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Hannah Elise Bowman

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20120817073026-abmoonnb
Astrobiology: La Lune Blanche Monotype and Collograph on Somerset White Paper
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In the Parlance of Mariners, November 2012 Acrylic, Graphite and Ink on Rives BFK Tan 22"x30" © Hannah Elise Bowman
20120817081336-dpbuckyoneyearafter
Dream Portraits: Jamie One Year After, 2006 Acrylic Ink and Pen on Arches Hot Press Water Color Paper
20120817073239-abmoonghostnb
Astrobiology: La Lune Blanche Ghost Print Monotype and Collograph on Rives BFK Tan
20120817075112-ausinsideout
Australia: Inside Out Hardground Zinc Etching on Somerset White Paper
20120817081538-dpevery_one_of_my_dreams
Dream Portraits: Falling Dream Ink on Stonehenge Cream Paper
20120817065923-16th_movement
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Rörelse Monotype and Collograph on Rives BFK Tan
20120817081759-dpghost_dog
Dream Portraits: Ghost Dog, 2011 Acrylic on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper 30" With Border X 20" With Border Inches
20120817070150-16th_redsea
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Röda Havet Hardground Zinc Etching With Chine Colle and Acrylic on Somerset White Paper
20120909025758-16thaccident
A Misconception in 16th Scania: Olyckshändelse Hardground Zinc Etching on Somerset Cream Velvet © Hannah Elise Bowman
20120817073514-abnegatibenb
Astrobiology: Negative Graphite Powder and Sumi Ink on Stonehenge White Paper 40"x32"
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Astrobiology: Space Time/ Local Time #14 (Light) Plexiglass Monotype on Rives BFK Somerset White Velvet 30"x22" © Hannah Elise Bowman
20120817081945-dpgoldsquare
Dream Portraits: Gold Square Pen and Paint Marker on Rives BFK Tan Paper
20120909030516-ausoutbackstars
Australia: Outback Stars Watercolor and Acrylic Ink on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper 9"x12" © Hannah Elise Bowman
20120817070351-16th_twins
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Tvillingar Hardground Zinc Etching Double Print on Somerset White Paper
20120817082148-dphaystacks
Dream Portraits: Two Things I Hate Are Love and Monet Pen and Ink on Rives BFK Tan Paper
20120817070552-16thaccident
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Olyckshändelse Hardground Zinc Etching on Rives BFK Cream Paper
20120817073612-abpositivenb
Astrobiology: Positive Graphite Powder and Sumi Ink on Stonehenge White Paper 40"x32"
20120817082328-dpsnowshoes
Dream Portraits: Snowshoes (Dreaming of Maine in Winter) Pen and Ink on Rives BFK Tan Paper
20120817071051-16thclassic
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Tidlös Hardground Zinc Etching on Somerset White Paper
20120817082601-dp021608thedarkersideofno
Geography: The Darker Side of No Sumi Ink and Acrylic on Stonehenge White Paper 30"x20"
20120817082849-dpclimbingdeep
Geography: Climbing Deeper (Canyon de Chelly) Acrylic and Ink on Arches Hot Press Water Color Paper
20120817071255-16thdiagram_first_time
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Diagram: första gången Hardground Zinc Etching on Rives BFK Cream Paper
20120817071444-16thdiagram_second_time
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Diagram: andra gången Hardground Zinc Etching and Aqua Tint on Rives BFK Cream Paper
20120817073908-abpencapsnb
Astrobiology: Space Time/ Local Time #13 Monotype on Rives BFK Gray 30"x22"
20120817083134-dpfauxpersonaltopography
Geography: Faux Personal Topography Plexiglass Drypoint Etching on Somerset White Paper
20120817071707-16thpositvenegative
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Positiv/ Negativ Hardground Zinc Etching With Chine Colle Negative Print on Somerset White Paper
20120817074205-abstarlightnb
Astrobiology: Space Time/ Local Time #14 (Light) Monotype on Somerset White Paper 30"x22"
20120817083418-dpnonodream
Geography: No Any Which Way Hardground Zinc Etching on Rives BFK Cream Paper
20120817071937-16through
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Ojämn Collograph on Somerset White Paper
20120817083654-geoclimbingdownwithoutknowing
Geography: Dry (Canyon de Chelly) Acrylic and Ink on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper
20120817072208-16througheverything
A Misconception in 16th Century Scania: Ojämn/ Allting Hardground Zinc Etching With Collograph on Rives BFK Cream
20120817074852-abstreaknb
Astrobiology: Space Time/ Local Time #15 Monotype and Collograph on Rives BFK Tan Paper 30"x22"
20120817084012-geocoveted
Geography: Coveted Hardground Zinc Etching on Rives BFK Gray Paper
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Astrobiology: Cells Hardground Zinc Etching on Rives BFK Cream Paper
20120817084130-geohomecitgo
Geography: Citgo Sign (Home) Pen and Ink on Rives BFK Tan Paper
20120817072737-abexplodingimploding
Astrobiology: La Lune Gold Acrylic Ink on Arches Black Paper
20120817084319-geolostmemories
Geography: Lost Memory (Acadia) Ink on Arches Hot Press Water Color Paper 30"x20"
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Geography: Personal Topography #1 (Mom) Graphite on Paper 30"x20" (with 3" Border on All Sides)
20120817075535-ausoutbackstars
Australia: Outback Stars Watercolor and Ink on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper
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Geography: Two Norths Watercolor and Ink on Somerset White Paper 30"x22"
20120817085526-jb3lgfull
Switzerland/PSR: #1 Ink on Paper
20120817075812-ausrivermap
Australia: River Map Watercolor, Ink, Graphite and Acrylic on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper
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Switzerland/PSR: #2 (Jacob's Mountain) Ink, Graphite, Vellum and Scotch Tape on Paper (diptych)
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Switzerland/PSR: #3 (His Blue Plaid Shirt) Ink, Graphite, on Paper (diptych)
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Australia: Patches Watercolor, Ink, Graphite on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper
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Switzerland/PSR: #4 (Red Track Jacket) Ink, Graphite, Vellum, and Tracing Paper on Paper (diptych)
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Switzerland/PSR: #5 (Fake Angry Stairs) Ink on Paper (diptych)
20120817080126-auswaltzingmatilda
Australia: Waltzing Matilda Watercolor, Ink, Graphite on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper
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Switzerland/PSR: #6 (Love ?) Ink, Graphite, Tracing Paper and Scotch Tape on Paper (diptych)
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Switzerland/PSR: #7 The Other Jacob/ Brazil/ Still Light), 2012 Ink, Graphite, and Tracing Paper on Paper (diptych)
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Switzerland/PSR: #7 (Blue) Ink on Paper
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Australia: Uluru Diagram #1 Graphite and Ink on Stonehenge White Paper
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Switzerland/PSR: #8 (Green and Gray) Ink, Graphite, and Vellum on Paper (diptych)
20120817080436-ausulruru2
Australia: Uluru Diagram #2 Graphite and Ink on Stonehenge White Paper
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Switzerland/PSR: #9 (Coming Apart) Ink, Japanese Lace Paper on Paper and Graphite (diptych)
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Switzerland/PSR: #10 (Secret) Ink, Tracing Paper, and Graphite on Paper (diptych)
20120817080540-ausulruru3
Australia: Uluru Diagram #3 Graphite and Ink on Stonehenge White Paper
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Switzerland/PSR: #11 (Charade Quote) Ink on Paper
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Dream Portraits: Sweden and the River Styx Ink on Somerset White Paper 22"x30"
20130204184023-hannahbowmanswitzerland2detail2
Switzerland #1: Albuquerque DETAIL1, November 2012 Acrylic Ink, Graphite, Pen, Mylar on Stonehenge White 28.5"x 36" © Hannah Elise Bowman
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth year
1981
Lives in
Santa Fe, NM
Works in
Santa Fe, NM
Schools
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2004, BA
Brookline High School, 1999, Diploma
Tags
papermaking, printmaking/silkscreen, printmaking/etching, printmaking/monotype, bookbinding, writing, curator, freelance, sales director, art sales, gallerist, fine artist, fine art, mixed-media, installation, video-art, modern, digital, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Hannah Elise Bowman CV 2012

