Visual Art

Abstract / Durational / Minimalism / Asemic writing / Concrete & Visual poetry / Collage / Illustration

Solo Exhibitions

  • Mahu : Hardy Tree Gallery Kings Cross : 2015 : London, UK

Collaborative / Group Exhibitions include:

  • The Night-Time Economy w/ photographer Kate Mercer : Riverfront Arts Centre Newport : 2016 : Wales
  • Rest & its discontents : The Mile End Art Pavilion : 2016 : London
  • Conceptual Poetics : The Poetry Library : 2016 : London, UK
  • Neurocantos w/ sculptor Rebecca Kamen : Greater Reston Arts Center : 2015 : Virginia, US
  • Nanopoetry w/ material engineer Thomas Duggan : Victoria & Albert Museum : 2015 : London, UK
  • Poetry in Collaboration : The Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall : 2014 : London, UK
  • Enemies: Visual Art and Poetry : Hardy Tree Gallery Kings Cross : 2013 : London, UK
  • Visual Poetics : The Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall : 2013 : London, UK
  • Vikings : Ark : 2013 : Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Gilles de Rais w/ artist David Kelly-Mancaux : 2013 : Rich Mix Gallery Brick Lane : London, UK
  • The Estates of Westeros w/ artist Ben Morris : 2013 : Darnley Gallery Hackney : London, UK
  • 5 x 7 : Hardy Tree Gallery Kings Cross : 2013 : London, UK
  • Vispo London - an exhibition at the Tarp Festival Vilnius, Lithuania: October 2012
  • The 9 lessons of Wortwedding - an exhibition at the Wortwedding gallery, Berlin
  • evolve:R - an exhibition in Lugano, Switzerland: September 2014

The Night-Time Economy: an exhibition - April 6th to 29th 2016
The Riverfront. Newport, Wales. / Rich Mix Galler. London, England.

A series of minimalist text artworks, exhibited in collaboration with the photographer Kate Mercer, responding to the violence of Newport's nightlife. Interrogating the detail of language, how it is as a material, how poetry is read when framed, beyond the book, in the gallery setting. More here http://www.theenemiesproject.com/nighttimeeconomy


Mahu: June 6th to July 14th 2015 at The Hardy Tree Gallery. London, UK.

An exhibition of handwriting as art, a novel written onto the walls of a gallery in black ink, descending into asemic abstraction. A durational practise of writing / an exhibition of the word as symbol as well as content bearer www.stevenjfowler.com/mahu


Gold & Silk exhibited at Victoria & Albert Museum (2015) and Hardy Tree Gallery (2013)

Two collaborations with material engineer Thomas Duggan. The first a poem about the process rendered in pure synthetic silk, that would disappear upon contact with air. The second, a poem about the process rendered in synthetic gold nanorods, exhibited in group shows in London.


Vikings: published by POW press (Brazil) and exhibited at Ark (Copenhagen) 2013.


Mensur Scars


Calligrams: The 5x7 exhibition at the Hardy Tree Gallery - Dec 2013

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15 artists provide 15 artworks around postcard size. My 15 artworks are all original calligrammatic representations of animals. Each one is essentially a drawing of an animal in handwriting. Ive played with Calligrams for awhile, pretty much directly following Apollinaire. I've deliberately made them somewhat illegibile, so the handwriting, in places, allows for multiple, interpretative readings of the poems. They are all poems, pre-existing poems, written for the calligram, which will never see the light of day in their non-calligrammatic form, but I want the search for the meaning to be primary in the readers experience. The reader can make their own poems as they have to fill in the gaps between what is legible to them and what is not. Each time the poems are read, they are anew.


The Estates of Westeros: exhibited for Synathesia at Darnley Gallery, London - April 2013


Fights: published by Veer Books (2011) in a second edition (2015)


Visual art online:

Animal calligram series: http://lex-icon21.blogspot.fr/2012/05/lex-icon-blog-project-post-50-steven-j.html

If her last wish were collage series: if her last wish were http://the-otolith.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/sj-fowler.html

Minimalist poetry series Animale Romanesti: http://the-otolith.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/sj-fowler.html

the Five Points of Basque Loyalty published by Visual Poetry Mail Art July'10

Seven Asemic artworkshttp://the-otolith.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/sj-fowler.html