J. Pouwels





M.F.A       Painting and Drawing  – 2004 Miami University. Oxford, OH

B.F.A       Painting and Drawing  – 2002 Sonoma State University. Rohnert Park, CA  (Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction)

A.A          Painting and Drawing  – 1999 Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA  (Graduated with Highest Honors)




2016        Freedom Imagined – Lindenwood J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. St Louis, MO. Curator: Naomi Fishman

              Gravity – Brookline Art Center. Brookline, MA.  New Drawings

              Water Proofing (solo) – Galeria Casa. Lobão da Beira, Portugal. Water Tower constructed from cardboard, 2.5m tall

              Two Views (Duas visões) – ARTErra Galleries. Lobão da Beira, Portugal. New Drawings and Constructions

2015        Interference – 1078 Gallery (solo). Chico, CA. new painting and Drawings

Amami Isson – Tanaka Memorial Museum. Amami city, Japan

2014        Interference (solo) – Community Gallery Grand Opening Sportsbasement, Berkeley, CA. New Paintings

13x18 (invitational) – La Casa di Schele, Benevento, Italy. New Drawing Interference (solo) – Gallery del Grotto, San Francisco, CA. new Paintings Incontri – Monte Dei Pegni, Guardia Sanframondi, Italy. New Drawings

Ri Criatre – Centro Historico, Guardia Sanframondi, Italy. New Drawings

2013        Perfectly Round Rock – Gallery del Grotto, San Francisco, CA. new paintings.

Art From the Heart – Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA. New Painting (Invitational)

2012        Koinobori – Fukushima, Japan. Koinobori.

                        Sora: The Sky – Fukushima Contemporary Art Biennale – Fukushima, Japan. New Drawings
Interference  (solo) – Glasgow Goodkind Gallery, Glasgow Montana. New Paintings and Drawings

2011        Kindred Spirits – Butte College, Chico CA. New Painting
Art From the Heart – Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA. New Painting (Invitational)

2010        Tegels – Amsterdam, Netherlands. Public Art Project, Site Specific Installations

LookUp (solo) – Humanities Center Gallery California State University, Chico, CA. Painting and Drawing

33rd Annual Juried Show – Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA. Drawing

Not There, There (two person collaboration) – Washington D.C.,  Evolve Urban Arts Project, Site Specific Installation

Hidden Pictures: Voyeurism in America – Brooklyn, New York, Drawing

Tethered (Solo) –  South Coast Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. New Drawings

Mechanics of Travel (solo) – Aratoi Museum, Masterton, New Zealand. Culminating exhibition after residency

                        Summer Art Experience – The Eclipse Gallery, Algoma, WI. New Drawings 

2009        Art From the Heart – Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA. New Painting (Invitational)

                        From This Place to That (solo) - Ghetto Gallery, San Francisco, CA. New Paintings and Drawings

2008        59th Annual Faculty Art Show - Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA.  New Painting

2007        Old Enough to Buy Art III – Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  100 New Drawings, folded and cut-out

                        Distinctions in Drawing – 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA. New Large Scale Drawings

2006        Old Enough To Buy Art II – Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  4 New dry point prints

                        First Friday  – Santa Rosa City Arts Council. Santa Rosa, CA. New Paintings

2005        Mechanical Room – Alternative Space. San Francisco, CA. Site Specific Installation using on-site de-commissioned military equipment at the Presidio in San Francisco

                        New Devices (solo) – Sonoma Community Center. Sonoma, CA. An Exhibition of New Paintings




2015        Poster Illustration – Amami Isson Exhibition in Japan

Juror – Highlands Arts Center, Weaverville, CA

Mural Liasion – working with students to design and inatall a mural for Enloe Medical Center, Chio, CA

Colossal Print Collaborator – machinery operator for print club large scale prints. CSU Chico

Mural Liaison – working with students to design and install a mural for the Chico Creek Nature Center, Chico, CA

                        Mural Liaison – working with students to design and install a mural for Enloe Hospital

2014        Facilitator  - supporting visiting artist Judith Leinen for two day workshop in ARTS 495

2013        Facilitator – field trip to Sonoma State University. Traveling with a group of advanced painters and printmakers to see facilities and participate in a critical dialogue with students and faculty at SSU

2012        Mentor – volunteering at Pleasant Valley High School Art Program. Meeting with high school art students four times in a semester to discuss art and art related projects.

