Paintings, drawings, experimental rock - the Hyper Psych art of Michael J Bowman (aka Velveeta Heartbreak or Marker Magus)






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Methods and materials - the Hyper Psych art of Michael J Bowman (aka Velveeta Heartbreak or Marker Magus)


"a riotous multimedia pop inflected explosion of unlikely juxtapositions..."
Caviglia's Cabinet of Curiosities


"Afterlife" hyper-psych art by Michael J Bowman, 48" x 54" on paper, 2011.

Michael comments on his materials and methods. "I make drawings and paintings. I work predominantly on paper and found paper, secondarily on canvas or wood. My primary method is to mark the surface with pencils, color sticks, magic markers, paint pens, oil pastels and acrylic paints. Occasionally I resort to collage. I am interested in unusual, often dissonant, visual combinations which result from hyper-psychic free association, pop vandalism, pure psychic automatism, abstract expressionism, altered states of consciousness and primitivism. I am interested in how these activities create visual chaos within the pictorial space. The hyper-psychic marks are built up in large overlapping quantities, during which time organic designs formed by the chaos are explored and possibly embellished. I have an obsessive-compulsive need to mark the paper, to embellish or alter the found picture. I don't do sculpture, installations, conceptual or performance art. My mark making can be both personal and referential, most of it is spontaneous, experimental, improvised. Where it is not raw or organic, it is only mannered for the sake of psychic pop vandalism, as opposed to those whose mannered works are created for the sake of competitive imitation, or for the sake of juried approval."

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Psychic Pop Vandalism - marking directly onto money, junkmail, photographs, old books and other found paper - Hyper Psych artist Michael J Bowman



"Line Up" by Michael J Bowman, pencil on junkmail, 2012.

Marking and painting directly onto discarded photographs, old books, junkmail catalogs and other found paper is an important Hyper-Psych activity.

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Pure Psychic Automatism and Abstract Expressionism - The Hyper-Psych Art of Michael J Bowman



"S'Gnarly" - acrylics, gouache, colored pencils and ink - 29" x 38" on paper, 2014.

Pure Psychic Automatism and Abstract Expressionism are important Hyper-Psych activities.

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Psychedelic Art and the HyperPsych Art of Michael J Bowman



"Friday (I Talk To The Wind)" by Michael J Bowman - 37" x 47" inks, acrylics, colored pencils on paper, 2013.

Altered states of consciousness experienced during the artist's life (with or without the aid of "drugs") are an important source of Hyper-Psychic inspiration.

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Psychedelic hand-cut paper art - "Peak" by hyper-psych artist Michael J Bowman


"Peak" by Michael J Bowman - 56" x 60" on paper, 2011.
Hundreds of pieces of hand-cut paper created with fluorescent paint. Exhibited during "The Blacklight Lounge (a show on the edge of the visible spectrum)" at Brooklyn's "Secret Project Robot" space in June, 2011.

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Recombinant Painting - the Hyper Psych art of Michael J Bowman (Velveeta Heartbreak or Marker Magus)



Michael has created dozens of these "recombinant" paintings and drawings. Old paintings and drawings are shredded and "recombined", via collage, into new works of art.

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Fantasy Portraiture - Psychic Warriors (Monsters, Mutants and Mystics) - The Hyper Psych Art of Michael J Bowman (Velveeta Heartbreak or Marker Magus)



"Spirit Painting No.8 (Crab)" by Michael J Bowman - 38" x 50" acrylics, pencil and ink on paper, 2015

Fantasy portraiture (creating fantasy portraits, or "spirit paintings" of monsters, mystics and mutants, aka "psychic warriors"), is an important Hyper-Psych activity.

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Large-scale symbolist pencil drawings (in a pop-surrealistic manner) - the Hyper Psych Art of Michael J Bowman (Velveeta Heartbreak or Marker Magus)






Creating large-scale symbolist pencil drawings in a pop-surrealistic manner is a small yet important part of the Hyper-Psych practice. There are to date 4 of these large-scale pencil drawings. Each drawing is approximately 7 feet tall by 5 feet wide.

