Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles

Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles have spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements.The media campaigns and immersive exhibitions they direct have helped advocates close prisons, pass laws, train an entire police force and connect the dreams and demands of communities impacted by the criminal justice system with tens of thousands of people.They have received multiple awards, fellowships, national residencies, and reached wide audiences through the NY Times, NPR, the Guardian, the Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, and VICE. Their work has been exhibited at Project Row Houses, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of FineArt, and galleries across the country. Beyond traditional art spaces, their work has been seen and engaged by tens of thousands of people through exhibits in legal clinics, parades, church basements, conferences, state legislatures, and city streets. opens in a new window