Masters Gallery, Palm Desert, CA Between the Lines, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 15 Years, 15 Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA The Finish Fetish, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA Keeping It Straight, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Works on Paper, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID West Coast Abstraction, Peter Blake Galley, Laguna Beach, CA Liquid Light, DBA256, Pomona, CA Off the Grid, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Paintings Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Inland Emperors, DBA256, Pomona, CA Group Exhibition, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA Inaugural Exhibition, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID Decade, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA Out of Line, Cal State Stanislaus, University Gallery, Turlock, CA Grey Scale, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Art Auction 12, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Art Auction = Stimulus, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA Let There Be Light, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA Aligning With Abstract Los Angeles, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA Landscape Perspectives, Art + Industry, Palm Springs, CA Summer Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Monotype, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA


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2nd Gwang Hwa Moon International Arts Festival, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea Flow: Fine Lines on Water, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Flow: Fine Lines on Water, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA Recent Acquisitions, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Border Crossing, Sopa Fine Arts, British Columbia, Canada Out of Line, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Inaugural Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, British Columbia, Canada A Common Thread, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA Out of Line, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Out of Line, Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA Abstract Los Angeles, Louisiana Tech University Galleries, Ruston, LA Theories: LA Paint, Post, Los Angeles, CA Monothon, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Luster, Gensler, San Francisco, CA Abstract Work from the Permanent Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Continental Divide: LA/NYC, Planet Thailand, Brooklyn, NY Abstract Los Angeles, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA No Chaser; Straight Ahead Abstract Painting, Post, Los Angeles, CA Group Show, Dolby/Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA Black and White, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA New Paintings, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA California Dream, Il Museo I Magli di Sarezzo, Brescia, Italy Sam Maloof and Friends, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA New American Paintings Group Show, OSP Gallery/Open Studio Press, Boston, MA Homage: Roland Reiss, Claremont Graduate School alumni show, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA Monothon, 2001, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Sequence, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA Art 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA

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Faculty Exhibition, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA Faculty Exhibition, Chaffey College, Ontario Museum of Art, Ontario, CA

1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

Six Gallery Artist, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Synchronicity, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA Contemporary Works of the Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA Convergent Abstraction, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA L.A. Emerging, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA 3 Weeks in L.A., Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Recent Paintings, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA Fringe of the Fringe, dA Gallery Benefit Art Auction, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA 42.2 - CGS to Paradiso, Gallery Paradiso, Newport Beach, CA Painting and Sculpture, Art Center Alumni Show, Thousand Oaks Municipal Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA Raw Data, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA Recent Work, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Youth Culture, Lava Room, Costa Mesa, CA

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BIBLIOGRAPHY Nys Dambrot, Shana “In the Next Dimension”, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Catalogue: “Alex Couwenberg: In Pono”, Essay, December 2017 Marks, Kerry “Alex Couwenberg”, HEC-TV Interview, September 2017 Daichendt, James “A New Era”, Catalogue Essay, March 2015 Johnson, Cooper “Byways”, Essay, 2015 Nys Dambrot, Shana WhiteHot Magazine, August 2014 Enholm, Molly “Inform/Form”, ArtScene, May 2014 Mahoney, Monica L. “Listening: On New Work by Alex Couwenberg”, Bruno David Publications, Catalogue, Essay, April 2013 Frank, Peter. “Alex Couwenberg: Zen and the Art of Im-Perfection”, Essay, Catalogue: “Alex Couwenberg: Selections from 2009 to 2013”, March 2013 Yood, James. “Alex Couwenberg”, Essay, Catalogue: “Alex Couwenberg: Selections from 2009 to 2013”, March 2013 Roth, David “Alex Couwenberg @ Andrea Schwartz,” Square Cylinder, December, 2013 Senn, Evan “Crosscurrents”, San Francisco, 2013 Lucas-Zenk, Carolyn, West Hawaii Today, July 2013 Swenson, Eric. “Alex Couwenberg: Swell”, video-interview (4:14 min.), April 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4TLmGoXLyk Frank, Peter Huffington Post, January 2012 Moret, A. Art LTD., March 2012 Frank, Peter Fabrik, January 2012 Swenson, Eric. “The Making of La Fonda”, Documentary (20:31 min.), April 2013. http://vimeo.com/39522771#at=0 __________ Art Week LA, January 2012 Carasso, Roberta “Colors, Shapes, and Light,” Coast Magazine, October 2011 Walsh, Daniella Riviera Magazine, Spring 2011 Davies, Stacy “OC Weekly,” October 2011 Walters, Danielle “Creating Balance,” Beverly Hills Lifestyle, Spring 2011 Roth, David Square Cylinder, February 2011 Yood, James Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue Essay, 2011 Spector, Buzz “OVERPAPER,” Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, January 2011

