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Biography

Mary Bowen (b.1999) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2022. Bowen is a British artist currently based in St Leonards-on-Sea. Bowen extends the field of painting, incorporating textile, sculpture, installation, and ceramics into her practice. Bowen paints from her mind’s eye and often uses automatic drawing techniques to explore the surrealism of the mind and memory

Statement 

I am currently exploring my creative process in response to my surroundings and memory. I use Automatism to draw my compositions, I allow my subconscious to take charge, everyday objects attached to memories make their way into my paintings, giving them a new identity and symbolism, adding to a continuously developing visual coded language. This process often results in surreal, nightmare or dream-like happenings and imagery. The drawings are then painted with a focus on accessing mood via mark making and colour. 

I am currently doing most of my visual research on the coast of Hastings and St. Leonards on Sea.

 

E X H I B I T I O N S

 

New Contemporaries - Royal Scottish Academy - 03-04/24

Desire Lines - Electro Studios - 11/23

 

Bright Young Things - Birds Nest Gallery - 08-09/23

 

The Three Graces - Birds Nest Gallery- 05-06/23

 

The Foundry Films Ltd Opening Launch - 05/23

 

Mxogyny Zine Launch - 05/23

 

Edinburgh Art Fair - 11/22

 

Edinburgh Collage of Art Graduate Show - 06/22

 

C U There - ECA - 04/22 

 

Last Call - ECA - 02/22

 

Spare Rib - The Caves Edinburgh - 02/22

 

Art Crap - ECA 23/11/2021 

A W A R D S    

 

RSA New Contemporaries 2024

 

Shortlisted for Global Design Gratuate Show 

in Collaboration with Gucci 2022

 

Nominated for Freelands Painting Prize 2022

 

Shortlisted for Astaire Art Prize 2022

 

Andrew Grant Bursary 2022

 

Artist of the Month for Clitbait 01/23

Contact Me

Instagram: @maryeabowen

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