Multidisciplinary Artist Los Angeles, CA
2008 USA Fellow
This award was generously supported by Eli and Edythe Broad / The Broad Art Foundation. _
Working in a variety of media, Andrea Bowers mines the intersection between political activism and art. She is interested in the role of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience in the lives of women. She begins by conducting archival research on a topic, then creates photorealist drawings, videos, and/or performances that are more poignant than dogmatic. Bowers seeks to contextualize historical events (such as the struggle for reproductive rights) in relation to our contemporary situation.
Quilts of Radical Hospitality/Edredón de hospitalidad radical, 2008, two fabric quilts (each 866.14 x 228.60 cm); photos courtesy Joshua White