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Magic Marker Art (arte povera) - the Hyper-Psych Art of Michael J Bowman (Velveeta Heartbreak or Marker Magus)



In September of 2015 Michael was evicted from his art space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and exiled to a welfare flat in Adelaide, Australia.

With nothing more than a pile of magic markers from his local 'Cheap as Chips', he created an entirely new body of work under the name Marker Magus.

This new body of work, created during 2016, consists of 175 works on paper, and includes; junkmail surrealism, abstract drawings, automatic drawings, psychic warriors, abstract maps, fantasy portraits, women conjuring demons, surrealistic fucks and more.

To view the complete body of work, please visit Marker Magus

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What is Hyper-Psych Art?



HYPER = A prefix used in mathematics to denote four or more dimensions.
A prefix often used in scientific and technical words, to denote something above or beyond the usual, normal, expected.
Beyond a level that is safe or healthy.
Sometimes used to mean extreme or specifically "more than super".
A slang term used to describe a state in which a person is abnormally excitable and exuberant.

PSYCH = Slang for "psychedelic", specifically psychedelic rock music.
A slang word for...
- a psychiatric ward;
- to mentally prepare;
- to manipulate the way in which a person or group of people perceive reality.
The word is derived from the Greek word "psyche" which means "of the mind and/or the soul".

The hyper-psych process includes, but is not limited to;
psychic automatism,
abstract expressionism,
primitivism,
lowbrow-pop-surrealism and recombinant free association (both imply a type of twisted appropriation, a form of 'psychic pop vandalism' if you will)

This Venn Diagram is an attempt to explain the artwork made by Michael J Bowman, aka Velveeta Heartbreak or Marker Magus. "I'm not really proposing art theory or art history here. I'm just trying to map my influences. The chart should really look more like a swirl, as if the ingredients were being blended together into some kind of post-modern rocky road ice cream of art. The easiest explanation is Classic Modernism + Lowbrow Graphics x Primitivism = HyperPsych Art, but it's really way more complicated than that... in fact, so complicated it would take one of those ridiculous Einsteinian blackboards covered in endless math equations to explain it. Or imagine the genre DNA got scrambled in the teleporter, and the paintings ended up like Jeff Goldblum's "Brundlefly"... Another shorthand way to think about it is, 1970s teenager is simultaneously exposed to classic modernism, renaissance art, art museums, european cathedrals, art history books (highbrow art) and lowbrow graphics (rock lp art, comic books, head shop posters, sci-fi/fantasy art, psychedelia, saturday morning cartoons, wacky packages, children's books, etc...) and develops his own way of making art that is more in the tradition of primitives, outsider artists, folk artists and naive illustrators such as graffiti artists and tattoo artists.

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Who is Michael J Bowman? and what is Velveeta Heartbreak? and why would someone refer to them self as "Marker Magus"? - a curriculum vitae of sorts 1962-2016

Michael J. Bowman (aka Velveeta Heartbreak) was an artist and self-taught musician. As a visual artist, using the pseudonym Velveeta Heartbreak, Mr. Bowman developed a hybrid of Psychedelic art, Outsider art, Abstract art, Surrealism, Pop-Surrealism, Lowbrow, Visionary art and Folk art. Between 1984 and 2015, Mr. Bowman created a large body of this work that was exhibited in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and sold to hundreds of collectors worldwide.

Mr. Bowman was born in Elk Grove Village, IL in 1962 and attended art school in Syracuse NY in the early 1980's. He is of the first artists to hang a painting in the now legendary Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 1990 he created paintings, posters and installations for the Lizard's Tail performance space and "Cat's Head" warehouse art events on the then un-developed Williamsburg waterfront. More recently, Mr. Bowman's large-scale drawings have been exhibited in several Brooklyn art galleries, including a 2005 solo show in the Williamsburg neighborhood.

The New York Daily News wrote "large drawings littered with psychedelic shapes and subversive punk slogans".

The L Magazine wrote "Bowman's approach to large scale drawing draws inspiration from the automatic drawing processes of the surrealists, street art, graffiti, outsider art, psychedelic art, and the art of the insane."

Arthur Magazine's Bull Tongue wrote "a hot bouquet of drawings and collages that range from extremely casual to speed-freak-detailed...some of them have a very ‘50s animation feel to them".

