“I believe as an artist it is my duty to allow my inspiration to lead me. I do portraiture because it helps me understand where I fit in and I realize we all have experienced the same ups and downs. We are all the same. My cityscapes further this connection through spatial relationships. I’ve always been an introvert and the one way I know I can communicate is through my art. It opens up conversation which leads to inspiration. I am always absorbing the world around me. Nothing is out of bounds. Who am I as an artist? I am a reflection of everything because I am inspired by everything.”

Bowen Kline is a Southfield native with a national reputation as one of the country's finest artists.  He is self-taught, and his works are held in private collections nationwide.  
Today, Kline makes his home in Romeo, Michigan and is especially known for his expressive portraits and nudes.  Kline's extraordinary works reveal his own heart and speak to a different cultures and identities.  His paintings show isolation and loneliness, but also hope and wonder.  Kline creates art that is fresh, daring, unforgettable.  


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 Solo Exhibition, Starkweather Gallery, Romeo, Michigan
2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MIchigan
2018 The Greater Michigna Art Exhibition, Alden B. Vow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, Michigan
2018 90th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
2017 Solo Show “Co-Existence in Choas” Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI
2017 “89th Michigan Regional Exhibition” Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2016 Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2016 “Jive Detroit”: Galerie Camille,Detroit, MI                                                                                  

2015 The Charles H. Wright Museuem, Detroit  
2015 Group Exhibition at the Kresge Foundation  
2015 "Exploring the Figure", The Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit  
2015 Featured Artist "Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series" Wright Museum, Detroit  
2014 "The Last Kaddish", Holocaust Memorial Museum  
2014 Featured Artist at the Washington Art Guild  
2014 Featured Artist at the Birmingham League of Women Painters  
2013 Featured Artist ADL Art Works, Michigan  
2013 Featured Artist ADL Artworks, Chicago  
2013 Solo exhibition at The Janice Charach Gallery  
2012 Featured Artist at Evolve The Gallery  
2011 Featured Artist at Michigan Annual Exhibit

 


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Big Ten Conference Headquarters, Illinois  
The Kresge Foundation Headquarters, Michigan