Todd Lowery is an American Painter and Professor of Fine Arts. He works in a variety of media, primarily with oils and watercolours, but also acrylic and charcoal. His current bodies of work, the oil painting series Stratografia and the watercolour series Islands, have been exhibited throughout Europe and North America, with recent solo exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Greece, Sweden and the US. The most recent group exhibition that featured Todd’s work was Artists in Athens, City of Crisis, shown in July 2017 at the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation in Berlin, and in October 2017 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 in Springfield, Missouri. Todd 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 he has been dividing his time between Cyprus, Greece, Italy and the US.
The abstract paintings of the Stratografia and Islands series (2013-2018) are constructed of layered, hand-made geometries that connect, 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, the environment, landscape, and circulation. They map an experience of place, specifically Mediterranean locations, primarily 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.