Juxtapoz Magazine wrote "outsider artist Michael J Bowman paints and draws with inspiration from 1970's album covers and from his dad's old collection of Renaissance books"

Hyperallergic wrote "Poster by Velveeta Heartbreak for the first Cat’s Head event, July 14, 1990"

As a self-taught "musician", Mr. Bowman played drums for a variety of New York City punk and rock bands. In 1987, one of these bands, "The Hungry Dutchmen", won MTV's Basement Tapes Award. Mr. Bowman was also active in the "cassette culture" scene of the 1980s and 1990s, this time as a one-man-band, utilizing rudimentary 4-track tape technology to create experimental "outsider" rock music. Between 1989 and 2009, Mr. Bowman wrote, recorded and released 20 full-length cassette and CDR albums of experimental pop-rock on his homemade Semper Lofi label, garnering dozens of rave reviews from the underground press. In 1990 the NYC magazine Musician's Exchange voted Mr. Bowman one of the year's "Best Unsigned Artists". A profile in the March 1996 issue of Alternative Press called Mr. Bowman's recordings "an acid-dosed cube of unrefined sugar". In the Summer of 2001, Mr. Bowman's recording "Joe" reached #2 on MP3.COM's IndiePop/LoFi chart. In 2006 the Velveeta Heartbreak single "I Shot The Invisible Man" was featured in The Village Voice's Pazz and Jop poll.

Michael J Bowman
(MJB, MJB-90, Velveeta Heartbreak)

