Born in San Francisco in 1975, Bower earned a degree in Art and Philosophy from the University of Arizona in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University in 2010.
Since graduating from CGU, Bower’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills (2010) and Unix Gallery in New York City (2013).
Bower's work has been shown at galleries, museums, and international art fairs including: The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair (2014); Zona Maco Mexico (2014); The LA Art Show (2014); Art Miami (2013); Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles (2013 and 2010); Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair (2011 and 2013); Los Angeles Art Platform (2011); Art Aspen (2013); and Art Southampton (2013).
The artist has won and been nominated for several grants and awards, among them The Feitelson Fellowship Grant (2010) and The Joan Mitchell award (2010).
Bower's artwork has been published in Modern Painters (February 2014: Reviews in Brief and September 2013: 100 Best Fall Shows), Studio Visit Magazine (2013 cover), Artillery Magazine (2010), the LA Times (2010), and New American Paintings (2010 cover).