Brice Bowman

Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1951, Brice Bowman moved to Napa, California at the age of eight. He had an intense interest in art starting when he was in the third grade at Irene M. Snow elementary school. He continuously drew and painted all through his youth deciding at age seventeen to become an artist. After serving in the Navy as Hospital Corpsman during the Vietnam War he used the G. I. Bill to earn a B.A. degree at San Francisco State, and a M.A. at Sacramento State; both degrees in Painting and Drawing.
In 1984 Brice Bowman opened a studio in Benicia, Califoria on East H street in an old steel mill. From this studio he made hundreds of paintings and drawings. His work was included in many bay area and national shows by such people as Henry Hopkins and Graham Beal.
Opened studios at 2571 Shattuck Ave, in Berkeley sharing a building with Elmer Bishoff, and at Bush and Grant in San Francisco. In his San Francisco studio Graham Beal would bring groups of people over to see his paintings.
In 1986 his work was paired up with Jay Defeo at the Berkeley Art Center with a strong review from Charles Shere at the Oakland Tribune (remained close friends with JeDefo until her death).
In 1987 his work was included in a three-person "Introductions 87" exhibitions at the Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, California.
During this time Brice Bowman begain making trips to Los Angeles to see exhibitions.
In the middle 1990s he begain to move away from painting exploring digital art. 1998 he opened a studio at 120 Vignes Street in downtown Los Angeles where he stopped making paintings and spent long hours working on video art resulting in his first piece "Transitional Construction" a pun on his efforts to transition from using paint to make art to one of constructing art with moving images. Since this time Brice Bowman made over forty films and videos which have been screened all over Europe, South America, Asia, and the United States. He has spent long periods of time in France when not in California.