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Dr Matthew Bowman

Lecturer in Arts – Dissertation Lead

Dr Bowman is a widely-published art critic and historian who obtained his doctorate at the University of Essex with a dissertation on the October journal and its rethinking of medium specificity, having previously received his MA there. Before switching towards art history, he completed a degree in Fine Art, specializing in ceramic sculpture and photography, at Bretton Hall College. His research focuses on twentieth century and contemporary art, criticism, photography, the art market, and philosophy in the USA and Europe. He has given lectures and talks at the Tate Gallery, The National Museum of Oslo, The Royal College of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Nottingham, Winchester School of Art and numerous other places. Here and there, he also works photographically.