From my earliest memory, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same, “I want to be an Artist”. At that time, I didn’t really know what that meant. I just knew that I could draw really well.  And at fifty seven years of age, I still am not sure what it means to be an Artist. But  I will tell you this, I know how to draw really, really well.

 

Biography of Bobbie K Owens


Bobbie K Owens’ paintings have been featured in exhibitions across the United States, Canada and Russia.  He exhibited his work in the first Visual Arts Exchange project in Russia in 1993.  He was then invited to have a series of three, one-person museum shows in Bishkek and Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan.  Regionally his work is in the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis and the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond Indiana.  

Over the course of more than 35 years of painting and exhibiting work, Bobbie K has had the good fortune to participate in shows with artists David Hockney, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Milton Avery.  He has also had the opportunity to discuss art with Philip Pearlstein, Daryl Pottorf, Robert Rauschenberg and Donald Lipski.  

Bobbie K has taught at Indiana University/Purdue University of Columbus, ABC Stewart Montessori School, Art Gallery of Ontario School of Art, Ball State University, John Waldron Art Center, Dayton Art Institute and was resident artist at YMCAs of Greater Indianapolis.  Bobbie K has worked with the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), The Kennedy Center and the Center for Arts and Basic Curriculum in Washington DC.