Deanna Bowen is a Toronto based interdisciplinary artist and lecturer at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. She received her Master's degree in Visual Art at the University of Toronto in 2008 and her Diploma of Fine Arts from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1992. Her work has been exhibited in numerous film festivals and galleries internationally. She has received several grants in support of her artistic practice, most notably from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal, Telefilm Canada, and British Columbia Cultural Services. Bowen's recent works have been shown at Diaz Contemporary and the Images Festival of Film, Video & New Media. Her recently commissioned eighteen minute performed oral history piece "sum of the parts: what can be named" premiered at Vtape in March 2010. She has completed several photo-based projects, as well as a yet-to-be-titled feature length experimental video projection and a for broadcast documentary about her journeys to the rural South.