D A W N   A R R O W S M I T H

Resides and works in Los Angeles. 
Born in San Francisco, CA



MFA        Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 1982
BA           California State University, Fullerton, CA, 1976



”Let Me Talk,” Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA

”Painting from the Interior,” University of California, Riverside Arts Block, Riverside, CA
”Artists in the World / Andre Smits,” South Bay Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
”Zeitgeist Architectonia,” McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA
”Portraits / Shimabukura,” Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

“Topological Skew,” Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA
“My Life,” Curated by Kaoru Hironaka, Luvart Factory Q Gallery, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
“Reunion,” ANDLAB, Los Angeles, CA

“Ethereal,” William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION:  “Streetheads,” Groundspace Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“Shape Shift,” William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

“Seven Beauties and the Absence of Bodies,” Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
“Artforum, Page 179,” Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY
“Group 4.5,” Groundspace Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“Flowers, Shade and the Natural Curve,” Molly Barnes/Toby Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Split Realities,” Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA
“Introducing,” Townsend’s PoP-uP Gallery, Pasadena, CA
“In Praise of Collecting,” DeCocker Collection, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
“Antarctica Portrait,” Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Maridaje 2012,” Cadeau, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Dot Net:  APS,” A Performative Traveling Exhibition, Venice, Italy
“Picasso’s Dilemma,” the Armory, Pasadena, CA
“ZEN,” David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
“Everything is Coming Up Roses,” WG News + ART, Brooklyn, NY
“Nel Vostro Spazio/In Your Space”, Giacomo Projects Extended, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
“Wander Ship,” Marc Chagall Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus
“RED (Elements),” David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
“Single Fare,” Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
“Dialogue 21,” Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic

“Set Theory,” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (catalog)
“The Organic Line,” Andi Campagnone Projects, Pomona, CA
“No Soul for Sale,” Tate Modern, London, U.K.
“Here and Now,” ARTRA, Los Angeles, CA
“For Roland”, BG Gallery, Pomona, CA (catalog)
“AndLab 10,” Los Angeles, CA
“Takas Sergisi/Trade Show,” Zirrat Bankasi Gallery, Ankara, Turkey

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Dawn Arrowsmith, Sculpture and Painting: A Brief Survey,” University Art Gallery/College of the Arts, California State University, Stanislaus, CA (catalog)
“Nel Vostro Spzaio/In Your Space,” Giacomo Projects, Venice, Italy (catalog)
“Summer Group Show,” Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Two person exhibition: “Dawn Arrowsmith and Patricia Smith,” Jancar/McCorkle Projects, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Ambassadors,” Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA
“Discovered/Undiscovered,” Smog Shoppe, Culver City, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Dawn Arrowsmith: PATH/collage,” Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA (catalog)
“Liquid Light,” SPF: a gallery at MODAA, Culver City, CA
“BLUE,” Ovations at La Canada Pres., La Canada Flintridge, CA
”The Passerby Museum,” Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
“Cool and Austere,” Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“TEN,” Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
“Southern Exposure,” Ruby Green Gallery, Nashville, TN