1962
Born at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL USA
1962-80
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Wilmington, DE, USA
Prospect Heights, IL, USA
Geneva, Switzerland
Wilmington, DE, USA
1977-1980
High School Diploma
Brandywine High School
Wilmington, DE, USA
played drums in a high-school prog-rock band
(covered King Crimson, etc...)
drawings and poetry published in "The Eye"
1980-1984
BFA, Illustration
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
>Drummer: Serious Journalism, Choosy Mothers and Throbbing Pubus
>Drummer for the first-ever hip-hop short film soundtrack
"Breakspeare" by Julie Covello, winner of the
Best Experimental Film in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences Student Film Awards 1985
>1981 - Won the logo design contest for Brewster/Boland
>1981 Dean's List
Moved to NYC August 1984
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Messenger, graphic arts assistant
1985 NYC
>"Wait A Minute...WHAT?!" DIY Comix Zine - Publisher, editor & contributor
multiple artists, 5 issues
>Drummer for rock band The Sprockets
>"The Astorians" rock band - Songwriter/Drummer/Vocalist
Performances throughout New York metro area
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: messenger, mail room clerk
1986 NYC
>"The Astorians" rock band - Songwriter/Drummer/Vocalist
7 song 12" vinyl release "Guffaw" + Performances throughout New York metro area
>"The Trivial Show" - Manhattan Cable public access TV show - Set designer
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Mail room clerk, graphic artist
1987 NYC
>"The Hungry Dutchmen" rock band - Songwriter/Drummer
Performances throughout NYC metro area, New Jersey, western New York, and Ohio
MTV's "Basement Tapes" award, "Give It To Me" featured track, CMJ 'Certain Damage' CD
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Mail room clerk, graphic artist
1988 NYC
>"The Hungry Dutchmen" rock band - Songwriter/Drummer
Performances throughout NYC metro area, 12" Single "Looking For Santa b/w Caught Unprepared"
Moved to Nutley, NJ
>"Hanging Gutter Gardens" 8-track recording facility - Designer/operator
Musical and advertising clientele
>"Sickdog" experimental rock band, Drummer
Performances throughout NYC metro area
>"New Images In American Art"
Group show, 112 Greene Street Gallery, NYC
>"Transforming The Narrative" Group show, Ariel Gallery, NYC
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Mail room clerk, graphic artist
1989 Nutley, NJ
>"Charm" Wrote, performed and produced 13 song cassette
Distributed internationally by the artist
>"Hanging Gutter Gardens" 8-track recording facility - Designer/operator
Musical and advertising clientele
>"The Lizard's Tail" - Acrylic painting commissioned for performance space
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
1990 Nutley, NJ
>"Fuzzy Logic" - Wrote, performed and produced 12 song cassette
Distributed internationally by the artist
>"Hanging Gutter Gardens" 8-track recording facility - Designer/operator
Musical and advertising clientele
>Married KEC, moved to NYC
>"The Cat's Head" - Group art & performance event - Poster design and art installation
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
>"Spring Pageant" indie short film - title graphics and music
>"MJB-90" singer/songwriter - performances throughout NYC "anti-folk" scene
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Mail room clerk, graphic artist
1991 NYC
>"Wonderbread World" - Wrote, performed and produced 11 song cassette
Distributed internationally by the artist
>"The Cat's Head 2" - Group art & performance event - Poster design and art installation
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
>"MJB-90" singer/songwriter - performances throughout NYC "anti-folk" scene
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Mail room clerk, graphic artist
1992 NYC
>Pratt Institute Certificate Program, Computer Graphics, NYC
>"4th Annual Computer Graphics Exhibition" group show
The Hall, Pratt Manhattan, NYC
>"Salon '92" Group show, Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC
>"Diamond Mind Hero" - Wrote, performed and produced 10 song cassette
Distributed internationally by the artist
>Community Garden member, ABC Garden, 8th Street and Avenue B, NYC
>"MJB-90" singer/songwriter - performances throughout NYC "anti-folk" scene
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Mail room clerk, graphic artist, audio/visual coordinator
1993 NYC
>Pratt Institute Certificate Degree, Computer Graphics, NYC
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: Audio/Visual coordinator
1994 NYC (moved to Cold Spring, NY)
Dayjob: Marketing Manager
1995 Cold Spring, NY
>"Lofi Superhighway" - Wrote, performed and produced 25 song cassette
Distributed internationally by the artist
Dayjob: Marketing Manager
1996 Cold Spring, NY
>"Sloppy Quirky Wussy Pop" - Wrote, performed and produced 16 song cassette
Dayjob: Marketing Director
produced promotional film for The Adventures of Sinbad in Cape Town, SA
1997 Cold Spring, NY
>"C'mon Slacker" - Wrote, performed and produced 16 song cassette
>"Chop Suey", 19 song cassette featuring 11 artists
Distributed internationally on by the artist - Semper Lo-Fi microlabel
Dayjob: Marketing Director
1998 Cold Spring, NY
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international cassette microlabel
>"The Stones" - Wrote, performed and produced 10 track cassette
>"Buffalo Geegaw" - Wrote, performed and produced 10 song cassette
>"Free Agent" zine - Editor & publisher
Dayjob: Marketing Director
1999 Cold Spring, NY
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international cassette microlabel
>"Blunt Shade Artcore" - Wrote, performed and produced 11 song cassette
>"Wanker" - Wrote, performed and produced 13 track cassette
Distributed internationally on cassette by the artist
Dayjob: internet graphics, website design, flash animations
2000 Cold Spring, NY
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international cassette microlabel
>"Pitch Wheel" 8 song recording by Samarkand (ne Ian Stewart)
>"Insect Darts I" 11 song recording with Mark Garro
>"Battery Powered Pop" - 10 song D.A.M. CD
Distributed internationally by MP3.com
>"Junkbunny" indie rock band - Songwriter/drummer/vocalist
8 song recording "Bump" distributed internationally by MP3.com
>"Tapegerm" experimental recording collective, member artist
Recordings distributed internationally by MP3.com
>"Television Boy" - Public access television program, Cos Cob, CT USA
music and interstitial animations
