Cybele Rowe was born in Sydney Australia, second eldest of six chiidren. She is the daughter of a world's leading authority on Pediatric Genetic Research and a documentary filmmaker mother with a strong spiritual interest. She spent her early years in the US as her father was doing research at Duke University. Her parents decided to return to Sydney, with its magnificent beaches and glorious harbor which she grew up on.

Completing her High School at Loreto Convent Kirribilli, Sydney, she was accepted at 17 years of age to the premier art school, City Art Institute University of New South Wales. Upon completing her Bachelor of The Arts in Fine Arts she continued her Post Graduate studies. Cybele had secured the oldest and largest gallery in Sydney and an art award from the Australian Government enabling her to travel the world. Meeting the influential people from the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, they impressed upon her the need to develop as an artist in the stimulating Environment New York offered.

Having numerous shows in Australia, Cybele and her husband Peter, decided to relocate to New York permanently at the age of 26. Establishing her studio on the upper East Side, Cybele was able to have numerous high profile shows which included over a hundred paintings and sculptures shown through out the Bergdorf Goodman Stores, The World Bank and Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as the honor of lecturing for the Smithsonian Institute at the age of 29.

Both her husband's and her career afforded them to move into their dream loft in the lower part of Manhattan, awaking to the Statue of Liberty every morning. That peace was shattered with the arrival of their son Zak in 1998 and both new parents realized Southern California would be a much more bountiful environment for them as a family. Together the brought an acre of land with old dance hall, and built a large studio in what was an old mining town at the mouth of the Cleveland National Forest called Silverado. It is there in relative tranquility Cybele has found the freedom to pursue her art with the most wondrous of inspiration, the gift of nature.

1963 Born. Sydney, Australia.
1981 Higher School Certificate, Loreto Convent, Australia.
1986 Bachelor of the Arts, University of New South Wales.
1987 Post Graduate in Professional Art Studies, University of New South Wales.
1988 Guest of the International Council of The Museum of Modem Art, New York. 1991 Located to New York.
1992 Artist in Residence, University of New South Wales, Australia.
1996 Curator South Pacific Arts Festival, New York.
1997 Study travel to Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia.
1997 Scuba Diving Research to Belize and Honduras.
1998 Relocation to Southern California.

EDUCATION AND AWARDS
2003
"Sunfish" Commission for Laguna Beach Bank of America
2001
Second Runner-up, Redesigning the White House. Dwell Magazine
2000
Honorable Mention, Puerto Rico Millennium Monument Competition 1987-88 Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies, University of N.S.W
1982-85
Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts). University of N.S.W.
1988-89
Overseas Study Grant, Arts Council of Australia.
1992
Artist in Residence, University of New South Wales.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2003
Lucas LA, "Human Shells As Temples"
VDA Y LA, Director's Guild Theater, Hollywood, LA

2002
Lucas, Beverly Hills, LA.
Don Q'Melveny Gallery, "Femelements" Hollywood, LA.
Elena Zass Gallery, "Pleasing Female Imagery," Laguna Beach, California.

1999
Beaver Gallery Canberra, Australia.

1998
Quadrivium Gallery Sydney, Australia.

1995
Synchronicity Space Soho, New York.
Elaine Benson Gallery Bridgehampton, New York

1994
Lay of the Land Australian Embassy, Washington, DC. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Smithsonian Associates Program, Washington, DC. Lecture on work.

1994
Synchronicity Space, Soho, New York.

1993
Bergdorf Goodman Men's &Women's Store, New York.

1993
From Another Place Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

1992
Blaxland Gallery Sydney, Australia.

1990
Blaxland Gallery Sydney, Australia.
Grace Brothers Store Sydney CBD, Store frontage windows.
Distelfink Gallery Melbourne, Australia.

1989
Blaxland Gallery Sydney, Australia.
Grace Brothers Sydney CBD, Store frontage windows.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2002
Village Gallery, West Hollywood and Laguna Beach, California.

