Constance A. Lowe, St. Louis, Missouri, b. 1951
Constance (Connie) Lowe was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and lives and works in San Antonio. She received an MFA from Western Michigan University in 1979 and a BFA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX in 1973.
Lowe’s current mixed media works combine influences of her Midwestern farming heritage, landscape photography, and the legacy of geometric abstract painting with the physical presence of materials such as felt and leather. “I’ve always been interested in geometric abstraction, and in the physical and psychological aspects of materials. I’ve always looked for the reductive qualities in my work. These works are loosely based on the abstraction of farmland as seen from the air. It’s also based on the belief that abstraction can be meaningful on a variety of levels, sometimes in ways, we don’t always assume.” – Constance Lowe.
She was selected for the ArtPace International Artist in Residence Program in 1998 and received a San Antonio Artist Foundation award in 2007. Exhibitions of her work include the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX; University of Texas at San Antonio; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO; and Monash University, Caulfield, Australia.