Andrea Bowers, ‘Angela Davis-You Are Welcome in This House (In Honor of Julian Madyun)’, 2011, CalArts Benefit

A self-described feminist who centers her work on the convergence between art and activism, Andrea Bowers works in media ranging from drawing and installation to video. Her work has delved into the histories of the labor and Occupy movements, as well as the Civil Rights movement—as in this image of the visionary political activist Angela Davis.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

About Andrea Bowers

Working in a variety of mediums including drawing, installation, and video, Andrea Bowers centers her work on the convergence of art and activism. The topics she has addressed in her practice range from workers’ rights and the Occupy Movement to sexuality and gender discrimination, and is a self-described feminist artist. In a recent multimedia exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Bowers explored a historic labor movement, absorbing and reconfiguring its imagery in monumental graphics and linking its legacy to the contemporary Occupy Movement.

American, b. 1965, Wilmington, Ohio, based in Los Angeles, California