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Frank Bowling

Photo: Sacha Bowling

Photo: Sacha Bowling

Over the course of six decades, Frank Bowling has relentlessly pursued a practice which boldly expands the possibilities and properties of paint. Ambitious in scale and scope, his dynamic engagement with the materiality of his chosen medium, and its evolution in the broad sweep of art history, has resulted in paintings of unparalleled originality and power. Bowling has been hailed as one of the foremost British artists of his generation. Born in Guyana (then British Guiana) in 1934, he arrived in London in 1953, graduating from the Royal College of Art with the silver medal for painting in 1962. By the early 1960s, he was recognized as an assured force in London’s art scene. During this period, his highly individual language of painting, which emerged from expressionistic figuration and pop art, encompassed autobiographical elements and the artist’s socio-political concerns.

Bowling went on to divide his time between the art scenes in London and New York, maintaining studios in both cities. This transatlantic orientation was to see his early engagement with expressive figuration and pop art shift to an immersion in abstraction which continues in his practice today. Visible in his work are the legacies of both the English landscape tradition and American abstraction from which Bowling honed a distinctive vocabulary, combining figurative, abstract and symbolic elements. As Bowling has explained, ‘I was always very conscious of scratching out and of new interpretations replacing the old; updating traditions.’

A major reorientation in Bowling’s practice came in 1966 when he relocated from London to New York, at a time when the artistic scene was divided along lines of formalism and politics. In New York, Bowling pushed his work in new directions. He met Jasper Johns and engaged in dialogue with his contemporaries, such as Jack Whitten, Mel Edwards, Al Loving, and Daniel Johnson. In 1969, Bowling organized, curated, and wrote the catalogue essay for the notable exhibition, ‘5+1’, at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and Princeton University, which showcased the work of five African American abstract artists as well as his own recent paintings. He expressed frustration at the critical invisibility of Black artists and the narrow parameters by which his art and that of his peers was being assessed. Through his writings, as a contributing editor of Arts Magazine (1969-1972), he resisted what he saw as the reductive categorization of ‘Black Art’ as purely political in subject matter, staking a claim for abstraction.

By 1971 Bowling’s visionary approach to painting fused abstraction with personal memories. Concerns of color, surface and process gained in prominence resulting in his iconic series of ‘Map Paintings’, which include the stenciled landmasses of South America, Africa and Australia. Over the years, the points of reference in his work reflect Bowling’s interest in a wide scope of art history, from Constable and Turner, to Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. From 1973 to 1978, Bowling experimented with ideas of chance and ‘controlled accidents’, pouring paint from a two-meter height to create his visually arresting ‘Poured Paintings’, an expansion from color field painting.

Bowling returned to London in 1975 but continued to spend significant periods in New York. His sculptural paintings of the 1980s include embedded objects and thickly textured canvases, and have been described as evoking landscape, riverbeds and geological strata. Bowling shares Turner and Constable’s preoccupation with light, which is never more evident than in his expansive ‘Great Thames’ paintings of the late 1980s.

Today Bowling’s mastery of the painted medium and explorations of light, color, and geometry incorporate the use of ammonia and multilayered washes. His restless reinvention of the painted plane endures in his current bodies of work which continue to break new ground through his use of thick impasto textures, acrylic gels, collage, stitched canvas and metallic and pearlescent pigments. At the age of 86, Bowling works every day in his South London studio, accompanied by his wife, Rachel, other family members and friends, forever driven by his fascination with exploring the vast and radiant possibilities of paint.

Bowling became a Royal Academician in 2005 and was awarded the OBE for services to Art in 2008. His work is represented in fifty international museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA; Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Tate, London, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, as well as collections in Guyana, Jamaica, Australia, Germany and Portugal.

Bowling’s work has been exhibited extensively which has cemented his place in the post-war canon of contemporary and modern art. In 1971, Bowling had a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, where he showed his iconic ‘Map Paintings’. A 1986 exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London focused on his sculptural paintings of the 1980s. A turning point in Bowling’s career came in 2003 when his ‘Map Paintings’, which had been in storage and unseen since the early 1970s, were the center-piece of the exhibition ‘Faultlines: Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes’, at the 50th Venice Biennale. His work drew much attention and paved the way for him becoming a Royal Academician in 2005.

Bowling exhibited ‘Works on Paper’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2011. The following year, Bowling had a one-room exhibition of his ‘Poured Paintings’ (1973-78) at Tate Britain. His major solo show, ‘Mappa Mundi’, opened at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, in 2017, and toured to the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, in 2018. In 2017, two of Bowling’s ‘Map Paintings’ were included in the landmark show ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, which began its international tour at Tate Modern before travelling to the Brooklyn Museum and from there to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. In 2019, Bowling’s long-awaited and highly regarded retrospective at the Tate Britain – subtitled ‘The Possibilities of Paint are Endless’ – showcased his entire six-decades long career. Bowling is the subject of a BBC documentary, ‘Frank Bowling’s Abstract World’, which coincided with the opening of the Tate Retrospective.

Biography

Born Bartica, Guyana, 1934

Education

Royal College of Art, London, UK, 1959 – 1962

Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK, 1960 (Autumn term)

Resides Lives and works in London, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 Arnolfini, 'Frank Bowling', Bristol, UK
Hauser & Wirth, London, UK

2019 Tate Britain, 'Frank Bowling', London, UK
Hales Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. More Land than Landscape', London, UK

2018 Sharjah Art Foundation, 'Mappa Mundi', Sharjah, UAE
Alexander Gray Associates, 'Frank Bowling. Make It New', New York NY
Christian Larsen, 'Frank Bowling: Towards the Light', Stockholm, Sweden
IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, 'Mappa Mundi', Dublin, Ireland

2017 Haus der Kunst, 'Mappa Mundi', Munich, Germany
Hales Gallery, 'Frank Bowling: Fishes, Wishes in Summertime Blue', London, UK
Hales Project Room, 'Metropolitanblooms', New York NY

2016 Hampstead School of Art, 'New White Paintings', London, UK

2015 Dallas Museum of Art, 'Frank Bowling. Map Paintings', Dallas, TX
Chelsea College of Arts, Triangle Space and Cookhouse Galleries, 'Frank Bowling. Right Here. Right Now', London, UK
Hales Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. The Poured Paintings', London, UK
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 'Frank Bowling', Los Angeles CA

2014 Spritmuseum, 'Traingone, Paintings by Frank Bowling, 1979–96', Stockholm, Sweden
Spanierman Modern, 'Frank Bowling OBE, RA: At Eighty', New York NY

2013 Hales Gallery, 'The Map Paintings 1967 – 1971', London, UK
Spanierman Modern, 'Frank Bowling Paintings 1967 – 2012', New York NY

2012 Tate Britain, Drop, 'Roll, Slide, Drip… Frank Bowling’s Poured Paintings 1973 – 78', London, UK
Spanierman Modern, 'Frank Bowling: Recent Paintings', New York NY
Hales Gallery, 'Frank Bowling: Recent Large Paintings', London, UK
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, 'Frank Bowling OBE, RA: Recent Small Works', London, UK

2011 Hales Gallery, 'Enter the Dragon. Frank Bowling Large Works from the 1980s', London, UK
ROLLO Contemporary Art, 'Frank Bowling RA, Crossings: From New Amsterdam, Berbice, to New Amsterdam, New York via Holland and London', London, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, 'Journeyings. Recent Works on Paper by Frank Bowling RA', London, UK
ROLLO Contemporary Art, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Works', London, UK

2010 Spanierman Modern, 'Frank Bowling OBE, RA. Paintings 1974 – 2010', New York NY
ROLLO Contemporary Art, 'Frank Bowling, New Works', London, UK

2009 The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire County Council Museums 'Frank Bowling OBE RA, Paintings', Winchester, UK
Clifford Chance exhibition space, 'Light and Water. Frank Bowling’s Big Paintings', London, UK
ROLLO Contemporary Art, 'Zippers. New Works by Frank Bowling RA', London, UK

2008 ROLLO Contemporary Art, 'New York Works, Latest Paintings by Frank Bowling RA', London, UK
Poussin Gallery, 'Pond Life and Other Paintings. New Work by Frank Bowling', London, UK
Arts Institute at Bournemouth The Gallery \ University of Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design, 'Frank Bowling. The Big Paintings', Poole \ Wolverhampton, UK

2007 Arts Club, 'Frank Bowling RA Poured Paintings', London, UK
Peg Alston Fine Arts Gallery, 'Frank Bowling Recent Paintings', New York NY

