Dean  Bowen

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Dean Bowen

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Curriculum vitae

1957 Born Maryborough, Victoria

ACADEMIC

Monash University, Ph. D
1993 Monash University, Master of Arts
1976 RMIT, Diploma of Fine Art (Printmaking)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Prints, Paintings, Sculpture, PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Currawong, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2016 Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Hamilton Gallery
2016 New Morning, Paintings, Sculpture, Prints, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2015 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto
2015 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff
2015 Customs House Artspace, Port of Echuca
2014 Jar of Stars, Drawings and Sculpture, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2014 Day by Day, Survey Exhibition, Castlemaine Art Gallery
2013 Birds, Insects, Sky, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2013 Paintings and Sculpture BMG ART, Adelaide                                                                         
2013 Recent Lithographs, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2013 Selected Paintings, Prints and Sculpture, Falkner Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria
2012 House of Love, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2012 Returning Comet, Central Goldfields Art Gallery Maryborough, Victoria
2012 Aviary, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2012 A Jar of Stars, Maroondah Art Gallery
2011 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2011 Qdos Arts, Lorne
2010 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2010 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2010 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2009 Argy Bargy, The Art of Dean Bowen, Benalla Art Gallery
2009 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2009 The Art of Dean Bowen Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
2009 Transmetropole, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2008 Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery,Western Australia
2007 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2007 Illumination: Recent watercolours and gouaches, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2006 Urban heartland, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2006 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2006 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2006 Year of the Dog, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2005 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 Journey, Recent paintings and lithographs. Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2004 On the road again. Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2003 Urban bird Icon Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2002 Jan Murphy Gallery,Brisbane
2002 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2002 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2002 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Birds of a feather. Axia Modern Art, Melbourne 
2001 BMG Art, Adelaide
2001 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2001 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2001 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2001 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Bunkamura Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Queenstown series. Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
1999 Shirota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
1999 Bronzes 1995-1999. Australian Galleries, Melbourne  
1999 BMG Art, Adelaide 
1999 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan 
1999 Galerie Fallet, Geneva, Switzerland
1998 Beaver Galleries, Canberra 
1998 Personnages et Animaux. Australian Galleries, Melbourne 
1998 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan 
1998 Australian Galleries, Sydney
1997 Galerie Fallet, Geneva, Switzerland 
1997 Keihan Department Store Gallery, Moriguchi City, Osaka, Japan 
1997 Sogo Department Store Gallery, Toyota City, Japan 
1997 BMG Art, Adelaide 
1997 Grahame Galleries, Brisbane 
1997 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
1996 Australian Galleries, Sydney 
1996 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
1996 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
1995 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan 
1995 Sogo Department Store Gallery, Toyota City, Japan 
1995 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1994 Galerie Australis, Adelaide 
1995 Motor Works Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School
1993 That big journey. Australian Embassy, Paris 
1993 That big journey. Galerie Franck and Herve Bordas, Paris 
1993 Grahame Galleries, Brisbane 
1993 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1992 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1990 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1988 Acland Street Art Gallery, St. Kilda
1983 Exhibition Space, Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Small Sculpture Award Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Victoria
2014 Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney
2014 McClelland Sculpture Suvey and Award, McClelland Sculpture Park
2014 Lorne Sculpture Biennale
2014 Leading People, Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition
2013 Mt.Buller Sculpture Award
2013 Question of Scale - Maquettes and small sculpture, Geelong Gallery
2012 R and M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery
2010 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2010 Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney
2009 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2009 Salon Des Refuses, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 
2009 Regards Croises: Australie-France, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
2008 International Print Exhibition, Yunnan, China
2008 Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, Silvan, Victoria
2008 MacarthurCook Art Awards 2008, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Victoria
2008 The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
2008 An approach to the landscape, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Victoria
2007 Recent acquisitions, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
2007 Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and the Universe, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga,Japan
2007 Internationale Kunstler, Glass Inspiration, Burgdorf, Switzerland
2007 Introductions, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA
2007 Let them roam, Harrison Galleries, Sydney   
2007 Artists' Ink: Printmaking 1970 - 2001, Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection
2006 Dusan International Print Fair, Dusan Art Centre, Daegu, Korea
2006 Australian Printmaking, 1960's to the present day. Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum                      
2006 The Artist/The Printmaker, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne
2006 Passion Printing, Lithographs printed by Fred Genis and Peter Lancaster, Lancaster Press, Melbourne                                                                          
2006 Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard, Red Hill
2005 Aquabon, URDLA, Centre International Estampe et Livre, Villeurbanne, France
2005 We are all animals, Latrobe University, Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo
2005 The Big Small Tapestry Show, Victorian Tapestry Workshop
2005 Melbourne Savage Club, Invitation Prize for Painting 
2005 The Art of Collaboration, Masterpieces of Modern Tapestry from the Victorian 
2005 Tapestry Workshop, Singapore Tyler Print Institute Gallery, Singapore.
2005 Expansion, Lancaster Press, Brooklyn, Melbourne
2005 Contemporary Australian Prints from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, AGNSW, Sydney
2005 Artists'/Artists, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne 
2005 Contempora 2, Docklands Festival of Sculpture, New Quay, Melbourne
2005 Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill
2005 Renascence, The 10th Anniversary of Post Earthquake Restoration, Hyogo
