ROXENE ROCKWELL, is a third generation Angeleno, who currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries which include; the Riverside Art Museum, in Riverside, California; the Robert V. Fullerton Museum in San Bernardino, California; the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California; Louis Stern Fine Arts in Los Angeles and the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, California.  Rockwell’s work is featured in corporate and public collections including; the San Fernando Valley Metro station, Van Nuys Orange Line; the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; the University of California, Riverside; NK. Shaclas, LTD., Nicosia, Cyprus and Teleflora, Los Angeles.  Rockwell’s work has been discussed in numerous art publications and catalogs.

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015    Roxene Rockwell: In the Forests and the Trees, Huntley Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University,

Pomona, California

2014    Roxene Rockwell: Paintings, Merced College Art Gallery, Merced College, Merced, California

2013    El Dorado Nature Center Art Gallery, Long Beach, California

2007   The Stories Within, McCoy Gallery, The Walton Art Center, Fayetteville, AR

2004    Natural Exposers, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Transforming Images of Nature, Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV 

2001    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

             Landscape Dreams. Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California

2000   The Mystical MontagesWiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR

            Eccentric Nature,Brand Art Galleries, Glendale, California

1999    Fairy Tales In The Forest, Culver City Library, Culver City, California 

1998    Boxes: Collage, Assemblage and Construction, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2019    Intangible in Paint, VICA Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2018    Visions of Elysium: Imagining the Reality of an Eternal Home, Inland Empire Museum of Art,

Upland, California (catalog)

2017    Fault Line Salon 2017, Brewery Art Walk. Los Angeles, California

Farewell Exhibition, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2016   Small Works, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California 

            My Own Private Moon, FM Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

CAL 101 2016, Front and Center Gallery South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach CA

2015   Small Works Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Temporary Space: Sketchbook Exhibit, TemporarySpaceLA, Los Angeles, California

CA101 2015, The Industrial Cathedral, AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, California

2014   Myths and Image, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California

Toward the Heart of the Matter: Abstracting From Nature, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, 

 La Cañada Flintridge, California

2013   Small Works, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

           Personal Tales, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California

2012   Small Works, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

           Translations: Artists of the Metro Orange Line, Los Angeles Valley Collage, Valley Glen, CA

            Color Shift, Billboard Art Project, Atlanta, Georgia

2011    The Billboard Art Project, New Orleans, Louisiana

            Colors Colors!, The Bridge Gallery Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, California

            Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2010    Deconstructed Applications, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 Thickening the plot, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

2009    White, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

             Art of The New Millennium, Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, California

             Insight/Inside LA, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles California (catalog)

2008    2008 Best of the West Invitational, Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, California

A View From Here: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Landscapes, The Judson Gallery of Contemporary

and Traditional Art, Los Angeles, California (catalog)

2007    Roads: High – Low – Fast – Slow. The Bridge Gallery Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, CA        

 Roads: High – Low – Fast – Slow. Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California

Quiet Life:  The Botanical World, SAC Arts Gallery, Santa Ana, California

  Gus Harper, Trine Weyp-Olsen, Roxene Rockwell and Pat Warner, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery

Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California 

2006    Picking Up The Pieces: Collage and Construction, William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, California (catalog)

            Tree of Life, The Folk Tree Collection, Pasadena, California

2005   Looking At Art, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California

            Tree of Life, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California 

            Metro Orange Line Artists, Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, California

            Can’t See the Forest, sixspace, Los Angeles, California

            Assembled: Mixed Media Works, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, Colorado  

2004   10th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

            Dreams, Illusions and Idiosyncrasies: A Return to the Surreal, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA

The Edges of Reality: Roxene Rockwell and Judith Johnson-Williams, Carnegie Art Center, Turlock, California

           Speculative Terrain, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California 

           Speculative Terrain,Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymont University, Los Angeles, CA           

2003   Speculative Terrain, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California

            Group Exhibition, United States Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus (catalog)

