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Born in Washington, DC.


1970 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, BFA, Phi Beta Kappa


2018       Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, Ca.

2017       Jason Vass Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.

2015      “Free Painting” The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Ca.

2012      Culver Art Center, UC Riverside, Riverside,Ca. “Matters of Decay”

2009       Pomona College Museum of Art “Project Series”

2009        Angles Gallery, Santa Monica

2002        National Academy of Sciences, Washington,D.C.

1991      "Endless Painting," Los Angeles Municipal Art

               Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1988      "Solo Exhibition," Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1985      "Solo Exhibition," Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1983      "Solo Exhibition," Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1981      "Solo Exhibition," Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1970      "Solo Exhibition," Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, Alexandria,                      



2018             The Feminine Sublime, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, Ca.

                      “Artists Choose Artists”- Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

                     “L.A. Looking”, LAVA Projects, Los Angeles

                      “Detritus” Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica.Ca.

2017             “The Art of Politics in L.A.”, Brand Library, Glendale, California

                     “Into Action”, Into Action Spring Street Galleries, Los Angeles, California

                     “ Los Angeles Painters”, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

                     “Book Club” Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                     “Nature”, Launch Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2016            “Urbanature” Curated by Constance Mallinson, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

                     “Picasso’s Bastards” Woodbury University Nan Rae Gallery, Burbank, Ca.

2015             Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles “After Living in the Room of Realties Nouvelles”

2014           “The Wood Show” Arena One Gallery Santa Monica, curated by China Adams

                   “The Face of Portraiture” Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles

                    “Spirits in the Material World” Hiatus, Los Angeles

                     Hilton Foundation (group Exhibition) Agoura, California

                     California Lutheran University, Group Exhibition 

2013          “Dangerous Beauties” Sturrt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, Pasadena, Ca.

                  “The Four Seasons” Heather James Gallery, Palm Desert, California

                  “Decomposition”, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles        

                  “Arranged Art” Hudson/Linc, Los Angeles

                   “Small Works”, Ruth Bachofner Gallery

2012         “The Nature of Things”  Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica

                  “True Blue”

                  “Unnatural” Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles (AACA award nomination)

                   Torrance Art Museum “To Live and Paint in L.A.”             

2011          “Second Nature” Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, California

                  “Landscape Now”Andi Campagnone Projects, Pomona California

                  “Urbanature”  On-line Exhibition Times

2010          Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California, 3 person exhibition

                  The Grey Wall, Alias Book, Los Angeles, California          

2008          "Some Paintings" LA WEEKLY Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles

2007         "Greener" Sketching Solutions For Climate Change, Symposium and Exhibition, Venice, Ca.

2007         "Coolglobes" Exhibition - City of Chicago

2006             Torrance Art Museum “Plainer – A Contemporary Take on Landscape”

Los Angeles Municipal Gallery “10 Years of C.O.L.A. Artists” (Traveling)

Los Angeles International Airport Exhibitions “Endless Painting”

2005        USC Fisher Gallery, “Contemporary Soliloquies on the Natural World”

               “In House Outside: Claremont Graduate School, Curated by David Pagel

               “The Poetics of Travel” LAX through Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural


                Claremont Graduate School, “Recent Feminist Art”

2004        Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, “The Political Landscape”

2003        Claremont Graduate School, “Nine Artists”

                The Art Gallery, Canoga Park, California: “Drawing A New Map”

                (Sept.) Rosamond Felsen “Los Angeles Pattern and Decoration” curated by              

                Michael Duncan

2002       Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, California

               C.O.L.A. 2002 recipients

2001       A.P.E.. Gallery, Northhampton, Massachusetts

               Chase Foundation, Los Angeles, California

2000        Alterart, Cambridge, Massachusetts

              Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna, Ca. “The New Landscape”