2005 International Competition of Painting, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe,Japan
2004 Capturing Images, 6 Contemporary monotype artists, Galerie Miyawki, Kyoto, Japan
2004 Australian Art Resources, Shanghai International Art Fair,Shanghai
2004 Between a rock and a hard place, Lancaster Press, Brooklyn, 15 years of collaboration
2004 The Motor Show, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood
2004 The Waterhouse Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide
2004 Owl on my head: Small sculpture from the collection, Geelong Gallery
2004 3465, Past & Present, Maryborough Artists, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough
2004 Hanga: Selected artists from the Nagasawa Art Park Residency, Devenport Regional Gallery
2004 Des Yeux aux images, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Bron,France
2004 Zood, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2004 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2003 Sculpture 2003, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney with Anne Ross and Darien Pullen
2003 The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
2003 Alchemy (Ceramics), Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2003 Fresh paint, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2003 International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2003 L'Art Emmêlé, Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
2003 Less is More (small sculptures), BMG Art, Adelaide
2002 Nagasawa Artists 1997 - 2001, Challenging Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Skydoor Artspace, Aoyama, Tokyo.
2002 Central Goldfields Sculpture Prize, Maryborough, Victoria
2002 Focus on Sculpture 2002, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2002 Korea International Print Art Festival, Busan, Chang Won, Korea
2002 Five Sydney Years, Australian Art Resources, Volvo Gallery, Sydney,
2002 5th Kochi International Triennial of Prints, Kochi, Japan
2002 Impressions URDLA, Salon d'art contemporain d'Albigny sur-Sa?ne, France
2002 Sculpture in the City, Martin Place, Sydney
2002 Inheritance, the Art of Victoria,Gold Treasury Museum, Victoria.
2002 Hutchins Art Prize, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart
2002 Zeichen der Gegenwart,'Vienna Art Centre Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2002 We are Australian, Immigration Museum, Melbourne (touring)
2002 12th Space International Print Biennial, Sungkor Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.
2002 Plate to Paper, artists books and prints, Mackay Collection, Artspace, Mackay QLD.
2001 Small tapestries and works on paper from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Lyceum Club, Melbourne
2001 10th International Print and Drawing Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
2001 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney, with Tony Chadwick
2001 International Print Triennial, Kanagawa, Japan
2001 A Survey of Cotemporary Australian Printmaking, Warrnambool Art Gallery,
2001 Triennial Continents, Ksiaz Castle Gallery, Walbrzych, Poland
2001 Nagasawa Prints, Australian Embassy, Tokyo
2001 4 emes Rencontres de Sculpture, d'Art Contemporain,
2001 Les cinq continents, Place Napoléon Bonaparte, Fontainebleau, France
2001 Paquebot collection de l'atelier Franck Bordas, Centre d'Art Graphic de la Metairie Bruyere, Parly, Yonne, France
2001 A private view 1971-2001, the collection of Beverly and Anthony Knight, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin
2000 Birds singing, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2000 International Print Triennale, Krakow, Poland
2000 Intergrafica 2000, World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice, Poland
2000 Qingdao International Print Biennial, PR China
2000 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2000 Small Tapestries, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, South Melbourne
2000 Contemporary Linocuts, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin (touring)
1999 Art and the Printing Press, 15th International Small Engraving Exhibition, Cremona, Italy
1999 Pleasure, Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, Melbourne
1999 Central Goldfields Sculpture Award, Maryborough, Victoria
1999 International Triennial '97 Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1999 Geelong Print Prize, Geelong Art Gallery
1999 Atelier Franck Bordas Paris, Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, Melbourne
1999 Sculpture, Australian Galleries, Sydney with Augustine Dall'ava, Stuart James and Alex Kosmas
1999 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Art Ljubljana, Slovenia
1999 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1999 On the Road: The Car in Australian Art, Museum of Modern Art, at Heide, December 1999
1998 Lithographies Contemporaines -bicentenaire de la lithographie,
1998 Galerie Helene de Roquefeuil, Paris, France
1998 A Decade of Contemporary Australian Printmaking, Metropolitan Museum of Seoul
1998 Kanagawa International Print Triennial, Japan
1997 Victorian Tapestry Workshop at Australian Galleries, Sydney
1997 International Print Triennial '97, Cracow, Poland
1997 Fremantle Print Award
1997 Osaka Print Triennale, Mydome Osaka, Osaka
1997 Alice Prize, Alice Springs
1997 City of Hobart, Art Prize
1997 The Sea, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
1997 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan
1997 Graphic Constellation Cultural City Network, Graz, Austria
1997 International Triennial '97 Cracow -Nuernberg Fair Centre, Nuernberg, Germany
1997 The Cask an Aussie Icon, Vichealth Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria
1996 Artists' Books and Multiples Fair '96, Brisbane
1996 Silk Cut Acquisitive Award, RMIT Gallery Storey Hall, Melbourne
1996 Anthologie 1978-1996, Atelier URDLA, Lyon, France
1996 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan
1996 SAGA Print Fair, Paris
1996 Europ'ART, Geneva International Art Fair, Switzerland
1996 Imagining the real, recent acquisitions, Parliament House Collection, Canberra
1996 11th International Grafik -Triennale Frechen 1996, Germany
1996 UWS Macarthur National Print Media Acquisitive, Casula
1996 Powerhouse Arts Centre, N.S.W.
1996 Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
1996 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
1996 Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
1996 Alice Prize, Alice Springs
1996 4th London Artists' Book Fair, Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
1996 2nd Egyptian International Print Triennale, Cairo, Egypt
1996 12th Biennial Prints, Mornington Regional Gallery
1995 Contemporary Printmakers, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
1995 Art of Reproduction, Plimsoll Gallery
1995 2nd Artist Book International, The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York
1995 From silkscreen to computer screen. 20 years of the Fremantle
1995 Print Award, Fremantle (Touring)
1994 Alice Prize, Alice Springs
1994 Osaka Print Triennale 1994, Mydome Osaka, Osaka, Japan
1994 SAGA Print Fair, Paris, France
1994 International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola, Macedonia
1993 SAGA Print Fair, Paris
1993 Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris
1993 Fremantle Print Award
1992 Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris
1992 ARCO 92, Madrid, Spain
1992 SAGA Print Fair, Paris,France
1992 Fremantle Print Award
1992 Henri Worland 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1991 SAGA Print Fair, Paris, France
1991 Henri Worland Memorial Print Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1991 Fremantle Print Award
1991 Transitional Times, Print Council of Australia (Touring)
1991 Edition 2/91, Basel, Switzerland
1991 The Gallery, Lyon, France (L'URDLA Chez Th)
1991 URDLA, Une annee d'editions, Lyon, France
1991 5th International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan R.O.C.
1991 Size Doesn't Matter,Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.
1990 Australian Prints, Florida State University, USA
1990 Australian Prints, Alabama Festival of Arts, Birmingham, USA
1990 Second Irish Mini Print Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
1990 Australian Contemporary Art, A-Z Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

