Andrea Bowers has an MFA from CalArts and is represented by Suzanne Vielmetter Gallery where she will have a solo show this year. Andrea Bowers says her work "focuses primarily on direct action and non-violent civil disobedience enacted through the lives of women. I present the stories of activists to express my belief that dissent is essential to maintaining a democratic process, as well as to illustrate the importance of a political strategy that stands in opposition to violence and war. My work explores the intersections between art and archival processes, and between aesthetics and political protest." Her work takes the forms of video installation, drawing and bookmaking, yet also encompasses a wide variety of other materials and interventions.