Category Archives: 2007

Photo Techniques Magazine: May/June 2007

Showcased in Photo Techniques Magazine: Film, Plastic, and Silicon: The Low-Tech High-Tech Images of Susan Bowen, Vol. 28, No. 3, May/June 2007, pages 20-23.

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Click HERE for the text of the article.

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Light Leaks Magazine: May 2007

Profiled in Light Leaks Magazine: Showcase: Susan Bowen, Issue 6, May 2007, pages 44-47.

Light Leaks Magazine is dedicated to photographers who love their Dianas, Holga’s, Pinholes, Polaroids, and many other cameras of lo-fi photography.”

Light Leaks was a wonderful low-budget publication dedicated to images created by toy/low-tech cameras and the cameras who made them. Issue 19 was sadly the last issue.

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Public Art Finalist: NYC Department of Education
Fall 2007

Finalist (1 of 3), Sunset Park High School mural, Brooklyn, NY. Commissioned by NYC Department of Education Public Art in Public Schools Program and the NYC Percent for Art Program. Proposal to shoot imagery over a period of a year in the ethnically diverse neighborhood of Sunset Park. One large-scale porcelain enamel mural (4′ x 74′), a pair of murals composed of porcelain tiles (6′ x 12′), and bands of porcelain tiles. Fall 2007. Budget: $175,000.

Presentation Board

From the Proposal

I am proposing photographic-based murals for the first floor lobby and corridors of the new Sunset Park High School. I am presenting a primary proposal and an alternate one, the difference being in the materials used. These materials vary greatly in price and therefore in what can be done for the same budget.

The primary proposal includes three items. The dominant piece is one large mural to be done in porcelain enamel on steel. This would be a 4′ x 74′ mural (composed of ten 48″x74″ panels) to be mounted on the wall of the primary art site, the long 78′-2″ wall that faces 35th Street and is visible through the ground floor windows. Second are two side-by-side 6′ square pieces that would be mounted on the wall between the two auditorium entrances. These face the public entrance to the school and are composed of 6″ square tiles (each a grid 12 tiles by 12 tiles). Lastly this proposal uses the residual budget to run a 6″ high band across the neighboring walls, estimated to transverse 8 walls and be about 166 running feet of tile. This band is composed of the same porcelain tiles as the second mural. These tiles are produced by the same fabricator as the porcelain enamel and have the same durability.

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Pilsner Urquell International Photography
Awards: 2007

Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards: Third Place Award, Category: Non-Professional Editorial, Sub-Category: Sports. Online exhibit and inclusion in 2007 Lucie Awards coffee table book. Competition had 20,000 entries from over 90 countries.

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In the Ring: September 27 – October 27, 2007

Solo Show
Safe-T-Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 214, Brooklyn, NY. 9/27-10/27/2007.
Reception: Thursday, September 27, 6 – 8 pm.

in the ringPhoto by Etienne Frossard

I will be in a show during the Dumbo Arts Festival, Sept. 28 – 30, 2007. Images will be of the famous Gleason’s Gym, located near the gallery. They are pictures of people sparring and working out at the gym. The images will be displayed on a 7′ diameter hanging ring and around the perimeter of the room. There will be 98 running feet of imagery in all.


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Coney Island Weekends: June 4 – 22, 2007

Umbrella Arts Gallery, 317 E. 9th St., NYC. 6/4-6/22/2007.
Reception: Wednesday, June 4, 6 – 8 pm.

Looming at Dusk Susan Bowen
I am exhibiting three pieces: ‘Looming at Dusk’, ‘Merry-Go-Round’, and ‘On Boardwalk, Pointing’.


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Park Slope Open Studio Tour: May 19 – 20, 2007

Susan Bowen Photography, 424 Seventh Ave. @ 14th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.

Installation Views

Tour Map

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Six Brooklyn Artists: April 28 – May 26, 2007

Celia Hirsch Gallery, 220 King Street, Chappaqua, NY. 4/28-5/26/2007.
Reception: April 28, 5 – 7 pm.

Six person show with Olinka Broadfoot, Mary Bullock, James Dustin, Daniel Genova, David Lantow. I will be exhibing: ‘Houston Roller Coaster’, ‘Linden Barn’, ‘Lights of Fremont, Golden Nugget’, ‘Skateboard Park, Arms Up’, ‘Water Park and Clouds’, and ‘Saks Windows’.


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Represent Brooklyn: April 12 – May 10, 2007

TRA (The Rising Arts) Gallery, 35 Claver Place, Brooklyn, NY. 4/12-5/10/2007.
Reception: April 12, 6 – 8 pm.

I am exhibiting one piece: ‘Under the Bridge’.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation Murals
Completed February 2007

Public Art Commission Completed, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Regional Headquarters, St. Cloud, MN. Four murals depicting current construction projects and DOT trucks and equipment. Commissioned by the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places. 2′ high by varying widths (the longest being 24′ wide), Digital High Pressure Laminate; installed February 2007. Budget: $8,500.

Presentation Boards

Installation Views






Fabrication Notes

Material: 1/2″ thick Digital High Pressure Laminate (Formica-like material). Hung using metal cleats so images appear to float off the wall. Surface may be washed with mild soap and water; graffiti can be removed with non-abrasive citrus-based cleaners.

Fabricator: iZone Imaging, 2526 Charter Oak Dr., Temple, TX 76502; 888/464-9663,

Public Art Commission Page

pubart site

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