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Ciel Bergman

Ciel Bergman is represented by: R.B. Stevenson Gallery in La Jolla, California USA .

Ciel Bergman has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at galleries and museums in San Diego, La Jolla, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Brussels and London. Her work is in number of public and private collections, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Santa Barbara Museum and The Orange County Museum of Art, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary of Art, Several corporate collections hold work: The Gap, The Capitol Group, Banco di Rome, Bank of America, Sax Fifth Avenue,and Atlantic Richfield among others. Formerly, Cheryl Bowers, she was born in Berkeley, California, grew up during the early atomic decade decade and graduated with a major in History from Berkeley High School in 1956. These formative years provided frequent visits to the Brundage Collection at the De Young Museum which deeply influenced her with the rich Asian aesthetic of the Pacific Basin cultures. Bergman graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with honors in 1973: MFA in Painting.


2004 Blood, Milk and Water, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2002 The Alchemy of Devotion, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 Antidotes, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
The Last Sunset Of the 20th Century, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
1998 Before New Mexico/After California: Paintings & Drawings, 1980-1998, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, CA
1993 - 1997 Building adobe studio in New Mexico after move from California. Very little work produced during these
three to four years of geographical and professional relocation. Resumepainting in late 1997.
1990 Good Wild Sacred, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1989 Good Wild Sacred, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Sea Of Clouds What Can I Do, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, CA
1986 Dark Ones, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1985 Cheryl Bowers at Ivory/Kimpton, Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
1983 Red Gate, Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los A ngeles, CA
1982 Temples, Ian Birksted Gallery, London, England
Temples, Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981 Trial for Passage, Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2011 GALLERY SELECTIONS 2011, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2008 Place in Time, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. catalogue
Women's Work, Four Painters, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2006 The Barry Berkus and Family Art Collection, Channing Peake Galler, Santaa Barbara, CA. County Arts Commission. catalogue
2003 Duct and Cover, The Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, MN
2002 Women Beyond Border, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Representing Landscape, UCSD Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2001 SITE Unseen 2 (benefit), James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Originals, New Mexico Women Artists, National Museum of Women in the Arts The Harwood Museum, Sep-Nov, Taos, NM
The Necessary Beauty, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 WBB, Greece, United Kingdom, Singapore
1999 Before/Now, Images of the Self, Past and Present, Bergamot Station T2, Santa Monica, CA
WBB, Tenryu, Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Saigon; Vietnam; ireland
1998 The Art of Drawing, James Kelly Contemporary Art Santa Fe, NM
Trees & Faces, Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Santa Fe, NM
WBB, Katmandu, Nepal; Toronto, Canada; Havana, Cuba; Oaxaca, Mexico
1997 Women/Beyond Borders, traveling worldwide, 200 women artists from 20 countries, Kenya National Museum,
Gallery of Contemporary East Africa Art, Nairobi, Kenya; Extra Moenia Arte Moderna, Todi Italy ;Kulturhuset, Stockholm,
Sweden; United Kingdom
1996 Flower Power, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
Women/Beyond Borders, traveling ICC Contemporary, Jerusalen, Israel; The Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria; Spain
1995 Celebration, La Galeria Arriba, Abiquiu, NM
Women/Beyond Borders (Premier Exhibition), Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, CA
Scissors, Paper, Stone, Nine Women Working, Santa Maria Museum Art Center, CA
Verde Que Te Quiero Verde, Joint exhibition of artists from Spain/United State, California State University,Long Beach, CA
Flora, Contemporary Artists and the World of Flowers, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museumtraveling to Art Museum of Southeast
Texas, New Mexico Museum of Natural History; Gibbes Museum, NC; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, TN (catalogue)


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Oakland Museum of California Art,, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, CA
The Auchenbach Foundation, Palace Legion of Honor, CA
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art
The National Gallery, Washington, DC (prints)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Museum of Modern Art (Eye Magazine), New York City, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art (Eye Magazine), New York City, NY
The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, FL
The University Art Museum, UCSB, CA
University Art Museum, UCB, CA
Richard L. Nelson Fine Art Collection, UCD, CA
University of Washington, Bellingham, WA
Contemporary Arts Society of Great Britain
New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, NM


Atlantic Richfield
Banco di Roma
Sax Fifth Avenue
Bank of America
The Capitol Group
Security Pacific National
R.B. Stevenson Gallery
Private collections in California, New York, Colorado, Illinois, Washington DC,
Belgium, England, Japan and Hawaii.
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