Medium: Clay and cast in bronze, silver, cement, forton and iron.
Style: Classical Contemporary, Baroque.
Inspirations: Greek classical bronzes, Magic Tale Illustrators, Rodin
Notable Exhibitions: The Smithsonian "American Art Medal".
One person shows at: Franconia College and Chapel Art Center Saint Anselm College.
Group shows: The Carving Studio, West Rutland Vermont; The Art Gallery, UNH Durham NH, The Currier Gallery of Art, New England College Gallery, National Sculpture Society, American Artists Professional League, Allied Artists of America, Pen & Brush, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston
Biography: Gowell's education began early at Munson Williams Proctor Institute, a museum school in Utica, New York. Gowell attended Syracuse University for two years, took sculpture classes at the Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, and completed her undergraduate degree (Summa Cum Laude) at the University of New Hampshire in 1974. She earned my Master of Fine Arts from Boston University in 1977, working as a graduate assistant teaching basic and intermediate figure sculpture.
Christopher Gowell has been sculpting the figure for over 40 years and teaching sculpture part time at various institutions including New Hampshire Institute of Art, College for Lifelong Learning, University of New Hampshire; Durham and Manchester, Horizons, and The Carving Studio. She also worked as a commercial sculptor, making anything from GI Joes for Hasbro, soccer player portraits for Kenner Toys, cast paper bas- reliefs for Hill Design.
Commissions include a tidal pool relief for the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, a bronze fountain of Alexander the Great with two companions, a six foot bronze of an 1870’s millworker and her son for Nashua New Hampshire’s waterfront, and an eight foot by seven foot fire fighter’s memorial for the Manchester NH fire department. She recently won a commission, in collaboration with my student, Steven Carpenter, to sculpt a Fishermen's Monument for Portland, Maine's waterfront. Gowell is a currently a member of the National Sculpture Society, New England Sculpture Association, Ogunquit Artists Collaborative, Maine Sculptors, and The Carving Studio.