Jim Bowman 

I was born in Cameron, Texas and currently live and work in Burnsville, North Carolina. I have a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Glass, and I have a passion for the creativity and ingenuity that glass art requires. My work ranges from small table-top pieces to large-scale sculptural and architectural installations. It includes blown glass vessels, wall-mounted and free-standing sculptures, and leaded glass architectural panels.

 

I do both commissioned artwork and autonomous artwork.

In my commissioned work, I take into account the client’s specific needs, as well as the site and space that I have to work with. I enjoy the collaborative aspect of working with clients within the limits of a given space, and indulge in the opportunity to create larger scale work that requires time, precision and imagination.

My autonomous work is sculptural in nature. It is an ongoing experimentation with glass forming processes. In much of my work, I combine glass with other materials, such and steel, wood, concrete, and found objects.

 

EDUCATION: 

 

1985–1988 - California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland California.  Received Master of Fine Arts Degree in Glass.

1983–1984 - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Graduate Research Assistant in

glass blowing.

1972–1976 - Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. Received Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Painting and Printmaking.

1969–1971 - University of Texas at Austin. Fine Arts major.

Mary Lynn Bowman

My art work is a personal journal of my writings, paintings and sketches. I refer to these things and my poetry when I work.

 

I am never bored in experimenting with glass, which always gives me fresh ideas in my artwork.  I am challenged to use the materials and colors I have to express what I feel as a woman in her 60’s trying to figure out my life in the present and what I have felt as a small girl child growing up in the 40’s and 50’s. My adolescence is still a mystery to be figured into my work at a later time. My work is narrative and reflects myself and my surroundings, my fears and my joys. My imagery comes from my dreams, from what I observe in humanity, and from my search for the truth.

 

EDUCATION:

 

1983 – 1987         California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland Ca.

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction and Art Therapy

COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS:

 

  • Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas

  • Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas

  • Baylor All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Richardson Regional Cancer Center, Richardson, Texas

  • Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, Cedar Park, Texas

  • Parkland Hospital, Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Belo Corporation, Dallas, Texas

  • Catholic Foundation, Dallas, Texas

  • The Dallas Foundation

  • Fidelity Investments, Dallas, Texas

  • Sterling Commerce, Las Colinas, Texas & London

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit

  • Neiman Marcus, Washington DC & Plano, Texas

  • Dal-Tile, Dallas, Texas

  • Hall Office Park, Frisco, Texas

  • Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, Texas

  • Frisco Conference Center, Frisco, Texas

  • Embassy Suites Hotels, Rogers, Arkansas, Charlotte, N.C., & Frisco, Tx.

  • Holiday Inn, University Plaza, Springfield, Missouri

Jim Bowman and Mary Lynn Devereux-Bowman  | bowmanglass@sbcglobal.net  

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