Lauder Bowden, born in New York during the Baby Boom era, is an artist and designer. A child of immigrants from Scotland and Hungary, he was encouraged by his father to to pursue the arts and design which culminated with a BFA from Pratt Institute. Fleeting moments of the mundane appeal to his subject matter as well as everyday snapshots of inanimate and animate objects to both display the human condition portrayed through abstraction and narrative works. His work sits in corporate collections and private homes throughout the United States and Europe. He has exhibited at the Grainery Museum, Grand Central Station, and in various parts of New York. His varied series questions kitsch and the revolving door of fashion in our image saturated eta while his other series explores abstraction and space. Bowden is current working on digital reinterpretation of his work created in the early 90s-00s.
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Lauder Bowden's Art focuses on the environments we create and the objects that fill it. His synthesis is metaphore. His lens is that of our evolving culture, its' art, its' design and its fickle sense of style. Form follows function, not only in the plastic sense, but also in the world of aesthetics and changing tastes. His pictures are expressions of both editorial journalism as well as graphic homage to societal icons.
Bowden finds his subjects in his past, the market place, the design world, and secreted in our cultural safety deposit boxes - the museums. The works underline the inevitable contradictions culture creates, while at the same time examining its achievements by continuing the academic process of self-examination. Because the complexity of life is paralleled in the complexity of art, he presents his subjects obliquely allowing the viewer to develop, at their own pace, the ironic nuance these subjects suggest.
Everyday objects and the realm of peripheral and decorative arts often considered inconsequential to the more spiritual aspects of life are his target. An emblematic object becomes a visual reference bringing to the forefront not only the mystery of human aesthetic consensus but also the historic period from which it emerges in its full panoply of dissapointment and achievment.
The significance of ephemera is profound
1946 - BORN – IRVINGTON, NEW JERSEY
1964 – 1968 BFA PRATT INSTITUTE, BROOKLYN, NY.
1968 – 1969 GEORGE NELSON & CO, NY
1969 – 1979 WALKER GROUP / WALKER –GRAD – CREATIVE DIRECTOR
1979 – 1988 LAUDER BOWDEN ASSOC
1988 - 2011 BHR DESIGN GROUP - VP
2011 - LAUDER BOWDEN
JADITE GALLERIES NYC – ONE MAN SHOW
EMELIN CENTER, MAMARONECK NY – ONE MAN SHOW
1991 – 1992
PRIX FIX, NYC - ONE MAN SHOW
PAN AM BUILDING / EXHIBITION SPACE, NYC – ONE MAN SHOW
ROOM, INTERIOR PRODUCTS, NYC – ONE MAN SHOW
THE WHITE GALLERY, LAKEVILLE CT. – GROUP SHOW
ANDERSON ART CENTER, SNOWMASS CO. – GROUP SHOW
STEPHAN STANOYOV GALLERY, NYC – GROUP SHOW
ART EXPO NY NY
GRAMERY PARK ANNUAL ART SHOW - SALAMAGUNDI GALLERY NY
COUNCILING IN SCHOOLS - 2021 FUNDRAISING AUCTION
ARTIST EQUITY GROUP SHOW “6X9”
2011 ART IN AMERICA – THE LOOK OUT - INTERNATIONAL REVIEW
1997 INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE – FORUM / PAINTING
1989 INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE – ART IN DESIGN
1975 INTERIOR DESIGN – CORPORATE ARTS
CORPORATE & MUSEUM COLLECTION
PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA, ROSELAND NJ.
STANDARD OIL OF INDIANA –
HEBREW HOME FOR THE AGED, RIVERDALE, NY
WINNGATE AND CULLEN - NY. NY.
LISCUM McCORMACK VAN VOORHIES, NY. NY.
THE GRANARY – SHARON, CT-
MELVA BUCKSBAUM COLLECTION- ASPEN CO
45 GRAMERCY PARK INC. NY. NY.
15-17 PARK AVE INC – NY. NY.
WINDSOR PROPERTIES INC– NY, N
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