“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.
2019 Best of Show, The 91st Contemporary Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2018 Solo Exhibition, Starkweather Gallery, Romeo, MI 2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI 2018 The Greater Michigna Art Exhibition, Alden B. Vow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI 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 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 Museum, 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
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