Studio work includes paintings & drawings
Dayjob: internet graphics, website design, flash animations
2001 Cold Spring, NY
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international cassette/CDR microlabel
>"Feed" - Wrote, performed and produced 8 song cassette/CDR
>"New Jersey", 4 song cassette Scott Carr
>"F13", 13 song cassette with KD Schmitz
>Song "Joe" reaches #2 on MP3.COM "Indie Pop/Lofi" charts
>"Art-O-Mat" - Participating artist, art vending machines
artwork for sale in The Whitney NYC and SECCA Winston-Salem, NC machines
>"Double Dare Press" Issue 4, Featured artist
>"CATS Magazine" Vol. 57, No. 3 - 4 full color illustrations, commisioned
Moved to Rhinebeck, NY USA
Studio work includes paintings, drawings and digital work
Dayjob: internet graphics, website design, flash animations
2002 Rhinebeck, NY
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international cassette/CDR microlabel
>"Diglayer" - Wrote, performed and produced 21 song cassette/CDR
>"Sinecure" - 9 song cassette with Don Campau
>"Television Boy" - Public access television program, Cos Cob, CT
created interstitial videos
>"Junkbunny" indie rock band - Songwriter/Singer/Guitarist/Drummer, performances in NYC
>"Droneforest" audio art collective, founding member
Studio work includes painting, drawing, digital and video work
Moved to Red Hook, NY
Dayjob: internet graphics, website design, flash animations
2003 Red Hook, NY
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international cassette/CDR microlabel
>"Bad Faith" - Wrote, performed and produced 9 song CDR
>"2002: A Year In The Mind" - Shot and edited 120 Minute autobiographical art/music video
distributed on VHS by the artist
>"Droneforest" audio art collective, founding member
Studio work includes painting, drawing, digital and video work
Dayjob: internet graphics, website design, flash animations
2004 Moved to Brooklyn, NYC - Divorced KEC
>Drummer for various bands including: The Brian Wilson Shock Treatment,
The JFK Jr. Royal Airforce, Billy Syndrome, Exeter Popes and Jason Trachtenburg
performances and recordings, NYC
>Painting collaboration with Daniel Caspera - exhibited at "Tag Team" group show, NYC
Studio work includes painting, drawing and audio recordings
Dayjob: internet graphics, website design, flash animations
2005 Brooklyn, NYC
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international cassette/CDR microlabel
>"Cloud: Joy Rocket Terminal" - Wrote, performed and produced 10 track CDR
distributed internationally by the artist
>"Nowhere... Everywhere" ltd ed hand-decorated CDRs sold at Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn
Drummer for various bands including: The Brian Wilson Shock Treatment,
The JFK Jr. Royal Airforce, Billy Syndrome, Exeter Popes and Jason Trachtenburg
performances and recordings, NYC
>"The Dollhaus Gallery" - Solo art show - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
>"Sputnik Gallery" - Solo art show - Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, NY
>Nova Feedback" - B&W art zine, several volumes, distributed internationally by the artist
>"Droneforest" audio art collective, founding member
Studio work includes painting, drawing and audio recordings
Dayjob: Art director, NYC ad agency
2006 Brooklyn, NYC
>Married Orietta Chiusamonti
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international music microlabel
>"Velveeta Heartbreak: Fix for 2006" - Wrote, performed and produced 7 song CDR
>Velveeta Heartbreak "I Shot The Invisible Man b/w Secret Beach Boys Fans" 7" vinyl record
Distributed internationally by the artist
>Drummer for various bands including: The Brian Wilson Shock Treatment,
The JFK Jr. Royal Airforce, Billy Syndrome, Exeter Popes and Jason Trachtenburg
performances and recordings, NYC
>"Droneforest" audio art collective, founding member
>"Nova Feedback" - B&W art zine, several volumes, distributed internationally by the artist
Studio work includes painting, drawing and audio recordings
Various group art shows, NYC
Dayjob: Art director, NYC ad agency
2007 Brooklyn, NYC
>Daughter, Rosalee Euphemia Chiusamonti Bowman
>"Semper Lo-Fi" international music microlabel
>"Stars and Butter: First Steps" - experimental music cassette with Orietta Chiusamonti
>"Magik Plastique: We See You" - 4 track CDR
distributed internationally by the artist
>"Amy's Arms b/w Metacollage" by Droneforest - 12" single, distributed by Vuzh Music
>"Nova Feedback" - B&W art zine, several volumes, distributed internationally by the artist
Studio work includes painting, drawing and audio recordings
Various group art shows, NYC
Dayjob: Graphics Consultant for Legal Services Firm, Full-time Dad
2008 Brooklyn, NYC
>"Nova Feedback" - art zine, several volumes
>"One Step Closer To Nowhere" and "Nowhere... Everywhere" - limited edition color zines
distributed internationally by the artist
Studio work includes paintings and drawings
Dayjob: Graphics Consultant for Legal Services Firm, Full-time Dad
2009 Brooklyn, NY
>"Psychic Borderland" - Wrote, performed and produced 8 song CDR
Distributed internationally by the artist
>"Nova Feedback" - art zine, several volumes
>"Mysticolor Coloring Book" - 22 page coloring book
distributed internationally by the artist
Studio work includes paintings and drawings
showing and selling artwork via Etsy and eBay
Dayjob: Graphics Consultant for Legal Services Firm, Full-time Dad
2010 Brooklyn, NYC
>"State of the Union" - Poster commission, Paper Spaceship, NYC
Studio work includes paintings and drawings
Various group shows, NYC
showing and selling artwork via Etsy and eBay
Dayjob: Graphics Consultant for Legal Services Firm, Full-time Dad
2011 Brooklyn, NYC
Studio work includes approximately 50 paintings and drawings
>30 artworks sold into private collections via Etsy and eBay
Various group shows, NYC
Dayjob: Full-time Dad
2012 Brooklyn, NYC
Studio work includes approximately 100 paintings and drawings
>95 artworks sold into private collections via Etsy and eBay
Dayjob: Full-time Dad
2013 Brooklyn, NYC
>"Flying Fox" - painting commission
Studio work includes approximately 100 paintings and drawings
>97 artworks sold into private collections via Etsy and eBay
>Juxtapoz Magazine, featured artist
Dayjob: Full-time Dad
2014-2015 Brooklyn, NYC
Studio work includes approximately 200 paintings and drawings
>artworks sold into private collections via Etsy, eBay and
studio visits
Dayjob: Full-time Dad
2016 Adelaide, SA
Full-time Dad and occasional sharpie enthusiast
"Marker Magus" project; 175 magic marker drawings on paper