BIO



I grew up in Boston Massachusetts.

In April 2012 I exiled myself to Santa Fe, perhaps for a new start. When people asked me why I was moving, I said something about there being more opportunities in Santa Fe and that it had a better art scene. But things are the same everywhere. Perhaps I did need a place to start over, a place that I held no allegiance to, which meant nothing to me, that I didn't love. But I wasn’t prepared for all that and wasn’t prepared to sit and face myself. It's hard to let everything fall apart around and inside of me, and then sit and figure out how to rebuild myself in a way that is slightly more comfortable.

I can't describe why I make art.

To be an artist, whether a painter, musician, writer, or whatever is a struggle; I am constantly walking that fine line between extreme narcissism and deep self-loathing. When I get down to the real reasons of why and how, every theory flies out the window. I know it is the one space I have control in. But I also know that I don’t have control – the materials are going to do what they want to do. Every time I think I have the how or the why I find more contradictions. My sketches are very often words or an image in my head that I roll around and tweak for months before touching a pen or paper.

Back in Boston, I was constantly trying to make something mind blowing (which is presumptuous and delusional) because then, and only then would people notice. I now realize that doesn't matter. I believe that the intent is irrelevant and has always been so – what matters is if the viewer likes it. Sure, I make things to lay memories to rest and to create order in a chaotic history. But I believe that ultimately, when someone looks at a painting or drawing, the artist's intent is lost; the viewer will make his or her own associations and the work will move the viewer or it won't. The achievements of the artist no longer have meaning. My own personal achievements won't change the impression someone gets from my work. It may make them feel like they have to like it or that if they don't like it, they don’t understand it - I don't want to alienate people in that way.

The places that I go when I draw are my own. The places one of my drawings takes someone else belong solely to that person.

 

EXHIBITIONS

"Hannah Elise Bowman," cdsavoia.com, (documentary about me and my work," Filmed Nov. 2012, Release TBA 2013

"Förlorade," Solo Show, Plaza Galeria, Santa Fe, NM, 2012

Mid America Print Council Printer Makers Conference "Relevance/Resonance," Group Show, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2005

Hearts and Hands, Group Show, UNO Gallery, Omaha Nebraska, 2005

Astrobiological, Solo Show, Boston MA, 2004

Elements, Group Show, Boston MA 2004

Senior Show, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA, 2004

Organic Matters, Group Show, Boston MA, 2004\

Environmental Disruption, Group Show, Boston MA 2004

Works On Paper, Group Show, Boston, MA 2003

OTHER CURATED SHOWS AND PROJECTS:

"Sermarr: Innerscapes," co-curated, Volo Gallery, 2012

"Volo Gallery Grand Opening Show," co-curated, Volo Gallery, 2012

"Albuquerque Fun-A-Day," with Akira Watts, Santa Fe NM and Boston MA 2013

"Biotic Manifold," (For International Symposium on Electronics in the Arts), Installation by Meow Wolf LLC, assisted in assembly only, Albuquerque, NM, 2012

"Wonderful Walkabout," Outdoor Installation by Meow Wolf LLC - assisted in execution only, Santa Fe, NM 2012

EDUCATION


BA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2004

Graduated with Departmental and Academic Honors and Awards

Pace Gallery Scholarship