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Dianne Bowen

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Fragility, language and connection are my main focus. Exploring materials through process, a conversation begins. Based on initial translations of ambient sounds into forms of language and codes result in visual poems. 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. Using these translations, I track, locate, decipher and reconstruct the myriad of infinite inaudible conversations and information bouncing faster than the speed of light 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.

I wanted to give you something like a note a memory to keep with you for when you need it a whisper in your ear I'm listening


Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dianne Bowen is a multi-media artist. She studied at the School of Visual Arts, NY, a residency at Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, NY in 2008. Her work is shown nationally and internationally reviewed in publications in print, on-line, live radio interview and a documentary “Art in Dialogue” screened at the Museum for New Art Parnu, Estonia in 2006, 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. she released a book on her work in Oct. “Back to the beginning and begin again...” selected drawings and installations 2006-2008 videos can be found on