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Robert Dozono

Sylvania North View Gallery

Large Format Works from the Eighties and Nineties

Charcoal drawing on white paper of three girls sitting and reading books; behind them is a grid with plant forms beyond.

Dana Studio, Girls #11, charcoal on paper, 66″ x 88″

  • Dates: February 18 – March 16, 2019
  • Opening reception and gallery talk: Wednesday, February 20, 11am-1pm

The North View Gallery is pleased to present work by Portland-based artist Robert Dozono.  Dozono, a long-time faculty member at Portland Community College, now retired, has been renowned for his instruction on drawing and painting the human form. In this exhibition, the artist has reintroduced several large gestural figurative works from his teaching days, reflective of the artist’s immersive process and relentless focus on direct observation. The exhibition also includes a series of watercolor and oil portraits of Dozono’s family members.

Robert Dozono is an exhibiting member of Portland’s Blackfish Gallery, the area’s oldest cooperative exhibition venue. He has served as a panelist on numerous occasions for the Regional Arts and Culture Council, including as chair of the Visual Chronicle of Portland selections committee.  While at PCC, Dozono was active in creating union policy, serving as Vice President of the Faculty Federation for 17 years. Dozono’s artwork is currently featured in the exhibition Visual Magic, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University Oregon campus in Eugene. He holds a BS in Art from the University of Oregon and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Panorama view of art in gallery, showing 4 large scale drawings of human figures on the left wall, a charcoal drawing of 3 children reading by window in the center, and on the right wall: 2 large charcoal drawings of figures, one large oil painting, and 4 framed watercolors.
  • Four large scale drawings, each with three nude figures, drawn in charcoal and watercolor, hung on wall in gallery.
  • Two large charcoal drawings of three girls in silhouette by a window hang on wall on left of image, and one framed charcoal and wathercolor drawing of two female figures hangs on another wall on the right of the image.
  • Large charcoal drawing of three female figures in room, one seated on chair in center, window with plants in background
  • Large oil painting of 3 figures, one on left is standing, the others are seated, the background is primarily white with green, orange, and blue brushstrokes; the figures are rendered in black, blue, red, brown, and yellow.
  • Four framed watercolors hang on gallery wall, each with a portrait of a member of the artist's family
  • Watercolor portrait of elderly woman; showing her face looking to the left of the frame and including her shoulders
  • Watercolor painting of young girl standing in garden, with steps on the left side, rocks on the right, flowers and trees around and above her. Blue, yellow and green are predominant colors.

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

Directions: Follow signs to the bookstore and visitor parking. The gallery is located in the Communications and Technology (CT) building, adjacent to the bookstore, on the NE corner of campus.