Anthony Bowers is an artist and educator working across media in painting, sculpture, and installation. Originally from the midwest, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and has worked in Philadelphia teaching at Drexel University, University of the Arts, and Cheltenham Center for the Arts, also working as a studio assistant on many large scale installation projects at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Anthony also holds a BFA in Painting from Indiana University, he has been a resident at the Wassaic Projects and the Golden Foundation Painting Residency and he is a curator/member of an artist-run project space, FJORD Gallery.
The throwaway affirmations we tell each other without thinking, the networks we are so immeshed in that they are difficult to see, the trappings and displays of class we inhabit - it is all a part of the of the social water we tread. My work takes threads of that interpersonal tapestry and weaves them in with the diversion of melancholy and beauty.
I everything I make, I am seeking a balance between marking time in ways that reveal our impermanence and celebrating escapism as a necessary counterweight to transcendence.
Spirit Animal: Squirrel Chinese Zodiac: Wood Rat Astrological Sign: Pisces
A few artists I get really excited to see: Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, David Shrigley, Jacob Lawerence, Fred Sandback, Olafur Eliasson, Bruegel, Monet, David Hockney, Philip Guston, Mike Kelley, Kerry James Marshall, Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly.