Online Tutor, Fine Art MA (Online)
Flora Bowden is an artist, researcher, and educator. Her practice is centred around painting, drawing and printmaking and explores how histories and ideas of time are recorded, remembered, and reconstructed through images. She is interested in bringing historical sources into dialogue with contemporary artistic processes and in asking how meaning is forged, destabilised, and reimagined in different contexts and moments. In her most recent work, she is using the fluidity and materiality of paint to ask these questions and to examine ideas of provisionality, instability and endurance in the image. Flora is a practice-based PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, she joined Falmouth University as an Online Tutor on the MA Fine Art (Online) Sustainable Strategies module in 2022. She has taught on a range of programmes since 2012, including at the Royal College of Art, Imperial College London, and Rice University, where between 2015 and 2018 she convened a summer programme focused on sustainability and urban form.
Flora has also worked on a number of academic research projects that explored different aspects of sustainability. Between 2012 and 2015 she was a Research Associate at the Royal College of Art, where she worked on a European research project funded by Interreg, with partners across Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. Through this project she led a series of drawing workshops with students and members of the public, at exhibitions and events at the Royal College of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Gothenburg University, in collaboration with NASA. She is therefore very interested in cross-disciplinary working and public engagement, and the work from her UK-based workshops resulted in a book publication titled Drawing Energy, which was published by the Royal College of Art in 2015.
|2009||MArch (Distinction)||University College London|
|2005||BA Fine Art (First Class Hons)||Middlesex University|
|2002||Foundation Diploma in Art and Design||Camberwell College of Arts|
Engagement with professional associations and societies
I am a practice-based Fine Art PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art.