Natasha Bowdoin

Installation Images

Selected Works

Natasha Bowdoin
Bird Blind, 2016
Gouache and ink on paper
8 3/4h x 7 3/4w in
Natasha Bowdoin
Leopard Spot, 2016
Gouache and ink on paper
9 3/4h x 7w in
Natasha Bowdoin
Cat Around, 2016
Gouache and ink on paper
9 3/4h x 7w in
Natasha Bowdoin
Fox Find, 2016
Gouache and ink on paper
9 3/4h x 7w in
Natasha Bowdoin
Bloom 5, 2020
Paint on board
53h x 69w x 6d in
Natasha Bowdoin
Bloom 8, 2020
Paint on board
45h x 61 1/2w x 3d in

Biography

Natasha Bowdoin (b. 1981, West Kennebunk, ME) is a visual artist working in the space between painting and installation, interested in stretching the physical boundaries of painting and exploring notions of painting as site. Her collage inspired, large-scale installations investigate the potential intersections of the visual and the literary while reimagining our relationship to the natural world. Her work has been presented widely in solo exhibitions including most recently with In the Night Garden, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; Sideways to the Sun, Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX; Maneater, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), North Adams, MA; and Lunar Spring, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including Paper Routes: Women to Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands; paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; and A Torrent of Words: Contemporary Art and Language, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Bowdoin received her BA from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in Classics and Studio Art and her MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies and fellowships, including the Core Artist-in-Residence Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2008-2010); the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (2013); the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residence Program, Omaha (2012); and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2007). She is an Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing at Rice University in Houston, TX where she lives and works.

Exhibitions

On-site and Individual Works

Natasha Bowdoin

Seedling
Talley Dunn Gallery
June 15 – August 10, 2019

Off-site

Natasha Bowdoin

In the Night Garden
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
through December 12, 2021

Natasha Bowdoin

Sideways to the Sun
Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
January 25 – May 18, 2019

Natasha Bowdoin

Maneater
MASS MoCA
January 15, 2018 –
December 8, 2019

Natasha Bowdoin

Lunar Spring
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
January 28 – March 12, 2017

Videos

Press

Glasstire

“Hot off the Press: Natasha Bowdoin’s ‘Wild Eyed’ Offers a Unique Look at her Work”
by Caleb Bell
February 8, 2022

Rice Magazine

“Natasha Bowdoin’s Creativity Blooms” 
by Lynn Gosnell
Spring 2019

Arts and Culture Texas

“Sideways to the Sun: Natasha Bowdoin at the Moody Center” 
by Laura August
February 13, 2019