Todd Lowery is an American Painter and Professor of Fine Arts. He works in a variety of media, primarily with oil and watercolour, but also acrylic and charcoal. His current bodies of work, the oil painting series Stratografia and the watercolour series Isolario, have been exhibited throughout Europe and North America, with recent solo exhibitions in Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Sweden and the US. Recent group exhibitions that have featured Todd’s work include Artists in Athens, City of Crisis, shown at the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation in Berlin, and at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens.
Todd holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Missouri State University, and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he lived and studied. He is Professor of Fine Arts at Drury University. He has served as Chair of Drury’s Department of Art and Art History, and has led and taught short-term art programs out of Florence and throughout Italy and Greece. Since 2007, Todd has been dividing his time between Cyprus, Greece, Italy and the US.
The abstract paintings of the Stratografia and Isolario series (2013-2019) are constructed of layered, gestural geometries that connect a sensation of place. They reflect and interpret the layers of natural and human-built structures from the Mediterranean topos. The paintings recall archeological presence, architectural form, site plan, space, ambient color, landscape, and circulation. They map an experience of specific Mediterranean locations; primarily found in Cyprus and Greece. Landscape and settlement strata, city and countryside, architectural form and natural light, painted surface and overwritten graffiti are all structures of interplay.