Born 1957, Maryborough, Victoria


1999 Monash University, Ph. D

1993 Monash University, Master of Arts

1976 RMIT, Diploma of Fine Art (Printmaking)


2018    The Welcome Stranger, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

Dean Bowen Now, Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff

2017   Home, Paintings and Sculpture, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

Auto Export, Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff

2016   Prints, Paintings, Sculpture, PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne

Currawong, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Hamilton Gallery

New Morning,, Paintings, Sculpture, Prints, Beaver Galleries, Canberra

Prints, Paintings and Sculpture, The Art Vault, Mildura

2015   20th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto

Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff

Customs House Art space, Port of Echuca

Dean Bowen: Paintings, Sculpture and Prints, Castlemaine State Festival,

Campbell House Exhibition

2014   Day by Day, Survey Exhibition, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum

Jar of Stars, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2013   Recent Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto

Bird Lover, Motorworks Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School

Mars Gallery, Pop up Space, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne

Paintings, Prints and Sculpture, Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek

Cluster, Beaver Galleries, Canberra

Day by Day, BMG ART, Adelaide

Recent Lithographs, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne

Selected Paintings, Prints and Sculpture, Falkner Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria

2012   The House of Love, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

Returning Comet, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria

Aviary – Recent Paintings, Sculpture and Prints, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

A Jar of Stars, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood, Victoria

2011   Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2010   Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan

Greenhill Galleries, Perth

2009   Argy Bargy, The Art of Dean Bowen, Benalla Art Gallery

Beaver Galleries, Canberra

The Art of Dean Bowen, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria

Transmetropole, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

2008   Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery, Western Australia

2007   Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Illumination: Recent watercolours & gouaches, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan

2006   Urban heartland, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

Beaver Galleries, Canberra

Greenhill Galleries, Perth

Year of the Dog, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan

2005  Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Journey. Recent paintings & lithographs, Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan

2004   On the road again. Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

2003   Urban bird Icon, Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne

Beaver Galleries, Canberra

2002   Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Greenhill Galleries, Perth

Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan

2001  Birds of a feather. Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

BMG Art, Adelaide

2000   Beaver Galleries, Canberra

Australian Galleries, Sydney

Greenhill Galleries, Perth

Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan

Bunkamura Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Queenstown series, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

1983 – 1999

Selected exhibitions Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane,

Perth, Switzerland, France, Japan, UK


2017   Small Sculpture Award Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Victoria

Birds, Bugs, and Beasties, BMG ART Adelaide

2016   Small Sculpture Award Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Victoria

2015   Salt Gallery, Queenscliff

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award Bayside Acquisitive

Art Prize

2014   McClelland Sculpture Survey, McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery

The Object Divine, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Caulfield

International Print Exhibition, Australia and Japan, Kyoto Municipal Museum of

Art, Fukayama Museum of Art

Lorne Sculpture Biennale

Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney

ANL Maritime Art Award, Melbourne

2013   Sopra Mobile, Melbourne Savage Club, Invitation Sculpture Prize

Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2013, Deakin University Gallery, Burwood

Two Decades of Fine Art, Possum Gully Gallery, Adelaide Lead

Mt. Buller Sculpture Award, Victoria

A Question of Scale – Maquttes and small sculpture from the permanent collection,

Geelong Gallery

2012  Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery

R & M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood

National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

The Art of Mokuhanga: Contemporary Japanese Woodblock Prints.

Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland

Suburbia, Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee

2011  Suburbanology, Geelong Art Gallery

Collective Memory: Facets of the Permanent Collection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Silent Feathers, Maroondah Art Gallery

Dean Bowen and Rona Green, Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2010  Stone Love, 20 Years Lancaster Press, Melbourne

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney

2009   Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Salon Des Refuses, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Regards Croises: Australie-France, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France

2008  International Print Exhibition, Yunnan, China

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, Silvan, Victoria

MacarthurCook Art Awards

2008  45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Victoria

The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria

An approach to the landscape, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Victoria

2007   Recent acquisitions, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria

Beauty of Heavenly Bodies & the Universe, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

Internationale Kunstler, Glass Inspiration, Burgdorf, Switzerland

Introductions, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA

Let them roam, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

Artists’ Ink: Printmaking 1970 – 2001, Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection

2006   Dusan International Print Fair, Dusan Art Centre, Daegu, Korea

Australian Printmaking, 1960’s to the present day. Castlemaine Art Gallery

The Artist/The Printmaker, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne

Passion Printing, Lithographs printed by Fred Genis & Peter Lancaster,

Lancaster Press, Melbourne, Victoria.

Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard, Red Hill

2005  Aquabon, URDLA, Centre International Estampe et Livre, Villeurbanne, France

We are all animals, Latrobe University, Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo

Melbourne Savage Club, Invitation Prize for Painting

Tapestry Workshop, Singapore Tyler Print Institute Gallery, Singapore

Contemporary Australian Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Contempora 2, Docklands Festival of Sculpture, New Quay, Melbourne

Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill

Renascence, The 10th Anniversary of Post Earthquake Restoration, Hyogo

International Competition of Painting, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan 1990 – 2004

Selected group shows throughout Australia and Worldwide


2015   Geelong Grammar School

2013   Grimwade House, Melbourne Grammar School

2000   Nagasawa Art Park Artist-In-Residence workshop program for Japanese  woodblock printmaking, Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan

1994   Melbourne Grammar School


2014  Lavington Library Sculpture Commission, Albury City Council Grimwade House, Melbourne Grammar School, bronze commission

2013  Hamilton Art Gallery, bronze commission

2012   Maroondah City Council, Glen Park, Sculpture Commission

Wyndham City, bronze commission, Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre 2011  ArtsACT, Canberra, ACT, Public sculpture commission

Glen Park Public Sculpture Commission, Maroondah City Council

2010   Linking Laverton Public Sculpture Commission, Hobsons Bay City Council

Colas Foundation, Paris, France

2008   Centennial Sculpture, Canterbury Primary School, Sculpture Commission

2007   Public Art Acquisition, Petrie Plaza, artsACT, Canberra, ACT

Public Art Acquisition, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

2006   City of Greater Shepparton, Sculpture Commission, Shepparton Showgrounds

1999   Small Tapestries Project, Victorian Tapestry Workshop

1995    City of Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall Tapestry

1991   Transitional Times, Print Council of Australia (Member Print)

1990    ICI Print Commission

1989    Print Council of Australia (Member Print)


2007   The Inaugural Macarthur Cook Art Award 2007 (3rd Prize)

2003   1st International Print Biennial of Beijing, Tai-he Award, Beijing, P.R.China

Popular Choice Award, The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award,

Werribee Park, VIC

2002   12th Space International Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea

1999   Conrad Jupiters Acquisitve Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

1998   Sponsors prize, 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale, Japan

Bathurst Art Purchase, Bathurst Regional Gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)

1997    Daikin Industries Company Prize, Osaka Print Triennale, Japan

Boyne Smelters Ltd Award (Sculpture)

1996    Toowoomba Biennale, Toowoomba Regional Gallery (Acquisitive Sculpture)

Mornington Peninsula Art Centre (Acquisitive Print)

1995    Murwillumbah Print Prize

1994    Monash University, Graduate Scholarship

Fremantle Print Award

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Works on Paper, Gladstone Regional Gallery

Silk Cut Award (Acquisitive Print)

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery

Nillumbik Art Award (Acquisitive Print and Sculpture)

1992   Australia-France Foundation Grant

Mornington Peninsula Art Centre (Aquisitive Print)

1991   Henri Worland Memorial Print Award (Acquisitive Print)

Arts 21, International Export and Touring Program Grant

Collie Trust Award

Dyason Bequest Grant (Art Gallery of New South Wales)

City of Logan (Acquisitive Print)

City of Richmond (Acquisitive Print)

