Mason School of Art | Pierre Bowins
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Pierre Bowins

Pierre Bowins
Assistant Professor
Maker, Educator, Design Historian
2050 Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3

My experience in the field of design has provided me with a broad view to prepare students for the future of emerging trends in Art and Design’s contemporary practice. My design and teaching methods utilize research-based theories to assist in the discovery of personal, cultural, and historical identities while implementing design ideas within analog and digital media.

As a lifelong maker, educator, and design historian, I am a vocal advocate for rediscovering the contributions of Black American designers. My research focuses on exploring the Black American diaspora omitted from the history of graphic design and investigating the imbalances that exist within design history. I continue to build my collection of archival works from notable Black designers of the past and have exhibited this collection at various educational institutions and galleries. I hold a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art.