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Dawn Arrowsmith Studio Visit

October 30, 2011 Art, Contemporary No Comments

The other day, I got a chance to meet Los Angeles-based artist, Dawn Arrowsmith. She was very friendly and invited us to visit her studio.

Upon entering her space, I was immediately drawn to her circle paintings, specifically, that green one – I was staring at that one for quite some time. I really liked the scale of them, and the color was also very calming…  and kind of made me crave matcha. Anyways, the circle paintings all featured a large, inner circle with two surrounding halos in varying gradients. She spoke a bit about experimenting with the viscosity of the paints to get her desired effect. I wish I paid more attention to her talk; I was too focused on appreciating those halos, or I was probably texting someone =)

If I had the wall space, I’d definitely pick one up.

Anyways, here’s a Copy + Paste of an excerpt of her artist bio….

Her work is included in many corporate and private collections.

Exhibitions include the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles, the Eli Broad Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (Barnsdall), Huntington Beach Art Center, Torrance Art Museum, the Toomey-Tourell Gallery (represented) in San Francisco, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, and Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles.

International exhibitions include the Lidovy Gallery in Prague and Galerie Califia in Horazdovice, Czech Republic, the Palace Ducale in Gubbio, Italy, the East China University in Shanghai, China, Museum of Contemporary Art in Minsk, Belarus, Zirrat Bankasi Gallery, Ankara, Turkey, Giacomo Projects, Venice, Italy, and the Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

Arrowsmith was born in San Francisco and received her B.F.A. from California State University Fullerton, and her M.F.A. at Claremont Graduate University. She lives and maintains her studio in Los Angeles.

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