1988   Mornington Peninsula Art Centre (Acquisitive Print)

1978   Maryborough Arts Centre Award


Art Gallery of New South Wales


artsACT,  ACT

Government Atelier Devreux-Gerbaud, St Christol De Rodieres, France

Atelier Franck Bordas, Paris, France

Australian Defense Force Academy, Canberra

Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Australian Securities Commission

Australian War Memorial, Canberra

A-Z Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Baillieu Myer Collection

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Benalla Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery, Queensland

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford, UK

Channel 10, Sydney

City of Banyule

City of Fremantle

City of Logan

City of Melbourne

City of Richmond

City of Whitehorse

City of Shepparton

Colas Foundation, Paris, France

Cremona Public Museum, (Prints Cabinet), Cremona, Italy

Crown Casino, Melbourne

Davenport Regional Gallery

Deakin University , Geelong

Deutsche Bank, Geneva, Switzerland

Flexovit Abrasives, Australia

Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan

Geelong Art Gallery

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery

Hamilton Regional Gallery

Heide Museum of Modern Art

ICI Collection, Istanbul

James Hardie Collection, State Library of QLD

Kiriaki Company Ltd, Sapporo, Japan

Mackay City Library, Queensland

Maryborough Community Arts Centre

Melbourne Grammar School

Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne

Monash University, Gippsland Campus

Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre

Muzeum Naradowe, Warsaw, Poland

National Bank of Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Library of Australia, Canberra

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

New England Regional Gallery

Nillumbik Shire Council

O.T.C., Springfield, Missouri

Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

Peter Mac Art Collection, Melbourne

Print Council of Australia

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Shell, North Fremantle, Western Australia

Silk Cut Foundation, Melbourne

Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

St George Bank, Sydney

Swan Hill Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah

University of Ballarat

University of Melbourne, Institute of Education

University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

University of Sydney, New South Wales

URDLA Archives, Lyon, France

Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery

Warrnambool Art Gallery

World Congress Centre, Melbourne

Yarra Collection

Dean Bowen, Black Sheep 2018 Oil on Linen 122 X 153 cm $16,500
Dean Bowen, Black Sheep 2018 Oil on Linen 122 X 153 cm $16,500
Dean Bowen, Ladybird Landscape, 2018, oil on Linen 122 x 183 cm $18,000
Dean Bowen, Ladybird Landscape, 2018, oil on Linen 122 x 183 cm $18,000
Dean Bowen, Echidna (Baby) 2020 Bronze 23 X 44 X 14 cm Edition 9 $11,000
Dean Bowen, Echidna (Baby) 2020 Bronze 23 X 44 X 14 cm Edition 9 $11,000
Dean Bowen, Echidna (Female) 2018 Bronze 34 X 78 x 20 cm Edition 9, $24,000
Dean Bowen, Echidna (Female) 2018 Bronze 34 X 78 x 20 cm Edition 9, $24,000
Dean Bowen, Searching Echidna 2019 Oil on Linen 122 X 183 cm $18,000
Dean Bowen, Searching Echidna 2019 Oil on Linen 122 X 183 cm $18,000
Dean Bowen, Ladybird Hill, 2019 Oil on Linen 122 X 183 cm $18,000
Dean Bowen, Ladybird Hill, 2019 Oil on Linen 122 X 183 cm $18,000
Big sister 2009 Bronze 16 X 61 X 10 cm Edition 9, $8800
Dean Bowen, Echidna on my head 2006 bronze edition 9, 72 x 26 x 20 cm $17,600
Dean Bowen, Echidna on my head 2006 bronze edition 9, 72 x 26 x 20 cm $17,600
Deran Bowen, The Little Man (2nd State) 2020 Bronze 31.5 X 27 X 7 cm Edition 9, $8800
Deran Bowen, The Little Man (2nd State) 2020 Bronze 31.5 X 27 X 7 cm Edition 9, $8800
Dean Bowen, Yellow House 2019 Oil on Linen 35.5 X 35.5 $4000
Dean Bowen, Yellow House 2019 Oil on Linen 35.5 X 35.5 $4000