Ronan Bowes was awarded his Postgraduate Certificate in Art Education at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) 2010 and his B.F.A 1st Class Honors at John Moores Art School (Liverpool, UK) 2008.
Bowes has recently been awarded a Merit based grant and community service award by the Vermont Studio Center, USA and will complete a 4-week residency at VSC March 2020.
He has taught his subject through public schools in Ireland, England and most recently the Alternative High School System in New York, USA where he educated students with special needs. He was a selected artist with NYC Crit club in the Spring of 2018.
Exhibiting his work most recently at the Gorey School of Art Annual Open Call: Peripheries (Wexford, Ireland), and two group shows focusing on Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland through Gallery 545 (Belfast, UK). Other recent exhibitions include the Delphian Gallery London as one of the 45 internationally selected artists through the galleries annual Open Call, Boyle Arts Festival (Roscommon, Ireland), El Triunfo (New York, USA), Standard Projects (Wisconsin, USA) and Aqua Art Fair (Miami, USA).
Bowes has curated exhibitions at Aside Bside Gallery (London, UK), White Elephant Arts (Melbourne, AU) and John Moores University (Liverpool, UK).
He was commissioned to create work for the Liverpool Biennial (UK) 2008. You can find his work in the National Collection of "Your Paintings" by the BBC (England, UK) and in the 10th Anniversary edition of Art Maze Magazine 2018 as well as field related online platforms such as Structure and Imagery by artist, curator and writer Paul Behnke.
Bowes has been an artist in resident at Lodestar Art School 2019 (Co.Limerick, Ireland), White Elephant Arts 2012/13 (Melbourne, AU) and in 2010 participating as an art educator and resident artist at St. Joesph Swan High School (Northumbria, UK).
Freelands Foundation (UK) grant recipient 2020.