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Astrid Preston Biography
Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1945.
Lives and work in Santa Monica, California.

Astrid Preston is represented by:
R.B. Stevenson Gallery in La Jolla, California.

EDUCATION

1967 B.A., English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2014 "Coming to the Edge", R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2010 “east west spring fall,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009 “Birdwatching”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  “Paintings and Drawings”, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “New Paintings”, Andrew Shire Gallery, Singapore
  “Paintings”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  “Artist in Residence”, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
2006 “Paintings”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 “Dreamscapes”, Baxter Chang Patri, San Francisco, CA
  “Leaves”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003 “Paintings”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  “Being in Place”, Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Wichita Falls, TX
2002 “Paintings”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
  “Landscapes of the Mind”, Cando Art Center, Cando, N.D.; Custer County Art Center, Miles City, MT;
  James Memorial Center for Visual Art, Williston, N.D.
  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 “Landscapes of the Mind”, The Arts Center, Jamestown, ND; Dickinson State University
  Gallery, Dickinson, ND; Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND; Bismarck
  State College Gallery, Bismarck, ND
2000 “Landscapes: A State of Mind”, MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, Texas A and M University, College Station TX.
1999 Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, Texas
  “Recent Landscapes”, St. Matthews Parish School, Pac. Palisades, CA
  “In Perspective”, Arts College International, San Diego, CA
1998 Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan (2 person
  “Landscapes”, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, Michigan
1997 Gallery Foret Noire, Takamatu City, Kagawa, Japan
1994 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1991 “New Paintings”, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 “Near Paradise”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
1986 “Night Paintings”, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
1985 “New Paintings and Drawings”, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1982 “City of Angels”, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, L.A., CA
1981 “Drawings”, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1977 “Drawings”, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1976 “Drawings”, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1974 “Recent Paintings and Drawings”, Gallery 707, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2016 INTO NATURE, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2015 ABOVE GROUND, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2011 “GALLERY SELECTIONS 2011”, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2010 “Neither Model nor Muse: Women as Artists”, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
  “Meeting New Works: Recent Acquisitions at LBMA”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2008 “Emphasis Santa Monica”, curated by Bruria Finkel, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  “Plein Air Past and Present”, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2007 “Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature”, curated by Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo,Orange County Center
  for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2006 “Distinctive Artists of Southern California”, LAX and Ontario Airports, CA
  “Art Healing, A. Preston and M. Merz”, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
2005 “California Landscapes”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2004 “Shakespeare as Muse”, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
1998 “Arte actual en Los Angeles”, Fine Arts Gallery, Univ. of Madrid, Spain
  “Enduring Landscape”, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee
1997 “Arte actual en Los Angeles”, Sala de Exposiciones de la Excma, Cuenca, Spain
  Melvin Art Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL; South Florida Community College, Avon Park, FL
1995 “Landscape: The Continuum”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
  Southern California: “The Conceptual Landscape”, Madison Arts Center, Madison, WI
1992 “The Landscape Revisited: Romantic Visions by Contemporary California Artists”,
  Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
1988 “Seoul Olympic Memorial”, 1988 Int’l Continental Artists ExhibitionPrintemps, 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 “Southern CA. Monotypes: The Singular Image”, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  “Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape”, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and New York
  Academy of Fine Arts, NY
1985 “The Electric Cat”, San Diego Natural History Museum, CA
1983 “Houses”, University Art Gallery, California State Univ., Hayward, CA
1980 “Seven from Los Angeles”, Aaron Berman Gallery, New York, NY
  “Southern California Drawings”, Joseloff Gallery, University of HartfordWest Hartford, CT
1979 “Newspace in San Diego”, San Diego State University Art Gallery, Diego, CA
1976 “American Artists ’76: A Celebration”, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
1974 “Annual Juried Show”, Palos Verdes Art Museum, Palos Verdes, CA