2001
Chicago SOFA

1998
Jeans for Genes- Art Gallery of NSW. Australia.
Australian Art Resources Sydney, Australia.

1996
Oceania Arts Festival- The Salon, New York.

1995
Women's Art Exhibition- World Bank Headquarters, Washington. D.C. Spirited
Touch. - Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.
Sacred Archetype- Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.
Art Designed for Living- Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.

1994
Re-enchantment- Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.
Metropolitan Homes design SoHo event.
Sheila Nussbaum Gallery- Milburn, New Jersey.
Art Designed for Living- Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.

1993
Sheila Nussbaum Gallery- Milburn, New Jersey.
The Spirited T ouch- Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.
Art Designed for Living- Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.
Re-enchantment- Archetype Gallery, Soho, New York.

1992
The Ten Guineas show- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.
Orgatec - Koln, Germany.
Galerie Am Fishmarkt- Berlin &Erfurt, Germany.

1991
Ten Guineas Show- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Milan Fair Ground- Milan, Italy.
Nude Study Show- Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney.

1990
Garden Art Show- Adelaide Arts Festival Center, Adelaide.

1989
Sun Worship Show- Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney.
60th Anniversary Exhibition- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.
Four Young Artists- Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney.
Sydney Images- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.

1988
Past Present and Future- Artarmon Gallery, Sydney.
Group Show- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.
Selexcellence- Artlook Gallerv. Sydney.
Opening Exhibition- Darling Harbor Exhibition Center, Sydney. Group Show- Sydney Textile Museum.

1987
Graduate Diploma Exhibition- Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney Group Exhibition- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Architectural Digest, Apr 03
Santa Monica Observer, Oct 02, Mar 03
Dwell Architecture Magazine, Sept 01
The Futurist, Aug 01
The Washington Times, July 01
Qantas Inflight Magazine, Nov 98
Ceramics Monthly, lnternational. Dec 95.
Miscellanea, Australian Embassy, Dec 95.
Miscellanea, Australian Embassy, Aug 95.
Dans Paper, Hamptons, New York, Aug 95.
South Hampton Press, Aug 95
Washington Post, Oct 94
Washington Times, Oct 94
A+U Architecture and Design, Japan, Nov 93.
Interni Annualle, Italy, Jan 93.
South Hampton Press, Jun 93.
Churinga, Australian Consulate Newsletter, Jul 93, May 92/
UArca, design in America Italy, Jul 92.
State of the Art, Issue 3, 1992.
Metro Feature, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 92.
The Melbourne Age, Sept 92.
The Mercury, Tasmania, Sept 92.
The Adelaide Courier, Sept 92.
The Telegraph Mirror, Sept 92.
The Sunday Telegraph, Sept 92.
The Brisbane Courier, Sept 92.
The Western Herald, Sept 92.
The Bulletin, Sept 89.
Look Magazine, Art Gallery N.S.W. Sept 92, April 89.
Gallery Magazine, National Gallery of Victoria, March 90.
Australian Artists, Max Germaine.
Crafts Arts International, Sept 91.
Art and Australia, April 89, Sept 90.
Vogue Living Magazine, April 89, Feb 92.
Follow Me Magazine, May 89.

COLLECTIONS
Childrens Medical Research Institute, Australia.
Australian Embassy, Washington D.C.
World Trade Centre, Australia.
Australian Consulate New York, New York.
McDonald's International Corporate Centre, Sydney, Australia. Coles Myer Collection, Australia.
James Fairfax Collection, Australia.
Private collections Worldwide.

DOCUMENTARIES
CNN, Making the Most of it, July 01

USA Live, interview with Greg Fitsimmons. Feb 18th 97.

Today Show, interview live via satellite from New York, Chanel9, Australia. Dec 94 and March 95

Arts Review Program, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Televised Sept 92.

Radio National Arts Review, A.B.C. Sept 92.

City Talk, Channel 9, Australia, Televised Sept 92.

The Search for Meaning by Caroline Jones, Television and Radio National-, May90, Apr 91, Feb 92

Size Video Magazine, Tokyo, Oct 91.

 

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