"Unseen Lines" text detail (c) Dianne Bowen
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 hands and partners, pencil, paint, paper, film...

An artist's journey making sense of the world through art, language and conversation.


Dianne Bowen in the studio, New York City, NY, 2011

New York Artist, originally from Brooklyn, New York
The poet and the painter converse through diverse languages and cultures weaving them together making sense of the world through art and conversation
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, I've been living and working in the East Village, New York for over a decade. My work is shown both nationally and internationally as well as being reviewed on line, in print, film and radio interview. (full details can be found on my website dianne bowen ) Working primarily from  my East Village studio, I often work in temporary spaces simultaneously due to the nature and process of my work. A painter by nature, drawing has always been an element in the work. In 2006, I began to focus more specifically  on pushing the boundaries of drawing as a medium what it means to draw; the weight of a line. Incorporating writing into my work and initial concept as an extension of my mark marking process began was a pivotal point shift in my work.

Evident in my body of work is my fascination with systems, creating a conceptually complex network of these as the initial base through various kinds of translations create poetic internal and external spaces, hidden worlds to explore if slowed down our pace.

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

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