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2020       After Hortus Malabaricus: Sensing & Presencing Rare Plants, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

2016       Descriptions True & Perfect, Jilin University of Arts, Changchun, China   

2012-13  Siân Bowen and Nova Zembla: Suspending the Ephemeral: Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawing, Berlin;

               Trinity Contemporary, London

2012       Capturing the Ephemeral: Siân Bowen and Nova Zembla, The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

2008       Of Dust, Japan House, Daiwa Foundation, London

2007       Drawing, Context and the Collection, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2006       Shift, North Gallery, Kyoto Arts Centre, Japan.

               Habit, A1 Art Space, Nagoya, Japan

2005       Siân Bowen – New Work, The Drawing Gallery, London

2004       Siân Bowen, Galerie am Markt, Kunstverein, Schwâbisch Hall, Germany

               Habit, METAL, London

2002-3   Ream, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Mead Gallery, Coventry; and Angel Row, Nottingham

2000       Seal, The New Gallery, Grizedale, Cumbria

               Passage, Hart Gallery, London

               Siân Bowen: New Works, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy



2020-21  Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize,  Drawing Projects. Trowbridge; Cooper Gallery, Dundee; 

               Trinity Buoy Wharf, London; The Gallery at AUB, Bournemouth.

2019       Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art, RWA, Bristol

2018       Folding Islands, Drawing Boundaries, British Pavilion, Venice Biennale for Architecture

               I am What I am, The Gallery, AUB, Bournemouth

2017       25 Jahre: Werkstatt für Papier, Projecktraum Kunstquartioer Bethanien, Berlin

               Black Mirror, The Gallery, AUB, Bournemouth

               Bucherlese, Galerie DRUCK & BUCH, Vienna

               25 Jahre : Werkstatt für Papier, Projecktraum Kunstquartioer Bethanien, Berlin

2015       Paper, Table, Wall and After 2, National Taiwan University of Art, Taipei

2014       Angels, Equator Arts, Singapore

               The Barents Sea, Arkangelsk Museum, Russia

               Paper, Table, Wall and After 1, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2013-14  British Drawings: 1600 to the Present Day, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2013       Drawology, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham; Lanchester Gallery, Coventry

2012       Unknown Fields: Recent British Drawings, Young Gallery, Salisbury

2011       Dust on the Mirror 2, Institute for Contemporary Art, Lasalle University, Singapore

               Unfinished Business, Wallington Hall, Northumberland

2010       Touchstones, Salisbury Museum and Stonehenge World Heritage Site

               Dust on the Mirror 1, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham

2009       40 Artists - 40 Drawings, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

               In Between the Lines - Recent British Drawings, Trinity Fine Art, London

               Recent British Drawings, Trinity Arts, New York

               Northern Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

2008       Refractions/Shadows – A Critics Choice: Mel Gooding, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2006-7    Drawing Breath, 10 Years of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Wimbledon College of Art & tour

               Making a Mark, Northern Print Studio Gallery, Newcastle

2006       Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

2005       Mostyn 15, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

2004       Look to This Day, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2003       Drawing the Process, Knights Park Gallery, Kingston University & tour

               Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space London & tour

2002       Jerwood Drawing Prize, School of Fine Art, Cheltenham & tour

2001       Jerwood Drawing Prize, School of Fine Art, Cheltenham & tour



2022-25  Artist-in-Residence, Economic Botany Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

2019       Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, India

2010-12  Guest Artist in Drawing, The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

2009       Artists + Archaeology, Salisbury Museum & Stonehenge World Heritage Site

2006-8    Resident Artist in Drawing, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2006       Guest Artist, Kyoto Art Centre, Japan

2003-4    Time & Space Residency, METAL, London

2003       Resident Artist, Costume & Textiles Museum, Nottingham

2000       Invited Artist, Villa Romana, Florence

1993       Grizedale Forest Residency

1993       Resident Artist, Burford House & Gardens, Worcestershire



2022       Small Research Grant, AUB

2017       Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship 

2013       AIR Award, Leverhulme Trust                                                       

2010       Research Grant, AHRC                                                                                

2006       Daiwa Foundation Award 

2002       Encore Award, Northern Arts   

2001       Second Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize                                                                            

1997       Northern Arts Major Award

               Grant for the Arts, Art Council England                     

1995       British Council Visitorship to India



British Council, India                                                                                                                           

British Museum, London                                                                                                                     

European Patent Office, Munich

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Artist Book Collection, Leipzig                                                                                  

Heian Art, Kyoto, Japan

Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum

Lowick House Print Collection  

Metzingen Town Council, Germany

National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague: Artists Book Collection 

New York City Library: Artists Book Collection

Northern Print Studio                                                                                                                          

University of Nottingham                                                                                                        

Paintings in Hospitals Scotland

Stanford University Libraries, California: Special Collections

The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Teikyo University, Durham

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Villa Romana, Florence


Sarah Casey & Gerry Davies,‘Drawing Investigations: Graphic Relationships with Science, Culture and the Environment’, Bloomsbury, 2020

Gemma Brace; Rachel Nee & Christiana Payne, 'Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art, 1692-2019', Sansom & Company, 2019

Ian Heywood, ‘Sensory Arts and Design’, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Marsha Meskimmon & Phil Sawdon, ‘Drawing Difference: Connections Between Gender and Drawing', Sew Editions, 2016

Susan Owens, The Art of Drawing; British Masters & Methods Since 1800', V&A Publications, 2013

Jan Philipp Fruehsorge,’The Art of Recollection and Material Memory’, catalogue essay, 2012

Joel Fisher, ’The Suddeness of Place; Siân Bowen and Nova Zembla’, catalogue essay, 2012

Paul Coldwell, Contemporary Printmaking, Black Dog Publishing, 2010

Tony Godfrey, ‘Dust on the Mirror’, catalogue essay (interview), 2010

Jeremy Cooper, ‘In Between the Lines’, catalogue essay, 2009

Mel Gooding, ‘Refractions/Shadows’, catalogue essay, 2008

Tim Travis, ‘Of Dust’, catalogue essay, 2008

Richard Cork, ‘The Stubborn Art’, Financial Times, May 2007

Richard Cork, ‘Shift & Gaze’, catalogue essay, 2007

Tony Godfrey, ‘To See is to Touch, to Touch is to See’, catalogue essay, 2007

Deanna Petherbridge, Psycho Dynamics of Obsessive Drawing, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007

Gill Saunders, ‘Reflections on Drawing’, catalogue essay, 2007

Pauline Webber, ‘Paper of a Very Special Kind’, catalogue essay, 2007

David Buckman, Artists in Britain Since 1945, 2006

Deanna Petherbridge, ‘Drawing Inspiration’, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, catalogue essay, 2006

John Cornall, ‘Ream’, Arts Review, March 2003

Robert Clark, ‘Ream’, The Guardian’, November 2002

Sacha Craddock, ‘The Ream Series’, catalogue essay, 2002

Francis McKee, ‘Making Time’, catalogue essay, 2002

Richard Cork, ‘Hung Drawn and Courted’, The Times, Sept. 2001

Richard Cork, ‘Drawing a Line’ Jerwood Drawing Prize catalogue essay, 2001

Tony Godfrey, ‘It Carries Its Own Time With It’, catalogue essay, 2000

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