“Liquid Light,” dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA
“SCIART 10,” Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
“One Night Only,” Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“HAUSGUESTS,” the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
“Pillow Talk,” curated by Mery Lynn McCorkle, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION:  Upfront Gallery, Ventura, CA
ONE PERSON EXHIBITION:  AndLab Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“From America,” Museum of Modern Art, Minsk, Belarus
“Abstract Los Angeles,” Claremont Graduate University Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
“Out of Line,” Idyllwild Center for the Arts, Idyllwild, CA; California State University Stanislaus, Modesto, CA; and University of La Verne Art Gallery, La Verne, CA (catalog)
“Hot Pink”,  The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“WivesHusbands,” Domestic Setting, Venice, CA
“Abstract Los Angeles,” Louisiana Tech University Art Gallery, Ruston, LA
“Six Brewery Artists,” Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
“Out of Line,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA; and Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA (catalog)
“And Now Everyman Was Her Slave,” performance with Barbara Hashimoto, Xiem Gallery, Pasadena, CA
“Carl Hertel, Memorial Exhibition,” Pitzer College Art Gallery, Claremont, CA
“20/20 Visions,” I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Abstract Los Angeles,” Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
“Shakespeare As Muse,” Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
“BIG,” 511 Harrison Exhibition Space, curated by Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Luster,” Gensler Design, San Francisco, CA
“The Claremont Seven,”  Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA
“Tinseltown II,” Domestic Setting, Venice, CA
“Group Exhibition,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA(catalog) 
“No Pictures Here,” Non-objective Painting from Los Angeles, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
“The More You Know The Less You Need,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Tinseltown,” Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION:  Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
Two Person Exhibition:  “in2it: Dawn Arrowsmith – Joan Kahn,” Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Chinatown/Los Angeles, CA
“Awareness,” commission finalists; Huntington Beach Art Center , Huntington Beach, CA               

“Made in California:  Art, Image and Identity, 1900 – 2000”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Rising Tide:  Abstract Painting,” Orange County Center for the Arts, Santa Ana, CA (catalog) 
“Homage,” dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
Two Person Exhibition: “Two Painters: Dawn Arrowsmith/Ron Griffin,” Curated by Peter Frank; DoubleVision Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Small Works,”  ANDLAB Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Art Food,” Santa Ana College Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
“Mixed Bag” Inaugural Exhibit; Raid Projects; Los Angeles, CA             

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Dawn Arrowsmith, Paintings of Another Color,” East China University Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
Two Person Exhibition: “Dawn Arrowsmith and H. Wilcoxin,” Toomey/Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Site Painters,” curated by Ross Bleckner, New York painter, for GUILD.com/Special Exhibitions Online
“6th Annual,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“For Example,” Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Shimmer: Four Artists from Los Angeles,” Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, Lancaster, CA
“Slamdunk,” William Turner Gallery, Venice, CA
“Circular Logic,” I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“5th Annual,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Big Wave II,” Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Last Spring,” DiRT Gallery, Hollywood, CA
“Ninety Nine,” Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Lighter: New Paintings,” Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA
“Chairs,” Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
“The Shasta/Claremont Exhibition,” Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA
“Second Nature,” Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, CA
“Abstract Painting,“ Julie Rico Gallery, Venice, CA
“Five L A Artists,” Edward Giardina Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
“The Last Show,” The Art Works, Riverside, CA
“Group exhibition,” Miller Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

“Convergent Abstractions: Four Painters,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Tasty,” Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA
“The Big Wave,” Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“One Hundred Dollar Show,” POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Campo D’Osservazione,” an installation, The Ducal Palace, Gubbio, Italy (catalog)
“LA Current: The Female Perspective,” UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Extraordinary Diversity of a Simple Form,” Clark Humanities Museum Gallery, Claremont, CA
“Feast on Art,” an installation, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Cerulean Time,” an installation, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
“Downtown Painting,” SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“SunAmerica Collection,” Los Angeles Artists, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
“Ab atrak’shen,” William Turner Gallery, Venice, CA
“Get Back,” Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Paintings,” Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“The Venice Art Walk,” Venice, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “High Voices,” Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Paintings,” The Art Works, Riverside, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Secret Fire,” Paintings on Wood, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA     
“A Sense of Being,” East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

“The Ingrained Image,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
“Group Exhibition,” Rental Art Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Dialogue/Prague/Los Angeles,” an exchange exhibition, curated by Zdenka Gobalova, Lidovy Gallery, Prague, Czech Rep. (catalog)

“The Firestone Building/Los Angeles Artists,” Rex Wignall Museum, Alta Loma, CA

“6th Annual Downtown Artists’ Show,” curated by Richard Armstrong, curator of the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, N.Y., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
“The Magical Mystery Tour ’83,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITION: “Dawn (Nielsen) Arrowsmith, Sculpture,” East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA



