Alyson Bowen

Alyson Bowen is a photographer living in Portland, Oregon. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Photography through the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts & Design, she made the move West in search of something unfamiliar. Personal discovery and discomfort, social issues, and internal and external conflict often construct the basis of her work. These themes have played a large part in her endeavors throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her work has been included in several publications and exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the Fotofilmic JRNL, Creative Quarterly journal, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, PULP Gallery, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, and “Growth” a solo exhibition in UCF’s gallery 202. Alyson is currently putting her efforts into film practices and exploring printing possibilities. 

Contact: alysonbowenphoto@gmail.com

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Education

2012      Bachelor of Science, Photography, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL

2011      Associate of Science with Honors, Photographic Technology, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL    


Exhibitions

2020     Pacific Northwest 40, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR. 

2020     The Road - Digital Projection Artist. Float Photo Magazine. JKC Gallery, NJ. curated by Dana Stirling & Yoav Friedlander.

2019      Group Exhibition - Winter 2019. Analog Forever Zine. Juror: Aline Smithson. Online gallery

2019      Light Conversation: Pop-up Projection Series Vol. 1, DISJECTA Contemporary Arts Center, Portland, OR. Juror: Small Talk Collective

2019      Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA. Juror: Gordon Stettinius

2019      Field Work: Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror: Todd Johnson. Online gallery

2019      Photo of the day, Don't Take Pictures. Online gallery

2019      Group Show 60: Winter Pictures, Humble Arts Foundation, curated by Andy Adams &  Jon Feinstein. Online gallery

2018      Plastic Fantastic Show IX, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR. Juror: Susan Burnstine

2018      Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA. Juror: Jennifer Shaw

2017      The Print Swap. Feature Shoot Media.

2017      The 2017 Women's March Exhibition, Part 6, Lenscratch, Online gallery

2016      FotoFilmic//PULP 03, PULP Gallery, Bowen Island, BC

2015      Bathing Suits and Sunburns Exhibition, Lenscratch, Online gallery

2015      Windows, Marrow, Portland, OR

2015      Healing Arts Exhibition, Counseling & Psychological Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

2014      Bed of Roses, Photography Graduation Exhibition, UCF Center for Emerging Media, Orlando,  FL

2014      UCF Thesis Exhibition, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

2014      From Here To There – A Bi-coastal Exchange Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2013      Growth, Solo Show, Gallery 202, University of Central Florida Regional Campus, Daytona Beach, FL

2012      Fine Art 2013, Gallery 202, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL

2012      FLOAT, Art Collective at the Standard, St. Augustine, FL.

2011      Student Invitational, Gallery 202, Southeast center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL

2011      Portraiture Contest, Gallery 202, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL


Publications 

2020   JRNL 4, Fotofilmic, Spring 2020 issue, edited by Katherine Harris Pomerantz (TIME magazine)

2015      Photographer's Forum Magazine. Honorable Mention. Best of College Photography 2015 Book.

                Editor, Nell Campbell, Santa Barbara, CA

2015      Girls Get Busy Zine. Curated by Beth Siveyer. Issue 24 online. 

2013      Creative Quarterly. The Journal of Art & Design. Issue 34 online.

2011      Photographer’s Forum Magazine. Finalist. Best of College Photography 2011 Book.

                Editor, Nell Campbell, Santa Barbara, CA

2011      Exposure. Book. See Me Group. Editor, Jeffrey Aldrich.


Teaching Experience

2016      Instructor, Intro to Digital (Youth), Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR 

2016      Instructor, Intro to Photoshop (Youth), Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2016      Instructor, Pinhole Workshop (Youth), Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2014      Teaching Assistant, Jayanti Seiler, Intro to Digital, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

2013      Teaching Assistant, Patricia Louis Nuss, Darkroom Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL


Internships

2014      Southeast Museum of Photography. Assisted in hanging of El ojo fino/ The Exquisite Eye.

2014      Daytona Beach News-Journal. 15-week internship in the photo department.


Civic Activities

2014      Volusia County Schools. Volunteer in Visual Art Programs.

2011      Ormond Beach Senior Games. Photographer.


Professional Affiliations 

2012-Current      Society for Photographic Education

2012-2015           Student Photography Association, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL
                                 Vice President 2013-2014

2010-2012          Student Photography Association, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

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