Jean Lowe received her B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1983 and her M.F.A. from UC San Diego in 1988. From 1992 to 2008 she was a lecturer at UC San Diego and in 2001 at San Diego State University. She was also a member of the visiting faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2003 and gave an artist lecture as part of Art Talks at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She has received numerous awards and grants including 2 WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowships (sculpture); a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; a California Art Council grant; the Alberta duPont Bonsal Foundation Purchase Award; CalArts/Alpert Ucross Residency Prize; and The SD Art Prize cash grant presented by San Diego Visual Arts Network.
Her artworks are in the collections of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA; California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA; Prudential Corporation; San Diego Children’s Museum; San Diego Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla; Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan; 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY; and University of California, San Francisco. She has been exhibiting nationally in galleries since 1988 at Quint Gallery, San Diego; McKenzie Fine Art Inc., NY; Gracie Mansion, NY; and Holly Solomon, NY. Her works have also been seen in numerous museums such as Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Madison Center for the Arts Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge; Whitney Museum, NY; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and McNay Art Museum, San Antonio. Jean Lowe has been showing at Rosamund Felsen Gallery since 2003. She lives in Encinitas, CA.