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Caroline Bowles

Visual Artist



I am a visual artist working in the areas of drawing and painting. I was born in Wicklow, grew up in Kerry and now live on the Cork/Waterford border area.

I have studied animation in Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin and Drawing in St. John’s College in Cork. I am a graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork graduating with a B.A. (Honors) in Fine Art.  My background as a trained musician is a vital inspiration and stimulus in my art making; I am an All Ireland winning Irish harpist having performed and toured in Australia and played in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. I have also trained as an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine, completing my studies in Dublin and Nanjing, China.

Painting and drawing is an embodied practice for me and is informed by over twenty years of meditation and reflection in the Vietnamese Zen Tradition. My paintings are held in public and private collections in Ireland and Berlin.


2021 The Crawford Art Gallery as part of the Fine Art Degree, Art and Context project.

2022 The Glucksman Gallery, Femfest Exhibition, Cork

2023 Lavit Quay Members Exhibition, Cork

2023 Truth in Gesture, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork

As part of this exhibition, with dancer-choreographer Inma Pavon, I shared my collaborative working practice with live drawing-dance performances.

2023 Sample-Studio Summer Members Exhibition, Lord Mayors Pavilion.

2023 Momentum, James Barry Exhibition Center, Cork

Up Coming Exhibitions

2024 Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford, February 5 - March 3



Sample-Studios Associate

Backwater Artists Network

Mór Artists Collective

Visual Artists Ireland



Filmed Document:

Caroline Bowles creating work for
Truth in Gesture Exhibition 2023
A collaboration with dancer-choreographer Inma Pavon


Get in touch to learn more about my art making or to enquire about an art work.

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