2006 Royal Academy of Arts, 'Frank’s Colour. Painting by Frank Bowling RA', London, UK
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Frank Bowling RA. Full of Light', New York NY \ Chicago, IL
Rollo Contemporary Art, 'Frank Bowling RA. Latest Paintings: A Celebration of His Election to the Royal Academy of Arts', London, UK
ArtSway, 'Frank Bowling. The White Paintings', Sway UK

2005 G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Frank Bowling: Full of Light – A Survey Exhibition Featuring Paintings from 1978 to 2004', Detroit MC
Peg Alston Fine Arts Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, Recent Works', New York NY

2004 The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, 'Frank Bowling. 4 Decades with Color', Lancaster PA
Heidi Cho Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, Recent Paintings', New York NY
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Frank Bowling: Mapping Time and Space', Chicago IL
Sande Webster Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. From the Studio', Philadelphia PA

2003 A Center for Contemporary Art, 'Bending the Grid: Black Identity and Resistance in the Art of Frank Bowling', Aljira, Newark NJ
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Mapping Time and Space', Detroit, MC
Skoto Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Works from the Studio', New York NY
Delibar, 'Frank Bowling. What’s Underneath, Recent Paintings', London, UK

2002 Peg Alston Fine Arts Gallery, New York NY

2001 UFA Gallery \ Rohde und Nerlich, 'Frank Bowling New Pictures', New York NY \Berlin, Germany
Georgetown Gallery of Art, 'Catching Up', Washington, DC

2000 Peg Alston Fine Arts Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, Recent Works', New York NY
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, “Painters Painter” ', Birmingham MC
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago IL

1999 UFA Gallery, 'New Works by Frank Bowling', New York NY

1998 Rush Arts Gallery, 'Frank Bowling New Pictures', New York NY
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Frank Bowling Paintings', Detroit MC

1997 Gallery II, University of Bradford, 'Bowling on Through the Century', Bradford, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
De La Warr Pavilion, 'Bowling on Through the Century', Bexhill-on-Sea, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
South Hill Park, 'Bowling on Through the Century', Bracknell, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Midlands Arts Centre, 'Bowling on Through the Century', Birmingham, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, 'Bowling on Through the Century', Coventry, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Camille Love Gallery, 'Frank Bowling Paintings', Atlanta GA
The Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza, 'Frank Bowling, 1997 Contemporary Masters Exhibition', New York NY
Christiane Nienaber Gallery, 'Frank Bowling', New York NY

1996 City Gallery, 'Bowling on Through the Century', Leicester, UK

1995 The Cut Gallery, 'Frank Bowling', London, UK
AFTU/Bill Hodges Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Transitions 1962 – 1994', New York NY

1993 National Academy of Sciences, 'Frank Bowling Paintings 1981 – 1992', Washington, DC
Heimatmuseum Eckernförde, 'Frank Bowling Paintings', Eckernförde, Germany

1991 Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, 'Frank Bowling. Selected Pictures', New York NY

1989 Royal West of England Academy, 'Frank Bowling', Bristol, UK (Part of the Castlefield Gallery tour)
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, Recent Paintings', New York NY

1988 Castlefield Gallery, 'Frank Bowling', Manchester, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Municipal Art Gallery Art Gallery, 'Frank Bowling', Limerick, Ireland (Travelling Exhibition)
Crawford, 'Frank Bowling', Cork, Ireland (Travelling Exhibition)
The Senate House, University of Liverpool, 'Frank Bowling', Liverpool, UK (Travelling Exhibition)

1986 Serpentine Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Paintings 1983-1986', London, UK
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings', New York NY

1983 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, Recent Paintings', New York NY

1982 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Current Paintings', New York NY

1981 Vecu, 'Frank Bowling Shilderijn', Antwerp, Belgium

1980 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. New Paintings', New York NY

1979 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings', New York NY

1977 Acme Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Selected Paintings 1967 – 77', London, UK
William Darby, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings', London, UK

1976 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings', New York NY
Watson/de Nagy and Co, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings', Houston TX

1975 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings', New York NY
William Darby, 'Frank Bowling, Recent Paintings', London, UK

1974 Noah Goldowsky Gallery, 'Frank Bowling Paintings', New York NY

1973 Center for Inter-American Relations, 'Frank Bowling', New York NY
Noah Goldowsky Gallery, 'Frank Bowling Paintings', New York NY

1971 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Frank Bowling', New York NY

1966 Terry Dintenfass Gallery, 'Frank Bowling', New York NY

1963 Grabowski Gallery, 'Frank Bowling', London, UK

1962 Grabowski Gallery, 'Image in Revolt', London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, 'RELATIONS. Diaspora and Painting', Montreal, Canada
The Museum of Fine Arts, 'Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power', Houston TX
Smith College Museum of Art, 'Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem', Northampton MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Frye Art Museum, 'Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem'Seattle WA (Travelling Exhibition)
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 'Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem', Salt Lake City UT (Travelling Exhibition)

2019 FAMSF The de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 'Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power', San Francisco CA
Saint Louis Art Museum, 'The Shape of Abstraction. Selections from the Ollie Collection', St. Louis MO
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 'Mapping Black Identities', Minneapolis MN
The Phillips Collection, 'The Warmth of Other Suns. Stories of Global Displacement', Washington, DC
Trenton City Museum, 'From Dürer to Digital and 3-D. The Metamorphosis of the Printed Image', Trenton NJ
The Broad, 'Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power', Los Angeles CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Spilling Over. Painting Color in the 1960s', New York NY
The Museum of the African Diaspora, 'Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem', San Francisco, CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Gibbes Museum of Art, 'Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem', Charleston SC (Travelling Exhibition)
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 'Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem', Kalamazoo MC (Travelling Exhibition)

2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Epic Abstraction. Pollock to Herrera', New York NY
Brooklyn Museum, 'Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power', Brooklyn, NY (Travelling Exhibition)
University Museums, University of Delaware, Mechanical Hall Gallery, 'From Color & Form to Expression & Response. Abstract Art at University of Delaware', Newark DE
Royal Academy of Arts, '250th Summer Exhibition', London, UK
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 'Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power', Bentonville AR (Travelling Exhibition)

2017 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 'Looking Anew. Art and Estrangement, 1900 — 2000', Brunswick Maine
Tate Modern, 'Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power', London, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, 'Summer Exhibition', London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
The Warehouse, 'Thinking Out Loud. Notes for an Evolving Collection', Dallas TX
Pace, 'Impulse! ', London, UK

2016 Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Circa 1970', New York NY
Haus der Kunst, 'Postwar. Art Between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945 – 1965', Munich, Germany
The New Art Gallery Walsall, 'Land, Sea and Air', Walsall, UK

2015 The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 'Pretty Raw. After and Around Helen Frankenthaler', Waltham MA
Mascalls Gallery, 'A Marriage of Styles: Pop to Abstraction', Paddock Wood, UK The Menil Collection, 'Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experiences', Houston TX

2014 PAMM Perez Art Museum Miami, 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World', Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
De La Warr Pavilion, 'I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart', Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
Brooklyn Museum, 'Witness. Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties', Brooklyn NY
The Cello Factory, 'The London Group on London', London, UK

2013 Standpoint Gallery, 'Grit to Gold. Collaging the Abstract, Frank Bowling OBE RA, John Bunker, Scott O’Rourke', London, UK
Tate Britain, 'BP Walk through British Art', London, UK
The Cello Factory, 'Frank Bowling and his Invited Artists', London, UK
Pitzhanger Manor, 'The London Group Centenary Exhibition', London, UK

2012 Spanierman Gallery, 'Fifteen Contemporary Artists Represented by Spanierman Gallery', New York NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, 'British Design, 1948 – 2012. Innovation in the Modern Age', London, UK
The Cello Factory, 'A Family Affair', London, UK
University of Glyndwr, 'Frank Bowling and Dennis de Caires', Wrexham, UK
The Cello Factory, 'Bowling’s Friends', London, UK
Tate Britain, 'Migrations. Journeys into British Art', London, UK
The Piper Gallery, 'New Possibilities. Abstract Paintings from the Seventies', London, UK
Spanierman Modern, 'Solomon. Boxer. Bowling. Syd Solomon, Stanley Boxer and Frank Bowling', New York NY
Spanierman Modern, 'Summer Selections', New York NY
Queens Museum of Art, 'Caribbean. Crossroads of the World', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)