1994      "The Layered Look," Santa Monica Museum, Santa


1993          "Group Exhibition," Interart Gallery, New York

                                New York

             Constance Mallinson 2   Raleigh Corporation, Los Angeles, California

 1990          "Systems," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,

                                Los Angeles, California

1989          "Ace Contemporary Exhibitions," Ace Gallery,

                                Los Angeles, California

1988          "Ace Contemporary Exhibitions," Ace Gallery,

                                Los Angeles, California

              "California Landscape Art: Plein Air to the

                                Present," Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California

 1987         "A History of Women Artists in California," Fresno

                                Art Museum, Fresno, California

 1986         "A Southern California Collection," Cirrus Gallery,

                                Los Angeles, California

                  "A Change of Art," Bank of Los Angeles, Los

                                Angeles, California

1985         "Artpark Artists," Buscaglia Castellani Gallery,

                                New York, New York

                  "Group Exhibition," Los Angeles Visual Arts, The

                                Design Center, Los Angeles, California

                  "Group Exhibition," Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles,


                  "Landscape Now," University of California, San

                                Diego, California

1984       "American Landscape," California State University,

                                Los Angeles, California

                "A Broad Spectrum," The Design Center, Los

                                Angeles, California

                "Group Exhibition," Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles,


                "Selections 1975‑1981," Rental Gallery, Los Angeles

                                County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

                "New American Art," Huntington Gallery, University

                                of Texas, Austin, Texas

                "Critic's Choice," Transamerica Building, Los

                                Angeles, California

 1983       "Landscape," Sander Chrichton Gallery, Seattle,


                "Attention California," Oakland Rorick Gallery,

                                The Oakland Museum, Oakland, San Francisco

                "Pattern, “I Arco Center for Visual Arts, Los

                                Angeles, California

                "Downtown Los Angeles," Palm Springs Desert

                                Museum, Palm Springs, California

 1982     "Ten from Los Angeles," Dongsangbang Gallery,

                                Seoul, Korea

1981       "The Intimate Object," Ron Salgado Gallery,

                                Los Angeles, California

  "Pattern Painting," Security Pacific Bank, Los

                                Angeles, California

                "Group Exhibition," Orange County Center for

                                Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

                "The Big Drawing Show," Newspace Gallery, Los

                                Angeles, California

                "Group Exhibition," Japanese American Cultural

                                Center, Los Angeles, California

                "Drawing, A Personal Definition," San

                                University, San Diego, California

                "Recent Work," Los Angeles Contemporary

                                Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California

 1980       "Five from Los Angeles," Sparks Gallery,

                                Denver, Colorado

                "Group Exhibition," Stage One Gallery, Orange,


1979       "Group Exhibition," California State University,

                                Dominquez Hills, California

 1977       "Group Exhibition," Henri Gallery, Washington,


                "Selections from the Collection," American

                 Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C.


1976       "Group Exhibition," Washington Women's Art Center,

                                Washington, D.C.

                "Group Exhibition," Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.



1974       "19th Area Exhibition," Corcoran Gallery of Art,

                                Washington, D.C.

                "Group Exhibition," Henri Gallery, Washington,


1971       "Group Exhibition," Illien Gallery, Atlanta,


1970       "Atlanta National Painting I," Atlanta, Georgia


Pomona College Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

National Academy of Sciences, Washington,DC

BMI Software, Houston, Texas

Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

Nat West Markets, Los Angeles, California

Prudential Insurance Company, Los Angeles, California

American Golf Corporation, San Diego, California

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Los Angeles,


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, Ca. (Mural)



2013    Expo Line 26th and Olympic Bergamot Station Installation

2007    Finalist, Metro Mural for  El Monte Station

2007    Finalist, Branch Martin Luther King Branch Library, Los Angeles

2007    Coolglobe, Chicago, Illinois

2001    City of Los Angeles Artist Grant (C.O.L.A.)

2001    Finalist Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Public Art Commission

2000    Finalist King County Public Art Program, Water Control District Project

1998    Finalist California Supreme Court Mural Competition

1996    Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Red Line Poster Winner

1994    Finalist Sunland Tujunga Branch Library

1986    National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship

1985    ARTPARK  Lewiston, New York, Project Artist

1984    Djerassi Foundation, Residency Award, Palo Alto, California


“Forest for the Trees” Exhibition Catalog, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, Ca.

Mallinson, Constance “The Feminine Sublime Exhibition catalog, Pasadena Museum, Pasadena, Ca. 2018

Gipe, Lawrence, Review in White Hot Magazine, 7/9/2017

Osberg, Annabel, Review in Artillery Magazine, 9/19, 2017

Zellen, Jody, Review in Art and Cake, June 30, 2017

Bowen, Bliss, Pasadena Weekly, “Bold Perspectives on Nature and the Environment,  Jan. 2018

Heitzman, Lorraine, “The Feminine Sublime”, Art and Cake, Feb, 2018

Mizota, Sharon, Review of Feminine Sublime Exhibition, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2018

Enholm, Molly, “The Feminine Sublime” Fabrik Magazine, May 8, 2018

Knight, Christopher, Review of Brand Library Exhibition, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 2017

Dambrot, Shana Nys, Catalog for Exhibition “Los Angeles Painters”, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, 2017

Argonaut News, June 1, 2016 “Station to Station”

KPCC News Radio  “Expo Line Artworks” 5/20/2016

Seed, John “Free Painting” Hyperallergic Magazine Dec. 2015

Spiller, Nancy “Measuring True Worth”, Arroyo Magazine, Oct. 2015

 Drohojowska, Hunter  Segment of KCRW’s Art Talk, April 2012

Frank, Peter  “Un-Natural” Fabrik Magazine Issue 16, Spring 2012

                         Huffington Post, Haiku Reviews, April 28, 2012

Brown, Betty,  “Un-Natural” ArtScene, Vol.31 No.9 May 2012

Harvey,Doug  “Pierre and the Lion”  LA Weekly, May 20, 2010

Harvey,Doug “Snips and Snails” La Weekly, Sept. 11, 2010

Valencia, Rita “The Times Quotidian” Oct. 2009

Ollman,Leah, "So Very Natural,Yet So Theatrical", LA Times, Feb.6,2009

Miles, Christopher: Constance Mallinson at Angles Gallery, LA Weekly Jan. 30,2009