THE Magazine, “Dawn Arrowsmith and Patricia Smith” at Jancar Gallery, Roni Feldman (color image)

LA Weekly, Pick of the Week, “Eastern Promises”, Peter Frank, Nov. 28 (color image)

VC Reporter, Art & Culture, “One-way Ticket to the Void”, Stacey Wiebe, issue #72 (color image)

Artweek, “WivesHusbands at Domestic Setting”, Peter Frank, July
“Out of Line” (catalog) essay by Peter Frank

Atlanta Journal-Constitutiion, “Abstract Los Angeles,” Jerry Cullum, August 29, Atlanta, GA

Daily Bulletin, “No Pictures Here,” cover story, interview; Rick Mortensen; Jan. 11 (color photo)

Dawn Arrowsmith, Painting (catalog), 2002, essay Christopher Miles

ArtScene, Ron Griffin and Dawn Arrowsmith, essay by Elenore Wells, September

San Francisco Chronicle, Two Painters at Toomey Tourell, Kenneth Baker, 08.12, Datebook
New Art World, (color catalog), GUILD.com (photo)

Coagula Art Journal, ”Art World Portrait of Dawn Arrowsmith,” p. 31, (photo by R. Newton) Dec. #30, Los Angeles, CA
The Lighthouse Magazine, “The Brewery Art Walk,” (photo) Oct. Los Angeles, CA (Japanese)

Dal Campo D’Osservazione, (catalog), Gubbio, Italy,essays by Secundo Sannipoli and John O’Brien

Artweek, “Annual Painting Issue,” (photo), Sept., p. 17, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times, “Small is Beautiful,” Editorial/Cultural Watch January 2, p. B6

Coagula Art Journal, “Ab strak’ shen” at the William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Kay Eskay, Sept. #14                                           

Art View, (cover photo), “Unexpected Conjunctions,” Sacramento, CA, Randal Davis, July, p. 9

The Press Enterprise, “A Surface Far from Shallow,” Riverside, CA, Devorah L. Knaff, August, p. D2

Los Angeles Times, Art Reviews, Suvan Geer, April 18, p. E5
The Spokesman Review and Spokane Chronicle (photo), “Freedom of Expression,” Spokane, WA, Dan Webster, Feb. 8, p. D1

Dialogue/Prague/Los Angeles,  (color catalog) Los Angeles, CA, Kim Levin, Zdenka Gabalova, Barbara Benish
The Press Enterprise,  (photo) Art Review, Mary A. Cline, Jan. 28
Art Week, “Review Shorts,” Duncan Simco, Feb. 22
Contemporanea Magazine, “L.A. Letters: Dialogue/Prague/Los Angeles,” Peter Frank, Dec. p. 26                                                            

Visions Magazine (photo), “To be Young, Gifted and Los Angeleno,” Peter Frank, June p. 24
Dialogue/Prague/Los Angeles (catalog), Prague, Czech, Zdenka Gabalova, Stephen Eisenman, Peter Frank
Los Angeles Times, “Galleries,” Suvan Geer, Aug. 18,  p. 17
Mlanda Fronta (photo), “American vs. Praze,” Prague, Czech, Peter Sax, 08.9
Tvorba, “Dialog and a Monolog,” Prague, Czech, Michael Trestik, August
Lidova Demokracie, “Dialog Proho-Los Angeles,” Prague, Czech, Kiri Petracek, Aug. 16
The Village Voice, “Blank Czech,” Kim Levin, New York, Sept. 19, p. 92

Los Angeles Times, “Magical Mystery Tour,” Suzanne Muchnic, Dec
ArtWeek, “6th Downtown Artists’ Show,” Kathi Norklan, March 26
L.A. Weekly, “Pick of the Week,” Kathi Norklan, March 11



