Owen Lowery is an interactive artist currently working towards an MFA in Communication Media Arts at Ohio University.
Owen aims to elicit acts of play and curiosity in adults and children alike through creating interactive environments in unexpected places. He tries to bridge the physical and the digital using super cheap second hand materials that nobody is all that worried about accidentally breaking if they touch, push, shove, or punch it. He absolutely loves the growing trend of hodge-podge creatives mixing STEM and ART but hides both areas in his own work under a thick messy layer of kid objects and nostalgic references.
Before this random mid-career shift towards interactive environments, Owen worked as an animator and motion graphics designer in Chicago, IL and Asheville, NC working with clients like The Second City and Conan. He has taught motion graphics at Columbia College Chicago, has created online courses for Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning, and has volunteered with awesome organizations such as 826chi and GirlsRock! Asheville.
After finishing up his MFA, Owen hopes to finish out the remainder of his life creating interactive exhibits for children’s museums and discovery centers.