Complete list of gallery shows:

"The Blacklight Lounge"
Secret Project Robot
210 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Group show, June 2011

"Painters X10"
Theatre For The New City
155 First Avenue, New York, NY
Group show, February 2011

"In Rivers"
In Rivers Gallery
165 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Group show, December 2010

"Tin Foil Hat"
CCCP Gallery
38 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Group show, November 2010

"Pants Avengers Loft Show"
Tribeca, New York City
Group show, Spring 2006

"Big Art Show"
Sputnik, Brooklyn, NY
Group show, May 2006

"New Drawings by Michael J Bowman"
Solo Exhibit , Sputnik Gallery
262 Taaffe Pl, Brooklyn, NY
December 2005

Big Art Show
78 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Group show, April 2005

"Michael J. Bowman"
Solo Exhibit, Dollhaus Gallery
37 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
February 2005

Rubulad Party Space
Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, January, 2005

"The Magazine Show"
Dollhaus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, December 2004

"Dollhouses in the Dollhaus"
Dollhaus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group show, June 2004

Live electronic drawing performances
Pianos, NYC and Remote Lounge, NYC
Summer 2004

"Tag Team"
The TANK
432 W 42nd Street, NYC, NY
Group show, July 2004

"The Print Show"
Gallery 402, 19 Hudson Street, NYC
Group Show, June 2004

Sun Factory, Soho, NYC
Group show, December, 2002

"PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD"
Serial work distributed via Art-O-Mat
Whitney Museum, NYC
SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
Various other venues throughout U.S.A.
2001-2003

"Salon 92"
Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC
Group show, December 1992

"4th Annual Computer Art Show"
Pratt Institute, NYC
Group show , June-August 1992

"The Cat's Head"
warehouse art event
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 1990, 1991

"The Lizard's Tail"
99 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NYC
Painting commission, 1989

"Transforming The Narrative"
Ariel Gallery
470 Broome Street, NYC
Group show , October 1988

"New Images in American Art"
The Exhibition Space Gallery
112 Greene Street, NYC
Group show , January, 1988

