We are showing Mike Bowen for ArtWalk. He is a native of Huntington, WV and earned his BFA in 2004 from Marshall University. Later Mike went to The University of South Carolina where he earned an MFA in ceramics and sculpture in 2010. After graduate school he moved back to Huntington and began teaching at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, OH and more recently at Marshall University. He maintains a home studio along with his wife Allison, son Benjamen and three dogs.
The industrial landscape of Huntington surrounded by the rich natural countryside has heavily influenced Mike’s work. He strives to represent not only the beauty found in the natural surroundings but also in the dilapidated industrial relics that dot the landscape.