            9th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

When Women Dream, Square Blue Art Gallery, Newport Beach, California

            Landscapes 2003 Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA 

2002   8th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

             Interior Lights, (3 person), Fine Arts Gallery, Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA

            Time to Believe, LA ArtCore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California

            All that Glitters..., Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California 

Landscape and Sculpture Exhibition, Los Angeles City Collage Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2001   Two Visions of Nature: Roxene Rockwell & Valerie Taglieri, Kashwaukee College Art Gallery, Maita, Illinois

7th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

           Dreamscapes, Wignall Museum/Gallery, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (catalog) 

  Landscapes: Two Diverse Visions, Diane Reeves & Roxene Rockwell, Palos Verdes  Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Mail Art Exchange, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

2000  Landscapes, Tribeca Fine Arts, New York, New York

       Artists-in-Residence, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 341 Gallery, San Pedro, California

Ambiguous Images: Walter Impert, Robert Koss & Roxene Rockwell, Century Gallery, Los Angeles 

Mission College, Sylmar, California

             Group Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

             On Paper, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, California  

1999     Group Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

  Group Exhibition, Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California

             Gallery Artists, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, California

             Group Exhibition, The Adam Whitney Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

             Group Exhibition, Soho Gallery, Studio City, California

             American Portfolio II, Chemeketa College, Salem, Oregon     

1998     Group Exhibition, LA ArtCore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California

             Exhibition VII, Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 

             Group Exhibition, The Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, California

             Group Exhibition, Public Corporation For The Arts, Long Beach, California   

1997     Gallery Artists, The Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, California

             Gallery Artists, Film Art, Los Angeles, California      

  Group Exhibition, The Artbank, Los Angeles, California       

        Greed, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Anaheim, California

1996     Watercolor and Collage, The Manufactures Life Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1995     Gallery Artists, The Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, California

1994     1010 Small Art Works, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California 

             Gallery Artists. The Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, California

             1010 Small Art Works, The New Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1993     Group Exhibition, The Vandon Collection, Pacific Grove, California

             Gallery Artists, The Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, California

1992     Images of Choice, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, California

1991     Group Exhibition, Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

             Gods, Clowns and Devils, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, California

1990    Group Exhibition, Artworks, La Jolla, California

            Art Options, Santa Monica, California

GRANTS

 2013    Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant Award  

1998    Culver City Arts Grant

CURATORIAL

 2001    Deamscapes, Guest Curator, Wignall Museum/Gallery, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 

                     

BIBLIOGRAPHY

____. "News: Rockwell Rocks Culver City", Artweek, April 1999.

____. “Roxene Rockwell: In The Forests and The Trees”, Featured Articles, Last Call, Artweek.LA,

  April 13, 2015.

____. “Myth and Image”, Current, ArtWeekLA, September 1, 2014.

Baral, Jody, “Insight/Inside LA”, Exhibition Catalog, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery Mount St. Mary’s     

        College, Los Angeles, California, February March 2009.

Brown, Betty Ann, Dreamscapes,Exhibition catalog, Wignall Museum/Gallery, Chaffey College,    

        Rancho Cucamonga, California, September 17 - November 15, 2001.

Buckley, Patricia Morris, “Master – ‘Pieces’: Collage artists use different materials, techniques to make    

        art”, North County Times, San Diego, California, July 26, 2006.

Bush, Bill. “The Nature of Art: This Artweek.LA (April13, 2015)”, Huffpost Arts & Culture, April 14, 2015

Camper, Fred, "Art: Message In The Mess", ChicagoREADER, February 20, 1998.

France, Erica, “Mixing It Up”, Fort Collins Weekly, January 25, 2005.

Frank, Peter, "Roxene Rockwell, Montagiste", Catalog, May 1998.

Fugile, Gordon. “Speculative Terrain: Recent Views of the Southern California Landscape from San       

        Diego to Santa Barbara”, Exhibition Catalog, December 14, 2003- November 2004.

Gottlieb, Shirle, “Contemporary Surrealist Landscapes”, Artscene, October 2001.

