Artist Bio

Nanami Cowdroy was born in Sydney, Australia with close bonds to her mixed Japanese-European heritage. Growing up with such contrasting cultures and surroundings, has greatly influenced her style of art and creative expression.

By intertwining complex characters and highly detailed objects her pieces reflect a juxtaposition between foreign and familiar entities and environments. Her imagination is illustrated through works which are elaborate and exotic. She is drawn to subjects, which may on the surface seem delicate or fragile, but are given strength and depth through her pen and ink techniques, intricate hand illustrative style and mixed media compositions.  

Her signature detailed style reflects a refined monochrome pallette with her name 'Nanami' (meaning 'Seven Seas' in Japanese ) stamped in red. Fluid line-work, watery creatures and Goldfish are some of her favourite subjects, and distinctive forms which are featured in her artworks.


MONZUKI, Artist Profile 'Seven Seas Of Cultural Inking' - VIEW

NOTCOT.COM, Click For Art, Special Release - VIEW
BROUHAHA, Hong Kong Exhibition Review - VIEW
Ten Quick Questions, Interview - VIEW
Creative Tempest, USA . Featured Artist - VIEW
WALLFARMERS - urban . arts . media - CANADA . Artist Profile - VIEW
Holly COLOUR, Feature : 3 May 2009 - VIEW
Crimson Kaie | Artist Of The Day : 22 April 2009 . UK - VIEW
The Grafik Museum, AUS . Artist Profile - VIEW
TAXI WEBSITE OF THE DAY . TAXI . Date of Award: 01 April 2009 - VIEW
NOISE FLOOR CREW, Chicago USA - Artist Interview - VIEW
dpi magazine Taiwan - Feature Artist profile and interview - VIEW
VIZIO mag, Spain - Feature Artist profile - VIEW
Daily Addict - Feature Artist profile
Wooden Toy Quarterly - Feature Artist interview
The Program . Triple J Arts Crew - Feature Artist Interview
What's the Skinny . Gelaskins - Feature Artist Interview
weAREtheIMAGEmakers . Issue 6 - Artist Interview
Partysan . Issue 15 - Artist Interview
STU magazine . The Language of Style issue 37 - Feature Artist