[photography by Victoria Marie Bee, 2016]
Isadora Stowe (b. 1977) is an American artist who work focuses on the narrative of environment translated and coded into complex psychological landscapes. She grew up in the southwest border region, living and working in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. She credits these experiences for providing her with a heightened awareness of geographical and political boundaries; and a fascination with the exploration of identity of self in her work. Stowe earned her BFA in Painting with a double major in Cultural Anthropology, minor in Native American Studies and a MFA in Painting and Drawing from New Mexico State University. She exhibits her work widely and is represented in many collections across the country and in Mexico. She is currently the Artist in Residence for the Charles Adam Studio Project in Lubbock and is the full time art faculty at the Northwest Campus of El Paso Community College in Texas. In addition Stowe is active in cultivating the value of the arts and is a founding member of “Praxis Collective”; a group of women artists and art educators working in the southwest. She has been the recipient of several grants, scholarships and awards for her work, including an award for excellence from the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, for her work in the exhibition “18 days” at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe.