David ROW (Portland 1949 - )


David Row (Portland, 1949), lives and works in New York.
He received his BA and MFA from the Yale School of Art, where he studied under Al Held. Moving to New York during the mid-1970s, Row was part of that generation of abstract painters that included Peter Halley, Ross Bleckner and Mary Heilmann.

He has been awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Painting (1987) and the Isaac N. Maynard Prize for Painting from the National Academy Museum, New York, in 2008.

He exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in prominent American and international galleries.
He has been teaching in several Institutions like The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Fordham University, and he is now a teacher at The School of Visual Arts in New York.

His works are in the permanent collections of, among others, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
The Portland Museum of Art Maine has recently acquired one of his large paintings, which is exhibited at the entrance of the museum. In 2020 the Rockland Center for Maine Contemporary Art new building designed by Toshiko Mori will open the first stage of a traveling exhibition, hosting David Row’s works in the main exhibition space.

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David ROW - Terre Rosa

Terre Rosa

David ROW - Ex


David ROW - State Of Affair

State Of Affair

David ROW - Signal


David ROW - Time Lapse

Time Lapse

David ROW - Warp


David ROW - Lift Off

Lift Off