D’Andrea Bowie is an artist living and working in the rural outskirts of Toronto. Her current research investigates contemporary propositions when recontextualizing the monument, specifically through a feminist and materialistic lens that highlights reciprocity between maker, material, and time. Sculpture, whether monumental or intimate, operates on a metaphorical level and serves as a convergent link to an elemental world. 

As a sculptor and maker, the exciting opportunities that occur while exploring connections between methodology and material drives my practice forward. Medium that retains touch and memory through various modes are employed when creating art that is instinctual and self-reflective. With a practice firmly rooted in the studio, I have also found approaching inquiries from a variety of sources such as poetry, performance, and sound effective in creating a rich narrative that appeals to the senses and generates deeper involvement. 

As a mature student and mother of four, D’Andrea completed her BFA at OCADU in Sculpture & Installation in 2017 where she was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. Bowie is currently a MFA candidate at York University.

Curriculum Vitae


2011-2017 BFA OCADU, Sculpture and Installation, Toronto
York University, MFA Visual Arts, Expected May 2023


2022 Papier Contemporary Art Fair, group exhibition, Central Art Garage, Montréal, Québec
2022 Conveyance, group exhibition, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, Ontario
2022 With And For, Special Projects Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario
2022 Gaining Ground, group exhibition, Fusion Clay and Glass, London, Ontario
2021 Art Toronto, group exhibition, Central Art Garage, Toronto, Ontario
2020 Exoteric Design, group exhibition, Design TO 2020, JJ Studio, Toronto, Ontario
2020 Affordance, solo exhibition, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, Ontario
2019 Affordance, solo exhibtion, Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
2018 Get Noticed, Red Head Gallery, Juried new artist show, Toronto, Ontario
2018 22nd Juried Grad Exhibition, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
2017 moving islands are restless, The Theatre Center, Toronto, Ontario (solo BFA thesis exhibition)
2015 The Elastic Effect, curated group show, Toronto, Ontario
2015 Repair Centre, Wychwood Barns, Toronto, Ontario (A Repair Story, artist talk)
2015 Festival of the Body, OCADU Toronto, Ontario
2014 The Artist Project, selected artist for Installation Zone, Toronto, Ontario
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, exhibiting artist, Toronto, Ontario
2013 playing House making Home, Aurora Cultural Center, Aurora, Ontario


2017 to current – Assistant to Michael Belmore, duties include rock carving and logistics for public art projects such as Landmarks, 2017
2019 to 2020 – Art instructor at Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Summer 2017 – Teacher Assistant to April Hickox for OCADU Living Lab Gibraltar Point Residency, also ran pit firing workshop, Toronto Island
May 2015 – Commission for installation of ceramic sculptures for Byblos Restaurant, Miami, South Beach
September 2013 – June 2014 Assistant to Adrienne Alison, War of 1812 Monument for Parliament Hill and General Curry Monument


Summer 2019 D’Andrea Bowie: Affordance by Olexander Wlasenko
July 31, 2013 Playing house at the Aurora Cultural Centre by Chris Simon


2022 SSHRC, Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship
2022 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (offered)
2021-2022 York University Graduate Fellowship
2021-2022 Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Award
2018 Artcast Award at Sculptor Society of Canada Juried Grad show
2017 Project 31 Sculpture/Installation Award
2017 Samuel Lazar Kagan Award
2017 Nominated for the BMO 1st Art! Competition
2016, 2017 Shortlisted First Capital Realty Public Art Competition
2015/2016 Sully Corth Memorial Fund Sculpture Scholarship