Holly Downing

About The Artist

Holly Downing’s paintings and mezzotints have been exhibited in solo exhibitions in London; Edinburgh, Scotland; Manila, Philippines; Medford, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco; Berkeley, San Jose, Fresno and Santa Rosa, California, and in group exhibitions across the U.S., including the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, in San Francisco and internationally.

She is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greenshields Foundation, Canada; the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Graham Foundation, Chicago and the San Francisco Phelan Foundation, among others.

Ms Downing’s work is in many museum and book collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford, U.K.; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco; New York Public Library; Stanford University Art Museum; California; Bancroft Library, Berkeley University; Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale. Downing’s mezzotints are included in many publications, including the catalogue Penumbrae; Holly Downing Painting, The Mezzotint, History and Technique; by Carol Wax, 1996, Holly Downing, 25 Years of Mezzotints, catalogue raisonné in 2001, Printmakers’ Secrets edited by Tony Dyson, London, 2009; and Drawn to Language, Fisher Art Museum, University of Southern California, 2013.

Downing has incorporated her extensive travels into much of her work – including from Nepal, Vietnam, Peru, Morocco, Ghana and Western Europe.

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