ROYAL NEBEKER (1945–2014)



BORN 1945, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
DIED 2014, SEASIDE, OR

EDUCATION
1990, 1989 - SABBATICAL STUDIES IN JAPAN WITH PRINTMAKER YASHI ISHIBASHI AND PAPERMAKER NAOAKI SAKAMOTO
1972 - MASTERS DIPLOMA, NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARTS & CRAFTS, OSLO, NORWAY
1969 - M.F.A. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, PROVO, UT


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 RETROSPECTIVE: WORKS FROM THE ESTATE, AUGEN GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR
2016 ROYAL NEBEKER: DREAMS AND ALLUSIONS, HALLIE FORD MUSEUM OF ART, SALEM, OR
2014 ROYAL NEBEKER: AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY, SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, ASHLAND, OR
2013 ROYAL NEBEKER: AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART, PROVO, UT
2013 RECOLLECTIONS AND DREAMSCAPES, LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2010 NEW WORKS ON PAPER, AUGEN GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR
2010 PERCHANCE TO DREAM, LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2009 DANCE OF LIFE, GALERIE ANNE MOERCHEN, HAMBURG, GERMANY
2008 LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2007 AN INQUIRY INTO FREEDOM AND ORDER, AUGEN GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR
2006 AN AMERICAN'S DREAM, AUGEN GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR
2006 CLATSOP COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ASTORIA, OR
2006, '04, '02, '99, '96 LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2004 AUGEN GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR
2004 TVERT IMOT, REFELECTION IN THE MIRROR OF IBSEN, NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM, SEATTLE, WA
2004TVERT IMOT, REFELECTION IN THE MIRROR OF IBSEN, NATIONAL THEATRE, OSLO, NORWAY
2004, '02, '99, '96 LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2003 SELF PORTRAITS, AUGEN GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR
2001-1984 AUGEN GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR (EXHIBITION CATALOGS FOR 2001, 1996, 1995, 1989
2001 HAUNTED BY JANSSEN, A FRIEND RETURNS TO HAMBURG, GALLERI ANNE MOERCHENI, HAMBURG, GERMANY
2001 THE STRENGTH OF WOMEN, KNUD GROTH GALLERI, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2001 PARIS ART FAIR, GALERIE ANNE MOERCHEN
1999 RONDO, CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, SEATTLE, WA
1997-1983 WHITE BIRD GALLERY, CANNON BEACH, OR
1996 AN AMERICAN RENAISSANCE, INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING EXHIBITION CURATED BY DR. BORAS FOR 1996 OLYMPICS, ATLANTA, GA
1994 1993 ROYAL NEBEKER'S JOURNEY: DREAMS OF TIME AND DISTANCE, RETROSPECTIVE, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON MUSEUM OF ART, EUGENE, OR
1993 THE LOWE GALLERY, ATLANTA, GA
1991, 88 - GALLERI GIMELE, MALMO, SWEDEN
1991, 89, 85 - HIMOVITZ GALLERY, SACRAMENTO, CA
1991 - ARTSPACE, BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN
1989, 87 - FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
1988 - GALLERIE LEVY, PARIS, FRANCE
1987, 86 - BLUXOME GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
1985, 84, 82 - GALLERIE LEVY, HAMBURG, GERMANY
1985, 84, 83 - FROGNER GALLERIET, AALESUND, NORWAY
1984 - GLOBAL GRAPHICS GALLERY, HELSINKI, FINLAND
1984 - STRAND GALLERIETT, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1984 - STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, LONG ISLAND, NY
1984 - METRO GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA
1982 - JACKSON STREET GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
1981 - FINNISH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY, HELSINKI, FINLAND
1981 - FORT LEWIS COLLEGE, DURANGO, CO
1980, 79 - COURTYARD GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR
1979 - HENIE / ONSTAD KUNSTSENTER, HOVIKODDEN
1979 - UNIVERSITY OF TROMSO, NORWAY
1977 - BERGENS KUNSTFORENING, ULLENSAKKER, NORWAY
1976 - ULLENSAKKER KUNSTFORENING, BERGEN, NORWAY
1975 - MOLDE KUNSTFORENING, MOLDE, NORWAY
1973 - NATIONAL GALLERY, KRAKOW, POLAND
1971 - OSLO KUNSTNERFORBUNDET, OSLO, NORWAY
1971 - DET BLAA GALLERI, OSLO, NORWAY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 FIGURE, ABSTRACTION AND THE NARRATIVE IMPULSE, LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2011 SAN FRANCISCO FINE ART FAIR, LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2009 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2008 PAINTING POLITICS, GAGE ACADEMY, SEATTLE, WA
2008 PRINTS AND OTHER SMALL WORKS, LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2008 ART + POLITICS, GAGE ACADEMY STEELE GALLERY, CURATOR: RICHARD V. WEST, SEATTLE, WA
2006-2007 BULDING TRADITION: CONTEMPORARY NORTHWEST ART, WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART, BELLINGHAM, WA
2007, '03 GALERIE ANNE MOERCHEN, HAMBURG, GERMANY
2005 GALLERIE STEEN, OSLO, NORWAY
2004 GIFTS AND HONOR OF THE NORTHWEST ART COLLECTION, TACOMA ART MUSEUM, TACOMA, WA
2004 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
2001 ART PARIS AT THE LOUVRE, PARIS, FRANCE
2000 GALERIE ANNE MOERCHEN, HAMBURG, GERMANY
2001 - ART PARIS AT THE LOUVRE
1997, 95 - NORTHWEST ANNUAL, BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM, BELLEVUE, WA
1997 - INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, PORTLAND, OR
1993 - AN AMERICAN RENAISSANCE, THE LOWE GALLERY, ATLANTA, GA
1992 - THE LOWE GALLERY, SANTA MONICA, CA
1991 - THE SCANDINAVIAN INFLUENCE, PORTLAND, STATE UNIVERSITY, PORTLAND, OR
1991 - REMBRANDT TO WARHOL, PORTLAND, ART MUSEUM, PORTLAND, OR
1991, 88 - FRANCINE SEEDERS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
1989 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS: NORTHWEST MONOTYPES, SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, SEATTLE, WA
1988 - CAROLINE CORRE, PARIS, FRANCE
1988 - GALERIE LEVY, MADRID, SPAIN
1988 - BLUXOME GALLERY, SAN FRANCSICO, CA
1987, 85, 83 - OREGON BIENNIAL, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, PORTLAND, OR
1986 - EXPO 86, OREGON PAVILLION, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
1985 - WESTERN STATES INVITATIONAL
1985 - DAVIS LONG GALLERY, LOS ANGELES , CA
1985 -TRAVER / SUTTON GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
1985 - THE SPIRITUAL IN ART, THINKING EYE GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA
1985 - ART EXPO, COLOGNE, GERMANY
1985 - GALLERY NORTH, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
1984 - WELDEN GRAPHICS, WORKSHOP EXHIBIT, BELGIUM
1984 - TERRAIN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY
1983 - INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, COLOGNE, GERMANY
1981 - RICHARD NASH GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA
1981 - AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS INVITATIONAL, PORTLAND, OR
1980 - ART AND PROCESS, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, NY
1980 - UNIVERSITY AT BRIDGEPORT, CT
1980 - UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA, IA
1980, 79 IMAGES ALUMINUM, MACALESTER COLLEGE, ST. PAUL, MN
1979 - MIAMI UNIVERSITY, OH
1978 - 84 - OREGON PRINTMAKERS ANNUAL
1976 - GALLERY EIGHT, CLAREMONT, CA
1975 - INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL, KRAKOW, POLAND
1974, 72 - NORWEGIAN PRINTMAKING ASSOCIATION GALLERY, OSLO, NORWAY
1972 - NATIONAL GALLERY TRAVELING SHOW, NORWAY
1969 - EIGHT STATE TRAVELING EXHIBIT, WESTERN STATES ART FEDERATION