2011 The Cello Factory, 'Bowling’s Cru, Painters', London, UK
The Cello Factory, 'Frank Bowling and Graham Mileson Paintings', London, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, 'Summer Exhibition', London, UK
Royal College of Art, 'Black', London, UK
FiveMyles, 'Contemporary Expressions. Art from the Guyana Diaspora', New York NY
Spanierman Modern, 'Ten Modern and Contemporary Artists', New York NY
Spanierman Modern, 'Abstract Expressionism and its Legacy', New York NY
Rollo Contemporary Art, 'NEW. Latest Work by ROLLO Artists', London, UK

2010 University Museums, University of Delaware, Mechanical Hall Gallery, 'Abstract Relations', Newark DE (Travelling Exhibition)
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, 'Abstract Relations', Maryland,
(Travelling Exhibition)
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 'African American Abstract Masters', New York NY (Travelling Exhibitions)
Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, 'African American Abstract Masters', New York NY (Travelling Exhibitions)
Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges, 'African American Abstract Masters', Albany NY(Travelling Exhibitions)
Tate Liverpool, 'Afro Modern. Journeys through the Black Atlantic', Liverpool, UK
Poussin Gallery, 'Poussin Review 2010. New to Sight', London, UK
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, 'PINTA. The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show', Brompton Hall, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Pier 92, 'PINTA. The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Spanierman Modern, 'Gallery Selections', New York NY
Spanierman Modern, 'August Gallery Selections', New York NY

2009 Royal Academy of Arts, 'Summer Exhibition', London, UK
Spanierman Modern, 'The Mark of the Hand', New York NY
University Museums, University of Delaware, Mechanical Hall Gallery, 'Sound. Print. Record. African American Legacies', Newark DE
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York 'British Subjects. Identity & Self-Fashioning 1965 – 2009', New York NY
Menier Gallery, 'The London Group Open Exhibition', London, UK

2008 Flint Institute of Arts, 'Something to Look Forward to. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African descent', Flint MC (Travelling Exhibition)
Morris Museum of Art, 'Something to Look Forward to. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African descent', Augusta GA (Travelling Exhibition)
HUB- Robeson Galleries, Penn State University, 'Something to Look Forward to. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African descent', University Park, PA (Travelling Exhibition)

2007 G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, '25th Anniversary Exhibition. Forms of Abstraction', New York NY
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, '25th Anniversary Exhibition. Forms of Abstraction', Detroit MI
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, '25th Anniversary Exhibition. Forms of Abstraction', Chicago IL
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Full Circle, Summer Group Show', Detroit MC
Muzeum Sztuki, 'Swinging London, Collection of Grabowski', Łódź, Poland
Crawford Art Gallery, '(C)artography: Map-Making as Artform', Cork, Ireland

2006 Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Energy/Experimentation, Black Artists and Abstraction, 1964 – 1980', New York NY
The Nathan Cummings Foundation, 'Unstitched, Unbound. Imprints for Change', New York NY
The Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 'Something to Look Forward to. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African descent', Manhattan KS (Travelling Exhibition)
California African American Museum, 'Something to Look Forward to. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African descent', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)

2005 The Heckscher Museum of Art, 'Something to Look Forward to. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African descent', Huntington NY (Travelling Exhibition)

2004 University of Delaware, 'A Century of African American Art. The Paul R. Jones Collection', Newark DE
Tate Britain, 'Art and the 60s. This Was Tomorrow', London, UK
Pilgrim Gallery, 'Confluence', London, UK
Savacou Gallery, 'AL.LU'SION II', New York NY
The Phillips Museum Of Art, Franklin And Marshall College, 'Something to Look Forward to. An Exhibition Featuring Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African descent', Lancaster PA (Travelling Exhibition)

2003 The Venice Biennale, 'Fault Lines. Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes', Venice, Italy
Woodlands Gallery, 'London Group', London, UK
Outfitters Gallery, 'Not Just for Christmas: Visual Art with Life and Soul', Margate, UK
The Puck Building, 'National Black Fine Art Show', New York NY
Broadbent Gallery, 'The Painted Path. Contemporary Abstraction', London, UK

2002 Tate Britain, 'Tate Unseen. Living Artists from the Tate Storeroom', London, UK
Pindell, Sugar Hill Art Center, 'Six American Masters: Bowling, Carter, Clark, Hutson, Loving', New York NY
Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, 'No Greater Love, Abstraction', New York NY
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Forms of Abstraction III. Abstract Works from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s', Detroit MI

2001 Katonah Museum of Art, 'Jazz and Visual Improvisation', Katonah NY
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Take Five', Chicago IL
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 'Forms of Abstraction', Detroit MI

2000 City Gallery East, 'African American Abstraction', Atlanta GA
Kenkeleba Gallery, 'Nineteenth and Twentieth Century: African American Art', New York NY
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall 'Absolut Anniversary', New York NY

1999 UFA Gallery, 'New Works by Frank Bowling, Sculpture by Milton Sherrill', New York NY
Kenkeleba Gallery, 'Slave Routes. The Long Memory', New York NY

1998 OK Harris Gallery, 'The Fanelli Show', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
New Jersey State Museum, The African-American Fine Arts Collection of the New Jersey State Museum, 'The Fanelli Show', Trenton NJ (Travelling Exhibition)
Center for the Arts, 'Caribbean Visions. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Vero Beach, FL
Museum of Latin American Art, 'Caribbean Visions. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Long Beach CA (Travelling Exhibition)

1997 IRADAC The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, City University of New York, 'Space, Time & Object. Black Abstractionists', New York NY
Tribes Gallery, 'A Year in the Life of Present Modernism', New York NY
The Skylight Gallery, 'The Skylight Gallery Holiday Exhibition', Brooklyn NY
Middlebury College Museum of Art, 'Caribbean Visions. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Middlebury VT (Travelling Exhibition)
The Wadsworth Atheneum, 'Caribbean Visions. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Hartford, CT (Travelling Exhibition)
Smithsonian Institution, Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture; Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery, 'Caribbean Visions. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Washington, DC (Travelling Exhibition)

1996 Sprit Museum, 'Absolut Expressions', Stockholm, Sweden
Kenkeleba Gallery, 'Abstractions', New York NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, 'Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', New Orleans LA (Travelling Exhibition)
African American Museum, 'Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture' Dallas TX (Travelling Exhibition)

1995 Skoto Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, New Small Pictures, Larry Mohr, Recent Sculpture', New York NY
Islington Arts Factory, 'The Caribbean Connection', London, UK
Center for the Fine Arts, 'Caribbean Visions. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)

1994 Newport Art Museum, 'Landscape as Metaphor. The Transcendental Vision', Newport, Rhode Island (Travelling Exhibition)
Farnsworth Art Museum, 'Landscape as Metaphor. The Transcendental Vision', Rockland ME (Travelling Exhibition)
Camille Love Gallery, 'Dimensions of Guyana, Frank Bowling and Donald Locke', Atlanta GA
Skoto Gallery, 'Frank Bowling and Richard Baye', New York NY

1993 Smith’s Galleries, 'Art for A Fairer World', London, UK
Fitchburg Art Museum, 'Landscape as Metaphor. The Transcendental Vision', Fitchburg MA

1992 Dakar Biennale, 'A/Cross Currents. Synthesis in African American Abstract Painting', Dakar, Senegal (Travelling Exhibition)
Kenkeleba House, 'Abidjan, Ivory Coast', New York NY
Whitechapel Gallery, 'Whitechapel Open', London, UK
Art Gallery and Museum, 'Art for A Fairer World', Glasgow, UK; (Travelling Exhibition)
St David’s Hall, 'Art for A Fairer World', Cardiff, UK (Travelling Exhibition)

1991 Greenwich Citizens Gallery, 'Frank Bowling and Graham Mileson, Painting and Sculpture', London, UK; (Travelling Exhibition)
Lanchester Gallery, Coventry Polytechnic, 'Frank Bowling and Graham Mileson, Painting and Sculpture', Coventry, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Kenkeleba Gallery, 'The Search for Freedom. African American Abstract Painting 1945–1975', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Cleveland Institute of Art, 'The Search for Freedom. African American Abstract Painting 1945–1975', Cleveland OH (Travelling Exhibition)
State University of New York, 'The Search for Freedom. African American Abstract Painting 1945 – 1975', New Paltz NY
Crane Gallery, 'Affinities in Paint', London, UK

1989 The Umana Yana, 'Frank Bowling and Dennis de Caires Recent Paintings', Georgetown, Guyana
Atkinson Art Gallery, 'My Generation. 10 Contemporary Abstract Artists', Southport, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Skelmersdale Library Art Centre, 'My Generation. 10 Contemporary Abstract Artists', Skelmersdale, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitechapel Gallery, 'Whitechapel Open. East End Open Studios', London, UK
The South London Art Gallery, 'Recent Painting and Sculpture', London, UK
Hayward Gallery, 'The Other Story', London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 'The Other Story', Wolverhampton, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Manchester City Art Gallery and Cornerhouse, 'The Other Story', Manchester, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 'Vintage Abstractions', New York NY

