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CURRICULUM VITAE


Fab (Fabienne) Sowa – Dobkowski

 EDUCATION

PhD in History of Art and Archeology from l’Université Libre de Bruxelles

Master’s degree in history, Cultures and Societies, Université Libre de Bruxelles

 Bachelor’s degree in art history and Archeology, Université Libre de Bruxelles 

Extensive classes in painting and drawing, self-taught photographer, and digital artist.

  ACADEMIC CAREER

Adjunct Professor(2006-Present)

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Kaiser Permanente, California, United States

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Curina, New York, November 2023 - Present

Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2022 - Present

ART FAIRS GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 2023

 Red Dot Miami, Miami, Florida, December 6-10, 2023

Art San Diego, San Diego, California, November 3-5, 2023

Art Santa Fe, Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 14-16, 2023.

ArtExpo New York, Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 30-April 2, 2023.

The Los Angeles Art Show 2023, Artifact, New York, February 15-19, 2023.

 2022

Red Dot Miami, Jen Tough Gallery, November 30-December 4, 2022.

Art Expo Dallas, Jen Tough Gallery, September 16-18, 2022.

 RESIDENCIES & ARTIST COLLECTIVES

The Autumn Artist Collective, Jen Tough Gallery, August - December 2023.

The Spring Artist Collective, Jen Tough Gallery, January - July 2023.

Winter Residency, Artist Alliance, Jan - March 2023.

Autumn Residency, Artist Alliance, Oct - Dec 2022.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2023

"A Generous Kingdom VIII: Art that explored symbolism, story, and beyond", Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, online Gallery (Curator: Jennifer Gillia Cutchall)

Juried in the 57th Placerville Arts Association National "Mother Lode Show” by William Ishmael, California

"American Dreamers: The Art of Local Immigrants", The MACC, Rancho Cordova, California

Gold Award in the "Element of Nature Exhibit", J. Mane Gallery, Online Exhibition

Juried in the 'Critters' Show, Jen Tough Gallery, Artsy 

"The Autumn Artist Collective", Jen Tough Gallery, Artsy

"Small Art for a Big Cause", The MACC, Rancho Cordova, California

Award of Merit #1 in the juried Cal Expo Photography Exhibit, California.

Juried in "Art Auction Season", Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

First Place in the Placerville Arts Association Spring Member Show for the Photography Category, California

Juried in the Placerville Arts Association Summer Show at the Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom, California, 2023.

“Exposed”, juried by Germán Herrera, curated by Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, California.

“APERTURE, juried by David Burns; curated by General Gomez Arts, Auburn, California.  

“Women in Art”, curated by Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, online exhibition.

"Taking Shape: Abstraction to Figuration ", juried by Jackie Gendel; presented by Artist Alliance on Artsy.

 Talent award in Art Show International Gallery’s 8th “Figurative” art competition.

 "Into the Light!", juried by Laura Sanders; presented by Artist Alliance on Artsy.

“Botanical”, curated by Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, online exhibition.

“Small Works III” juried by Julie Farstad; presented by Artist Alliance on Artsy.

Finalist award in Art Show International Gallery’s 3rd “Water” art competition.

2022

“Macro: Larger Than Life”, curated by Praxis Directors, Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minesota.

 “56th Placerville Arts Association National Juried Mother Lode Show” juried by Barbara Burge. Rancho Cordova, California.

First Place in the Placerville Arts Association Fall Member Show for the Photography Category.

“Green Environment exhibition” juried by Douglas Stockdale for the at The SE Center for Photography. Greenville, South Carolina.

 "Beauty in the Beasts" curated at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California.

Honorable Mention Award in the “Abstracts Art Exhibitions” at J. Mane Gallery, online.

 “Women In Art Exhibition” curated by Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, online exhibition.

 “Landscape and Architecture: 2022” juried by Todd Johnson for Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

Honorable Mention award in the Fins, Feathers & Fur Art Exhibition at J. Mane Gallery online.

 First Place in the Placerville Arts Association Spring Member Show for the Photography Category.

“9th Annual Abstract Sanctuary”, juried by Jennifer Gillia Cutshall for Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, online.

2021

 Crystal Award in the “Abstract Show” at Gallery Ring, online exhibition.

Finalist for Art Room Gallery fourth art competition “Abstract”, online exhibition.

Finalist in the 7th Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition, Fusion.Art online gallery.

Honorable Mention (Photography & Digital) for the Fusion.Art 7th Annual Waterscapes Art Exhibition, online gallery.

Third Place in the “Landscapes 2022” Art Exhibition at J. Mane Gallery, online gallery.

Landscapes and Seascapes, curated by Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, online exhibition.

Honorable Mention for the Art Room Gallery 2022 "Landscapes" Art Competition, online gallery.

Finalist at the “Floral Art Show” at Grey Cube Gallery, online exhibition.

“The Art of B&W” exhibit at MIA Photo Fair at the Piazza Lina Bo Bardi, Milano, Italy, cancelled due to Covid-19.

 Crystal Award for the “Flower – Still Life” show at Gallery Ring online gallery.

 Finalist in the fourth Art competition “Colors” at Art Room Gallery, online gallery.

“6th Annual Landscapes Art Exhibition” at Fusion.Art, online gallery.

“Quiet Landscape” juried by Laura Jacob and Alissa Hessler for Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, online exhibit.

Merit Award “Seasons Art Show at Grey Cube Gallery, online gallery.

 2020

“2020 Small Works – Big Talent” exhibition at Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, online exhibition.

Finalist in the Fusion.Art 5th Annual Black & White International Online Juried Art Exhibition.Fusion.Art online gallery.

“Minimalism” exhibition curated at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, California. (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

"Creative Composition" exhibition at Espaço Espelho D'agua, Lisbon, Portugal.

Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture juried by Todd Johnson for Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

Rubby Award, in the Gallery Ring “Land Water Sky”, online gallery.

 Honorable Mention in the International Room Gallery Waters Exhibition, online gallery.

Honorable Mention for the second “Nature” online art show at Grey Cube Gallery, online gallery.

Honorable Mention in the “Forests & Meadows” online art show at Grey Cube Gallery, online gallery.

2019

 “Architecture” exhibit at Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain,

“Vision: Black and White” show juried by Todd Johnson for Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Online Annex Exhibition.

Finalist in the 2019 WildCare "Living with Wildlife Photography" contest.

 GROUP EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

Contemporary Art Magazine, Artist Alliance, Spring 2023, n.p.

Macro: Larger Than Life, Praxis Directors Gallery, Praxis Photo Arts Center, September 2022, Cover, n.p.

Spotlight Magazine 31st issue, Spotlight Magazine, 2022. p.43

Landscape and Architecture: 2022, Black Box Gallery, 2022, n.p.

9th Annual Abstract Sanctuary, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, 2022, n.p.

Quiet Landscape, Photo Place Gallery,2022, n.p.

Vision: Black and White, Black Box Gallery, 2021, n.p.

Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture. Black Box Gallery, 2021, n.p.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Head of the Photography Department, El Dorado County Fair, 2023

Board of Directors, Programs, Placerville Arts Association, 2023

Board Advisors, social media, Placerville Arts Association,2022 - Present

Event Coordinator, Cool Arts & Wine Walks, 2022

Treasurer, Belgian Club of Northern California, 2019 - 2022


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