LACMA, the Fellows of Contemporary Art, Studio talk, 2008
La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, Artist gallery talk, 2005
Scripts College, “Two Abstract: Roland Reiss and Dawn Arrowsmith,” 2003, Claremont, CA
Huntington Beach Art Center, Artist’s Talk, 2003
dA Center for the Arts, Artist Lecture, 2003
Laguna Beach Art Museum, Members Tour, Studio Talk, 2002
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery/Barnsdall, Members Tour, Artist Talk, 2002, 1999
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China: Visiting Artist Lecture, 2000
Claremont Graduate University, Fine Art, Claremont, CA: Visiting Artist Lecture, 2000
University of Idaho, Studio Talk, 1999
Barnard College Studio Talk, 1999, 1998
Center Theatre Group Affiliates, Studio Talk, 1999, 1996
Universityof California Los Angeles, Art Tour, Studio Talk, 1999, 1992, 1987, 1986.
Rio Hondo College, Fine Art, Gallery Lecture, 1998
Pamela Leeds Art Tours, Studio Talk, 1998
University of Arizona, David Rubin Tour, Studio Talk, 1998
Crocker Art Museum Art Tour, Studio Talk, 1998
Huntington Beach Art Center, Meg Linton Art Tour, Studio Talk, 1997
California State University Long Beach Art Tour, Studio Talk, 1997
Rio Honda College, Fine Art, Gallery Talk, 1997
University of Iowa, Ingrid Lilligren Fine Art Tour, Studio Talk. 1996
SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, Panel Discussion with M.A. Greenstein, Writer; Elizabeth Smith, MOCA Curator; Mat Gleason, Writer, Publisher of Coagula; Doug Edge, Artist, Eugenia Butler, Artist; and Dawn Arrowsmith, Artist. 1995
Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, Slide Presentation, 1994
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Visionaries Art Tour, Studio Talk, 1994
Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, NV. Art Lecture, 1994, 1985
University of Southern California Art Lectures, 1992, 1990, 1983
Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, Gallery Talk, 1992
Sparte Junst der MKS, Bielefeld, West Germany, Art Lecture, 1989
Gong, Prague, Czech, Symposium, 1989
Claremont Graduate School, Art Lecture, 1991, 1989
Idyllwild School of Arts, 1989
Otis Parsons School of Art, Visiting Artist, 1989
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Art Talk, 1983
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Art Lecture, 1983



The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
The Capital Group Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
The Gas Company, Los Angeles, CA
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Golden West College Collection, Huntington Beach, CA
Chuck and Lydia Levy, Santa Monica, CA
Reese and Linda Polesky, Beverly Hills, CA
Norman Lear, Los Angeles, CA
Joel and Judy Knapp Collection, Beverly Hills, CA
William and Sally Hurt, San Marino, CA
Kathy Regas and Richard Carlson, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Jay and Dr. Judith Friedman, Los Angeles, CA
Ranier Lang and Joyce Wisdom, Topanga, CA
Dr. Sara Carlton, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Leslie Eichenbaum, Encino, CA
Elinor Turner, Beverly Hills, CA
Mitch Tenzer, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Alison King, Irvine, CA
Mike and Patti Markus, Topanga, CA
Hayward and Susan Kaiser, Los Angeles, CA
Sonny and Gloria Kamm, Encino, CA
Barbara Elliot, Beverly Hills, CA
Robert Volk, Pasadena, CA
Pamela Leeds, Topanga, CA
Allan Friedman, Westlake Village, CA
Marsha Bohr, Pasadena, CA
Toni Sikes, Madison, WI
James Desisto, Costa Mesa, CA
Chris Acuna-Hansen, Los Angeles, CA
Tony and Cindy Canzoneri, Malibu, CA
Ken Smith, New York and Irvine, CA
Princess Madawi Moussaed Aboulaziz, Saudi Arabia

And more…

Commissioned paintings in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and United States.