About/cv

About/cv

Alyson Bowen is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science in Photography through the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts & Design. She has spent time during her scholastic career serving as Vice President of the Student Photography Association and continues to be an active member of the Society for Photographic Education. Personal discoveries and discomforts, social issues, and internal and external conflict often construct the basis of her work. Her work has been included in several competitions and exhibitions including the Creative Quarterly journal, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, and “Growth” a solo exhibition in UCF’s gallery 202. She recently relocated to Portland, Oregon where she intends to achieve an MFA and work towards her goal of instruction in photographic education.

Education

2012 Bachelor of Science, Photography, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL

Anticipated graduation December 2017

2011 Associate of Science with Honors, Photographic Technology, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL    

Exhibitions

2016 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

Competitions

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.

Internships

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.

Civic Activities

2014 Volusia County Schools. Volunteer in Visual Art Programs.

2011 Ormond Beach Senior Games. Photographer.

Professional Affiliations 

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