Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dianne Bowen is a multi-media artist living and working in the East Village, NY. She studied at the School of Visual Arts, NY, completed a workshop with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Summer Artist Institute Govenors Island, NY, 2011, a residency at Galeria Ninapi, Ravenna, Italy, 2012 and Byrdcliffe Residency, Woodstock, NY in 2008 as well as independent research through Ireland, Estonia, Finland and the USA, 2000-2004. Her work is shown both nationally and internationally as well as reviewed in publications in print and on-line including 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. In 2013 Dianne Bowen was included in Whitehot Magazine's Best Artists List, Critics pics selected by art critic Jill Connor. 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 archive. She has released several books on her work including, “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 Fragile Conversation" 2011 forward by Leah Oates, "Dimmi Tutto", exhibition catalogue, forward by Chiara Fuschini, Director and Curator of Galeria Ninapi, Italy. Selected exhibitions of note include: The Tallinn Drawing Biennial, 2011, Tallinn, Estonia, "Dimmi Tutto", 2012, solo exhibition, Galeria Ninapi, Ravenna, Italy, NADA Art Fair, 2012 with AS Artists Studios, NY, NY,
A line, the simplest and most complicated marks, the earliest marks made by humans in a cave.
Through complex systems of translations, I decipher, track and locate the infinite information bouncing faster than the speed of light. An inaudible and audible history quietly in progress. Life over looked, micro to macro worlds all around us if we decelerated our pace to noticed. Incorporating the writing as an extention of mark making, my work creates poetic spaces within the works regardless of the medium. The lines hold weight, flow, cadence moving throughout the surface and space. Working primarily in drawing, I combine and or incorporate installation, painting, photography, sound and short video. Giving the lines in my work a voice, they are released from their inaudible surface.
Drawing is like taking a line out for a dance. Sometimes it's a heavy metal slam dance, sometimes it's as structured as a waltz, and sometimes it's a virgina reel and I'm just switching partners and hands, paper, pencil, pigments, image.....
"I wanted to give you something like a note in a drawer, a memory to keep with you for when you need it, a whisper in your ear, I'm listening".