Sandra Bowden’s art is a complex meditation on time. Her work explores the relationship between seeing and reading, image and text. by incorporating biblical archaeological references and ancient text enscriptuated into the work. The mystery of the word as a vehicle of communication across time has been an important component of her personal iconography using segments of language and text as design within the image. She finds a source of mystery in the evolution of the word made visible, recorded and presented historically in a variety of ways. Bowden’s art traces her interest with word as a form of image by presenting the various series that have evolved over many years of being an artist, with the most current iteration being artist's book where an actual book, fixed permanently open is the painted surface.
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Painter and printmaker living in Chatham, MA. She studied at Massachusetts College of Art and received her BA from the State University of New York.
In 2005 Square Halo published The Art of Sandra Bowden and also in 2005 she co-edited Faith & Art: Twenty-Five Years of Christians in Visual Arts.
With over 100 one person shows, her work is in many collections including the Vatican Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Haifa Museum.
President of Christians in the Visual Arts from 1993-2007 and has curated many exhibitions and coordinated the CIVA exhibitions program since its inception.
Trustee of the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City.
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