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SOLO EXHIBITIONS          

2004

Blood, Milk and Water, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2002

The Alchemy Of Devotion, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA

2000

 Antidotes, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM

 The Last Sunsets Of The 20th Century, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA

1998

Before New Mexico/After California: Paintings & Drawings, 1980-1998. Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, CA

1993-1997

Building adobe studio on Cerro Pedernal in New Mexico after move from California. Very little work produced during these three to four years of geographical and professional relocation. Resume painting in late 1997. Continuing to work on the US patented green product PLASPHALT, building plant, office, outreach, marketing and publicity, etc. which prevailed for many years throughout this decade.

1990

Good Wild Sacred, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1989

 Good Wild Sacred, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987

Sea Of Clouds What Can I Do, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, CA

1986

 Dark Ones, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1985

Cheryl Bowers at Ivory/Kimpton, Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

1983

 Red Gate, Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1982

Temples, Ian Birksted Gallery, London, England

Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1981    Trial for Passage, Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1980    Work on Paper, Ian Birksted Gallery, London, England

    New Work – Cheryl Bowers, Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1979    The China Poems, Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA·  Patricia Hamilton Gallery Contemporary Art, New York, NY

    Graffiti, Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA·  Grossmont College, San Diego, CA

1978    Egyptian Concolumns, California State University, Hayward, CA

    New Work, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

1977    Black Tool Paintings, University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene

1975    Society for the Encouragement of the Creative Arts (S.E.C.A.) Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1974    String Quartet Performs from The Clay Drawings, Intersection, San Francisco, CA

1973    Spiritual Guide Maps, Malvina Miller Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1968    Mendocino Windows, Gallery West, Mendocino, CA

TWO PERSON EXHIBITS

2010TREES Bergman /Walter Nelson, TREES, Greasewood Gallery, Hotel. Marfa, 2000

                           Ciel Bergman/Shaun Gilmore, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM    

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012                

 Ciel Bergman: SEA OF CLOUDS WHAT CAN I DO, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Nevada, Archives of PLASPHALT, September 8-January 6, 2013

2011  

 In The Presence of Trees, Ucross Foundation Gallery, Claremont, WYO

ECO-ART, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland February4-May 29 Jan-Erik Andersson, Joyce Cutler Shaw, Agnes Denes, Chris Drury, Michael Flomen, Andy Goldsworthy, Helen and Newton Harrison, Ichi Ikeda, Richard Misrach, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, and Alan Sonfist. Curator Pia Hovi-Assad, with guest curators John K. Grands (Canada) and Peter Selz (USA) Catalogue, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

MNEOSYNING, Timisoara Art Museum, Timisoara, Romania, invitational international visual artists exhibition of photography, painting, drawing. Curated by Elisabeth Ochensenfeld.

2009 

Selections From The Berkus Collection,  Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

2008

Place In Time, Contemporary Landscape, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (catalogue)

GOLD, An Invitational Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe NM

 Women’s Work, Four Painters, RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA  

2003

 Duct and Cover, The Santa Fe Art Institute, NM

2002

Women Beyond Borders, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

Representing Landscape, UCSD Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

2001

SITE Unseen 2 (benefit), James Kelly/Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Originals, New Mexico Women Artists, National Museum of Women in the Arts 

The Harwood Museum, September-November, Taos, NM  

The Necessary Beauty, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA

2000

 WBB, Greece, United Kingdom, Singapore

1999

Before/Now, Images of the self, past and present, Bergamot Station T2, Santa Monica.

 WBB, Terry, Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Saigon; Vietnam; Ireland

1998

The Art of Drawing, James Kelly Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

 Trees & Faces, Santa Fe International Academy of Art, NM

 WBB, Katmandu, Nepal; Toronto, Canada; Havana, Cuba; Oaxaca, Mexico

1997

Women/Beyond Borders, traveling worldwide, 200 women artists from 20countries, Kenya National Museum, Gallery of Contemporary East African Art, Nairobi, Kenya; Extra Menial-Arte Modern, Toddy, Italy; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; United Kingdom

1996

Flower Power, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA

Women/Beyond Borders, traveling ICC Contemporary, Jerusalem, Israel; The Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria; Spain

1995

Celebration, La Galleria Arriba, Abiquiu, NM

Women/Beyond Borders (premier exhibition), Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, CACatalogue.

Scissors, Paper, Stone: Nine Women Working, Santa Maria Museum Art Center, CA

 Verde Que Te Quiero Verde, joint exhibition of artists from Spain/United States, California State University, Long Beach. Catalogue.