1988 Mappin Art Gallery, 'The Presence of Painting. Aspects of British Abstraction 1957-1988', Sheffield, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Hatton Gallery, 'The Presence of Painting. Aspects of British Abstraction 1957-1988', Newcastle, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Ikon Gallery, 'The Presence of Painting. Aspects of British Abstraction 1957-1988', Birmingham, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Royal College of Art, 'Exhibition Road. Painters at the Royal College of Art', London, UK
Whitechapel Gallery, 'Whitechapel Open', London, UK

1987 Americas Society / Center for Inter-American Relations, 'The First America. Selections from the Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Latin American Art. An Exhibition of Works from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
El Paso Museum of Art, 'The First America. Selections from the Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Latin American Art. An Exhibition of Works from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design', El Paso TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Boston University Art Gallery, 'The First America. Selections from the Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Latin American Art. An Exhibition of Works from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design', Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
University Gallery, University of Florida, 'The First America. Selections from the Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Latin American Art. An Exhibition of Works from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design', Gainesville FL (Travelling Exhibition)
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 'Variations in Matter Painting', New York NY
Kingsborough Community College Gallery, City University of New York, 'Variations in Matter Painting', New York NY
Whitechapel Gallery, 'Whitechapel Open', London, UK

1986 Cartwright Hall, 'Caribbean Expressions in Britain', Bradford, UK
Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery, 'Caribbean Expressions in Britain', Leicester, UK
Central Museum and Art Gallery, 'Caribbean Expressions in Britain', Northampton, UK

1982-1983 Toledo Museum of Art, 'Mapped Art. Charts, Routes, Regions', Toledo OH

1982 The Currier Gallery of Art, 'Color, Material, Form. Bowling, Loving, Mohr', Manchester NH (Travelling Exhibition)
The Art Center at Hargate, St Paul’s School, 'Color, Material, Form. Bowling, Loving, Mohr', Concord NH (Travelling Exhibition)
The Heckscher Museum, 'Color, Material, Form. Bowling, Loving, Mohr', Huntington NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Kresge Art Center Gallery, Michigan State University, 'Color, Material, Form. Bowling, Loving, Mohr', East Lansing MC (Travelling Exhibition)
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, 'Mapped Art. Charts, Routes, Regions', Austin TX (Travelling Exhibition)

1981 University of Colorado Art Gallery, 'Mapped Art. Charts, Routes, Regions', Boulder, CO (Travelling Exhibition)
Arkansas Arts Center, 'Mapped Art. Charts, Routes, Regions', Little Rock AK (Travelling Exhibition)

1980 Hayward Gallery, 'Hayward Annual', London, UK

1979 Mappin Art Gallery, 'The British Art Show', Sheffield, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Laing Art Gallery, 'The British Art Show', Newcastle, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Hatton Gallery, 'The British Art Show', Newcastle, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Arnolfini Gallery, 'The British Art Show', Bristol, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Royal West of England Academy, 'The British Art Show', Bristol, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Another Generation', New York NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 'Contemporary Caribbean Artists – African Expressions', New York NY

1978 Mint Museum, 'Selected Works from Tibor de Nagy Gallery', Charlotte, NC

1977 Philadelphia College of Art, 'Artists’ Maps', Philadelphia PA
Royal Academy of Arts, 'British Painting 1952 – 1977', London, UK

1976 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 'The Golden Door. Artist Immigrants of America, 1876 – 1976', Washington, DC

1975 Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, 'CAPS Painters 1975', New York NY

1973 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Whitney Biennial 1973. Contemporary American Art', New York NY

1972 Guyana Consulate, 'Two Guyanese Painters. Frank Bowling and Philip Moore', New York NY

1971 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Contemporary Black Artists in America', New York NY
Institute for the Arts, Rice University, 'Some American History', Houston TX

1970 Museum of Fine Arts, 'Afro-American Artists', Boston MA

1969 Walker Art Gallery, 'John Moores Liverpool Exhibition', Liverpool, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, '1969 Annual Exhibition. Contemporary American Painting', New York NY
Art Gallery State University of New York / The Art Museum, Princeton University, '5+1', New York NY / Princeton NJ

1968 Institute of Contemporary Arts, 'The Obsessive Image 1960 – 1968', London, UK

1967 Alwin Gallery, 'Maidstone Staff Painting and Sculpture', London, UK

1964 Whitechapel Gallery, 'Young Commonwealth Artists Group', London, UK

1963 Grabowski Gallery, 'Frank Bowling, William Thomson, Neil Stocker', London, UK

1962 RBA Galleries, 'Young Commonwealth Artists', London, UK
Arts Council Gallery, 'Young Contemporaries 1962', Cambridge, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Ferens Art Gallery, 'Young Contemporaries 1962', Kingston Upon Hull, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, 'Young Contemporaries 1962', Swansea, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
College of Arts and Crafts, 'Young Contemporaries 1962', Birmingham, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Laing Art Gallery, 'Young Contemporaries 1962', Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (Travelling Exhibition)

Awards and Honours

2020 The Royal College of Art, Honorary Doctorate, London, UK

2014 University of the Arts, Honorary Fellow, London, UK

2008 OBE: Order of the British Empire. Painter and writer and Services to Art, UK

2007 University of Wolverhampton, Honorary Doctorate, Wolverhampton, UK

2006 The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Honorary Fellow, Bournemouth, UK

2005 Royal Academician, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

1998 Pollock Krasner Award, New York NY

1992 Pollock Krasner Award, New York NY

1977 Arts Council of Great Britain Award, UK

1975 New York State CAPS Award, Fredonia, New York NY

1973 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, New York NY

1968-1969 Artist in Residence, New York State Council of the Arts, Critics Choice Program, New York NY

1967 Painting Prize, Edinburgh Open 100, Edinburgh, UK
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, New York NY

1966 Grand Prize for Contemporary Art, First World Festival of Negro Art, Dakar, Senegal

1963 Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation, Painting Purchase Award, London UK

1962 Associate of the Royal College of Art (MFA), London, UK
Royal College of Art, Silver Medal for Painting, London, UK

Bibliography

Monographs

2019 Crippa, Elena, (ed.), 'Frank Bowling', London: Tate Publishing, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)

2018 Spencer, Richards A., Benkowski, Page, 'Frank Bowling: Make it New', New York: Alexander Gray Associates, 2018, ill. (exh. cat.)

2017 Bunker, John, Gerson, Georgia, Schwarz, Gabrielle (et al.), 'Frank Bowling. Fishes, Wishes in Summertime Blue', London: Hales Gallery, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)
Enwezor, Okwui (ed.), 'Frank Bowling. Mappa Mundi' London and New York: Prestel, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)

2016 Bunker, John, 'Frank Bowling. New White Paintings', London: Hampstead School of Art, 2016, ill. (exh. cat.)

2015 Gooding, Mel, 'Frank Bowling', London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2011, ill. (2nd edition, 2015)
Gooding, Mel, 'Frank Bowling. The Map Paintings 1967-1971', London: Hales Gallery, 2013 [2nd revised edition, 2015] ill. (exh. cat.)
Bunker, John, 'Frank Bowling. Right Here. Right Now', London: Chelsea College of Arts, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)
Martin, J. Courtney, 'Frank Bowling. The Poured Paintings', London: Hales Gallery, 2015 [Reprint of conversation from 2012] ill. (exh. cat.)
Gooding, Mel, Whitley, Zoe, 'Frank Bowling. Traingone', Stockholm: Art and Theory Publishing, 2014, ill. (exh. cat.)

2014 Hunter, Jim, 'Frank Bowling at Eighty', New York: Spanierman Modern, 2014, ill. (exh. cat.)

2012 Hazlewood, Carl E., 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings', New York: Spanierman Modern, 2012, ill. (exh. cat.)

2011 Bowling, Frank, Johnson, Emily, 'Journeyings. Recent Works on Paper by Frank Bowling RA', London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)

2010 Gooding, Mel, 'Frank Bowling OBE, RA: Paintings 1974-2010', New York: Spanierman Modern, 2010, ill. (exh. cat.)

2009 Hunter, Jim, Bowling, Frank, 'Frank Bowling OBE RA, Paintings', Winchester: The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre, 2009, ill. (exh. cat.)

