George Bowes

(Toledo Ohio, 1961 - )

North America, American

George Bowes earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1984. He also attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, continuing on to earn an MFA from the University of California at Davis in 2001. Bowes creates functional and sculptural works out of clay, which he employs as vehicles for his ironic commentary on humanity, society and politics. His bold colors and vivid patterns serve as decoration and/or narrative. Bowes feels that “pottery on the table should reflect the complexities of daily life as it unfolds in reality.”

Bowes has earned numerous honors, including the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, and the Arts Midwest and NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award. His work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Joseph Schein International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY, among others.

Lives Galveston, Texas


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