Art Exhibition: Nancy Bowen – Sometimes a Body is Not Just a Body
Sculpture and Drawings 1992-2022
A SUNY WCC Art Gallery Exhibition
When: Exhibition will run from January 26, 2023 – April 12, 2023
Location: SUNY WCC Art Gallery, Hankin Academic Arts Building, SUNY Westchester Valhalla
A retrospective of sculpture and drawing from mixed media artist Nancy Bowen. Using eclectic mixtures of imagery and material, Bowen creates abstract 2D & 3D artwork that often reflects, seeks to embody, and express what it feels like to “inhabit a female body, as opposed to what it might look like.”
The exhibition will be on view from January 26th through April 12th during gallery hours, with a panel discussion about the work with leaders in feminist theory, art, and activism on March 1st:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Nancy Bowen is a mixed-media artist known for her eclectic mixtures of imagery and materials in two and three dimensions. Her sculpture and drawing exist between form and ideas of abstraction and representation. Her work offers a poetic commentary on our quickly changing material culture. Like an artistic archeologist in this age of globalization and post-industrialization, she salvages (often disappearing) ornament and craft traditions and incorporates them into sculpture and drawings.
Featured in group shows in museums around the country, and reviewed widely in such journals as Art in America, Artforum, Glass Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, and many newspapers, Bowen has had solo exhibitions in 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 is a grantee of the Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Westchester Arts Council, with residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Jentel Foundation, Sanskriti in Delhi, European Ceramic Work Center, and the Brown Foundation at the Dora Maar House in France. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY), with teaching experience at Columbia University, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, and R.I.S.D. She is currently the Carl and Doris Kempner Distinguished Professor of Sculpture at Purchase College, S.U.N.Y., and maintains a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.