____. "Best Bet", Glendale News-Press, Weekend, October 7-8, 2000. 

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, “Images of Caring: Bridging the Millennium”, 2000 Calendar.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, “Showcasting Our Strengths: Gallery of Diversity 2001”, c. 2000.

Koppman, Debra, “Previews: Judith Johnson-Williams and Roxene Rockwell”, Artweek, September 2004.

Kugelman, Jay, "Sound Exchange”, (An interview with Roxene Rockwell),KPFK 90.7FM, April 1, 1999.

____. "Page 2: Around Town", Los Angeles Times,April 1, 1999.

Martin Bacon, Becca, “Collages Greater Than Sum of Parts”, The Morning News,January 11, 2007.

Mayo, Marcia, “United States Embassy Nicosia: Art in Embassies Program”, ART in Embassies

      Program catalog, February 2004.

McGuire, Karen, “Picking Up the Pieces; Contemporary Collage and ConstructionExhibition 

       catalog, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, California, July 30 - October 8, 2006.

McGuire, Michele, “Contemporary Landscapes”, Citiscapes Metro Monthly, March 2007.

Morphesis, James, “ Visions of Elysium: Imagining the Reality of an Eternal Home”, Exhibition catalog

     Inland Empire Museum of Art,  November 11-December 23, 2018.

Reyes, Marilee, “Exhibit to open, 3 artists featured”, The Press-Enterprise, October 17, 2002.

Ross, Karrie,” My Own Private Moon”, Exhibition catalog, FM Fine Art Gallery. Los Angeles, California

          September 2 – September 27, 2016.

Rudolph, Joyce, “Artists take one on a garden journey, abstractly”, La Canada Valley Sun, May 7, 2014.

Rudolph, Joyce, “Taking a second look at the ordinary”, Glendale News-Press, September 30, 2000.

Seed, John, “Myth and Image at El Camino College”, Huffington Post, September 6, 2014.

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Fear Factor: What do women really dream ?”, OCWeekly, February 28, 2003.

Steen, Ronald F., “A View From Here: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Landscapes”, Exhibition 

catalog, The Judson Studios of Contemporary & Traditional Art, Los Angeles California, 

      February 11 – May 10, 2008.

Taylor,Terry, Altered Art, p.21, Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, October 2004.

____. “Belize: Permanent Collection of the Embassy of the United States”, The NEC Group of the Arts in 

      Embassies Program catalog, 2007.

____. "Best Bet", Westside Weekly, Los Angeles Times Sunday Supplement, March 28, 1999.

Woodward, Josef, ”Reality With a Twist”,Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2000.

Woodward, Josef, ”The Far Side of Realism”,Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2000.

Woodward, Josef, “Visions of 2000”, Los Angeles Times,December 29, 2000.

Wyszpolski, Bondo, “Our Fabled past-“Myth and Image” at El Camino College”, Southbay Daily Breeze,

      September 4, 2014.

Yowell, Erika, “Art: Transforming Images of Nature, Supper Natural”, Las Vegas Mercury

      August 18, 2004.

EDUCATION

Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, California, A.A.  

Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California  

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.S. 

Antioch University Southern California, Los Angeles, California, M.A. 

 

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Advance Vision Care, Los Angeles, California

Culver City Library, Culver City, California

Fuji Water, Los Angeles, California 

Inland Empire Museum of Art, Upland, California

Justin Winery, Paso Robles, California

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, California

N. K. Shacolas (Holdings), LTD., Nicosia, Cyprus

Teleflora, Los Angeles, California

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

University of California, Riverside, California

US Embassy, Belmopan, Belize

San Fernando Valley, California Metro Rapid Transitway Station Artist - Van Nuys Station - Orange Line.

Franklin Companies, Bakersfield, California - Commission for the regional office lobby. 

Franklin Companies, Los Angeles, California - Commission 45 x 30 inches collage on wood.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California - Commission for the Hospital Chapel.