2008 Greenwood, Robin, Gayford, Martin, 'Pondlife and Other Paintings. New Work by Frank Bowling', London: Poussin Gallery, 2008, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hunter, Jim, 'Frank Bowling. Big Paintings', Bournemouth: text+work \ Arts Institute at Bournemouth (and touring), 2008, ill. (exh. cat.)

2006 Gillespie, Simon R., Segal, Mark, Collings, Matthew (et al.), 'Frank Bowling RA', London: Rollo Contemporary Art \ Sway: ArtSway, 2006, ill. (exh. cat.)
Spencer, Richards A., 'Frank Bowling RA. Full of Light', Chicago, Detroit, New York: G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, 2006, ill. (exh. cat.)

2004 Spencer, Richards A., Bowling, Frank, 'Frank Bowling. 4 Decades with Color', Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, 2004, ill. (exh. cat.)

2003 Mercer, Kobena, 'Frank Bowling’s Map Paintings', in Tawadros, Gilane, Campbell, Sarah (eds.),'Fault Lines. Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes',
London: INIVA, 2003, pp.139-149, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hines, Winston, 'Answer? The Question – Bowling Em! Over', 1998, ill.

1997 Hazlewood, Carl E., Pryor, Eric, Spencer, A. Richards, 'Frank Bowling. 1997 Contemporary Masters Exhibition', Brooklyn: The Skylight Gallery, 1997, ill. (exh. cat)
Locke, Donald, 'Frank Bowling Paintings', Atlanta: Camille Love Gallery, 1997, ill. (exh. brochure)
Pryor, Eric, Spencer, A. Richards, Hazlewood, Carl E., 'Frank Bowling. 1997 Contemporary Masters Exhibition', Brooklyn: Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza, 1997, ill. (exh. cat.)
Chambers, Eddie, Collier, Caroline, Gayford, Martin (et al.), 'Frank Bowling. Bowling on Through the Century', Leicester: City Gallery (and touring), 1996, ill. (exh. cat.)

1995 de Caires, Dennis, 'Frank Bowling', London: The Cut Gallery, 1995, ill. (exh. cat.)

1989 Raynor, Vivien, Seigel, Jean, Gooding, Mel (et al.), 'Frank Bowling & Dennis de Caires Recent Paintings', Georgetown: The Umana, Yana, British Council and the Department of Culture in Guyana, 1989, ill. (exh. cat.)

1988 Eccles, Christine, 'Frank Bowling', Manchester: Castlefield Gallery (and touring), 1988, ill. (exh. cat.)

1987 Nonn, Thomas, 'Variations in Matter Painting', New York: Anita Shapolsky Gallery (and touring), 1987, ill. (exh. cat.)

1986 Alley, Ronald, 'Frank Bowling', London: Serpentine Gallery, 1986, ill. (exh. cat.)
Nicholson, Julia, 'Caribbean Expressions in Britain', Leicester: Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service (and touring), 1986, ill. (exh. cat.)

1979 Packer, William, 'The British Art Show. Recent Paintings and Sculpture by 112 Artists', London: Arts Council of Great Britain (and touring), 1979, ill. (exh. cat.)

1971 Doty, Robert M., 'Frank Bowling', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1971, ill. (exh. brochure)

1969 Alloway, Lawrence, 'Sam Hunter and Frank Bowling. 5+1', New York: State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1969, ill. (exh. cat)

Artist’s Books & Writings

2015 Bowling, Frank, 'Where I Work. Artist Frank Bowling', The Guardian, February 7, 2015

2009 Bowling, Frank, 'Artist Frank Bowling on How he Paints', The Guardian, September 20, 2009

2002 Essay for exhibition catalogue, in Mileson, Graham, London: Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich Galleries, 2002

1992 'Postscript', in Daley, Anthony, Somerville, David, Bolton, Sylbert (et al.), 'The Dub Factor', London: Tribe Design, 1992

1991 Bowling, Frank, 'Some Notes Toward an Exhibition of African-American Abstract Art', in 'The Search for Freedom. African American Abstract Painting 1945-1975', New York: Kenkeleba Gallery, 1991, pp.125-8

1988 Bowling, Frank, 'Formalist Art and the Black Experience', in Third Text, vol. 2, issue 5, Winter 1988, pp. 78-82

1981 Bowling, Frank, 'Formalism, A Selective View', in Cover, no. 6, Winter 1981, pp. 38-41
Bowling, Frank, 'Untitled', in Cover, no. 5, Spring-Summer 1981, pp. 50-51

1973 Bowling, Frank, 'A Modest Proposal', in Arts Magazine, vol. 47, no. 4, February 1973, pp. 55-9

1972 Bowling, Frank, 'New York Classicism', in Arts Magazine, December 1972-January 1973, pp. 63-5
Bowling, Frank, 'Problems of Criticism I-II-III-IV-V-VI', in Arts Magazine, vol. 46, no. 7, May 1972, pp. 34-8
Bowling, Frank, 'Revisions. Color and Recent Paintings, Part 2', in Arts Magazine, vol. 46, no. 5, March 1972, pp. 47-50
Bowling, Frank, 'Revisions. Color and Recent Paintings', in Arts Magazine, vol. 46, no. 4, February 1972, pp. 45-50

1971 Bowling, Frank, 'Fluid Structures', in Arts Magazine, vol. 46, no. 1, September-October 1971, pp.30-3
Bowling, Frank, 'It’s Not Enough To Say “Black is Beautiful', in Arts Magazine, April 1971 Bowling, Frank, 'Structure of Color at the Whitney', in Arts Magazine, vol. 45, no. 6, April 1971, p. 79
Bowling, Frank, 'If You Can’t Draw, Trace. Frank Bowling Talks with Larry Rivers', in Arts Magazine, vol. 45, no. 4, February 1971, pp. 19-21
Bowling, Frank, 'Is Black Art About Color?', in Rhoda Goldstein, Rhoda Lois Blumberg, Black Life and Culture in the United States, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1971, pp. 302-21
Bowling, Frank, 'Another Map Problem', in Arts Magazine, vol. 45, no. 3, December 1970-January 1971, pp. 27-29

1970 Bowling, Frank, 'Outside the Galleries. Four Artists', in Arts Magazine, vol. 45, no. 2, November 1970, pp. 30-31
Bowling, Frank, 'Silence. People Die Crying When They Should Love', in Arts Magazine, vol.45, no.1, September-October 1970, pp. 31-32
Bowling, Frank, 'The Rupture. Ancestor Worship, Revival, Confusion or Disguise? ' in Arts Magazine, vol. 44, no. 8, Summer 1970, pp. 31-34
Bowling, Frank, 'Discussion on Black Art III', in Arts Magazine, vol. 44, no. 3, December 1969-January 1970, pp. 20-22
Bowling, Frank, 'Joe Overstreet exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem 1969/70', in Arts Magazine, vol. 44, no. 3, December 1969-January 1970, p. 55

1969 Bowling, Frank, 'Notes from a Work in Progress', in '5+1', New York: State University of New York at Stony Brook,1969
Bowling, Frank, 'X to the Fourth Power', in Arts Magazine, September-October 1969
Bowling, Frank, 'A Shift in Perspective', in Arts Magazine, vol. 43, no. 8, Summer 1969, pp. 24-27
Bowling, Frank, 'Discussion on Black Art II', in Arts Magazine, vol. 43, no. 7, May 1969, pp. 20-23
Bowling, Frank, 'Discussion on Black Art I', in Arts Magazine, vol. 43, no. 6, April 1969, pp. 16-20
Bowling, Frank, 'De Stijl and After', in Arts Magazine, vol. 43, no. 6, April 1969, p. 14. [Review of Mondrian by Frank Elgar]
Bowling, Frank, 'Letter from London. Caro at The Hayward', in Arts Magazine, vol. 43, no. 5, March 1969, p. 20
Bowling, Frank, 'Review of Two Books on African Art', in Arts Magazine, December 1968-January 1969

Publications

2019 Choi, Connie H., Golden, Thelma, Jones, Kellie (et al.), 'Black Refractions. Highlights From The Studio Museum in Harlem', New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)

2017 Godfrey, Mark, Whitley, Zoe (eds.), 'Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power', London: Tate Publishing, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)

2016 English, Darby, '1971. A Year in the Life of Color', Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016, ill.
Martin, Courtney J. (ed.), 'Four Generations. The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art', New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2016, ill.

2014 Chambers, Eddie, 'Black Artists in British Art. A History from 1950 to the Present', London: I.B.Tauris & Co., 2014, ill.