                        Mentor – mentoring a graduate student from Philadelphia University of the Arts Graduate Program through to completion in 2014 (three years).

2011        Liaison Graduate Field Trip – Los Angeles, CA. Organizing a field trip to artist studios and museums for graduate students

2010        Art Judge – Art Education Exhibition, Chico, CA

                        Artist – Mural at McManus Elementary School. Chico, CA

                        Drawing Fundraiser – California State University, Chico. Art Department; drawing area fund raiser selling student figure drawings to raise funds for the area and department

2008        Curator – 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA. Organizing, curating and installing a special exhibition on recent graduate painting from the Bay Area

                        Art Exhibit Judge – Humboldt Summer Art Fair. Fortuna, CA

2007 - 09  Gallery Review Committee – One of five artists reviewing submissions for the 1078 Gallery in Chico, CA.  My responsibilities also include hanging, lighting and the shipping of art work, as well as curating independent exhibitions




2016        ARTErra – one month in Tondela, Portugal

2014        Terra Vivente – One month in Guardia Sanframondi, Italy

2010        de Balie - A three month artist residency in Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009        New Pacific Studios – A two month artist residency in New Zealand




2015        Pietro and Susan Whitmore Collection, Berkeley, CA

2014        Sportsbasement Collection – San Francisco, CA

2013        Kijeong Jeon Collection – Chico, CA

                        Sergio Sevraini Collection – Santa Rosa, CA

2012        Ole Kern Collection – Rohnert Park, CA

2011        Cameron Crawford & Sean Collins Collection – Chico, CA

2010        Vicky Kumpfer Collection – Santa Rosa, CA




2014        Professional Development Funds – California State University, Chico

2010        Travel funds – California State University, Chico

2009        Spirit Award – Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY

                        Directorship Grant – New Pacific Studios, New Zealand

Research Grant Shasta College, Redding, CA

2008        Committee of Arts and Lectures – California State University, Chico, CA

2003        Cincinnati Summer Fair Grant - One of three artists awarded grants from a pool of sixty six applicants




“Weekend Showcase” Mitchell, Dolores


13 November, 2015


“Arts Devo.” Cassidy, Jason.

Chico New and Review 12 Nov 2015 P. 38


 “InterIslander.” Pieto, Char.

Multicultural Echoes VOL 7. 2015 (cover illus).


“Sora: The Sky”. Fukushima Biennale Catalogue.

Fukushima University Press 2012


“Collaborative Effort Brings Beauty to McManus School.” Roger H. Aylworth. Chico Enterprise Record 27 March, 2010. p 1A & 9A


“Artist Inspired. ”  Taane, Sarah.

Wairarapa Times-Age 24 July 2009. P 1 & 3 (illus).


 “Gallery Features Emerging Painters.” Gottesman, Kyra.

Chico Enterprise Recorder: The Buzz 24 July 2008. p 6


“Art Show Gallery Showcases Talent.” Ketchum, Rick.

The Lance 5 December 2007. p 1 & 2 (illus.)


 “Capturing ‘History of Life’.” Nugent, Mary.

Chico Enterprise Record 17 March 2007. p B1


“Center.” Willis, Shelly.

The Column 12 December 2005. Inside cover (illus.)


“Articulations.” Vaughn, Jacquline.

City Beat 22 December 2004. p 24


“Contemporary Art Turns Contagious.” Demaline, Jackie.

Cincinnati Enquirer 6 June 2003. p 15-16 (illus.)