Natasha Bowdoin


In the Garden, 2013, Talley Dunn Gallery
Spelboken, 2016, Talley Dunn Gallery


Born in West Kennebunk, ME in 1981

Currently lives and works in Houston, TX


2007, MFA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA and Rome, Italy (honors)

2005, Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2003, BA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Double major in Painting and Classics (Magna Cum Laude)

2002, Undergraduate Affiliate Study Program, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, England

Grants And Awards

2014, Arts Initiative Grant, Rice University, Houston, TX

2013, Presidential Research Grant, Rice University, Houston, TX

2012-2013, Artist in Residence, Roswell Artists Residency Program, Roswell, NM

2012, Artist in Residence, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

2011, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award Nominee, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY

2008-2010, Artist in Residence, The Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX

2010, Artadia Grant Finalist, Artadia: The Fund for At and Dialogue, New York, NY

2009, Eliza Prize Recipient, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2007, MFA Grant Recipient, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

2006, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Nominee, Jacob K. Javits Foundation, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2018, Maneater, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

2017, Lunar Spring, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA

2017, The Honey and the root, The Bascom Center for Contemporary Arts, The Highlands, NC

2016, Spelboken, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016, Animal Print, Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

2015, Bloom, New Site-specific Installation, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (upcoming)

2015, HEXAM, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

2014, Glyph, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2013, In the Garden, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013, thornappleflower, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

2012, Jungle Book, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2011, Implausible Tiger, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX

2011, The Daisy Argument, Visual Arts Center, University of Austin, TX

2009, PULSE Miami, Solo Presentation, Bryan Miller Gallery, Miami, FL

2008, Panta Rei, Extraspazio Gallery, Rome, Italy

2007, Signs, Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy

Group Exhibitions

2017, RAIR at 50, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM
2017,THIS IS NOW, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017,Did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness?, Hudson Showroom at Artpace, San 
Antonio, TX, Curated by Michelle Grabner

2016, Lunar Spring, Visual Art Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2016, Growing Wild, two-person exhibition with Anthony Sonnenberg, Brookfield Arts, Houston, TX

2015, Destination Unknown, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015, Out of Place, Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
2015, Dual/ Nature, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX (catalogue)
2015, Plant People, The Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX

2014, Pulp, Cohen Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2013, Animal House, Cargo Space at the Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, OK (catalogue)

2013, Inaugural Group Exhibition at 34 Orchard Street, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2013, Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands (catalogue)

2012, This is How my Brain Works, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2012, Paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC (catalogue)

2011, Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (catalogue)

2011, Aggetti-progettazioni-proiezioni-prominenze-protuberanze-sporgenze, Extraspazio Gallery, Rome, Italy

2010, Girls Just Want to Have Funds (organized by the Rema Hort Mann Foundation), PPOW Gallery, New York, NY

2010, Art on Paper 2010: The 41st Exhibition, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC

2010, A Torrent of Words: Contemporary Art and Language, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (catalogue)

2010, Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX (catalogue)

2010, Project Space: New Works by Natasha Bowdoin and Heimir Biorgufsson, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX

2009, Tail and Trouble, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX

2009, Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX (catalogue)

2009, Rich Text, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008, Paper[space], The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2008, 2007 Joan Mitchell MFA Grant Recipient Show, The Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY (catalogue)

2008, Myths and Fables: Alexander DeMaria and Natasha Bowdoin, Julie Chae Gallery, Boston, MA

2007, The Fluid Field: Abstraction and Reference, Tyler Gallery, Elkins Park, PA, Curated by Dona Nelson (catalogue)

2007, VOXXOXO, Vox Populi Gallery,Philadephia, PA, Curated by Kirby Gookin and Sheryl Conkleton

2007, MFA Biennial, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2006, Seven in a box, Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy, Curated by Cecilia Canziani

2006, Works on Paper, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, Curated by Cornelia Butler

Museum Collections

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX

1:1 Projects, Curated Artist Archive, Rome, Italy

Carlo Berardi, London, England

La Nube di Oort, Rome, Italy

Public Collections

Fidelity Investments, Dallas, TX

Federal Reserve Bank, Houston, TX



2018 Seven, John, "Nature reaches out in Natasha Bowdoin's "Maneater" at Mass MoCA," The Berkshire Eagle, January 11.
2016 Zotos, John, "Critics Picks," Art ltd., March/April  v. 10 no. 2.

Mason, Brook, " Life by 1,000 cuts: Natsha Bowdoin's work on view at the SCAD Museum of Art, GA," Wallpaper, June 29.
Johnson, Adrienne, "Q and A with Natasha Bowdoin," Lets talk art blog, June 23.

2014 Fraleigh, Angela, "Five Questions with Natasha Bowdoin," Blog, July.
Heinrich, Will, "Natasha Bowdoin: Glyph' at Monya Rowe Gallery," Gallerist NY & The New York Observer, February 24.
"The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't want to miss," Editors, Art in America, January 23.
2012 Lubin, David M., "Paperless at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art," Artforum, October.
Kinsella, Kevin, "Randomly Determined," BOMBLOG, September 26.
"Natasha Bowdoin's 'Jungle Book' Roars at Monya Rowe Gallery," Editors, The Huffington Post, February 29.
Moran, Jarrett, "Transcribing the Body Electric," Artlog, January 19.
2011 Papercraft 2: Design and Art with Paper, Edited by Robert Klanten and Birga Meyer, Berlin: Gestalten Publishing, 2011.
Smee, Sebastian, "Biennial Hits and misses," The Boston Globe, May.
Wadlinger, Rebecca, "Natasha Bowdoin, CTRL Gallery, Exhibition Review," Art Lies, Spring/Summer.
Vogel, Wendy, "Artist Interview: Natasha Bowdoin," ...Might be good email Journal, February 18.
Iglesias, Gabino, "Following the White Rabbit," UWeekly Austin, February 16.
Fraires, Robert, "Natasha Bowdoin: The Daisy Argument; A work that takes Lewis Carroll's texts undersea and lets us drown in words," The Austin Chronicle, February 4.
Britt, Douglas, "A Literary Vision: The Tale of the Tiger," The Houston Chronicle, January 28.
2009 Schulze, Troy, "Toil and Trouble," Houston Press, July 7.
Holzer, Stacy, "Redefining Language," March.
2008 Amenoff, Gregory, "The 2007 Joan Mitchell MFA Grant Recipient Show," exhibition catalogue essay.
2007 Nelson, Dona, "The Fluid Field: Abstraction and Reference," exhibition catalogue essay, October.