Portland-based sculptor and installation artist Owen Premore was born and raised in the Willamette Valley. Son of an architect, grandson of an engineer, and great grandson of a crochet and textiles artisan, Premore attempts to merge these creative influences that have naturally guided his approach to art making. He uses mostly reclaimed, salvaged, and found materials to create objects and environments that are often interactive, kinetic, and auditory.
Premore holds an MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University and a BA from the University of Oregon. His work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows since 2002, including the Wiseman Gallery and Rogue Community College. He has traveled the United States creating installations in hotel rooms and has worked collaboratively on public art projects in the San Francisco Bay area.