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

2008 Leah Ollman, “Scientific Lens on Shrubbery”, Los Angeles Times, May
  Robert L. Pincus, “’Plein Air Past and Present’ showcases continuity in painting”, The San Diego Union
  Tribune, February 24, p. E2-3.
  Adam Kaye, “Plein air artist sets up easel in Encinitas”, North County Times,February 19, p. B-1 and B-7
  Marcia Manna, “The Nature Lover”, The San Diego Union-Tribune North County, February 7-13, p.1.
2006 Susan Heeger, “The Inner and Outer Landscapes”, Los Angeles Times West, April 16, p. 32-35
2003 Alex Worman, “L.A. Confidential”, Artnet, September 12.
1999 David Pagel, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, September 10.
  David Lewinson, “Astrid Preston at Arts College Int’l”, ArtWeek, Augus
1998 Kate Milano, “Preston’s Gardens”, Coast Orange County, v,8, December, p.69
  Terrence Rogers, “City of Vapor”, American Artist, July, p.28-37,72-73.
  Orville O. Clarke, Jr. “Astrid Preston”, ArtScene, December p.11-12
1997 Suzanne Muchnic. “City of Vapor”, ARTnews, Feb., p.122.
  Susan Heeger, “No Watering Required”, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Jan. 19, p.24-25.
1996 Barbara L. Fredricksen. “Exhibit’s theme gets back to nature”, Pasco Times, Sept. 6, p.5
  Kim Irwin. “Canvassing the Westside”, Daily Breeze, May 12, p.B1 and B2.
  Doree Dunlap. “The Golden Land”, OCWeekly, March 8-14.
1993 Arnold Skolnick. Paintings of California, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York.
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.10-11.
1990 Marlena Donohue. Review, Art in America, v.78, no.4, April 1990, p.272-27.
1989 Orville O. Clark, Jr. “The Jan Turner Gallery”, Southern California Home and Garden, July 1989, p.32-38.
  Merle Schipper. “Astrid Preston: Living Landscapes”, Angeles, June, p.40-42
  Orville O. Clark, Jr. Review, Home and Garden, March 1989, p.57.
1987 Robert L. Pincus. Review, Art In America, V.75, no.10, October 1987, P.191.
  Susan Freudenheim. Review, Artforum, September 1987, p.136.
  Leah Goldman. Review, Los Angeles Times (S.D. Edition), Calendar, July 3.
  Robert L. Pincus. Review, San Diego Union, Currents, June 11, 1987, P.E8.
  Merle Schipper. Review, ARTnews, May 1987. p.50.
1985 Edward-Lucie Smith. American Art Now, William Morrow Co., 1985.
  Suzanne Muchnic. Review, Los Angeles Times, June 21.
  Peter Clothier. “Matters of Life and Death”, L.A. Weekly, June 24-July4, p.57.
  Robert L. Pincus. Review, San Diego Union, March 11, p.D4.
  Robert McDonald. Review, Artweek, March 6, p.3.
1984 Suzanne Muchnic. “ARCO Finale is Awash in Whimsy”, Los Angeles Times, Aug. p.1.
  Marlena Donohue. Review, Los Angeles Times, February 10.
1983 Joanne Burnstein. “California Color”, Artweek, April 23, p.24.
1981 Melinda Wortz. “New Editions: Astrid Preston”, ARTnews, September, p.159.
1977 William Wilson. Review, Los Angeles Times, December 16.
  Louise Lewis. “A Point of View-Four L.A. Artists”, Artweek, July, p.16.
1976 Faith Wilding. “Twenty-Four Women Making Art”, Artweek, January 15.
  Gordon J. Hazlitt. Review, ARTnews, March 1976, p.88.
1975 Melinda Wortz. “Women’s Art Experiences”, Artweek, September 6, 1975.

AWARDS

  NEA Fellowship Grant in Painting, 1987.
  “Public Announcements/Private Conversations”, Publication project of Women’s
  Graphic Center, NEA Grant for production of limited edition print, LA, 1982-3.
  Mural Competition Award, CHEER, Children’s Hospital Walls Competition, Los Angeles, Mural located
  McAlister Building, Children’s Hospital, 5th floor
  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Purchase Award, 1975, 23rd All City Art Festival.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
  Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
  Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA
  Grunwald Graphic Arts Center, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
  Frederick R.Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
  Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
  Kaufman and Broad, Paris, France
  Hotel Hankyu International, Osaka, Japan
  HBO, Los Angeles
  Grand Hyatt, Maui, HI
  Golf Corporation of America, Santa Monica, CA
  City of Santa Monica, CA
  IBM, Los Angeles, CA
  Gonda Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center, UCLA
  Forest Inn Showakan, Tokyo, Japan
  O’Melveny and Myers, Los Angeles, CA
  Warner Brothers Records, Burbank, CA
  Prudential Insurance, Westlake, CA
  United Bank of Denver, Denver, CO
  The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
  Kaufman and Broad, Los Angeles, CA
  The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
  NRDC, Santa Monica, CA
 
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