“Organic imagery and expressions of life cycles are metaphors for psychological and spiritual growth and transformation. There is a provocative point and counterpoint with abstract rock, water, human and botanical imagery. Layers and edges signify both technique and content. Layers imply depth of meaning, subtlety, multiple interpretations. Dynamic edges in nature are where growth takes place. Expansion is about being on the edge, not in the safe and protected middle ground. My work is created to convey a sense of the preciousness of life, the power of nature, and dignity of the human spirit. The forms are sensual, timeless, universal.
Exhibitions include Radcliffe College of Harvard University, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Museum, Queen’s College, Cambridge, England, Delaware Art Museum, Alverno College, University of Delaware, Maryland State Arts Council, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Michigan University, NCECA, St. Catherine’s College Gallery, New Hampshire Institute of Art Ceramics Biennial, WPA/Corcoran Gallery, AIR Vallauris, France, and London’s Zelli Porcelain Award Show. She was invited to participate in the Florence Biennale, Italy, has shown at the World’s Fair, Seville, Spain, the Paris Fair, and was an honored guest at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery. Invited by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., her work was displayed at the United Nations 4th World Congress on Women, Beijing, China, the US Embassy, Beijing, and China Art Museum. In New York she has exhibited at Phoenix, AIR, and Ceres Galleries, Art Expo, and with World Artists for Tibet.
As co-founder and co-director of International Alliance of Women in the Arts, she developed a collaboration and exchange between American women artists and women artists from former communist countries to promote mutual understanding and respect through art, music, dance, filmmaking, travel, study, research, exhibition, international conferences, and dialogue, creating bonds of learning, compassion, and friendship.
Burns-Bowie is a United Nations NGO Representative and founder and director of the UN Program of Women’s Caucus for Art. She curates presentations of artist/activists who’s work reflects UN platforms. The programs address human rights, environmental stewardship, peace, and international dialogue.
She is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.