NATIONAL PRIZES AND AWARDS

2007 The Inaugural MacarthurCook Art Award 2007 (3rd Prize)
2003 Popular Choice Award, The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
1999 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)
1998 Bathurst Art Purchase, Bathurst Regional Gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)
1997 Boyne Smelters Ltd Award (Sculpture)
1996 Toowoomba Biennale, Toowoomba Regional gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)
1995 Murwillumbah Print Prize
1995 Monash University, Graduate Scholarship
1995 Fremantle Print Award
1995 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Works on Paper, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
1995 Silk Cut Award (Acquisitive Print)
1995 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery
1995 Nillumbik Art Award (Acquisitive Print and Sculpture)
1992 Australia-France Foundation Grant
1991 Henri Worland Memorial Print Award (Acquisitive Print)
1991 Arts 21, International Export and Touring Program Grant
1991 Collie Trust Award
1991 Dyason Bequest Grant (Art Gallery of New South Wales)
1991 City of Logan (Acquisitive Print)
1991 City of Richmond (Acquisitive Print)
1988, 92, 96 Mornington Peninsula Art Centre (Acquisitive Print)
1998 Maryborough Arts Centre Award

INTERNATIONAL PRIZES

2003 1st International Print Biennial of Beijing, Tai-he Award, Beijing, P.R.China
2002 12th Space International Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea
1998 Sponsors prize, 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale, Japan
1997 Daikin Industries Company Prize, Osaka Print Triennale, Japan
1994 Mainichi Broadcasting System Prize, Osaka Print Triennale, Japan

COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC ART

2014 Lavington Library Commission, Albury City
Grimwade House, Melbourne Grammar School, bronze commission
Deakin University, Burwood Campus, bronze commission
2013 Hamilton Art Gallery, bronze commissions
2012 Wyndham City, bronze commission, Wyndham Community Learning Centre
2012 Maroondah City Council bronze commission, Glen Park, Bayswater North
2011 Lady with Flowers bronze commission, artsACT, Canberra, ACT
2010 Linking Laverton Public Sculpture Commission, Hobsons Bay City Council
2010 Colas Foundation, Paris, France
2008 Centennial Sculpture.Canterbury Primary School, Sculpture Commission
2007 Public Art Acquisition, Petrie Plaza, artsACT,Canberra, ACT
2007 Public Art Acquisition, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
2006 City of Greater Shepparton, Sculpture Commission, Shepparton Showgrounds
1999 Small Tapestries Project, Victorian Tapestry Workshop
1995 City of Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall Tapestry
1991 Transitional Times, Print Council of Australia (Member Print)
1990 ICI Print Commission
1989 Print Council of Australia (Member Print)

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2015 Geelong Grammar School
2013 Grimwade House, Melbourne Grammar School
2000 Nagasawa Art Park Artist-In-Residence workshop program for Japanese woodblock printmaking, Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan
1994 Melbourne Grammar School

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artbank
artsACT, ACT Government
Atelier Devreux-Gerbaud, St Christol De
Rodieres, France
Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris, France
Australian Defense Force Academy,Canberra
Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Australian Securities Commission,
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
A-Z Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Baillieu Myer Collection
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Benalla Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery, Queensland
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford, UK
Channel 10, Sydney
City of Banyule
City of Fremantle
City of Logan
City of Melbourne
City of Richmond
City of Whitehorse
City of Shepparton
Colas Foundation, Paris, France
Cremona Public Museum, (Prints Cabinet),
Cremona, Italy
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Davenport Regional Gallery
Deakin University , Geelong
Deutsche Bank, Geneva, Switzerland
Epworth Healthcare Art Collection
Flexovit Abrasives, Australia
Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan
Geelong Art Gallery
Geelong Grammar School
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Grafton Regional Gallery
Hamilton Regional Gallery
ICI
James Hardie Collection, State Library of QLD
Kiriaki Company Ltd, Sapporo, Japan
Mackay City Library , Queensland
Maryborough Community Arts Centre
Melbourne Grammar School
Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
Monash University, Gippsland Campus
Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre
Muzeum Naradowe, Warsaw, Poland
National Bank of Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Library of Australia, Canberra
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
New England Regional Gallery
Nillumbik Shire Council
O.T.C.
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Peter Mac Art Collection, Melbourne
Print Council of Australia
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Shell, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Silk Cut Foundation, Melbourne
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
St George Bank, Sydney
Swan Hill Art Gallery
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
University of Ballarat
University of Melbourne, Institute of Education
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
University of Sydney, New South Wales
URDLA Archives, Lyon, France
Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery
Warrnambool Art Gallery
World Congress Centre, Melbourne
Wyndham City
Yarra Collection
Heide Museum of Modern Art

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Exhibition catalogues and books (selected)

Palmer, Sheridan "Argy-Bargy" Dean Bowen Monograph, Macmillan Art Publishing, May 2009
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Sculpture Survey 2008, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, June 2008
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park, Catalogue of finalists 2008
Palmer, Dr Sheridan ‘Urban Heartland', Dean Bowen, Axia Modern Art catalogue, August 2006
Palmer, Sheridan ‘Of Roads, Homes and Cities' Dean Bowen, Jan Murphy Gallery, September 2005
Edwards, Geoffrey, Urban Bird, Icon Museum of Art, Catalogue, April 2003
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park, Catalogue of finalists 2003
Zimmer, Jenny, ‘Of Birds, Bees and Nest Eggs', Axia Modern Art catalogue, Dean Bowen, Birds of a Feather, October 2001
Walker, Sue, ‘Modern Australian Tapestries', Beagle Press 2000
Trimble, Judith, 'Dean Bowen Bronze Sculpture 1995- 1997', Australian Galleries catalogue, May 1999
Kimura, Shigenobu, "Peinture Onirique" Galerie Miyawaki, Escalier en Spirale No 44, Kyoto, Japan 1998
Zimmer, Jenny, 'Personnages et Animaux', Australian Galleries catalogue, July 1998
Grishin, Sasha, 'Australian Printmaking in the 1990's', Artist Printmakers 1990-1995, 1996
McCulloch, Susan, 'Dean Bowen', Australian Galleries Catalogue, November 1995
McCulloch, Alan and McCulloch, Susan, 'The Encyclopedia of Australian Art', Allen & Unwin, Sydney 1994
Osaka Triennale Catalogue {Print), November 1994
Bromfield, David, 'Beyond the Medium', Artlink, Summer 1994
Fremantle Print Award Announced, Imprint, Spring 1994
Snell, Ted, 'Fremantle Print Award Catalogue', 1994

Articles and reviews (selected)

Grishin, Sasha, "Birds and Bees Part of Simple Message", The Canberra Times 6 June 2013
Pilcher, Tiffany, "Lorne Sculpture Biennale", Surf Coast Times 25 June 2013
Anderson, Sarah and Smethurst Annika,"Its enough to give you kittens", Herald Sun 17 July 2012
Alessi, Vincent, Book review "Argy Bargy" Dean Bowen, Art Monthly May 2011
Sinnott, Margaret, "Japanese Animations, Warrnambool Art Gallery and Artist Dean Bowen", ARTicle,
The Journal of Art Education Victoria, Volume 12, Number 1 and 2, September 2010
Elen, Judith, "Streets ahead", The Weekend Australian, 24 & 25 January, 2009
Grishin, Sasha "Simply Vibrant", Canberra Times, 16 November 2006
Brown, Jenny " A living, creating space" The Age, Domain, 11 November, 2006
Miyawaki, Yutaka, Dean Bowen and his beloved dogs, The Window of Arts, November 2005
Ryan, Colleen, ‘Starring role', The Australian Financial Review, 18 November 2004
Backhouse, Megan, ‘Colour separation makes the art grow yonder',The Age 13 November 2004
Dutkiewicz Adam, ‘Variations on a theme', The Adelaide Advertiser 7 August, 2004
Makin, Jeff, ‘Of cut and thrust', Herald Sun, 17 May 2004
Bellamy, Louise, ‘Everyday life like a dog to a Bowen', The Age, 15 May 2004
Barron, Sonia, ‘Creator of prints that please the people', Canberra Times, 10 October 2003
Makin, Jeff, ‘Private world is made visible', Dean Bowen Urban Bird, Herald Sun, 11 June 2003
Backhouse, Megan, Mixed Media, The Age, 14 May, 2003
Nelson, Robert, ‘Mixing perception with space,' The Age, 26 March 2003
Obrien, Mary, 'Great ideas, great shapes,' The Age, 5 March 2003
Brown, Penny ‘Holy Commune' The Australian, 24 Jan 2003
Miyawaki, Yutaka, Dean Bowen - An Australian Artist, Escalier en Spirale No 57, Galerie Miyawaki, November 2002
Makin, Jeff, ‘Healthy Sculpture,' Herald Sun, 3 June 2002
McCulloch-Uehlin, Susan, ‘Packing art and leaving home', The Australian, June 2-3, 2001
Kadota, Keiko, 2000 Report, Workshop Japanese Woodblock, Printmaking, Nagasawa Art Park, Artist in Residence, Awaji island, Hyogo, Japan
‘Le Grand Petit Homme de Fontainebleau, l'Australie en France, Avril 2000, Number 11, Ambassade d'Australie, Australia France Foundation
Kampianne, Harry, ‘A la decouverte de l'art Australien', Arts Actualites, October 2000
Cook, Robert, ‘A birds eye view', The West Australian, 30 August 2000
Taylor, Roger, ‘Dean Bowen at Australian Galleries', World Sculpture News, Vol 6. No. 1. Winter 2000
Sturgis, Mathew, ‘Figures in the landscape, the rise of contemporary Australian printmaking',
Printmaking Today Vol 9. No. 1 Spring 2000, U.K.
Grishin, Sasha, ‘Images that are simple but strong' The Canberra Times 22 Feb 2000
Zanetta, Jerome, Galerie Fallet, Dean Bowen, Suisse Romande Magazine, Geneva, December 1999
Auty, Giles, 'Everyone's a winner', The Australian, 27 November 1999
Makin, Jeff, 'Memories of Middle Earth', Herald Sun, 6 September 1999
Exhibition review, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, Tokyo, Japan, 2 March, 1999
Zimmer, Jenny, 'Art tour de force', Profile Dean Bowen, State of the Arts, August 1998
Makin, Jeff, 'In the Frame', Herald Sun, July 13 1998
Grishin, Sasha, 'A wondrous feast for the eyes', Canberra Times, 10 April, 1998
Chavvy Lawrence, 'Des cheminements de Petit Poucet', Journal de Geneve et Gazette de Lausanne, 3 March, 1997
McCulloch, Susan, "Dean Bowen at the Australian Galleries," Asian Art News, Vol 6, No. 1, January 1996
Ryllis Clark, Mary, 'School Days', Education Supplement, The Age, 28 May 1996
World Neo Grafica, Hanga-Geijutsu No. 91, 1996
Nelson, Robert,' Obsessed and Repulsed', The Age, 6 December 1995
Review, Hanagawa-Geijutsu (Spring) 1995
'Drawing Everyday Life with a Unique Touch', Asahi Shinbun, 13 April 1995
Mainichi Shimbun, Local News {Art), 25 March 1995
Ohtagaki, Makoto, Exhibition Review, Kyoto Shinbun, 15 April 1995
Coppola, Filomena and Pickering, Susan, 'Art of Reproduction', University of Tasmania, August 1995
Trickey, Leighanne, 'A living that's fit to print', Southern Cross, 141h September, 1994
Banks, Ron, 'Printmaker brings art back to earth', The West Australian, 12th September, 1994
Graham, Duncan, 'Taking a punt on the traffic wins award', The Age, 12th September, 1994
Grahame, Noreen, 'That Big Journey', Imprint, Summer, 1993
Soumilas, Diane, 'Paris', Art Monthly, August 1993
Snell, Ted, 'Low-tech Relief for Inhuman Times', The Australian, 31 August 1991
Palmer, Sheridan, 'Transitional Times', Imprint, Spring 1991
Bellamy, Louise, 'Bowen presents comic view with the magic of lithography', The Age, 4 April 1990

Television

Inside Art, Channel 31, Interview by Michel Lawrence, Producer Peter Lamont, July 4, 2012
Arts Show, ABC-TV, Interview by Neil Proud, October 12, 2000
Sunday Program, GTV Channel Nine, Interview by Max Cullen, Producer Marianne Latham, July 19 1998
7.30 Report, ABC TV 5 September, 1994

Writings by the artist (selected)

Bowen, Dean, Artist's Statement in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park 2008, (exh.cat) Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria 2008, n.p
Bowen, Dean essay Escalier en spirale No 74, Illumination Watercolours and gouaches Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan. June 2007
Bowen, Dean, essay Journey Recent paintings and lithographs,(exh.cat) Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan, April 2005
Bowen, Dean Artist's Statement in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award 2003 (exh.cat), Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria 2003, p.29
Bowen, Dean essay Escalier en Spirale No 57, Works 2001/2002 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto,Japan November 2002
Bowen, Dean, Extending Printmaking, PhD, Monash University, Melbourne 1999
Bowen, Dean, essay Personnages et Animaux, artists book of 24 etchings, Melbourne, Australia 1996
Bowen, Dean, essay, Escalier en Spirale No. 33, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan, April 1995
Bowen, Dean, Printmaking- A Project, MA thesis, Monash University, Melbourne August 1993
Bowen, Dean, essay That Big Journey, artists book of 50 lithographs, Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris, France April 1993