 Flora: Contemporary Artists and the World of Flowers, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, traveling to Art Museum of Southeast Texas; New Mexico Museum of Natural History; Gibbes Museum, NC; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, TN.  Catalogue and curated by Thomas Garver

1994

Just Friends, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

 Selected Antidote Drawings, Ro Snell Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 Romantic Modernism, Santa Fe Museum of Art, NM

1993

The Sacred in the Arts, Synod Hall, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY

 Excellence Has No Gender, Barbara Warwick Gallery, Seattle, WA

1992

Arte Actual de Los Angeles: Obras sobre Pape, 31 Artistas-Profesores Californianos, Departmento de Didactica de la Expresion Plastica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

An Issue of Water, Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. Catalogue 

 Dreams and Shields, Spiritual Dimensions in Contemporary Art, Salt Lake Art Center, UT .  Catalogue and curated by Frank MacEntire

1991

 Challenging Myths – Five Artists, Bakersfield Art Museum, CA

 Santa Barbara Artists I, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

 Trees, Warwick Gallery, Seattle, WA

 Faculty Exhibition, UCSB Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

1990

Memory – Kevin Beer, Ciel Bergman, Terry Robertson, Masako Takahashi – Tokoro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

On Paper Gallery II, Man and Nature, a communication for peace, with an appreciation by Paul Winter, the second in a thematically linked book of postcards, mailed worldwide; published in Tokyo, Japan, invitational

Garbage Out Front, A New Era of Public Design, the New York City Municipal Art Society, NY

1989

Revelations – The Transformative Impulse in Recent Art, Aspen Art Museum, CO

 Bold Strokes and Quiet Gestures: 20th Century Works on Paper, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

 Faculty Exhibition, UCSB Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

 Private Reserve: Important Work by Artists Represented by the Gallery, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists, 1945 to the Present; the Years of Passage: 1969-1975, Fresno Art Center and Museum, CA

 Diversity and Presence, Women Artist Faculty of the University of California, travel to six campuses.  Catalogue

Women’s Sensibilities, National Juried Exhibition, WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Catalogue

1985

A City Collects, Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, CA

 X-Change, Celebrating Art Made Out-of-the-Mainstream, traveling, Anchorage, AK and Moscow IDCatalogue

 New Directions/California Painting 198C, Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, AK

 Faculty Exhibition, UCSB Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

 D’Annunzio Project, collaboration with 16 painters and sculptors, Oranges & Sardines, Los Angeles, CA

 Biennale des Friedens, Skulpturen, Bilder, Mailart, Video, Akustische Objekte, Installationen, Kunsthaus und Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

 To the Astonishing Horizon, Los Angeles Design Center, CA

 From Avery to Zuburan – A New View of the Permanent Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

 Santa Barbara Landscape, College of Creative Studies, UCSB, CA

 Watercolor: A Contemporary Survey, San Diego State University, CA

1983  

 National Print Invitational, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

 By the Sea, Paintings and Sculptures by Invited Artists, Meredith Niles Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 History Painting Today, Ian Birksted Gallery, London, England

 Of This Time, of That Place, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

1982

 Fresh Paint – 15 California Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1981    

Work on Paper, Ian Birksted Gallery, London, England

San Francisco Art Institute Alumni Exhibition, throughout The City, CA

1980

Work on Paper, Ian Birksted Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1979    

Lithographs, Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA

 Chroma, Cedar/Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

 Santa Barbara Artists, Invitational, CAF, Santa Barbara, CA

1978

Abstract Drawing, Baum/Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 Various Directions, Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1977

Crimes of Passion, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington

Three California Artists, Florida Institute of Technology, Orlando

1976

 Visiting Artists, Worth Ryder Gallery, UCB, Berkeley, CA

Oakland ’76, Oakland Museum of California Art 

18 Bay Area Artists, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, CA

 Three Bay Area Artists, University Art Museum, UC, Riverside, CA

1975    

Whitney Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting and      

Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 Bowers, Gonzales, Voulkos, Smith-Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

 Interstices, San Jose Museum of Art, CA

 KQED Art Auction (juried), Crown Zellerbach, San Francisco, CA

Achenbach Invitational Drawing Show, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1974  

 Drawings from the Gallery, Malvina Miller Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 Black and White: A Drawing Show, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Capricorn Asunder, CA

 MFA Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1973  

Toys by Artists, New Museum of Modern Art, Oakland, CA; John Doyle Gallery, Chicago,

 Women from the Permanent Collection, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

 Christmas Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

 Recent Acquisitions, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

 Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition, Juror C. Greenberg, NC

 National Drawing Competition, Juror Larry Rivers, NY

 Lithographs, Kiko Gallery, Houston, TX

1972

Ninth Annual Small Drawing and Sculpture Exhibition, Bellingham, WA

1971

KQED Competition, John Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1969

Invitational, Honors Award, Jack London Group Show, Oakland, CA

 

EDUCATION

 

1973    MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, with honors

                                   Audit Graduate Seminars with Robert Hudson, UCB

 

1972    Extended conversation with Georgia O’Keeffe, Abiquiú, NM(5 hours together)

                                   Audit Graduate Seminars with Peter Plagens, Robert Hudson, UCB

 

1964-1967    Private Study:  Peter Blos, Vincent Perez, C.C.A.C

 

1960-1964    Lived in Germany, traveled extensively throughout Europe studying major works in museums England, France, Italy, and Switzerland

1956-1959    RN, Psychiatry, Santa Rosa School of Nursing, CA

 

 

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