Natasha Bowdoin (b. 1981, West Kennebunk, ME) lives and works in Houston. She is known for her large-scale yet intricate relief installations featuring floral patterns and text. A graduate of the Tyler School of Art (MFA in painting, 2007) and Brandeis University (BA in classics and studio art, 2003), Bowdoin has been awarded numerous artist residencies and grants, including the Core Program, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (2013), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residence Program, Omaha (2012), Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2008-2010), and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2007). Bowdoin has exhibited widely with many gallery and museum exhibitions over the past decade, including recent solo exhibitions: Sideways to the Sun at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX (2019), Maneater at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA (2018-2019), Lunar Spring at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA (2017), and HEXΔM at the Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX (2015).
Through her cut paper, collage-based work, Bowdoin investigates the potential intersections of the visual and the literary, channeling the experience of reading into the activity of drawing, while reimagining our relationship to the natural world. Before art school Bowdoin worked as a lobsterwoman for her family in Maine.