Ciaran Bowen

Ciaran Bowen

Ciaran Bowen (b. 1990) is an artist based in Wexford. He achieved his BA (Hons) in Fine Art from SETU Wexford in 2015.

His work predominantly focuses on the materiality of paint and how it can be manipulated and push through a variety of processes. By combining the paint with industrial materials, it allows the surface of the work to be moved outside the constraints of traditional painting. By drying sheets of paint, he manipulates them by cutting, collaging, printing and flooding the surface of the work. It is not only about the surface of the work but the interplay of materials/ forms and how they intersect.

Recent shows include: (2023) The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, (2023/2022) RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin, (2023) Cape Sacred, West Wales Art Center and (2022) A Slight Hiccup, La Grange Gallery, France.

He was a recipient of the “Making and Momentum: In Conversation with Eileen Gray” Artist Prize (2022) awarded by Fashion designer Richard Malone as well as the Artlinks Bursary Award (2022). His work is also held in public and private collections including Carlow IT (2015), Wexford County Council (2019) and Wexford Arts Centre (2018 & 2021). As well as private collections in Ireland, United Kingdom and USA.

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