 

 

 

Dean Bowen

Curriculum vitae

1957 Born Maryborough, Victoria

ACADEMIC

Monash University, Ph. D
1993 Monash University, Master of Arts
1976 RMIT, Diploma of Fine Art (Printmaking)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Prints, Paintings, Sculpture, PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Currawong, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2016 Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Hamilton Gallery
2016 New Morning, Paintings, Sculpture, Prints, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2015 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto
2015 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff
2015 Customs House Artspace, Port of Echuca
2014 Jar of Stars, Drawings and Sculpture, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2014 Day by Day, Survey Exhibition, Castlemaine Art Gallery
2013 Birds, Insects, Sky, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2013 Paintings and Sculpture BMG ART, Adelaide                                                                         
2013 Recent Lithographs, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2013 Selected Paintings, Prints and Sculpture, Falkner Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria
2012 House of Love, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2012 Returning Comet, Central Goldfields Art Gallery Maryborough, Victoria
2012 Aviary, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2012 A Jar of Stars, Maroondah Art Gallery
2011 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2011 Qdos Arts, Lorne
2010 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2010 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2010 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2009 Argy Bargy, The Art of Dean Bowen, Benalla Art Gallery
2009 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2009 The Art of Dean Bowen Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
2009 Transmetropole, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2008 Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery,Western Australia
2007 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2007 Illumination: Recent watercolours and gouaches, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2006 Urban heartland, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2006 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2006 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2006 Year of the Dog, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2005 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 Journey, Recent paintings and lithographs. Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2004 On the road again. Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2003 Urban bird Icon Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2002 Jan Murphy Gallery,Brisbane
2002 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2002 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2002 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Birds of a feather. Axia Modern Art, Melbourne 
2001 BMG Art, Adelaide
2001 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2001 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2001 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2001 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Bunkamura Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Queenstown series. Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
1999 Shirota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
1999 Bronzes 1995-1999. Australian Galleries, Melbourne  
1999 BMG Art, Adelaide 
1999 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan 
1999 Galerie Fallet, Geneva, Switzerland
1998 Beaver Galleries, Canberra 
1998 Personnages et Animaux. Australian Galleries, Melbourne 
1998 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan 
1998 Australian Galleries, Sydney
1997 Galerie Fallet, Geneva, Switzerland 
1997 Keihan Department Store Gallery, Moriguchi City, Osaka, Japan 
1997 Sogo Department Store Gallery, Toyota City, Japan 
1997 BMG Art, Adelaide 
1997 Grahame Galleries, Brisbane 
1997 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
1996 Australian Galleries, Sydney 
1996 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
1996 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
1995 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan 
1995 Sogo Department Store Gallery, Toyota City, Japan 
1995 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1994 Galerie Australis, Adelaide 
1995 Motor Works Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School
1993 That big journey. Australian Embassy, Paris 
1993 That big journey. Galerie Franck and Herve Bordas, Paris 
1993 Grahame Galleries, Brisbane 
1993 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1992 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1990 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1988 Acland Street Art Gallery, St. Kilda
1983 Exhibition Space, Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Small Sculpture Award Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Victoria
2014 Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney
2014 McClelland Sculpture Suvey and Award, McClelland Sculpture Park
2014 Lorne Sculpture Biennale
2014 Leading People, Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition
2013 Mt.Buller Sculpture Award
2013 Question of Scale - Maquettes and small sculpture, Geelong Gallery
2012 R and M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery
2010 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2010 Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney
2009 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2009 Salon Des Refuses, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 
2009 Regards Croises: Australie-France, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
2008 International Print Exhibition, Yunnan, China
2008 Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, Silvan, Victoria
2008 MacarthurCook Art Awards 2008, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Victoria
2008 The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
2008 An approach to the landscape, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Victoria
2007 Recent acquisitions, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
2007 Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and the Universe, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga,Japan
2007 Internationale Kunstler, Glass Inspiration, Burgdorf, Switzerland
2007 Introductions, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA
2007 Let them roam, Harrison Galleries, Sydney   
2007 Artists' Ink: Printmaking 1970 - 2001, Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection
2006 Dusan International Print Fair, Dusan Art Centre, Daegu, Korea
2006 Australian Printmaking, 1960's to the present day. Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum                      
2006 The Artist/The Printmaker, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne
2006 Passion Printing, Lithographs printed by Fred Genis and Peter Lancaster, Lancaster Press, Melbourne                                                                          
2006 Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard, Red Hill
2005 Aquabon, URDLA, Centre International Estampe et Livre, Villeurbanne, France
2005 We are all animals, Latrobe University, Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo
2005 The Big Small Tapestry Show, Victorian Tapestry Workshop
2005 Melbourne Savage Club, Invitation Prize for Painting 
2005 The Art of Collaboration, Masterpieces of Modern Tapestry from the Victorian 
2005 Tapestry Workshop, Singapore Tyler Print Institute Gallery, Singapore.
2005 Expansion, Lancaster Press, Brooklyn, Melbourne
2005 Contemporary Australian Prints from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, AGNSW, Sydney
2005 Artists'/Artists, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne 
2005 Contempora 2, Docklands Festival of Sculpture, New Quay, Melbourne
2005 Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill
2005 Renascence, The 10th Anniversary of Post Earthquake Restoration, Hyogo
2005 International Competition of Painting, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe,Japan
