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Gaxe No. 9 ..2006..laser cut on persimmon-coated and smoked paper
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Sian Bowen

Born 1959, studied at the Newcastle University and Edinburgh College of Art. Monbusho Scholar  at Kyoto University of Arts, Japan (1985-87). Prizewinner at the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2001. Has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Japan and India.

Recent work explores the relationship between touch, light and the drawn surface. Of her latest work Richard Cork writes: "Within the deliberate confines she has set herself, an energising sense emerges of the rich and audacious possibilities for drawing today."

Work is held in public collections including the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Was Guest Artist in Residence, Kyoto, Japan  Spring 2006. Currently Artist in Residence in Drawing at the V&A, London (2006-8).