GRANTS AND AWARDS
2006-2013 OREGON ARTS COMMISSION, OR
2004 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE, LOFOTEN ISLAND, NORWAY
1997 - GOVERNORS AWARDS COMMISSION, OR
1989 - GRANT FROM ART MATTERS, NY
1981 - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, FORT LEWIS COLLEGE, DURANGO, CO
1979 - GUEST EDITION, TAMARIND INSTITUTE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
1975 - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, MOLDE, NORWAY
1972 - ROYAL NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS RESIDENCE GRANT, OSLO, NORWAY


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Royal Nebeker, Dreams and Allusions, essay by Richard V. West, John Natsoulas Press, Davis, CA, 2011
"Royal Nebeker: Life is But a Dream...", John Seed, huffingtonpost.com, posted 7/24/3013, (illustrated)
"Nostalgia reigns in Royal Nebeker’s vibrant canvases," Judy Wagonfeld, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 24, 2006, p. 28 (illustrated)
"Royal Nebeker," Mona Hinson, The Messenger, Spring, 2005, pp. 14-15, (illustrated)
"Royal Nebeker at Lisa Harris Gallery," Art Access, March 2002 (illustrated)
"Royal Nebeker show a king-sized treat", The Oregonian, Arts and Entertainment, Kenneth Dixon, November 16, 2001, p. 62 (illustrated)
"WWPick," Lisa Lambert, Willamette Week, Visual Arts, March 7, 2001 (illustrated)
"Royal Nebeker at Lisa Harris Gallery and Cornish College of the Arts," Artweek, Rebecca Albiani, November, 1999, p.24 (illustrated)
"Art and Landscape," Terri Cohn, Artweek, June, 1997
Contemporary Printmaking in the Northwest, Lois Allan, Craftsman House, 1997, pp. 126,127 and cover
Royal Nebeker's Journey: Dreams of Time and Distance, University of Oregon Museum of Art, 1995
"The few, the proud, the rave," Terry Ross, The Oregonian, April 14, 1995, p. 17 (illustrated)
"WW Recommends," Kevin Francis, Willamette Week, December 15, 1993
"The Royal treatment," Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, June 21, 1991, p. 31 (illustrated)
"West Coast artist pays homage to Norway’s great Edvard Munch," Corinne Abatt, Birmingham, MI 1991 (illustrated)
"All shook up by the quake," Rebecca Morris, The Oregonian, Visual Art, October 27, 1989p. 26 (illustrated)


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

CISCO SYSTEMS, SEATTLE, WA
HALLIE FORD MUSEUM, WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, SALEM, OR
HENIE/ONSTAD ART CENTER, NORWAY
I.B.M., OSLO, NORWAY
NATIONAL GALLERY, KRAKOW, POLAND
NORDSTROM, SEATTLE, WA
OREGON ARTS COMMISSION, PORTLAND, OR
OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCES UNIVERSITY, PORTLAND, OR
PORTLAND ART MUSUEM, PORTLAND, OR
RUSSELL INVESTMENT GROUP, TACOMA, WA
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, SEATTLE, WA
S.U.N.Y., STONEYBROOK, NY
TACOMA ART MUSEUM, TACOMA, WA
TAMARIND INSTITUTE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
TANBURG DATA, OSLO, NORWAY
UNIVERSITY OF CALFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES, PRINT COLLECTION, LOS ANGELES, CA
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ART MUSEUM, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
JORDON SCHNITZER MUSEUM, UNIVERISTY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OR