Lynné Bowman Cravens is a conceptual artist working in an interdisciplinary method. She takes a wide range of approaches in her practice as a response to her autobiographical narrative. The work is poetic and expressive, re imagining first-hand experiences through an exploration of contemporary self-portraiture, manipulated landscapes, and physical layering. Cravens works primarily with photography, making unique pieces from an infinitely reproducible medium. Through meticulous physical distortions and transdisciplinary techniques, she creates artworks that address identity and form. Each piece ranges from large-scale installations to delicate one of a kind objects. Linking the physicality of each artwork to the concepts and themes behind the piece.
Lynné Bowman Cravens is a conceptual artist and photographer. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and currently lives in Colorado. Cravens received her BA in Photocommunications from St. Edward’s University in 2009, and her MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas in 2015. She currently resides in Colorado Springs, working as the Exhibitions and Events Manager at the Galleries of Contemporary Arts at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Cravens’ work has been featured in multiple publications such as Volume 6 of Friend of the Artist, Austere Magazine, and Voyage Dallas Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at the Bradbury Art Museum in Arkansas, Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, during Fotofest in Houston, in the 2018 KAUNAS Photo Festival in Lithuania, and with a site-specific outdoor installation in Marfa, Texas. Cravens is a former member of 500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run collective. She co-curated the exhibition Sequential Self: Gender and Identity in Comics with Iris Bechtol, the Cultural Programs Coordinator at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Founder of Terrain Dallas. Cravens most recently finished Beauty in Becoming, a large-scale public art commission for the City of Fort Worth’s Public Art Program, installed in August 2022.