About Ciaran

About Ciaran Bowen

Ciaran Bowen is currently based in Co. Wexford. He achieved his BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Wexford School of Art and Design in 2015. He was awarded in the same year the Carlow Institute of Technology Purchase Award, which one of his degree pieces hang in their permanent collection in Carlow IT (Wexford Campus). That same year he was featured on the Irish Arts Review in their New Generation of Artists.

Bowen has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, (2013) “La Amenaza Constante“, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland. (2017) PeripheriesOPEN , PERIPHERY SPACE, selected by Paul Carter, James Merrigan and Emma Roche. (2018) The Winter Open (2018), RUARED, Dublin, Ireland. Since graduation Bowen has exhibited at the Bones & Pearls Studio, London “Touch Me Baby” (2016) which was Curated by Anna Choutova. As well as Curated show “And Creatures Dream… A New Language“, A two- venue show at Wexford County Council & Wexford Arts Centre (Curated by Catherine Bowe & Helen Gaynor)

In 2018, He was selected for an eight month residency in The Wexford Arts Centre Annexe studio. He had a two person show “betwixt” (2018) which The Wexford Arts Centre acquired one of his works. In that same year he awarded artist in Residency in the Creative Hub up until 2020. While his time there, he has been in group shows “Vital Material” (2018) Curated by Mary-Ruth Walsh, Cairde Festival (2019), The Model, Sligo and had his first solo show “Fake Utopia” (2019), The Presentation Center, Wexford