2010 Martin, Courtney J., 'They’ve All Got Painting. Frank Bowling’s Modernity and the Post-1960 Atlantic', in Barson, Tanya, Gorschlüter, Peter (eds.) 'Afro Modern. Journeys through the Black Atlantic', London: Tate Publishing, 2010, ill. (exh. cat.)

2006 Jones, Kellie, 'It’s Not Enough to Say “Black is Beautiful”. Abstraction at the Whitney, 1969-1974', in Mercer, Kobena, (ed.), 'Discrepant Abstraction', Cambridge: MIT Press; London: INIVA, 2006, pp.154-181, ill.
Mercer, Kobena, 'Black Atlantic Abstraction. Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling', in Mercer, Kobena, 'Discrepant Abstraction', Cambridge: MIT Press \ London: INIVA, 2006. pp. 182-205, ill.

2003 Désir, Dorothy, Spencer A. Richards, 'Bending the Grid. Black Identity and Resistance in the art of Frank Bowling', Newark: Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 2003, Ill. (exh. cat.)
Camille Love Gallery, 'Dimensions of Guyana' [with Donald Locke], Atlanta: Camille Love Gallery, 1994, ill. (exh. cat.)

1992 Jennings, Corrine, 'A Cross Currents, Synthesis in African American Abstract Painting', New York: Kenkeleba House, Inc. \ Dakar: Dakar Biennale, 1992, ill. (exh. cat.)

1991 Kenkeleba Gallery (ed.), 'The Search for Freedom. African American Abstract Painting 1945-75', New York: Kenkeleba Gallery, 1991, ill. (exh. cat.)

1989 Davies, Peter, 'My Generation. 10 Contemporary Abstract Artists', Southport: Atkinson Art Gallery, 1989 (exh. brochure)
Gooding, Mel, 'Frank Bowling. Soundings Towards the Definition of an Individual Talent', in Araeen, Rasheed, 'The Other Story. Afro-Asian Artists in Post War Britain', London: Hayward Gallery (and touring), 1989, pp. 120-21, ill. (exh. cat.)

1988 Huxley, Paul, 'Exhibition Road. Painters at the Royal College of Art', London: Royal College of Art, 1988, ill. (exh. cat.)

1982 Doty, M. Robert, 'Color, Material, Form. Bowling, Loving, Mohr', Manchester, New Hampshire: The Currier Gallery of Art (and touring), 1982, ill. (exh. cat.)

1980 Hoyland, John, Hilton, Tim, 'Hayward Annual', London: Hayward Gallery; Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980, ill. (exh. cat.)

1979 The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Another Generation', New York, 1979, ill. (exh. cat.)

1977 Kardon, Janet, 'Artists’ Maps', Philadelphia: Philadelphia College of Art, 1977, ill. (exh. cat.)

1976 Jaffee McCabe, Cynthia, Boorstin, Daniel J., 'The Golden Door, Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976', Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 1976, ill. (exh. cat.)

1975 Elderfield, John, 'Studio International', Summer 1975
CAPS, 'Painters Catalog', New York: Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York, 1975, ill. (exh. cat.)

1971 Childs, Charles, 'Some American History', Houston: Institute for the Arts, Rice University, 1971, ill. (exh. cat.)
Doty M., Robert, 'Contemporary Black Artists in America', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1971, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hampton, Henry, Pollard, Sam, Heather, Tracy (et al.), 'Strain and Denise Greene, producers. I'll on PBS. Painting featured: Where is Lucienne?', 1971

1969 Moores, John, 'Liverpool Exhibition', Liverpool: Walker Art Gallery, 1969, ill. (exh. cat.)

1968 Amaya, Mario, 'The Obsessive Image 1960-1968', London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1968, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hunter, Sam, 'Critics Choice 1968-69', New York: New York State Council on the Arts & State University of New York, 1968-1969, ill. (exh. cat.)

1965 Robertson, Bryan, Russell, John, Lord Snowdon, 'Private View. The Lively World of British Art', London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 1965

1962 Grabowski Gallery, 'Image in Revolt [with Derek Boshier] ', London: Grabowski Gallery, 1962 (exh. cat.)

Press

2020 Gayford, Martin, ''To Review' Such Supreme Paintings is Slightly Absurd: Titian at the National Gallery Reviewed', The Spectator, March 21, 2020

2019 Apollo Magazine, 'Artist of the year. The Shortlists', November 15, 2019
Artdaily.com, 'Tate Britain Opens the First Major Retrospective of Work by Frank Bowling', May 30, 2019
The Arts Society, 'Frank Bowling. Breaking Boundaries', June 18, 2019
Artsy, 'The Artsy Vanguard 2019' Artsy, September 16, 2019
Brady, Anna, Carrigan, Margaret, 'Object Lessons. From an Ancient Roman Mosaic to an Art Deco Icon of the LGBTQ+ Movement', The Art Newspaper, June 17, 2019
Cahill, James, 'At Tate Britain. Frank Bowling', London Review of Books, August 15, 2019
Bajekal, Naina, 'How Artists of All Ages Keep Their Creative Spirit Alive', Time Magazine, February 7, 2019
Campbell, Joel, 'Frank Bowling. Living in Colour', The Voice, May 26, 2019
Campbell, Joel, 'Frank Bowling’s Work is Focus of New Tate Britain Exhibit', The Voice, May 5, 2019
Carey-Kent, Paul, 'Frank Bowling, Full of Colour and Tactility, Chance and Control', FAD Magazine, August 7, 2019
Choudhury, A. Indie, 'Frank Bowling’s White Paintings', Nka, Journal of Contemporary African Art, Issue 45, 2019, pp. 34-47
Collings, Matthew, 'Frank Bowling. Awash with the Colour of Life', Tate Etc., Issue 46 May 28, 2019
Collings, Matthew, 'How Painting Saved Frank Bowling’s Life', The Telegraph, May 26, 2019
Cornish, Sam, 'Equivalents to Life. Frank Bowling at Tate Britain', Instantloveland, June 20, 2019
Coxhead, Gabriel, 'Frank Bowling’s Delirious Conflagrations of Form, Color, and Texture', Art in America, September 20, 2019
Cox, Juanita, Westmaas, Rod, 'Guyana SPEAKS. Celebrates the work of Frank Bowling', Guyanese Online. Guyana News and news from Guyanese Associations worldwide, June 30, 2019
Crippa, Elena, 'Frank Bowling', Voices of Art, The British Library,
Curtis, Alastair, 'At the Age of 85, Frank Bowling is Having a Moment', The Economist 1843 Magazine, June 5, 2019
Desmarais, Charles, 'Progress and Missteps Marked 2019 in Bay Area Art', Datebook, December 10, 2019
Durrant, Nancy, 'All Things Bright and Beautiful. Frank Bowling at Tate Britain Review', The Times, May 31, 2019
ARTnews, 'Spring Preview. The Most Promising Museum Shows and Biennials Around the World' March 4, 2019
Evans, Hannah, 'Relative Values. The Artist Frank Bowling and his Grandson Frederik, his Web and Social Media Manager', The Sunday Times, June 9, 2019
Evison, David, 'Frank Bowling Retrospective Exhibition at Tate Britain', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep, June 29, 2019 [report from the front]
Farago, Jason, 'A Trans-Atlantic Artist, Recognized at Home, at Last', The New York Times, July 10, 2019
Figes, Lydia, 'Frank Bowling. 60 Years of Pioneering Colourful Abstraction', Art UK, June 14, 2019
Flock, Elizabeth, 'With Heart and Soul, This Exhibit Expands how we See Civil Rights-Era America', PBS News Hour, April 2, 2019
Fullerton, Elizabeth, ''I’m almost enjoying myself!'—Frank Bowling’s Six-Decade Journey to Success', The Guardian, May 29, 2019
Gayford, Martin, 'Virtuosic Exploration of Paint. Frank Bowling at Tate Britain Reviewed', The Spectator, June 8, 2019
Gerlis, Melanie, 'Highlights from the 50th Edition of Art Basel', Apollo Magazine, June 6, 2019
Golledge, Rob, 'Previously Unseen Frank Bowling Painting Unveiled Ahead of the Tate Britain’s Retrospective on the Artist', The Evening Standard, May 30, 2019
Greer, Robert, 'Review. Frank Bowling at Tate Britain', The London Magazine, July 4, 2019
Gleadell, Colin, 'From Windrush, via New York and Back Again. Black British Artists Finally Enjoy Recognition at Home', The Telegraph, May 7, 2019
Gleadell, Colin, 'Late Picasso Works Save an Otherwise Lackluster $46 Million Impressionist and Modern Art Sale at Christie’s London', Artnet News, June 18, 2019
Hallet, Florence, 'Best of 2019. Visual Arts', The Arts Desk, December 31, 2019
Hatfield, Zack, 'Frank Bowling', Artforum, May 2019
Homer, Laura, 'Frank Bowling. Material Explorations', Tate Papers, no. 3, Spring 2019
Hubbard, Sue, 'Frank Bowling. In the Presence of a Significant Painter', Artlyst, June 2, 2019
Jaggi, Maya, 'Frank Bowling. the British-Guyanese Artist on his 60-Year Transatlantic
Career', Financial Times, May 24, 2019
Jhala, Kabir, Brady, Anna, 'Object Lessons. From Lucian Freud’s Tender Portrait of a Friend to El Lissitzky’s Pivotal Self-Portrait', The Art Newspaper, March 4, 2019
Jones, Jonathan, 'Apocalyptic Visions from a Shunned Giant of British art—Frank Bowling Review', The Guardian, May 30, 2019
Judah, Hettie, 'Frank Bowling at Tate Britain. 'The Effect is, Frankly, Emotional'', iNews, June 10, 2019
Kane, Ashleigh, 'Art Shows to Leave the House for This Month', Dazed, June 20, 2019
Khan, Tabish, '14 Exhibitions That’ll Blow You Away This Summer', Londonist, June 21, 2019
Khan, Tabish, 'The Top 7 Art Exhibitions to see in London in August', FAD Magazine, August 4, 2019
Kpade, Sabo, 'Frank Bowling at London’s Tate Modern', The Guardian Nigeria, July 28, 2019
Lack, Jessica, 'Is Frank Bowling Britain’s Greatest Living Abstractionist?', Christies.com, September 6, 2019
Lloyd-Smith, Harriet, 'Frank Bowling Cements his Status as a Modern Master with Tate Britain Retrospective', Wallpaper, June 6, 2019
Ludel, Wallace, 'SFMOMA Revealed the Works it Acquired with Proceeds from Selling a
Rothko for $50 million', Artsy, June 27, 2019
Malby, Poppy, 'Frank Bowling on the Most Random Object that has Ended up in his Paintings', GQ Magazine, August 4, 2019
McLean, Sarah, 'An Interview with Frank Bowling', Chelsea College of Arts, May 29, 2019
Micchelli, Thomas, 'The Colors of the Sixties', Hyperallergic, April 6, 2019
Michalska, Julia, Abrams, Amah-Rose, ''Not Good Enough'. Oscar Murillo Criticises Tate Over Frank Bowling Exhibition', The Art Newspaper, June 5, 2019
Patel, Alpesh Kantilal, 'Gauging the Potential of Abstraction at Art Basel Miami Beach', Hyperallergic, December 6, 2019
Pes, Javier, 'After Decades of 'Appalling' Institutional Neglect, Museums Are Now Clamoring for Artist Frank Bowling’s Work' Artnet News, June 11, 2019
Petersson, Josef, 'The Painter of Bare Life', Kunstkritikk, August 14, 2019
Primrose, Alice, 'Frank Bowling. 'I Realised that Girls Liked Me at Art School'' Royal
Academy, June 5, 2019
Prodger, Michael, 'Frank Bowling, an Overlooked Star of British Art’s Golden Generation', New Statesman, May 22, 2019

