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Lauren Bowman

Lauren Bowman
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I create highly decorative contemporary miniature paintings, populated by playful protagonists of an anthropomorphic persuasion. Characters throughout my painting parody the many small joys and every day mundanities of human experience, creating nonsensical narratives to which I lend a sense of significance via obsessive and elaborate ornamentation. I see my practice as much a kin to written fiction as visual art; separate works follow a continuous divergent narrative with events and characters in individual paintings referencing the wider fiction via links to fabricated history and inferred ancestry.
Awards and Prizes:
• The National Open Art Competition 2015
The Prudential Award for Young Artists

• RSA:NC New Contemporaries 2014
Art in Healthcare Purchase Prize, RSA Landscape Award.


Exhibitions:
• Resolutions (Solo Show)
The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh
30th November - 23rd December 2016

• 175 Years of Art
The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh
3rd May - 3rd June 2017

• EWAAC (East West Art Award Competition)
Kyoto international Art Residency and exhibition
March - April 2017

• W. Gordon Smith Award Exhibition
Dovecot Studios, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
January 2016

• The National Open Art Competition
Somerset House - London 2015

• RSA: New Contemporaries
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2014

• FBA Futures (Federation of British Artists)
The Mall Galleries, London 2014

Education:
• BA (HONS) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art
2013 (2:1)
• Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Loughborough University.
Corner Shop
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Corner Shop
  • Painting
Stockbridge Market
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Stockbridge Market
  • Painting
Cynopetrea: The Birthplace of Corporate Cat-italism
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Cynopetrea: The Birthplace of Corporate Cat-italism
  • Painting
Fringe: A Cari-Cat-ure of Culture.
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Fringe: A Cari-Cat-ure of Culture.
  • Painting
Harajuku!
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Harajuku!
  • Painting
Colonies
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Colonies
  • Painting
Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls.
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls.
  • Painting
Bankers, Brawlers and Businessmen: Tales of a Disparate City
  • Lauren Bowman
  • Bankers, Brawlers and Businessmen: Tales of a Disparate City
  • Painting

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