2004 Capturing Images, 6 Contemporary monotype artists, Galerie Miyawki, Kyoto, Japan
2004 Australian Art Resources, Shanghai International Art Fair,Shanghai
2004 Between a rock and a hard place, Lancaster Press, Brooklyn, 15 years of collaboration
2004 The Motor Show, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood
2004 The Waterhouse Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide
2004 Owl on my head: Small sculpture from the collection, Geelong Gallery
2004 3465, Past & Present, Maryborough Artists, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough
2004 Hanga: Selected artists from the Nagasawa Art Park Residency, Devenport Regional Gallery
2004 Des Yeux aux images, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Bron,France
2004 Zood, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2004 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2003 Sculpture 2003, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney with Anne Ross and Darien Pullen
2003 The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
2003 Alchemy (Ceramics), Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2003 Fresh paint, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2003 International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2003 L'Art Emmêlé, Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
2003 Less is More (small sculptures), BMG Art, Adelaide
2002 Nagasawa Artists 1997 - 2001, Challenging Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Skydoor Artspace, Aoyama, Tokyo.
2002 Central Goldfields Sculpture Prize, Maryborough, Victoria
2002 Focus on Sculpture 2002, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2002 Korea International Print Art Festival, Busan, Chang Won, Korea
2002 Five Sydney Years, Australian Art Resources, Volvo Gallery, Sydney,
2002 5th Kochi International Triennial of Prints, Kochi, Japan
2002 Impressions URDLA, Salon d'art contemporain d'Albigny sur-Sa?ne, France
2002 Sculpture in the City, Martin Place, Sydney
2002 Inheritance, the Art of Victoria,Gold Treasury Museum, Victoria.
2002 Hutchins Art Prize, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart
2002 Zeichen der Gegenwart,'Vienna Art Centre Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2002 We are Australian, Immigration Museum, Melbourne (touring)
2002 12th Space International Print Biennial, Sungkor Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.
2002 Plate to Paper, artists books and prints, Mackay Collection, Artspace, Mackay QLD.
2001 Small tapestries and works on paper from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Lyceum Club, Melbourne
2001 10th International Print and Drawing Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
2001 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney, with Tony Chadwick
2001 International Print Triennial, Kanagawa, Japan
2001 A Survey of Cotemporary Australian Printmaking, Warrnambool Art Gallery,
2001 Triennial Continents, Ksiaz Castle Gallery, Walbrzych, Poland
2001 Nagasawa Prints, Australian Embassy, Tokyo
2001 4 emes Rencontres de Sculpture, d'Art Contemporain,
2001 Les cinq continents, Place Napoléon Bonaparte, Fontainebleau, France
2001 Paquebot collection de l'atelier Franck Bordas, Centre d'Art Graphic de la Metairie Bruyere, Parly, Yonne, France
2001 A private view 1971-2001, the collection of Beverly and Anthony Knight, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin
2000 Birds singing, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan
2000 International Print Triennale, Krakow, Poland
2000 Intergrafica 2000, World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice, Poland
2000 Qingdao International Print Biennial, PR China
2000 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2000 Small Tapestries, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, South Melbourne
2000 Contemporary Linocuts, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin (touring)
1999 Art and the Printing Press, 15th International Small Engraving Exhibition, Cremona, Italy
1999 Pleasure, Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, Melbourne
1999 Central Goldfields Sculpture Award, Maryborough, Victoria
1999 International Triennial '97 Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1999 Geelong Print Prize, Geelong Art Gallery
1999 Atelier Franck Bordas Paris, Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, Melbourne
1999 Sculpture, Australian Galleries, Sydney with Augustine Dall'ava, Stuart James and Alex Kosmas
1999 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Art Ljubljana, Slovenia
1999 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1999 On the Road: The Car in Australian Art, Museum of Modern Art, at Heide, December 1999
1998 Lithographies Contemporaines -bicentenaire de la lithographie,
1998 Galerie Helene de Roquefeuil, Paris, France
1998 A Decade of Contemporary Australian Printmaking, Metropolitan Museum of Seoul
1998 Kanagawa International Print Triennial, Japan
1997 Victorian Tapestry Workshop at Australian Galleries, Sydney
1997 International Print Triennial '97, Cracow, Poland
1997 Fremantle Print Award
1997 Osaka Print Triennale, Mydome Osaka, Osaka
1997 Alice Prize, Alice Springs
1997 City of Hobart, Art Prize
1997 The Sea, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
1997 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan
1997 Graphic Constellation Cultural City Network, Graz, Austria
1997 International Triennial '97 Cracow -Nuernberg Fair Centre, Nuernberg, Germany
1997 The Cask an Aussie Icon, Vichealth Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria
1996 Artists' Books and Multiples Fair '96, Brisbane
1996 Silk Cut Acquisitive Award, RMIT Gallery Storey Hall, Melbourne
1996 Anthologie 1978-1996, Atelier URDLA, Lyon, France
1996 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan
1996 SAGA Print Fair, Paris
1996 Europ'ART, Geneva International Art Fair, Switzerland
1996 Imagining the real, recent acquisitions, Parliament House Collection, Canberra
1996 11th International Grafik -Triennale Frechen 1996, Germany
1996 UWS Macarthur National Print Media Acquisitive, Casula
1996 Powerhouse Arts Centre, N.S.W.
1996 Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
1996 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
1996 Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
1996 Alice Prize, Alice Springs
1996 4th London Artists' Book Fair, Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
1996 2nd Egyptian International Print Triennale, Cairo, Egypt
1996 12th Biennial Prints, Mornington Regional Gallery
1995 Contemporary Printmakers, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
1995 Art of Reproduction, Plimsoll Gallery
1995 2nd Artist Book International, The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York
1995 From silkscreen to computer screen. 20 years of the Fremantle
1995 Print Award, Fremantle (Touring)
1994 Alice Prize, Alice Springs
1994 Osaka Print Triennale 1994, Mydome Osaka, Osaka, Japan
1994 SAGA Print Fair, Paris, France
1994 International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola, Macedonia
1993 SAGA Print Fair, Paris
1993 Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris
1993 Fremantle Print Award
1992 Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris
1992 ARCO 92, Madrid, Spain
1992 SAGA Print Fair, Paris,France
1992 Fremantle Print Award
1992 Henri Worland 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1991 SAGA Print Fair, Paris, France
1991 Henri Worland Memorial Print Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1991 Fremantle Print Award
1991 Transitional Times, Print Council of Australia (Touring)
1991 Edition 2/91, Basel, Switzerland
1991 The Gallery, Lyon, France (L'URDLA Chez Th)
1991 URDLA, Une annee d'editions, Lyon, France
1991 5th International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan R.O.C.
1991 Size Doesn't Matter,Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.
1990 Australian Prints, Florida State University, USA
1990 Australian Prints, Alabama Festival of Arts, Birmingham, USA
1990 Second Irish Mini Print Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
1990 Australian Contemporary Art, A-Z Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