Knight, Christopher : It's Alive With Wit and Diversity, LA Times, Jan. 25,2008

Harvey, Doug, "Some Paintings" LA Weekly, Jan 11,2008

Pagel, David,Los Angeles Times, January 9,2006 “Each to Her Own Nature”

                       Los Angeles Times, April 27,2004 “Our Place in the World”

                       Los Angeles Times, June 8,2002 “Pop The Next Wave”

Frank, Peter LA Weekly, January 20-26,2006 “Contemporary Soliloquies on the Natural World”

                      LA Weekly, April 9,2004 “The Political Landscape”

Miles, Christopher “P&D in LA” Art in America  Feb. 2004

New American Painting,Number 31, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, 4 Massachusetts

 Dunlap, Doree  “The Golden Land” OC Weekly, March 8, 1996

Frank, Peter, Artpick, L.A. Weekly, (January 19, 1995)

Los Angeles Times, Sunday Calendar, "Biennial LAX '94," (November 13, 1994).

Wilson, William, "Layered," Los Angeles Times, (November 30, 1994).

 Rhoads, Thomas,"The Layered Look:Towards An Aesthetic Of Accumulation   Among 6 L.A. Artists"   published by Santa Monica Museum of Art for LAX '94.

Ribot Magazine, (Winter, 1993) and Spring 1995 issues

Gardner, Colin, "Review," Artforum, (November, 1991).

Darling, Michael, "Bittersweet Constance Mallinson at L.A. Municipal Gallery," Artweek, (October 24, 1991).

Knight, Christopher, "Dazzling View of the American Landscape," L.A. Herald Examiner, (December 1, 1988).

Curtis, Cathy, "Review," Los Angeles Times, (July, 1988).

Suggs, Don, Forehead Magazine, (Spring, 1988).

Marrow, Marva, Inside Los Angeles Artists, Perrigrine Books, 1988.

                    Los Angeles Artists Calendar, Foundation for Arts Resources, 1987.

"Los Angeles Artists," Fine Arts and Antiques, (May, 1987).

Jones, Amelia, "Word Wars," LA Weekly, (June 19, 1987).

"Constance Mallinson," L.A. Style, (July, 1986).

Pincus, Robert, Art in America, (April, 1986).

Lab, Walter and David French, "I'd Like to Save You the

                Trouble of A Journey," Element Magazine, (Winter,1986).

Schipper, Merle, Artnews, (January, 1986).

Hugo, Joan, "A Questioning of Sources and conventions, "Artweek  (November 1985).

"Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, (November 17, 1985).

McKenna, Kristine, Los Angeles Times, (November 8, 1985).

Stein, Ben, "Pictures to Provoke a Thousand Questions,"L.A. Herald Examiner,    (October 28, 1985).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Plagens, Peter, "Re Bop de Reebok in L.A.," Art inAmerica, (April, 1985).

Gardner, Colin, "Art Throughout The City," L.A. Reader,(October 26, 1991)

Pincus, Robert, "Landscapes, View of Nature or History?"Los Angeles Times, (October 23, 1984).

Drohojowska, Hunter, "The Ultimate Ironic Time, Art's New Order," L.A. Weekly, (December 30, 1983).

Ewing, Robert,."Cumulative Landscapes," Artweek, (December17, 1983).

Delgado, Michael, "Pick of the Week," L.A. Weekly,(December 9, 1983).

“Monuments to Art," Weekend Update, L.A Herald Examiner,(December 2. 1983).

Pincus, Robert, "The Galleries, Constance Mallinson,"

Los Angeles Times, (December 2, 1983).

Knight, Christopher, "Dazzling View of American Landscape," L.A. Herald Examiner, (December 1, 1983)."Ten Events That Shook the Artworld," L.A. Herald Examiner., (December 1, 1983)

Jan, Alfred, "Review," Imagres and Issues, (September 1983)

Knight, Christopher, "Do the Pattern Painters Want To Be Decoration,Police?" L. A. Herald Examiner, (March 6, 1983).

Muchnic, Suzanne, "Pattern Painters Without a Pattern," Los Angeles Times, (March 11, 1983).

Burstein, Joanne, "California Color," Artweek, (April 23, 1983).

Hemmerdinger, William, "Review," Images and Issues, (Winter, 1981).

Ewing, Robert, Artweek, (August 26, 1981).

Pincus, Robert, "From Pattern to Image in Paint,” Los Angeles Times, (August 26, 1981).

Ballatore, Sandy, "Expanding The Decorative," Images and Issues, (Spring, 1981).

Washington Post Review, June 1, 1974 “Where Has All the Color Gone?”

Burnett, Clyde  Atlanta Journal June 1971” Gallery Illien Works”

Forgey, Benjamin,Washington Star Review of Corcoran Exhibition, Nov. 1974



For the past fifteen years I have taught painting, drawing, and criticism in many of the colleges and universities in the Southern California area including  Claremont Graduate University,UCLA, UCSB, California State University, Art Center College of Design, Otis Art Institute.

I also have contributed regular reviews for Art in America and many other publications since 1983.