Nancy Bowen


A white woman with gray hair wearing a black and white shirt and black pants leans against a radiator on an orange brick wall

Nancy Bowen is a mixed media artist known for her eclectic mixtures of imagery and materials in both two and three dimensions. Bowen has had over a dozen solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe including the Lesley Heller Gallery in NYC, Annina Nosei Gallery in NYC, Galerie Farideh Cadot in Paris, the Betsy Rosenfield gallery in Chicago, and the James Gallery in Houston. She has been included in group shows in various museums around the country. Her work has been reviewed widely in such journals as Art in America, Artforum, Glass Magazine, Sculpture Magazine and a host of newspapers.

She has won awards from the Anonymous was a Woman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Jentel Foundation, the European Ceramic Work Center and the Brown Foundation Fellowship at the Dora Maar House and the European Ceramic Work Center among others. She attended Stanford University, received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY). She has taught at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Columbia University, among other institutions. She is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Purchase College, S.U.N.Y. She maintains a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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