Rosalyn Bodycomb



Bodycomb's paintings and depictions of metro stations, dreamy waterscapes, and flights of birds, showcase the artists interest in the immediacy of the moment. Many of her compositions are overseeing their subjects from a skewed vantage point, a cinematic Dutch angle. These images are her photographs, printed to fact in the determined brushtrokes of Bodycomb's near-photorealistic style. The feeling is that the camera is hanging limply on a rig, swinging over a view of the city, and we're glimpsing a crisp frame from a random scene. Bodycomb is curious about the relativity of the world, and how these individual events could only happen where they are in the way they did. A butcher looks accusingly onto the viewer, a metro station silently tilts to one side. The action is relatively banal, or unagitated. But the color, the light from a streetlight, is real.

Rosalyn Bodycomb earned an M.F.A. from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. She received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award in 2005, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2007, and a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2009.  Her work is in the Permanent Collection of the Dallas Museum of Art and many private collections across the United States. Bodycomb lives and works in New York, NY.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions


2009    Pollock-Krasner Grant
2007    John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
2006    International Exchange Bursary, Blue Mountain Center
2005    Joan Mitchell Grant Award
1997    Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship


2013    Joan Mitchell Pilot Program, New Orleans, LA
2006    The Tyrone Guthrie Center, Monaghan, Ireland
2004    Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
1997    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Selected Exhibitions

2018    Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017    The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
2016    Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
2013    L9 Center for the Arts, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2012    The Durst Organization, New York, NY (solo)
2012    SCOPE Chashama Foundation booth #24, New York, NY
2011    Chashama Foundation, Brooklyn Army Terminal, NY
2008    Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
2007    Mulcahy Modern, Dallas, TX
2005    Texas Biennial, Gallery Lombardi, Austin,TX
2004    Spike Gallery, New York, NY      
2003    Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX