My work exemplifies a Neo-Expressive rendering of the figure and stands as a rebellion against the taboo of the female nude. Through the markings of my lyrical line-work, the viewer witnesses an artful blueprint of a human being; the footprints of her transcription to an art form create the unique designs of her narrative. An initial suggestion of a figure and a lack of realism lure the viewer in, yet the unravelling human likeness creates a familiarity in one's humanness.
HALEY BOWEN is a Texas artist and a tenant artist at The Silos in Sawyer Yards. A student from Parsons the New School for Design, Rollins College, and The American University of Rome, she received a B.A. in studio art with a double minor in art history and creative writing.
Haley is a Neo-expressive figurative artist who strives to empower all women through nude portraiture, offering “The Empowered Portrait Experience". Drawing nude figures for over 16 years, her art is a platform for visual storytelling through lyrical line work and intimate drawing experiences. Hosting hundreds of drawing sessions for women of all backgrounds, body types, ages, and identities, Haley uses art to rebuild the relationship between the physical body and the voice within.
Haley has shown in national art fairs, art societies, galleries in Houston, participated as an artist in Houston galas and auctions, and is privately collected both nationally and internationally. She is published in OutSmart Magazine, Memorial Lifestyle Magazine, Shoutout HTX, Canvas Rebel, and Voyage Houston.