I’m Stacy Bowie, artist, graphic designer, performer and lover of improv. My media of choice is-acrylic and my inspiration is music.  My passion for art led me to create hand-painted stationery which got me accepted into the Gold Coast Art Fair and recognized by the National Greeting Card Association.  I was soon discovered by SWAROVSKI who invited me to create wedding invitations for their Crystal Wedding Event.

From cards to canvas. I wanted to examine with the connection between the audio and the visual and soon launched my interdisciplinary project in a solo exhibit Music set 2 Art (now Music 2 Art) in Chicago at Little Black Pearl. Crazy by Seal (shown) was the first in what has emerged as an ecclectic collection of music-to-art “translations” from songs by Sam Smith to The Weeknd with more to come.

Elysabeth Alfano, host of The Dinner Party, invited me to open her show with a live painting performance accompanied by violinist, Edith Yokley.  At my first solo painting performance Music 2 Art LIVE at the Madden Theater in Naperville, IL (shown) I wanted the audience to feel as if they were getting a glimpse into my world when I create. Since there ARE moments of dancing during my process they were privy to my awesome dance moves. However, in the studio I often sing while I work but I would NEVER subject people to that!

My Music 2 Art project continues with consideration given to the music video art form. I’ll be talking about my paintings, other art, music and music videos on my new channel RED b which will launch on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. VERY excited about that so I hope you’ll subscribe, comment and share! In addition to my show I co-host a channel called KGirls with my daughter Izabel where we discuss Kpop (Korean popular music).

Thank you for visiting my website.   If you are interested in purchasing or have any questions about my work please contact me stacy@stacybowie.com.

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Art Institute of Chicago, AVIC Art Volunteers in the Classroom, 2010
Art Institute of Chicago, Certification/Photoshop, 2001
Art Institute of Chicago, Certification/Graphic Design, 1999
DePaul University, B.A. English/Communication, 1995

2015 - Music2Art LIVE at The Madden Theater/Wentz Hall, Naperville, Illinois
2015 - Performance w/violinist Edith Yokley, Jay Stream Middle School, Carol Stream, IL
2012 - Opening act w/violinist Edith Yokley, The Dinner Party at the Mayne Stage, Chicago, Illinois
2010 - “June 24th with Kenya,” Third Friday Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
2009 - “Jazz at Park 52/Skinny Williams,” Park 52, Chicago, Illinois
2009 - “Music set 2 Art-DJ,” Cuatro, Chicago, Illinois
2009 - “Lee England, Jr. Experience,” Griffin Lounge, Chicago, Illinois

2012 - "An Unexpected Guest," Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, Naperville, Illinois
2010 - "Red on Red," Third Friday Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois 2010 - "Curves and Angles," Third Friday Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
2010 - Chicago Art Open and Benefit for Chicago Artists Coalition 2010 - Oak Park Area Arts Council Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
2009 - “Canvas and Cloth Exhibition,” Marion Street Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
2008 - “WNUA Wine Tasting and Art Show,” De La Costa, Chicago, Illinois
2008 - “Love,” Valentine Concert presented by WNUA- Chris Botti with Nyee Moses
2007 - “From Glass to Canvas Collaborative,” Room 43, Chicago, Illinois
2007 - “Barbara Bates Foundation Gala,” Harold Washington Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
2007 - “Urban Livin’ Home Show,” South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
2006 - “Urban Livin’ Home Show,” South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
2006 - “Music set 2 Art,” Little Black Pearl, Chicago, Illinois

Software:  Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign

Stacy Bowie's Pure Inspiration by Nicole Nelson