NATIONAL PRIZES AND AWARDS

2007 The Inaugural MacarthurCook Art Award 2007 (3rd Prize)
2003 Popular Choice Award, The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
1999 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)
1998 Bathurst Art Purchase, Bathurst Regional Gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)
1997 Boyne Smelters Ltd Award (Sculpture)
1996 Toowoomba Biennale, Toowoomba Regional gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)
1995 Murwillumbah Print Prize
1995 Monash University, Graduate Scholarship
1995 Fremantle Print Award
1995 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Works on Paper, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
1995 Silk Cut Award (Acquisitive Print)
1995 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery
1995 Nillumbik Art Award (Acquisitive Print and Sculpture)
1992 Australia-France Foundation Grant
1991 Henri Worland Memorial Print Award (Acquisitive Print)
1991 Arts 21, International Export and Touring Program Grant
1991 Collie Trust Award
1991 Dyason Bequest Grant (Art Gallery of New South Wales)
1991 City of Logan (Acquisitive Print)
1991 City of Richmond (Acquisitive Print)
1988, 92, 96 Mornington Peninsula Art Centre (Acquisitive Print)
1998 Maryborough Arts Centre Award

INTERNATIONAL PRIZES

2003 1st International Print Biennial of Beijing, Tai-he Award, Beijing, P.R.China
2002 12th Space International Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea
1998 Sponsors prize, 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale, Japan
1997 Daikin Industries Company Prize, Osaka Print Triennale, Japan
1994 Mainichi Broadcasting System Prize, Osaka Print Triennale, Japan

COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC ART

2014 Lavington Library Commission, Albury City
Grimwade House, Melbourne Grammar School, bronze commission
Deakin University, Burwood Campus, bronze commission
2013 Hamilton Art Gallery, bronze commissions
2012 Wyndham City, bronze commission, Wyndham Community Learning Centre
2012 Maroondah City Council bronze commission, Glen Park, Bayswater North
2011 Lady with Flowers bronze commission, artsACT, Canberra, ACT
2010 Linking Laverton Public Sculpture Commission, Hobsons Bay City Council
2010 Colas Foundation, Paris, France
2008 Centennial Sculpture.Canterbury Primary School, Sculpture Commission
2007 Public Art Acquisition, Petrie Plaza, artsACT,Canberra, ACT
2007 Public Art Acquisition, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
2006 City of Greater Shepparton, Sculpture Commission, Shepparton Showgrounds
1999 Small Tapestries Project, Victorian Tapestry Workshop
1995 City of Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall Tapestry
1991 Transitional Times, Print Council of Australia (Member Print)
1990 ICI Print Commission
1989 Print Council of Australia (Member Print)

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2015 Geelong Grammar School
2013 Grimwade House, Melbourne Grammar School
2000 Nagasawa Art Park Artist-In-Residence workshop program for Japanese woodblock printmaking, Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan
1994 Melbourne Grammar School

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artbank
artsACT, ACT Government
Atelier Devreux-Gerbaud, St Christol De
Rodieres, France
Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris, France
Australian Defense Force Academy,Canberra
Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Australian Securities Commission,
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
A-Z Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Baillieu Myer Collection
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Benalla Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery, Queensland
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford, UK
Channel 10, Sydney
City of Banyule
City of Fremantle
City of Logan
City of Melbourne
City of Richmond
City of Whitehorse
City of Shepparton
Colas Foundation, Paris, France
Cremona Public Museum, (Prints Cabinet),
Cremona, Italy
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Davenport Regional Gallery
Deakin University , Geelong
Deutsche Bank, Geneva, Switzerland
Epworth Healthcare Art Collection
Flexovit Abrasives, Australia
Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan
Geelong Art Gallery
Geelong Grammar School
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Grafton Regional Gallery
Hamilton Regional Gallery
ICI
James Hardie Collection, State Library of QLD
Kiriaki Company Ltd, Sapporo, Japan
Mackay City Library , Queensland
Maryborough Community Arts Centre
Melbourne Grammar School
Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
Monash University, Gippsland Campus
Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre
Muzeum Naradowe, Warsaw, Poland
National Bank of Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Library of Australia, Canberra
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
New England Regional Gallery
Nillumbik Shire Council
O.T.C.
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Peter Mac Art Collection, Melbourne
Print Council of Australia
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Shell, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Silk Cut Foundation, Melbourne
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
St George Bank, Sydney
Swan Hill Art Gallery
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
University of Ballarat
University of Melbourne, Institute of Education
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
University of Sydney, New South Wales
URDLA Archives, Lyon, France
Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery
Warrnambool Art Gallery
World Congress Centre, Melbourne
Wyndham City
Yarra Collection
Heide Museum of Modern Art

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Exhibition catalogues and books (selected)

Palmer, Sheridan "Argy-Bargy" Dean Bowen Monograph, Macmillan Art Publishing, May 2009
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Sculpture Survey 2008, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, June 2008
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park, Catalogue of finalists 2008
Palmer, Dr Sheridan ‘Urban Heartland', Dean Bowen, Axia Modern Art catalogue, August 2006
Palmer, Sheridan ‘Of Roads, Homes and Cities' Dean Bowen, Jan Murphy Gallery, September 2005
Edwards, Geoffrey, Urban Bird, Icon Museum of Art, Catalogue, April 2003
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park, Catalogue of finalists 2003
Zimmer, Jenny, ‘Of Birds, Bees and Nest Eggs', Axia Modern Art catalogue, Dean Bowen, Birds of a Feather, October 2001
Walker, Sue, ‘Modern Australian Tapestries', Beagle Press 2000
Trimble, Judith, 'Dean Bowen Bronze Sculpture 1995- 1997', Australian Galleries catalogue, May 1999
Kimura, Shigenobu, "Peinture Onirique" Galerie Miyawaki, Escalier en Spirale No 44, Kyoto, Japan 1998
Zimmer, Jenny, 'Personnages et Animaux', Australian Galleries catalogue, July 1998
Grishin, Sasha, 'Australian Printmaking in the 1990's', Artist Printmakers 1990-1995, 1996
McCulloch, Susan, 'Dean Bowen', Australian Galleries Catalogue, November 1995
McCulloch, Alan and McCulloch, Susan, 'The Encyclopedia of Australian Art', Allen & Unwin, Sydney 1994
Osaka Triennale Catalogue {Print), November 1994
Bromfield, David, 'Beyond the Medium', Artlink, Summer 1994
Fremantle Print Award Announced, Imprint, Spring 1994
Snell, Ted, 'Fremantle Print Award Catalogue', 1994

Articles and reviews (selected)

