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Artist Bio

 

Shana Bowes is a pop art realist painter that currently lives in Atlanta, GA. She received a BA in Fine Art from Oglethorpe University (’94) and an MA from Savannah College of Art and Design (’16). She also studied realism art in Florence, Italy for a semester. Shana has lived in NYC and traveled throughout Europe, South America, and the States. But Georgia is always home.

She has been creative since childhood, winning her first prize in an art competition in the 2nd grade. Shana has sold her travel photography, oil paintings, and hand painted furniture in the past, but is now focusing on local art. She participates in art fairs and gallery shows around Atlanta, selling to designers and collectors throughout the Southeast.

 

Artist Statement

 

I've worked in real estate for over 20 years - both in NYC and Atlanta. I've seen neighborhoods change, grow and completely disappear. I feel it's important to keep the memories alive of locations and communities throughout the years. It's what makes old communities rebound and new ones prosper. 

 

The common thread throughout my work is "locality"

 

lo·cal·i·ty (noun):

  1. The fact or condition of having a location in space or time

  2. An area or neighborhood, especially as regarded as a place occupied by certain people or as the scene of particular activities

 

 

 

 

​​​Awards and Shows

National Juried Photography Show,

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 2017

Finalist, 36th Annual Spring Photography Contest,       

Photographer's Forum Magazine, 2016

"Water" 2016 Photography Show

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, June 2016

Photography Competition -  Theme: Colors

Contemporary Art Gallery Online, October 2015

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA 2016

Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 2015

Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA, 1994

 

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