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Astrid Preston Biography



1945 Born in Stockholm, Sweden. Resides in Santa Monica, CA.
1967 B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (English Lit.)


Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Selected Articles and Reviews | Award | Selected Commissions | Selected Collections



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1998
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
Elia Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan (2 person)
Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, Michigan

1997
Gallery Foret Noire, Takamatu City, Kagawa, Japan,
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.

1994
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.

1991
"New Paintings," Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles

1989
"New Paintings," Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles

1987
"Near Paradise," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
"New Paintings and Drawings," Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Recent Paintings and Drawings," Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1985
"Night Paintings," Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego CA.

1985, 1983
"New Paintings and Drawings," Newspace, Los Angeles

1982
"City of Angels," Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

1981
"Landscapes," Newspace, Los Angeles

1979, 1976
"Drawings," Newspace, Los Angeles

1974
"Recent Paintings and Drawings," Gallery 707, Los Angeles


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1998
"Arte actual en Los Angeles," Fine Arts Gallery, University of Madrid, Spain
"Enduring Landscape," Bennett Galleries, Knowville, TN

1997
"Arte actual en Los Angeles," Sala de Exposiciones de la Excma, Cuenca, Spain
"Home and Garden," Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
"Real, is it?" Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.

1996
"City of Vapor, Tatistcheff/Rogers, Santa Monica, CA.
"Time Splits Open: 15 Narratives," Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
"Paintings of the New Landscape," Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
"Frequencies of Nature: Pt.II", Fernbank Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

1995
"Landscape: The Continuum," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles

1994
"Southern California: The Conceptual Landscape," Madison Arts Center, WI

1992
"The Landscape Revisited: Romantic Visions by Contemporary California
Artists," Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

1991
"The Edge of Night," Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA.

1988
"Seoul Olympic Memorial," 1988 International Continental Artists Exhibition, Printemps, Korea and Tong Art Museum, Taegu, Korea
"The Cultivated Landscape," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
"California Landscape Art: Plein Art to Present," Downey Museum of Art, CA

1987
"Present Perspectives: 1975-1985," Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA

1986
"Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape," Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and New York Academy of Fine Arts

1984
"American Landscape Painting," Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
"Los Angeles and the Palm Tree: Image of a City," ARCO Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles

1983
"Houses," University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, CA
"Attention California Artists," The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

1982
"Permanent Collection," Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
"Drawings and Painters," Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; University of Calif. at San Diego, Mandeville Art Gallery; and the Oakland Museum

1980
"Contemporaries: 17 Artists," Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles
"Southern California Drawings," Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT

1977
"A Point of View-Recent Work by Four Los Angeles Artists," The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

1976
"American Artists '76: A Celebration," McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX


SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

1998
Terrence Rogers, "City of Vapor," American Artist, July, pp. 28-37, 72-73

1997
Suzanne Muchnic, "City of Vapor," ARTnews, Feb. p. 122
Susan Heeger, "No Watering Required," Los Angeles Times Magazine, Jan.19.

1993
Arnold Skolnick. "Paintings of California," Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York,. 1993.

1992
Elenore Wells. "Landscape of the Soul," Visions, v.6, no.2, Fall, 1992.

1991
Heather Lineberry, "California Landscapes," Art of California, vol.4, no.2, March, p.10-1

1990
Marlena Donohue. Review, Art in America, v.78, no.4, April 1990, p.272-27

1989
Merle Schipper, "Astrid Preston: Living Landscapes," Angeles, June 1989, pp. 40-42

1987
Robert L. Pincus. Review, Art In America, V.75, no.10, October 1987, P.191.
Susan Freudenheim. Review, Artforum, September 1987, p.136.
Merle Schipper. Review, ARTnews, May 1987. p.50.

1985
Edward-Lucie Smith. American Art Now, William Morrow Co., 1985.

1981
Suzanne Muchnic. Review, Los Angeles Times, Calendar, June 5.

1977
William Wilson. Review, Los Angeles Times, July 19 & Dec.16.
Louise Lewis. A Point of View-Four LA Artists, Artweek, July, p.16.

1976
Gordon J. Hazlitt. Review, ARTnews, March, p.88.

1975
Melinda Wortz. Women s Art Experiences, Artweek, September 6.




AWARD

NEA Fellowship Grant in Painting, 1987


SELECTED COMMISSIONS

The Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Lobby mural, 6 o/c paintings on 70 ft.wall,1992
JMB Development, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, LA, Lobby, design for 3 tapestries, 117 x47-1/2 ea., 1990-91
Home Savings of America, Woodland Hills, CA. 6 x26 ceramic tile mural, 1989
Home Savings of America, Irwindale, CA. Two enamel on wood paintings for cafeteria, 26 panels. On 60 ft. wall and 20 panels on 40 ft. wall, 1988
Golf Corp. of America, Santa Monica, CA., 6 oil on canvas paintings, 1987.
Irvine Hilton, Costa Mesa, CA., 3 enamel on alum. Paintings for coffee shop, 24 cx109 , 25 x185




SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
Kaufman and Broad, Paris, France
Hotel Hankya, Osaka, Japan
Golf Corp. of America, Santa Monica, CA
City of Santa Monica, CA
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Home Savings of America, Irwindale, CA
O Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, CA
Princess Cruises
Grand Hyatt, Maui, HI
IBM, Los Angeles
Kaufman and Broad, Los Angeles, CA
Warner Brothers Records, Burbank, CA
Bank of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA
Prudential Insurance, Westland, CA
United Bank of Denver, Denver, CO
Chemical Bank of New York, New York
Texas Bank of Commerce, TX
Mountain Bell, Denver, CO
Vesti Corporation, Boston, MA
HBO, Los Angeles
Four Seasons, London, England
Westin Hotel, Chicago




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