James Bowen

  • Doctoral Researcher

James Bowen is a fully-funded practice-based PhD research student at Loughborough University investigating the human voice as a process of drawing. James is currently a member of the Drawing Research Group at Loughborough University. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art (1st class) from Nottingham Trent University (2007), an MA in Sculpture from Wimbledon College of Art (2008) and an MA in Fine Art (Distinction) from Birmingham City University (2016). James has previously worked as a lecturer in Fine Art in Further Education at A-level and at UAL levels 1 to 4.

Title of thesis (working): Embodied Voice

This research project is a practice-based investigation of the human voice as embodied. The project is located in, and is an attempt to expand, the field of drawing. This practice-based research argues that the material vibration of sound in a medium, how sound is touched and is touched by a medium, is a process of drawing.

Supervisors: Dr Deborah Harty, Dr Eleanor Morgan, Dr Johanna Hӓllsten.