Ronan Bowes is an Irish contemporary painter currently living and working in Northern Ireland. He was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Art Education at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) 2010 and a BFA 1st Class Honors at John Moores Art School (Liverpool, UK) 2008.
'Decompression: 'A Retrospective of Works on Paper' is an upcoming solo show of his work through Gallery 545 Belfast, (UK) in May 2022.
Bowes recently received a Merit Grant and Community Service Award by the Vermont Studio Center, (USA) 2020; a selected artist for Hang Tough Contemporary Gallery's Open Call in 2021 (Dublin, Ireland).
Other recent exhibition selections include; Gorey School of Art Annual Open Call: Peripheries (Wexford, Ireland), multiple group shows focusing on Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland through Gallery 545 (Belfast, UK), Delphian Gallery, London (UK), Boyle Arts Festival (Roscommon, Ireland), El Triunfo (New York, USA), Standard Projects (Wisconsin, USA) and Aqua Art Fair (Miami, USA) to name just a few.
Completed residencies with Lodestar Art School (Co.Limerick, Ireland) 2019, White Elephant Arts (Melbourne, AU) 2012/13; and in 2010 participating as an art educator and resident artist at St. Joesph Swan High School (Northumbria, UK).
Curator of exhibitions at Aside Bside Gallery (London, UK), White Elephant Arts (Melbourne, AU) and John Moores University (Liverpool, UK); Bowes has also 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. In NYC he was a selected artist with NYC Crit club in the Spring of 2018.
Commissioned to create work for the Liverpool Biennial (UK) 2008, his work can be found in Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust public collection and private collections internationally.
Publications of his work have been included in Art Maze Magazine 2018 as well as field related online platforms such as Structure and Imagery by artist, curator and writer Paul Behnke.
Freelands Foundation (UK) grant recipient 2020.