Photo by Leslie Rodriguez
Bri Bowers is an artist and illustrator based in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally from Ohio, she moved to Louisville in 2012 from New York City where she studied Illustration at Parsons: The New School for Design.
She works in a variety of mediums from wearable art, cardboard sculptures and watercolor illustration. She's most known for her watercolor series depicting Louisville's beloved neighborhoods and landmarks. Her personal favorite series has been a wearable collection that explores themes like social media and the appearance of culture in the digital media.
She worked as the gallery curator for at Revelry Gallery in the Nulu neighborhood for 4 years before opening her own studio and shop in 2020 in the Germantown neighborhood that she owns and operates today. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for Churchill Downs, Maker's Mark, Angel's Envy, Forecastle Music Festival, Pabst Brewing Company, AC Marriott Hotels, Wiltshire Pantry and Lord and Taylor. She has been published in the city guide book Wander Louisville and exhibited works for the KMAC Museum. She has directed and animated stop motion films for Anthropologie, E.M Smith Jewelers and Paper City Music Festival.