M.F.A. Painting, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
B.A. English/Art cum laude, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, Phi Beta Kappa
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Timelines and Chalcedonies, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver CO
2014 Just Look, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013 U.C. Berkeley Extension Program, Art and Design Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Gallery Nord, San Antonio, TX
2012 Letters from Emptiness, Townsend Center for the Humanities, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2009 Messenger, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
2007 Messenger, Toomey and Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003 Toomey and Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2000 Silence Matters, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
1995 Finch Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
1994 Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA
2019 Lucid Foundation Residents 2018, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station CA
2018 West Coast Artists, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
2017 About Abstraction:Bay Area Women Painters, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2015 Sculptured and Three-D Paper, 15th Street Studio, Boulder, CO
2014 The Many Moods of Blue, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Marks, Color and Form, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2013 New Prints 2013/Winter, IPCNY, New York, NY
New Acquisitions, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Santa Fe International Print Fair, Santa Fe, NM
Biennial: Printmaking, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
California Contemporary: Art from the Bay Area, 15th Street Studio, Boulder, CO
Artists from Stone Canoe Journal, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY
Invisible Museum 528.0, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 Inaugural Exhibition, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
2011 Abstract Visions: Selections by Peter Selz, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
5×5: An Invitational, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 Fourth of July Show, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Art Auction 2008, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Banned and Recovered, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco CA
2007 In Focus: West Coast Galleries at SAM, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
Strange Weather, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA
2005 Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2004 The Essence of Nature, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
The Drawing Room, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2003 Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
2000 Small Works, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 Elusive Nature, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ
1996 5th International Biennial of Painting: Elusive Nature, Cuenca Museum, Cuenca, Ecuador
1995 Folie a Deux, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1994 New Acquisitions, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1993 OuterScapes, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA (curated by Peter Frank)
Mostra ‘93, Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, CA
1990 Christopher Grimes Gallery, Carmel, CA
1988 Tropical Topics, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1987 Julia Morgan Memorial Exhibition, Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA
1985 Concerning the Spiritual: the ‘80‘s, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
Lou Fancher, “Abstract Art Gets a Modern, Feminist Twist in Walnut Creek”, Mercury News, October 5, 2017
David Roth, “Eva Bovenzi @Transmission”, Squarecylinder.com
, February 28, 2014, illustration.
Stone Canoe Journal #7, 2013, illustration.
Inquiring Mind Magazine, Fall 2012, cover and inside illustrations.
Jennifer Modenessi, “Abstract Visions”, Contra Costa Times, July 22, 2011, illustration.
New American Paintings/Pacific Coast Edition, 2010, (Lawrence Rinder, curator).
Peter Selz, “Berkeley: Eva Bovenzi at Graduate Theological Union”, Art Limited Magazine. July/August, 2009.
Peter Selz, “Eva Bovenzi’s Messengers”, catalog to the exhibition, 2007.
DeWitt Cheng, “Eva Bovenzi: Messenger”, San Francisco Art Magazine, Summer 2007, illustration.
Amy Berk, “Nature’s Essences”, Art Contemporaries, Summer 2004, illustration.
David Buuck, “The Drawing Room at Kala Art Institute”, Artweek, April, 2004.
Mary Hull Webster, “The Gallery at Villa Montalvo: Selected Exhibitions, 1996-2000”, catalog essay, 2002.
Berin Golonu, “Eva Bovenzi, Peter Foley and Farrar Wilson”,Artweek, February, 1999, illustration.
Richard Nilsen, “Natural Selection”, the Arizona Republic, June 20, 1997, illustration.
“Natureleza Esquiva en Quito”, Hoy, February 19, 1997.
“Bienial: Cuatro Muestras en Quito”, El Comercial, February 24, 1997.
“El Quinto Bienial de Pintura Cuenca, Ecuador”, catalog to the exhibition, November, 1996, illustration.
David S. Rubin, “Elusive Nature”, catalog to the exhibition, November, 1996, illustration.
Harry Roche, “Critic’s Choice”, San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 26, 1994.
Kenneth Baker, “Plan B Takes Effect”, San Francisco Chronicle, November 26, 1993.
Stephen Jenkins, “The Gang of Four: ‘Private Investigations’ at Opts Art”, Artweek, November 18, 1993, illustration.
Bruno Fazzolari, “New World: Six Italian-American Artists at the Museo Italo-Americano”, Artweek, August 19, 1993, illustration.
“Santa Monica is Art City”, Sunset Magazine, September, 1990, illustration.
Zyzzyva Magazine, Fall, 1990, illustration.
Janis Edwards, “Dualities and Transformations”, Artweek, September 28, 1985, illustration.
David S. Rubin, “Concerning the Spiritual: the Eighties”, catalog to the exhibition, 1985, illustration.
Kenneth Baker, “Art in the Right Spirit”, San Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 1985.
Al Morch, “The Spirit’s Willing”, San Francisco Examiner, August 26, 1985, illustration.
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA
The Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco CA
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
The Delfina Studio Trust, London, England
Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY
The Djerassi Foundation, Woodacre, CA
The Packard Foundation, Palo Alto, CA
Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, Long Island, NY
Syntex Corporation, Palo Alto, CA
HONORS, AWARDS, COMMISSIONS, LECTURES
Residency, Lucid Art Foundation, Inverness, CA, 2018
Exhibition and panel discussion, Art and Contemplative Practice, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin Headlands, CA. With Marshall Elliot, Norman Fischer and Tracy Grubbs. 2018
Residency, Lucid Art Foundation, Inverness, CA, 2018
NEA Fellowship, Pt. Reyes National Seashore/Mesa Refuge 2016
Residency, Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2012
Lecture, “Faith and Creativity”, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA, 2009
Commissioned narrative for “Lammormoor”, a video performance by Austin McQuinn,
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland, October 2008
Commissioned narrative for ”The Force of Destiny”, a video performance by Austin McQuinn, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA, November 2007
Commissioned narrative for “Ape Opera House”, a video performance by Austin McQuinn, Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture, Cork, Ireland, March 2005
Painting Award, Biennale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, 2003
Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain, 1999
U.S. Representative by invitation, Quinto Bienale de Pintura, Cuenca, Ecuador, 1997
Residency, Delfina Studio Trust, Manilva, Spain, 1996
Residency, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY, 1993
Residency, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA, 1991
Trustee, San Francisco Art Institute Board of Trustees, San Francisco, CA, 1990-91
Visual Art Fellowship, Djerassi Foundation, John A. Goldsmith/Philip Blair Rice Memorial Fellowship in Visual Art, Woodside, CA, 1992