2018 Regan, Sheila, 'Art in Bloom and More', Southwest Journal, Southwest Minneapolis, Community Newspaper, April 3, 2019
Assheton, Richard, 'The London Scene. Recalling 60s Soho With Bacon, Freud, & Kossoff', The Quietus, April 20, 2018
Cascone, Sarah, Goldstein, Caroline, 'From Joan Mitchell’s Early Works to Daniel Arsham’s Dystopian Future: 45 Can’t-Miss Gallery Shows in New York This September', Artnet News, August 30, 2018
Bunker, John, 'Painting Beyond Binaries. John Bunker on ‘Frank Bowling Mappa Mundi’ at IMMA', Instantloveland, September 7, 2018
Bunker, John, 'Spencer Richards in Conversation with John Bunker', Instantloveland, September 22, 2018
Dunne, Aidan, 'Frank Bowling: An Exemplary Artist for Our Time', The Irish Times, April 10, 2018
ARTnews, '9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week', September 4, 2018
Gronlund, Melissa, 'Frank Bowling. Beyond an Expression of Identity', The National, October 20, 2018
Halasz, Piri, 'At Alexander Gray. Frank Bowling' in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep, September 28, 2018, [report from the front]
Miller, Nicole, 'Frank Bowling. Make It New', The Brooklyn Rail, November 1, 2018
Reyburn, Scott, 'A Landmark Achievement for a Painting by a Woman, Upstaged by a Man', The New York Times, October 12, 2018

2017 Barnard, Imelda, 'My Life Has Always Been About Painting', Apollo Magazine, July 1, 2017
Cooper, Ashton, 'Frank Bowling. Metropolitanblooms', ArtReview, December 13, 2017
Halasz, Piri, 'L’Angleterre, I love You', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep', February 2, 2017, [report from the front]
Halasz, Piri, 'Second, the Octogenarian. Bowling', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep', September 29, 2017, [report from the front]
Moore, Nick, 'Nick Moore Writes on Frank Bowling at Hales, London', Abcrit, no. 85, November 19, 2017

2016 Galton, Bridget, 'Frank Bowling’s New White Paintings Reflect the Thames and New Housing Complexes', Ham & High, October 28, 2016
Keefe, Alexander, 'Frank Bowling. Marc Selwyn Fine Art', Artforum, vol. 54, no. 5, January 2016, p. 251
Rodney, Seph, 'Gathering the Work of Guyanese Artists Far from Home', Hyperallergic, September 14, 2016

2015 Godfrey, Mark, 'Reciprocal Gestures. Melvin Edwards and Frank Bowling in Dallas', Artforum, vol. 53, no. 9, May 2015, pp. 99-104
Pagel, David, 'Review. Frank Bowling at Marc Selwyn Fine Art. Discipline meets Delight', Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2015

2014 Halasz, Piri, 'Bowling at Spanierman. Still Going Strong', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep, June 2, 2014, [report from the front]
Halperin, Julia, Pobric, Pac, 'It’s Never Too Late... to Build a Market', The Art Newspaper, April 2014
Macpherson, Amy, '10 Minutes with... Frank Bowling RA', RA Blog, September 22, 2014

2013 Artsy Editors, 'Frank Bowling’s Forgotten Painting', Artsy, March 8, 2013
Bunker, John, 'The Map Paintings. Frank Bowling Interview', Abstract Critical, October 10, 2013
Gleadell, Colin, 'Art Market News', The Telegraph, October 2013
Halasz, Piri, '4 Definite Plusses', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep, April 15, 2013, [report from the front]

2012 147, May 1, 2012
Barnett, Laura, 'Frank Bowling and the Politics of Abstract Painting', The Guardian, July 2, 2012
Bonham-Carter, Charlotte, 'Frank Bowling. Drop, Roll, Slide, Drip', Time Out London, July 12-18, 2012
Gooding, Mel, 'Coffee Break. Frank Bowling RA', RA Magazine, no.115, July 2012, p. 28.
Greenwood, Robin, 'Frank Bowling. In Conversation with Robin Greenwood', Abstract Critical, August 29, 2012, Video, 18:35.
Halasz, Piri, 'Caribbean. Crossroads of the World', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep', August 16, 2012 [report from the front]
Halasz, Piri, 'Here, Then & Now', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep, April 13, 2012, [report from the front]
Laughlin, Nicholas, 'Let it Come Down: Nicholas Laughlin Visits an Exhibition of Frank Bowling’s Poured Paintings', Caribbean Beat, Issue 118, November / December 2012, Word of Mouth.

2011 Greenwood, Robin, 'Bowling’s Cru', [produced by Stephen Gammond, featuring Frank Bowling, John Bunker, Clifford Charles, Tim Harris, Tom Price, Marcia Scott, Ying Shen, and Jacqueline Williams], Abstract Critical, July 2011
Video, 29:53
Video, 30:49
Video, 39:29
Halasz, Piri, 'A Beautiful Book', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep', October 31, 2011 [report from the front]

2010 Halasz, Piri, 'September Song', in (An Appropriate Distance) from the Mayor’s Doorstep', September 26, 2010 [report from the front]
Halasz, Piri, 'The Ultimate Proof of his Freedom: Frank Bowling’s Abstract Painting', artcritical. the online magazine of art and ideas, October 16, 2010

2007 Jaggi, Maya, 'The Weight of Colour', The Guardian, February 24, 2007
Kreimer, Julian, 'Frank Bowling at G.R. N’Namdi', Art in America, April 2007

2006 Ammirati, Domenick, 'Energy/Experimentation. Black Artists and Abstraction, 1964-1980', Artforum, vol. 44, no.10, Summer 2006, on:
Collings, Matthew, 'Frank Bowling at Rollo Contemporary art, London', Modern Painters, May 2006, p. 115.
Cork, Richard, 'In Conversation. Frank Bowling & Richard Cork', Discussion for the exhibition, Frank Bowling RA. The White Paintings, ArtSway, Sway, June 24, 2006
Cotter, Holland, 'Energy and Abstraction at the Studio Museum in Harlem', New York Times, April 7, 2006
Gascoigne, Laura, 'To be perfectly Frank', RA Magazine, no. 90, Spring 2006

2005 Nawrocki, Dennis Alan, 'Shining Through, Frank Bowling Paints Light', Detroit Metro Times, December 7, 2005

2004 Bedell, Geraldine, 'Tuned in, Turned Out, Still Far Out', The Observer, June 6, 2004
Brown, Jonathan, ''Neglected' Black Artist Recognised at Last', The Independent, August 28, 2004
Camper, Fred, 'The Slick and the Sloppy. Frank Bowling at G.R. N’Namdi Gallery', Chicago Reader, February 26, 2004
Gilmore, Jonathan, 'Frank Bowling at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, and Skoto', Art in America, March 2004
Glueck, Grace, 'Art in Review, Frank Bowling [Heidi Cho Gallery]' The New York Times, November 5, 2004
Mair, John, 'Guyanese Artist Frank Bowling, Part of Major Tate Exhibition in London',
Guyana Stabroek News, July 21, 2004

2003 Bischoff, Dan, 'A career in color', New Jersey Sunday Star Ledger, 2003, Spotlight Section 4

2002 Cotter, Holland, 'Art Review, Six American Masters – Sugar Hill Art Center' New York Times, June 14, 2002
Hazlewood, Carl E, 'Joe Overstreet: Silverscreens, Frank Bowling: New Pictures', Nka. Journal of Contemporary African Art, Issue 16-17, Fall/Winter 2002, p. 109

2001 Dawson, Jessica, 'No Longer Cast in Bronze', The Washington Post, June 28, 2001
Gayford, Martin, 'Artists on Art: Frank Bowling on Titian’s Death of Actaeon [1555-76]', The Daily Telegraph, July 28, 2001

2000 Byrd, Cathy, 'Color Play. Contemporary Abstractions at City Gallery East [Atlanta]', Creative Loafing, July 1, 2000

1999 Cullum, Jerry, 'African American Abstraction – Black Artists Pursue Universality in Myriad Provocative Ways', The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, June 2000, Weekend Review.
Modern Painters, 'Images of a Lifetime', Winter 1999

1998 Michael, Amy, 'Frank Bowling at Skylight and Christiane Nienaber', Art in America, May, 1998

1997 Cullum, Jerry, '17 Frank Bowling’s Subtle Acrylics', The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 1997
Gayford, Martin, 'The Sunday Telegraph', January 5, 1997
Locke, Donald, 'Master Colorist [subdued]', Creative Loafing, October 25, 1997

1996 Enwezor, Okwui, Oguibe, Olu, 'Frank Bowling. A Conversation', Nka. Journal of Contemporary African Art, Issue 4, 1996, pp. 18-23
Hunt, Ian, “Frank Bowling at the Cut Gallery, London.” Art Monthly, no.192 (December 1995- January 1996)

1995 Dorsey, John, 'Latin America Literature and Arts, Spring', Baltimore Sun, February 10, 1995
Gayford, Martin, 'Frank Bowling', Modern Painters, Autumn 1995, pp. 100-1
Gooding, Mel, 'Grace Abounding. Bowling’s Progress', Third Text, vol.9, issue 31, no. 31, Summer 1995, pp. 37-46

1994 Hazlewood, Carl, 'Frank Bowling. Recent Paintings and Richard Baye: Recent Sculptures', Nka. Journal of Contemporary African Art, Issue 1, Fall/Winter 1994, pp. 59-60

1992 Gayford, Martin, The Daily Telegraph, July 15, 1992

1991 Gayford, Martin, 'First Strike to the Russians', The Sunday Telegraph, August 18, 1991

1990 Archer, Michael, 'Artscribe International', March-April 1990

1988 Barker, Tommy, 'Bowled Over by the Light', Cork Examiner, April 9, 1988
Garlake, Margaret, 'Frank Bowling. Clifford Myerson', Art Monthly, no. 119, September 1988, pp. 20-1
Clark, Robert, 'Frank Bowling at the Castlefield, Manchester', The Guardian, July 6, 1988
Pyle, Hilary, 'The Irish Times', September 7, 1988

1986 Axarlis, Nick, 'Artrage' Summer 1986
Gerrit, Henry, 'Frank Bowling at Tibor de Nagy', Art in America, October 1986
de Caires, Dennis, 'In Search of an El Dorado. The Paintings of Frank Bowling', Artscribe International, no. 57, April–May 1986, pp. 44-5
Davies, Peter, 'Abstract Art in Britain Today', Art & Artist, 1986
Gooding, Mel, 'Chris Baker, Michael Upton, Frank Bowling', Art Monthly, no. 94, March 1986, pp. 16-18
Vivien, Raynor, 'Art. Gary Stephan Show at Boone and Werner [Frank Bowling, Tibor de Nagy] ', The New York Times, May 23, 1986

1983 Collings, Matthew, 'Artscribe', July 1983
Glueck, Grace, 'Whitney Museum Offers a 2D Look at Grant Wood [Frank Bowling, Tibor de Nagy] ', The New York Times, June 17, 1983
Bowling, Frank, Harrison, Paul, Thomas, Jeremy, 'Formalism Versus New Art. A Conversation Between Frank Bowling, Paul Harrison and Jeremy Thomas', Artscribe, no. 44, December 1983, pp. 54-7

1979 Rickey, Carrie, 'Frank Bowling, Tibor de Nagy Gallery', Artforum, vol.18, no.1, September 1979, p. 76

1976 Bowling, Frank, William Thomson, 'Frank Bowling and Bill Thomson. A Conversation between Two Painters', Art International, vol.20, no.10, 1976, pp. 61-7

1974 Bell, Jane, 'Frank Bowling', Arts Magazine, vol. 48, no. 5, February 1974, p. 62
Masheck, Joseph, 'Frank Bowling', Artforum, vol. 12, no. 6, February 1974, p. 72

1973 Hilton, Kramer, 'Many Small Grotesques In Sculpture by King…Frank Bowling. Center for Inter‐American Relations', New York Times, December 1, 1973

1971-1972 Hafif, Marcia, 'Frank Bowling', Arts Magazine, vol. 46, no. 3, December 1971-January 1972, p. 58

1969 Bloom, Janet, '5+1', Arts Magazine, December 1969-January 1970

1966 Lynton, Norbert, 'Grooves of Academe', The Guardian, May 11, 1966

1962 Elliott, Janice, 'The Reality Behind the Art Student Image', The Sunday Times, July 1, 1962
Forge, Andrew, 'Alternatives', New Statesman, October 14, 1962
Lynton, Norbert, 'London Letter', Art International, December 1962

Talks and Lectures

2012 Courtney, J. Martin, 'Frank Bowling in Conversation with Courtney J. Martin' Discussion for, Focus Display: Drop, Roll, Slide, Drip... Frank Bowling’s Poured Paintings 1973-8, Tate Britain, London, October 12, 2012

2011 Richie, Ian, 'Frank Bowling in conversation with the architect Ian Ritchie RA', Talk given at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, September 28, 2011

2007 Gooding, Mel, 'BP Artist Talk. Frank Bowling', Talk given at Tate Britain, London, May 9, 2007

2006 Hunter, Jim, 'Gallery Talk: Abstraction, Expressionism and the Paintings of Frank Bowling RA' Talk given for the exhibition, 'Frank Bowling RA. The White Paintings', ArtSway, Sway, May 22, 2006

1994 Bowling, Frank, 'Picking Winners', Talk given at the College Art Association Conference, 'Internationalism and the Kreole Abyss', New York, 1994. (Chair: Dorothy Désir-Davis. Panel: Frank Bowling, Fred Wei-Han Ho, Martina Attile, Lorraine O’Grady)

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