LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DAY BOWMAN - BIOGRAPHY
A graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and London University, her painting is characterised by chaotic mark-making and gestural brushstrokes.
Much of her current work draws comparisons with the beaches of her childhood and those of today and asks how Britain sees itself as a nation: a nation apart or part of a global community.
‘Bowman’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Art First London (solo show 2006); Karin Sanders Fine Art New York (solo show 2006); The Bluecoat Liverpool (2014); Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London (2014); APT Gallery London, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Hartlepool Gallery and ARB Cambridge University (curated show for Edgelands 2016/17); a four museum tour of China with Contemporary British Painting (2017); Norwich Cathedral (2019); Wells Cathedral as part of Wells Art Contemporary (2021) Venice Biennale (2019); Daile Gallery Berlin (solo show 2021) BEEP International Painting Swansea (2022) and commissioned to produce a series of giant hoardings for Weymouth Railway Station, host town to the Olympic Sailing and Paralympic Sailing events in 2012.
Awards and collections include: first prize in the Anima Mundi International Painting Prize and exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2019; first prize in the Bath Arts Open 2019 and first prize for the inaugural Wales Contemporary 2019. The Winsor & Newton Prize 2020 by the Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolours.
A member of Contemporary British Painting, Day Bowman’s work is held in numerous private and public collections worldwide including Hilton Hotel Group; British Dental Association; Dorset County Hospital, St. Vincent and Grenadines Govt. Art Collection, the Priseman Seabrook Collection and the Yantai Art Museum Collection China.
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Day Bowman’s painting is characterised by chaotic mark-making and gestural brushstrokes.
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