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___________ Dambrot, Shana Nys __________ Zimmermann, Mark Biller, Steven Nichols, Kimberly Melrod, George Myers, Holly Frank, Peter Frank, Peter Harris, Freddie ___________ Gay, Malcom Grossman, Emily __________ Biller, Steven Davies, Stacy Myers, Holly. Gleason, Mat. ___________ ibbitz, Ashley. ___________ Bossick, Karen. Carasso, Roberta. Frank, Peter. Jit Fong Chin. Walsh, Daniella. Carasso, Roberta. Walsh, Daniella.

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Rupe, Cynthia. “Picks of the Week”, SqueezeOC, January 4, 2007 Mckenna, John Page. Palm Springs Life, Winter/Spring 2007 Daniels, Diana Asst. Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Catalogue Essay, 2007 Melrod, George. “Culver City: Chelsea West?”, Art Ltd., October, 2006 Cripps, Mick “Artist Profile”, Lifescapes, September, 2006 Allen, Bobbie “Seven Abstractionists for summer”, Coastline Pilot, July 6, 2006 Frank, Peter “Art Pick of the Week”, LA Weekly, October 2005 Muckenfuss, Mark Press Enterprise, September, 2005 Simou, Alexandra New York Sun, January 26, 2005 Kugelman, Kerry Art Circles, fall 2004 Cullum, Jerry Atlanta Journal Constitution, Review, August 29, 2004 Gilbert, Debora. Greenline, March, 2004 Gleason, Ma Artscene, February, 2004 Frank, Peter “Art pick of the week” LA Weekly, February, 2004 Novick, La Rue Daily Bulletin, February, 2004 Litz, Paige “Going Beneath the Surface”, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2003 Moyle, Andrew 210 Magazine, October, 2003 Nelson, Harold Director, Long Beach Museum of Art, Statement, 2002 Alfred, E. Anne Asst. Director, Riverside Museum of Art, Statement, 2002 Dennison, Lisa New American Paintings, vol. 37, 2001-02 Roth, Charlene “Alexander Couwenberg at Ruth Bachofner Gallery”, Artweek, March, 2001 Frank, Peter “Art pick of the week”, LA Weekly, January, 2001 Johnstone, Mark ART 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery Catalog

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VISITING ARTIST / LECTURER Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA Donkey Mill Art Center, Honualoa, HI Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA California State University, Northridge, CA Paintings Edge, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA Summer Arts, California State University Northridge, Monterey, CA Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA

AWARDS 2007

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Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Pitzer College, Claremont, CA Pomona College, Claremont, CA Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art, California State Univeristy San Bernardino, CA University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

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ARTISTS Laura Beard Heather Bennett Lisa K. Blatt Michael Byron Bunny Burson Judy Child Carmon Colangelo Alex Couwenberg Jill Downen Yvette Drury Dubinsky Damon Freed Douglass Freed Ellen Jantzen

Michael Jantzen Kelley Johnson Howard Jones (Estate) Chris Kahler Xizi Liu Kahlil Irving Bill Kohn (Estate) Leslie Laskey James Austin Murray Yvonne Osei Patricia Olynyk Gary Passanise Judy Pfaff

Charles P. Reay Daniel Raedeke Tom Reed Frank Schwaiger Charles Schwall Christina Shmigel Thomas Sleet Shane Simmons Buzz Spector Cindy Tower Ann Wimsatt Monika Wulfers

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Alex Couwenberg: In Pono  

Published by the gallery for the exhibition “Alex Couwenberg: In Pono” at Bruno David Gallery. This exhibition catalog includes text by Shan...

Alex Couwenberg: In Pono  

Published by the gallery for the exhibition “Alex Couwenberg: In Pono” at Bruno David Gallery. This exhibition catalog includes text by Shan...

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