Lynné Bowman Cravens, 2020

Lynné Bowman Cravens is a fine art photographer working in an interdisciplinary method.  She takes a wide range of approaches in her artwork as a response to her autobiographical narrative.  The work is poetic and expressive, revealing a glimpse into her desires through contemporary self-portraiture. Cravens works primarily with photography, making unique pieces from an infinitely reproducible medium.  Through meticulous physical distortions and transdisciplinary techniques, she creates photographic pieces that address her personal experiences, identity, and physical form.  Each piece and series range from large-scale digital installations to delicate one of a kind objects.

Cravens attended St. Edward’s University and received her BA in Photocommunications in 2009. She later attended graduate school at the University of North Texas where she received her MFA in Photography in 2015. Cravens currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, working as the Gallery Manager at The Art Galleries at Texas Christian University. She is a former member of the artist run co-op, 500X Gallery. Cravens’ work has recently been featured in multiple publications; an interview in Volume 6 of Friend of the Artist, an artist feature with Voyage Dallas Magazine, and her work was in the final issue of Austere Magazine. Cravens has had solo exhibitions of her work at the Moncrief Cancer Institute and at 500X Gallery. Her work was exhibited in the fall of 2018 at the Bradbury Art Museum in Arkansas and in the 2018 KAUNAS Photo Festival in Lithuania. In 2019 Cravens co-curated the exhibition Sequential Self: Female, Non-Binary, Trans, and Queer Voices in Comics and Zines with Iris Bechtol, the Gallery Director at Eastfield College.  Cravens is currently working on a large-scale public art commission for the Fort Worth Public Art Program.