Anthony Bowers is an artist and educator working across media in painting, sculpture, and installation. Originally from the midwest, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and has worked in Philadelphia teaching at Drexel University, University of the Arts, and Center for the Arts, while also working as a studio assistant on many large scale installation projects at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Anthony holds a BFA in Painting from Indiana University. He has been a resident at the Wassaic Projects and the Golden Foundation Painting Residency and he is a curator/member of an artist-run project space, FJORD Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
During his time at PlySpace, Anthony will be partnering with local pools doing interviews, building sound scapes, and making prints with patrons in order to investigate what makes the site of the pool so special. What is it about the domestication of water that opens us up to play and display in ways that are out of sync with the norms of daily activity in public space? And how does that freedom encourage or discourage interaction with strangers? How pools help us connect to each other and to community? How do they keep us separate? Anthony will be in residence in August.