Alyson Bowen is a working photographer in Portland, Oregon. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Photography through the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts & Design, she made the move West in search of something unfamiliar. Personal discovery and discomfort, social issues, and internal and external conflict often construct the basis of her work. These themes have played a large part in her endeavors throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has had the pleasure of leading both youth and adult film workshops in the Portland Metro area as well as teaching several youth photography courses through Newspace Center for Photography. Her work has been included in several competitions and exhibitions internationally including the Creative Quarterly journal, PULP Gallery, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, and “Growth” a solo exhibition in UCF’s gallery 202.
2012 Bachelor of Science, Photography, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL
2011 Associate of Science with Honors, Photographic Technology, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL
2019 Photo of the day, Don't Take Pictures. Online gallery
2019 Group Show 60: Winter Pictures, Humble Arts Foundation, curated by Andy Adams and Jon Feinstein. Online
2018 Plastic Fantastic Show IX, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR. Juror: Susan Burnstine
2018 Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA. Juror: Jennifer Shaw
2017 The 2017 Women's March Exhibition, Part 6, Lenscratch, Online gallery
2016 FotoFilmic//PULP 03, PULP Gallery, Bowen Island, BC
2015 Bathing Suits and Sunburns Exhibition, Lenscratch, Online gallery
2015 Windows, Marrow, Portland, OR
2015 Healing Arts Exhibition, Counseling & Psychological Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2014 Bed of Roses, Photography Graduation Exhibition, UCF Center for Emerging Media, Orlando, FL
2014 UCF Thesis Exhibition, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
2014 From Here To There – A Bi-coastal Exchange Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2013 Growth, Solo Show, Gallery 202, University of Central Florida Regional Campus, Daytona Beach, FL
2012 Fine Art 2013, Gallery 202, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL
2012 FLOAT, Art Collective at the Standard, St. Augustine, FL.
2011 Student Invitational, Gallery 202, Southeast center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL
2011 Portraiture Contest, Gallery 202, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL
2017 The Print Swap. Feature Shoot Media.
2015 Photographer's Forum Magazine. Honorable Mention. Best of College Photography 2015 Book.
Editor, Nell Campbell, Santa Barbara, CA
2015 Girls Get Busy Zine. Curated by Beth Siveyer. Issue 24 online.
2014 Orlando Camera Club. Scholarship Winner.
2013 Creative Quarterly. The Journal of Art & Design. Issue 34 online.
2011 Photographer’s Forum Magazine. Finalist. Best of College Photography 2011 Book.
Editor, Nell Campbell, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 Exposure. Book. See Me Group. Editor, Jeffrey Aldrich.
2016 Instructor, Intro to Digital (Youth), Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
2016 Instructor, Intro to Photoshop (Youth), Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
2016 Instructor, Pinhole Workshop (Youth), Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
2014 Teaching Assistant, Jayanti Seiler, Intro to Digital, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL
2013 Teaching Assistant, Patricia Louis Nuss, Darkroom Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL
2014 Southeast Museum of Photography. Assisted in hanging of El ojo fino/ The Exquisite Eye.
2014 Daytona Beach News-Journal. 15-week internship in the photo department.
2014 Volusia County Schools. Volunteer in Visual Art Programs.
2011 Ormond Beach Senior Games. Photographer.
2012-Current Society for Photographic Education
2012-2015 Student Photography Association, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL
Vice President 2013-2014
2010-2012 Student Photography Association, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL