LIFE SO FAR_______ I don’t have a classic artist’s CV. But here’s a brief narrative of my life.________ I live in Minneapolis, to where I moved in 2016. I am older than most people you see on the streets. My wife and I met in graduate school. We raised our three children in San Francisco. _____ I have a BA from Yale in languages, where I also studied music composition with Joan Panetti and piano with Michael Friedmann. I have an MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in what’s called Behavioral Economics, and another in Finance. I have another masters from SF State, I have done engineering coursework at Stanford and at Cal, I ran software businesses in Silicon Valley, I ran non-profits, I worked in banks, and every day that I could, I painted, painted, painted. At one time I was enrolled in the California College of Arts’ BFA program, returning as a student in my 30’s, and began to show in the Bay Area - nearly 30 years ago.___________ Because I loved to paint and draw. I started seriously right after Yale, when I found a job at an architectural firm in Chicago. I went to Japan to work as a newsman and learn an Asian language, and I drew there – evenings, weekends. The same at the U. of C. The same in SF: classes, drawings, paintings. I neglected my employer: Hewlett Packard. I decided to be a painter, and I quit. We had children; I thought we needed more cash. So I went back to the Valley, and ran fast to stay ahead. _____________ It was like compressing water! I would draw at meetings. I would paint - little bits, when I could. Museums were my second home. To paint, to be more aware of the world, to be more in love with the world! _____________ Finally, I decided that I would make meaning than make money. Now I spend much of my time, and most of my attention, on trying to make the invisible, visible._________________ Details of Public Exhibits and Press can be found on my website, here: http://www.eyesvoice.com/shows-press
Owen's ArtPrize Entries
These are Owen's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Owen's Past Work
These are images of past work that Owen has done.