Grishin, Sasha, "Birds and Bees Part of Simple Message", The Canberra Times 6 June 2013
Pilcher, Tiffany, "Lorne Sculpture Biennale", Surf Coast Times 25 June 2013
Anderson, Sarah and Smethurst Annika,"Its enough to give you kittens", Herald Sun 17 July 2012
Alessi, Vincent, Book review "Argy Bargy" Dean Bowen, Art Monthly May 2011
Sinnott, Margaret, "Japanese Animations, Warrnambool Art Gallery and Artist Dean Bowen", ARTicle,
The Journal of Art Education Victoria, Volume 12, Number 1 and 2, September 2010
Elen, Judith, "Streets ahead", The Weekend Australian, 24 & 25 January, 2009
Grishin, Sasha "Simply Vibrant", Canberra Times, 16 November 2006
Brown, Jenny " A living, creating space" The Age, Domain, 11 November, 2006
Miyawaki, Yutaka, Dean Bowen and his beloved dogs, The Window of Arts, November 2005
Ryan, Colleen, ‘Starring role', The Australian Financial Review, 18 November 2004
Backhouse, Megan, ‘Colour separation makes the art grow yonder',The Age 13 November 2004
Dutkiewicz Adam, ‘Variations on a theme', The Adelaide Advertiser 7 August, 2004
Makin, Jeff, ‘Of cut and thrust', Herald Sun, 17 May 2004
Bellamy, Louise, ‘Everyday life like a dog to a Bowen', The Age, 15 May 2004
Barron, Sonia, ‘Creator of prints that please the people', Canberra Times, 10 October 2003
Makin, Jeff, ‘Private world is made visible', Dean Bowen Urban Bird, Herald Sun, 11 June 2003
Backhouse, Megan, Mixed Media, The Age, 14 May, 2003
Nelson, Robert, ‘Mixing perception with space,' The Age, 26 March 2003
Obrien, Mary, 'Great ideas, great shapes,' The Age, 5 March 2003
Brown, Penny ‘Holy Commune' The Australian, 24 Jan 2003
Miyawaki, Yutaka, Dean Bowen - An Australian Artist, Escalier en Spirale No 57, Galerie Miyawaki, November 2002
Makin, Jeff, ‘Healthy Sculpture,' Herald Sun, 3 June 2002
McCulloch-Uehlin, Susan, ‘Packing art and leaving home', The Australian, June 2-3, 2001
Kadota, Keiko, 2000 Report, Workshop Japanese Woodblock, Printmaking, Nagasawa Art Park, Artist in Residence, Awaji island, Hyogo, Japan
‘Le Grand Petit Homme de Fontainebleau, l'Australie en France, Avril 2000, Number 11, Ambassade d'Australie, Australia France Foundation
Kampianne, Harry, ‘A la decouverte de l'art Australien', Arts Actualites, October 2000
Cook, Robert, ‘A birds eye view', The West Australian, 30 August 2000
Taylor, Roger, ‘Dean Bowen at Australian Galleries', World Sculpture News, Vol 6. No. 1. Winter 2000
Sturgis, Mathew, ‘Figures in the landscape, the rise of contemporary Australian printmaking',
Printmaking Today Vol 9. No. 1 Spring 2000, U.K.
Grishin, Sasha, ‘Images that are simple but strong' The Canberra Times 22 Feb 2000
Zanetta, Jerome, Galerie Fallet, Dean Bowen, Suisse Romande Magazine, Geneva, December 1999
Auty, Giles, 'Everyone's a winner', The Australian, 27 November 1999
Makin, Jeff, 'Memories of Middle Earth', Herald Sun, 6 September 1999
Exhibition review, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, Tokyo, Japan, 2 March, 1999
Zimmer, Jenny, 'Art tour de force', Profile Dean Bowen, State of the Arts, August 1998
Makin, Jeff, 'In the Frame', Herald Sun, July 13 1998
Grishin, Sasha, 'A wondrous feast for the eyes', Canberra Times, 10 April, 1998
Chavvy Lawrence, 'Des cheminements de Petit Poucet', Journal de Geneve et Gazette de Lausanne, 3 March, 1997
McCulloch, Susan, "Dean Bowen at the Australian Galleries," Asian Art News, Vol 6, No. 1, January 1996
Ryllis Clark, Mary, 'School Days', Education Supplement, The Age, 28 May 1996
World Neo Grafica, Hanga-Geijutsu No. 91, 1996
Nelson, Robert,' Obsessed and Repulsed', The Age, 6 December 1995
Review, Hanagawa-Geijutsu (Spring) 1995
'Drawing Everyday Life with a Unique Touch', Asahi Shinbun, 13 April 1995
Mainichi Shimbun, Local News {Art), 25 March 1995
Ohtagaki, Makoto, Exhibition Review, Kyoto Shinbun, 15 April 1995
Coppola, Filomena and Pickering, Susan, 'Art of Reproduction', University of Tasmania, August 1995
Trickey, Leighanne, 'A living that's fit to print', Southern Cross, 141h September, 1994
Banks, Ron, 'Printmaker brings art back to earth', The West Australian, 12th September, 1994
Graham, Duncan, 'Taking a punt on the traffic wins award', The Age, 12th September, 1994
Grahame, Noreen, 'That Big Journey', Imprint, Summer, 1993
Soumilas, Diane, 'Paris', Art Monthly, August 1993
Snell, Ted, 'Low-tech Relief for Inhuman Times', The Australian, 31 August 1991
Palmer, Sheridan, 'Transitional Times', Imprint, Spring 1991
Bellamy, Louise, 'Bowen presents comic view with the magic of lithography', The Age, 4 April 1990

Television

Inside Art, Channel 31, Interview by Michel Lawrence, Producer Peter Lamont, July 4, 2012
Arts Show, ABC-TV, Interview by Neil Proud, October 12, 2000
Sunday Program, GTV Channel Nine, Interview by Max Cullen, Producer Marianne Latham, July 19 1998
7.30 Report, ABC TV 5 September, 1994

Writings by the artist (selected)

Bowen, Dean, Artist's Statement in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park 2008, (exh.cat) Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria 2008, n.p
Bowen, Dean essay Escalier en spirale No 74, Illumination Watercolours and gouaches Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan. June 2007
Bowen, Dean, essay Journey Recent paintings and lithographs,(exh.cat) Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan, April 2005
Bowen, Dean Artist's Statement in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award 2003 (exh.cat), Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria 2003, p.29
Bowen, Dean essay Escalier en Spirale No 57, Works 2001/2002 Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto,Japan November 2002
Bowen, Dean, Extending Printmaking, PhD, Monash University, Melbourne 1999
Bowen, Dean, essay Personnages et Animaux, artists book of 24 etchings, Melbourne, Australia 1996
Bowen, Dean, essay, Escalier en Spirale No. 33, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan, April 1995
Bowen, Dean, Printmaking- A Project, MA thesis, Monash University, Melbourne August 1993
Bowen, Dean, essay That Big Journey, artists book of 50 lithographs, Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris, France April 1993