EDUCATION
M.F.A. Painting; California College of the Arts, Oakland CA
B.A. English/Art cum laude; Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI;
Phi Beta Kappa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Townsend Center for the Humanities; U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley
CA; Letters from Emptiness
2009 Graduate Theological Union; Berkeley CA; Messenger
2007 Toomey and Tourell Fine Art; San Francisco CA; Messenger
2003 Toomey and Tourell Fine Art; San Francisco CA
2000 Villa Montalvo; Saratoga CA; Silence Matters
1995 Finch Gallery; Phoenix AZ
1994 Meridian Gallery; San Francisco CA
1992 Falkirk Cultural Center; San Rafael CA
1991 Los Medanos College; Pittsburgh CA 1981 Works Gallery,
San Jose CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA; Abstract Visions:
Selections by Peter Selz
Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA;
5x5 An Invitational
Toomey Tourell, San Francisco CA; Red
2010 Toomey Tourell, Miami FLA; Aqua Art Fair
2009 Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Fourth of July Show
2008 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
CA; Art Auction 2008
San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco CA;
Banned and Recovered
2007 Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle WA; In Focus: West
Coast Galleries at SAM
David Cunningham Projects; San Francisco CA ;
Strange Weather
2005 San Francisco International Art Exposition;
San Francisco CA
Contemporary Art Center; New Orleans LA
2004 The Bedford Gallery; Walnut Creek CA;
The Essence of Nature
The Kala Institute; Berkeley CA; The Drawing Room
2003 Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea;
Florence, Italy
2000 Ruth Bachofner Gallery; Santa Monica CA; Small Works
Alysia Duckler Gallery; Portland OR
1998 Andrea Schwartz Gallery; San Francisco CA
1997 Phoenix Museum of Art; Phoenix AZ Elusive Nature
1996 Cuenca Museum; Cuenca, Ecuador; Elusive Nature
—A cultural presentation of the United States of America
for the 5th International Biennial of Painting. The
exhibition travelled to Quito and Quayaquil, Ecuador
1995 Center on Contemporary Art; Seattle WA; Folie a Deux
1994 Oakland Museum, Oakland CA; New Acquisitions
1993 Solomon Dubnick Gallery; Sacramento CA;
Outer Scapes: Landscapes from California,
curated by Peter Frank
Museo Italo Americano; San Francisco CA; Mostra ‘93
1990 Christopher Grimes Gallery; Carmel CA
1988 Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art; Monterey CA;
Tropical Topics
1987 Riverside Museum; Riverside CA; Julia Morgan Memorial
Exhibition
1985 San Francisco Art Institute; San Francisco CA;
Concerning the Spiritual

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Jennifer Modenessi. “Abstract Visions”. Contra Costa Times. July 22,
2011. Illustration. New American Paintings, N°91. 2010. Illustration
Selz, Peter. “Eva Bovenzi: Messenger” Art Limited Magazine.
July/August, 2009
Cheng, DeWitt. “Angelology”. The East Bay Express. April 1, 2009. Selz,
Peter. “Eva Bovenzi’s Messengers.” Catalog to the Exhibition. 2007.
Cheng, DeWitt. “Eva Bovenzi: Messenger.” San Francisco Art
Magazine. Summer 2007.
Berk Amy. “Nature’s Essences.” Art Contemporaries. Summer 2004
Buuck, David. “The Drawing Room at Kala Art Institute.” Artweek.
April, 2004
Webster, Mary Hull. “The Gallery at Villa Montalvo: Selected
Exhibitions, 1996-2000.” Catalog essay. 2002
Golonu, Berin. “Eva Bovenzi, Peter Foley and Farrar Wilson.”
Artweek. February, 1999
Nilsen, Richard. “Natural Selection.” The Arizona Republic. June 20, 1997
“Natureleza Esquiva en Quito.” Hoy. February 19, 1997
“Bienial:Cuatro Muestras en Quito.” El Comercial. February 24, 1997
“El Quinto Bienial de Pintura en Cuenca.” Catalog to the Exhibition.
November, 1996
Rubin, David S. “ Elusive Nature.” Catalog to the Exhibition.
November, 1996
Roche, Harry. “Critic’s Choice.” San Francisco Bay Guardian.
October 26, 1994
Baker, Kenneth. “Plan B Takes Effect.” San Francisco Chronicle.
November 26, 1993
Jenkins, Stephen. “The Gang of Four: ‘Private Investigations’ at Opts Art.”
Artweek. November 18, 1993
Fazzolari, Bruno. “New World: Six Italian-American Artists at the Museo
Italo-Americano.” Artweek. August 19, 1993
“Santa Monica is Art City.” Sunset Magazine. September, 1990
Zyzzyva Magazine. Fall, 1990. Illustration
Edwards, Janis. “Dualities and Transformations.” Artweek.
September 28, 1985
Rubin, David S. “Concerning the Spiritual: the Eighties.” Catalog to the
Exhibition. 1985
Baker, Kenneth. “Art in the Right Spirit.” San Francisco Chronicle.
August 29, 1985
Morch, Al. “The Spirit’s Willing.” San Francisco Examiner. August 26, 1985

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Oakland Museum, Oakland CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA
The Packard Foundation, Palo Alto CA
The Delfina Studio Trust, London, England
Ucross Foundation, Clearmont WY
Art Space, Birmingham MI
Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek and San Francisco CA
Fidelity Investments, Boston MA
Fennemore Craig, Phoenix AZ
Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, Hartford CT
Syntex Corporation, Palo Alto CA
Mason and Associates, Menlo Park CA
Simpson, Thatcher and Bartlett, Palo Alto CA
The Djerassi Foundation, Woodside CA
HONORS, AWARDS, COMMISSIONS
Women’s Conference on Creativity. Full scholarship, Oberlin Dance
Collective. San Francisco CA: ODC Studios, April 2011
Lammormoor. Commissioned narrative for a video performance by Austin
McQuinn. Kilkenny, Ireland: The Butler Gallery, October 2008
The Force of Destiny. Commissioned narrative for a video performance
by Austin McQuinn. San Francisco CA: David Cunningham Projects,
November 2007
Ape Opera House. Commissioned narrative for a video performance
by Austin McQuinn. Cork, Ireland. Cork 2005 European Capital of
Culture, March 2005
Painting Award. Florence, Italy. Biennale dell’Arte Contemporanea 2003
Residency. Mojacar, Spain. Fundacion Valparaiso, 1999
U.S. artist representative by invitation. Cuenca, Ecuador. Quinto Bienale
de Pintura, 1996
Residency. Manilva, Spain. Delfina Studio Trust, 1996
Residency. Clearmont WY. Ucross Foundation, 1993
Residency. Woodside CA. Djerassi Foundation, 1991
Trustee. San Francisco CA. San Francisco

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