Alyson Bowen is a photographer living 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. Her work has been included in several publications and exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the Fotofilmic JRNL, Creative Quarterly journal, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, PULP Gallery, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Blue Sky Gallery's PNW Drawers, and “Growth” a solo exhibition in UCF’s gallery 202. Alyson is currently putting her efforts into film practices and exploring printing possibilities.
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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
2023 Pacific Northwest Drawers, Blue Sky - Oregon Center for Photographic Arts, Portland, OR. Juror: Crista Dix
2021 Light Conversation: Pop-up Projection Series Vol. 2, Oregon Contemporary, Portland, OR. Juror: Small Talk Collective
2020 Pacific Northwest 40, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR.
2020 The Road - Digital Projection Artist. Float Photo Magazine. JKC Gallery, NJ. curated by Dana Stirling & Yoav Friedlander.
2019 Group Exhibition - Winter 2019. Analog Forever Zine. Juror: Aline Smithson. Online gallery
2019 Light Conversation: Pop-up Projection Series Vol. 1, DISJECTA Contemporary Arts Center, Portland, OR. Juror: Small Talk Collective
2019 Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA. Juror: Gordon Stettinius
2019 Field Work: Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror: Todd Johnson. Online gallery
2019 Photo of the day, Don't Take Pictures. Online gallery
2019 Group Show 60: Winter Pictures, Humble Arts Foundation, curated by Andy Adams & Jon Feinstein. Online gallery
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 Print Swap. Feature Shoot Media.
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
2022 Make a u-turn, if possible, themselves press & fifth wheel press, Co-curated by CC Camuglia and Nat Raum
2022 Common Ground: Issue 01, Borderline Press, Curated by Kory Jean Kingsley
2020 JRNL 4 - Spring 2020 print issue, Fotofilmic, edited by Katherine Harris Pomerantz (TIME magazine)
2015 Best of College Photography 2015 Book, Photographer's Forum Magazin, Awarded Honorable Mention,
Editor - Nell Campbell, Santa Barbara, CA
2015 Girls Get Busy Zine, Curated by Beth Siveyer, Issue 24 online
2013 The Journal of Art & Design, Creative Quarterly, Issue 34 online
2011 Best of College Photography 2011 Book, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Finalist,
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