Born in Burlington, North Carolina, 1953.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

EDUCATION

1971 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1969 Governor’s School, Winston Salem, NC

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Power, Gallery Poulsen Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 Power, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, New York
2014 They Say It’s Wonderful, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, Georgia
2014 Margaret Bowland, curated by Laura Marsh, University of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
2013 Disturbing the Peace, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, New York
2011 Excerpts from the Great American Songbook, Babcock Galleries, New York, NY
2011 Excerpts from the Great American Songbook, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina
2010 Color, Thomas Paul Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
2010 Margaret Bowland New Paintings, Amy Morton Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2009 Introducing Margaret Bowland, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
2009 Margaret Bowland New Paintings, Strychnine Gallery, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Truth and Vision, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
2016 Excerpts from Behind the Easel, Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware
2016 Poulsen’s Fifteen: “New Art from New York ­ part VII”, Gallery Poulsen Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 Now and Then, Drawings from the 18th Century to the Present, Dalgleish Collection, New York Academy of Art Gallery, New York, New York
2014 Freedom, Greeneville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina
2013 Corpus Americus, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, New York
2013 Contained Conflict, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, New York
2012 This is How We Do it, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, New York
2012 Face to Face, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, New York
2011 New York Academy Artistson St. Barts, St. Barts
2010 Art Now, Curated by John Wellington, New York, New York
2010 Revisiting Beauty, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Anna, California
2010 New Realists, Lions Weir Gallery, New York, New York
2009 I Dream Awake, Pop­Up Project Exhibition, Washington, D.C.
2009 New Realists, 101 Gallery, Miami, Florida
2009 24 Square, Thomas Paul Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
2008 15th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1985 Gallery Artists, Tatistcheff Gallry, New York, New York
1984 Promising Emerging Realists, Tatistcheff Gallery New, York, New York
1984 Summer Show, Tatistcheff Gallry, New York, New York

ART FAIRS

2016 Herning Art Fair, Herning, Denmark
2014 Miami Basel ­ Scope, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, Miami Florida
2014 The Armory Show, Modern, Driscoll Babcock, New York, New York
2013 Miami Basel­ Miami Projects, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, Miami Florida
2013 The Armory Show, Modern, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, New York
2013 Freedom, Greenville County, South Carolina
2012 San Francisco Art Fair, Driscoll Babcock, San Fransisco, California
2012 Houston Art Fair, Driscoll Babcock, Houston, Texas
2012 The Armory Show, Modern, Driscoll Babcock, New York, New York
2011 Houston Art Fair, Driscoll Babcock, Houston, Texas
2011 The Armory Show, Modern, Driscoll Babcock, New York, New York
2010 Art Basel­Scope, Strychnine Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2009 Art Fair 21, Cologne, Germany, Yasha Young, Independent Curator

AWARDS

2014 Awarded the Florence Gaskins Harper Chair in Art Education at the Maryland Institute and College of the Arts
2010 Finalist and People’s Choice Award Winner for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 “On Power,” Power, Tess Schwab Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York 2016 “Conversations on Power, the Paintings of Margaret Bowland,” Jeff D. Min, Hi­Fructose Vo. 38
2015 “Margaret Bowland Finds the Meaning of Power in New Portraits,” Caro, Hi­Fructose, Oct. 20
2015 “Beauty in a Whirlpool: Margaret Bowland and Her Models,” John Seed Huffington Post, Dec.6
2015 “Portraits That Attempt to Untangle Power,” Seph Rodney, Hyperallergic, Dec. 17
2015 “Margaret Bowland,” The Figure, Margaret McCann, Editor, Skira Rizzoli, New York
2014 “Contemporary Arts’ Body Language,” Hyperallergic, Sept 30
2014 “Margaret Bowland: They Say It’s Wonderful,” John Seed, Huffington Post,
2014 “Freedom,” Greenville Museum Explores Art’s Deeper Meanings,” Paul Hyde, Greenville News, January 11, Greenville, South Carolina
2014 “Margaret Bowland,” Behind the Easel, Robert C. Jackson, Schiffer Publishing, Atglem Pennsylvania
2014 “Five Artists on the Enduring Qualities of Representational Painting,” F. Scott Hess, Huffington Past, September 25
2013 “Margaret Bowland’s Second Solo Exhibition of Paintings Opens at Driscoll Babcock,” Art Daily, New York, New York, February
2013 “Disturbing the Peace”, Leola Dublin Macmillan, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York
2013 “Artist Margaret Bowland Disturbs the Peace,” Fine Art Connoisseur, February 18
2013 “Beauty in the Unconscious: Margaret Bowland,” Graphite Publications, March 16
2013 “16 Questions for Portraitist Margaret Bowland,” Blouin ARTINFO, March 25
2013 “New York Armory Week: Snow Doesn’t Stop the Winter frieze,” Ben Austin, Artlyst, March 9
2013 “Provocative Paintings and Social Standpoijts,” Patricia Oprea, The Charger Bulletin, December 5
2013 “Love Notes: Five things w]We Can’t Live Without,” Lauren Laughy, D Magazine, February
2012 “Margaret Bowland’s Paintings of Little People and Little Girls,” Jane Kenoyer, Hi ­ Fructose, September 5
2011 “Burlington Narive Hangs her Art in Manhattan Studio,” Charity Apple, B Times News, March 15
2011 “Excerpts from the Great American Songbook,” Living, Thinking, Looking, Siri Hustvedt, Picador, New York
2010 “Black Girls and Beauty: Contextualizing the Work of Margaret Bowland,” Tidal Basin Review, fall/winter
2010 “Margaret Bowland Wins People’s Choice Award,” New York Daily News, February 7
2010 “Artist Beats Out Thousands to Nothch Prestigious Smithsonian Honor,” Jack Wilkins, New York Daily News, March
2010 “Blague d’Arte,” Peter Frank, Huffington Post, March 16
2010 “Spring Brings Great New Art to the Nation’s Capital,” F. Lennox Campello, American Contemporary Art , April / May
2010 “Popping Up an Alernative Reality,” Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post, April 2,
2010 “Nothing Like the Real Thing,” Gail Gregg, ARTnews, Dec. vol. 109, no. 11, p. 69
2010 “Northern Virginia Art Beat,” Kevin Mellima, Falls Church News ­Press, March 30
2009 The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2009, Trevor Fairbrother, Seattle: University of Washington Pdress and Washington, D. C: Smithsonian National Potrait Gallery, pp 29 & 79

ONLINE VIDEOS

Documentary of Margaret Bowland and her models, archived on vimeo
Margaret Bowland visits her hometown of Burlington, N.C., archived on vimeo
Talk by Artist Margaret Bowland, National Portrait Gallery, archived on y outube.com An Arts@ UNH Interview with Margaret Bowland, archived on y outube.com 444 Margaret Bowland at Alan Avery Art Company, archived on youtube.com
Margaret Bowland talks about her work at Driscoll Babcock Gallery, archived by youtube.com

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Painting Instructor, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY