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Fab (Fabienne) Sowa - Dobkowski

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Using photography as a primary form of artistic expression, I discovered a passion for nature photography and illuminating the hidden world for the viewer. I organize my pictures into thoughtful documented series to promote environmental awareness through aesthetic perceptions and interpretations of hierarchy of genres.

My distinct post-processing techniques are used to preserve the authenticity of the subject and scene. This artistic journey seeks to arouse the senses while highlighting the compelling stories that take place in the ordinary world. Each process is inspired by the subject itself and what will best portrait its fundamental essence.

Biography

Fabienne (Fab) Sowa – Dobkowski is a California-based, self-taught photographer and independent scholar with a PhD in Art History. Her work showcases the ambivalent relationship between humankind and nature through an intersection of fine art and documentary photography.

Born and raised in Belgium, Fab has lived in Spain, France, England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Colorado, and Texas. She moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and pursued her doctorate degree in Art History at l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) remotely, while raising her children. During her time at ULB, she worked under the direction of the renowned art historian and director of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Dr. Michel Draguet. She now has an academic career as an art historian with Southern New Hampshire University and resides in the Sierra Nevada Foothills with her husband and their fur babies where she nurtures her artistic endeavors.

Combining the skills and knowledge gained through her academic pursuits and the trials and tribulations of motherhood, Fab found her passion in photography. With sensibilities deeply rooted in the fine-arts traditions, her photography reverses the anthropocentric perspective of the art genres to portray the transient and illustrate the interconnectivity of humanity and nature.

Her work has won multiple awards and has been exposed in juried exhibition and group art shows since 2020. Her photographs are currently in private collections in Europe and the United States.

Art Medium(s)

Digital Art, Photography

Contact Information

Artist Full Name

Fab (Fabienne) Sowa – Dobkowski

Phone

415-342-2102

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