Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dianne Bowen is a multi-media artist living and working in the East Village, NY for over 10 years. She studied at the School of Visual Arts, NY, independent research in Estonia, Ireland, Finland and the United States for her photographic series “Human Land Urban Landscape” 2000-2004 and completed a residency at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY in 2008. Her work is shown both nationally and internationally as well as reviewed in publications in print, on-line, live radio interview and a documentary on 10 artists in their studio “Art in Dialogue” screened at the Museum for New Art Parnu, Estonia in 2006. Bowen’s work was also featured in Art in America, June/July 2007 “Girls, girls, girls” by Carey Lovelace pg. 90. and ARTslant NY 2010, “On the Edge at Fountain” by Natalie Hegert Pic of the month for March. Her work can also be found in The Drawing Center’s curated viewing program. On September 30, 2010 she released the first book on her work, “Back to the beginning and begin again...” selected drawings and installations 2006-2008 with foreward by Art Critic, Curator and Director of artcomments.com, Peter Duhon, Jr.
A Line, the simplest and most complicated marks, the earliest marks made by humans in a cave.
Fragility, language and connection are my main focus. Exploring materials through process, a conversation begins; my hand reacts to the surface. The works are based on initial translations of ambient sounds into forms of language and codes resulting in visual poems. We live in a high tech world on information overload, virtual connection and instant gratification with little or no barrier. I dig into the surface exploring the process of listening, how and what we hear. As I work, I exist on these multiple planes; the line, sound and my body's movement are in sync. Using these translations, I track, locate, decipher and reconstruct the myriad of infinite inaudible conversations and information bouncing faster than the speed of light. Deciphering into visual messages uncovers conversations excavated from depths of nothing and everything. Through the process of mark making I respond to the surface materials and environment using drawing, mixed media, installation, photography and short video.