James Bowles is a multidisciplinary artist from Westport, Connecticut currently based in New York City. Bowles pursued his art making practice by enrolling at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he graduated with a BFA in Visual and Critical Studies. Bowles creates works across various mediums that articulate ideas of personal obsession while tackling formal and conceptual matters in the romantically inspired execution of his work. © Jay Kim Salinger
“Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher were carried around like heroes, but they slipped up, and it’s really easy for everything to come crumbling down. I think I was interested in how problematic I found the expendability of a person.”
How long have you been living in New York, and how did you move here?
(James Bowles) I moved here four years ago to go to school at the School of Visual Arts. I graduated in May. And I have a family that lives in Brooklyn. So I was in and out for my whole childhood.
Favourite museums or gallery in New York?
(JB) I should probably say where I work (laugh) the 1969 Gallery is great. I am not a sculptor by any means but The Noguchi Museum, I’ve always had a fun time there. So those are probably my two favourites. And then the Brooklyn Museum is right across the street from where some of my family lives. So I spent a lot of time there as a kid.