Sandra Bowden Biography


College of Saint Rose Albany, NY 1978
State University of New York Empire College, BA in art 1977
Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA 1962
Berkshire Christian College Lenox, MA 1961

Teaching Experience

University of the Nations Christianity and the visual arts, Feb. 1995
Albany Catholic Diocese History of Christian art, 1992-1994
College of St. Rose Albany, NY, collagraph printmaking, 1985
Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI, collagraph printmaking 1984, 1986


The Art of Sandra Bowden Square Halo Books, 2005
St. Xavier (University magazine) Cover art, 2005
Reluctant Partners: Art and Religion in Dialogue The Gallery at the American Bible Society, reproduction, 2004
Object of Grace Square Halo Books, chapter with interview, 2002 
Like A Prayer: A Jewish and Christian Presence in Contemporary Art Tryon Center, Exhibition catalog, 2001
Aid Association for Lutherans 2001 Calendar
Anno Domoni: Jesus Through the Centuries Provincial Museum of Alberta, Exhibition catalog, 2000
It Was Good: Making Art for the Glory of God Square Halo Books, 2000
The Word as Art: Contemporary Renderings American Bible Society, Exhibition catalog, 2000
Threads That Bind Christianity and the Arts, article, winter 1999
The Word Became Art Christianity Today, article, Feb. 1989
State of the Arts: Bezalel to Maplethorpe Crossway Books, essay on work 1991
Jewish Yellow Pages Photo and write up on work 1980


Church of the Holy Cross Warrensburg, NY, stations of the cross, paraments 1993
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Albany, NY, frontal and chasuble 1993
Good Samaritan Nursing Home Paraments 1992
Knesseth Israel Synagogue Amsterdam, NY. stained glass windows, ark, menorah 1991
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Albany NY, painting 1990
Episcopal Diocese of Albany NY, Bishop's chasuble 1990
Albany Roman Catholic Diocese Albany, NY, Bishop's chasuble 1989


Vatican Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
Museum of Biblical Art New York City
Jewish Institute of Religion Museum Hebrew Union College, NYC
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art St. Louis, MO
American Bible Society New York City
Haifa Museum Haifa, Israel
Western Theological Seminary Holland, MI
Bancohio National Bank Cleveland, OH
Shaave Cedek Synagogue Montreal, Canada
Roanoke College Roanoke, VA
United Theological Seminary Minn. MN
Billy Graham Center Museum Wheaton, IL
Holiday Inn International Memphis, TN
General Electric Corp Selkirk, NY
Temple Gates of Heaven Schenectady, NY

Solo Exhibitions

With Word and Song Philadelphia Biblical University, March 2011

Philadelphia Biblical University, March 2011
Word as Image Calvary at Albuquerque, NM, Sept 2010
Word as Image Imago Dei Gallery, Kansas City, MO, October 2009
Exploring the Book Visions Gallery Albany, NY 1998
Make a Joyful Noise Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, October 2008
IKON and LOGOS: Exploring the Book Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX September 2008
IKON and LOGOS: Exploring the Book Regent College, Vancouver, BC Canada November 2007
The Art of Sandra Bowden Berger Gallery, College of the Ozarks, October, 2007
IKON and LOGOS: Exploring the Book VAM Gallery, Austin, TX December 2006 - January 2007
IKON and LOGOS: Exploring the Book John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AK September 2006
Illuminations Signs of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS June 2006
Exploring the Book Evangel College, Springfield, MO February 2006
Icons & Logos: The Art of Sandra Bowden—A Forty Year Retrospective Gordon College, Wenham, MA, Sept. 2005
Word as Image University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, July 2004
Via Crucis: The Way of the Cross Instituto San Lodovico, Orvieto, Italy, March 2002
Meditations Across Time Visions Gallery Albany, NY 1998 Illuminations Gallery W, Sacramento, CA April 1998
Word as Image Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem 1996

Group Exhibitions

Contemporary Christian Abstraction VAM Gallery, First Evangelical Free Church, Austin, TX, September 2011
Bowden and Fujimura: Episodes Donald F and Maxine B. Davison Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY September 2011
Lasting Impressions: A Printmaker Collects Webber Gallery, College of Central Florida, September 2011
Art + Fe, Departamento de Cultura Jornada Mundial de la Juventud, Madrid, August 2011
Work: Curse or Calling? CIVA Traveling Exhibition, opened at Evangel University, Springfield, MO August 2010
The Book Re-Defined Rivier College Art Gallery, Nashua, NH March 2010
Memories, invitational Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA
Bound: Artist’s Books Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY November 2009
Extreme Makeover: Revitalization of the 21st Century Church Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY October 2009
Art + Text: Images, Concepts and Insights Dadian Gallery, Washington, DC January 2009
Holy Theologian National Museum of Art and History, New York, February 2008
Transforming Culture, juried exhibition, (Remembered III, Book of Nails, Resurrection Book) VAM Gallery, Austin, TX, April 2008
Highly Favored: Contemporary Images of the Virgin Mary CIVA 4-year traveling national show Body of Christ, Washington Theological Union, Washington DC, October 2007
Divine Inspirations Gallery RFD, Swainboro, GA, Spring 2007
Dawn to Dawn: journeys through pain to freedom St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, CA September 2006
Printmakers of Cape Cod Cape Cod Museum of Art, Honorable Mention, Dennis, MA October 2006
The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith Museum of Biblical Art, NYC, Aug. 2005
Spirituality and Religion in a Modern World Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, March 2005
Narrative in Contemporary Art Foxhall Gallery, Washington, DC, March 2005
Printmakers of Cape Cod Cape Cod Museum, Dennis, MA, March 2004
Under Cover: Book Arts St. Louis Arts Guild, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 2003
Wanderings: Journeys Toward Home Genema Gallery, Atlanta, GA, June 2002
Collector's Items: Biblical Art and Private Devotion The Gallery at the American Bible Society, NYC, Jan. 2002
Like A Prayer; A Jewish and Christian Presence in Contemporary Art Tryon Center for the Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC Jan. 2001
Anno Domoni: Jesus through the Centuries Provincial Museum of Alberta 2000
The Word as Art: Contemporary Renderings American Bible Society, NYC 2000
Spirit Infused Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD 2000
Arte Sagrado Concordia Univ., Austin TX 1999, 2000
Celebrating the Crucifix Georgetown Univ. Wash. DC 1999
Women of Vision Foxhall Gallery, Wash. DC 1999
Testament of Art Hampshire College, Amherst, MA Oct. 1994
Reflections of Faith Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993
Contemporary Works of Faith Liturgical Art Guild of OH 1991, 93, 95, 99
Sacred Arts V, X, XI Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton IL 1985, 89, 90
Christian Imagery in Contemporary Art Albany Institute of Art, Albany, NY 1988
Images of the Holy Land Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 1988