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 outside of Yosemite Valley, California.

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