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Life In A Big City (Los Angeles, CA)
August - Review
Jelly Slide (Northern New Jersey)
August - Review
1995
Demouniverse (www.demouniverse.com)
October - Review
AUTOreverse (USA)
Review
1996
Alternative Press (USA)
March - Review
1997
Taped Crusaders (Australia)
Review
Splendid (www.splendidezine.com)
March - Review
Babysue (USA)
July - Review
AUTOreverse (USA)
July - Review
Rocktober (USA)
October - Review
Tape Op (USA)
Winter - Review
Intergalactic Zoo Dossier (Chicago, IL)
November - Review
1998
Babysue (USA)
January - Review
Factsheet Five (USA)
January - Review
Demouniverse (www.demouniverse.com)
February - Review
April - Interview
November - Review
AUTOreverse (USA)
July - Review
Pallid Pilgrim (Seattle, WA)
December - Review
1999
QRD (USA)
Review
Original Sin (Belgium)
Review
Backwash (Hoboken, NJ)
Review
Speeder (U.K.)
April - Review
Turk's Head Review (www.turksheadreview.com)
May - Review
June - Review
hEARd (heard.com.au)
June - Review
Shouting At The Postman (Newtown, PA)
June - Review
AUTOreverse (USA)
July - Review
Aural Innovations (USA)
July - Review
Neo Barbaric (Ashville, PA)
September - Review
Scorpion (Washington, DC)
Review
Tape Op
Fall - Review
Doll (Japan)
Review
Pallid Pilgrim (Seattle, WA)
December - Review
2000
Splendid (www.splendidezine.com)
March - Review
July - Review
September - Review
Shouting At The Postman (Newtown, PA)
August - Review
2001
Shouting At The Postman (Newtown, PA)
March - Review
Tape Op
March - Review
MP3.COM
August - song "Joe" #2 on Indie Pop/Lofi charts
August - song "Suck My Clouds" on Classic Rock charts
Delusion of Adequacy (www.adequacy.net)
September - Review
Aural Innovations (www.auralinnovations.com)
September - Review
Splendid (www.splendidezine.com)
November - Review
Double Dare Press (www.doubledarepress.com)
December - Featured Artist
2002
Losing Today (www.losingtoday.com)
January - Review
2003
Taped Crusaders - review
AUTOreverse - review
Gloomytunes - review
Demouniverse - review
2005
New York Daily News - February - review
Time Out NY - February - review
The L Magazine - February - review
2006
Arthur Magazine - review
Dusted - review
Wonderful Wooden Reasons - review
Village Voice - Pazz and Jop Poll
WFMU - 2006 "Best Of" list
2007
Razorcake - review
Indieville - review
2009
Babysue Review - review
Roctober - review
Vuzh Music Blog - review
Ptolemaic Terrascope - review
Homemade Lo-Fi Psych Blog - feature
2010
Don Campau's "Living Archive" - feature
2012
Zine World #31 - review
2013
Juxtapoz Magazine, March 2013 "The Color Fusions of Michael J. Bowman"


Complete list of rock music and audio art collaborations:
1980 Synaesthtics - Wilmington, DE
1980-1981 Serious Journalism - Syracuse, NY
1982-1984 Choosy Mothers and Throbbing Pubus - Syracuse, NY
1985 The Sprockets - NYC - live performances
1985 The Astorians - NYC
1986-1989 The Hungry Dutchmen - NYC
1987 Sickdog - NYC
1989-2009 MJB-90, Cloud, Velveeta Heartbreak, Magik Plastique
1998-2009:
Chop Suey (various artists cassette)
"Pillows of Air" with Zan Hoffman
"Egg-o-matic" with Scott Carr
"Insect Darts" with Mark Garro
"F13" with KD Schmitz
Junkbunny (Alec Cumming, Joel and Alex Bachrach)
"Sinecure" with Don Campau
"Mr. Mystery" with Ray Carmen, Don Campau, Ken Clinger
Droneforest (Ian Stewart, C Reider, David Stafford)
John T. Baker (recordings)
Paul Braus (recordings and live performances)
Dave Stafford (recordings)
Jason Trachtenburg (recordings and live performances)
Billy Syndrome (recordings and live performances)
Joel Bachrach (recordings)
The Brian Wilson Shock Treatment (recordings and live performances)
The JFK Junior Royal Airforce (recordings and live performances)
"Stars and Butter" with Orietta Chiusamonti
Exeter Popes (recordings and live performances)
The Tapegerm collective (various artists, recordings)
Ken Clinger (recordings)