ArtistChase Bowman, the son of coal miners, was raised in Matoaka, West Virginia. He did his undergraduate work at The Cleveland Institute of Art, The San Francisco Art Institute, and Marshall University. Chase was awarded an exchange residency at The University of Oxford's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. In 2014, he received his MFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design. Chase's current body of work, Radioactive Dog-Faced Boy, is a series of paper sculptures investigating dehumanization, human frailty, and Appalachia's unembarrassed culture by transforming them into Cold War-era comic book and horror movie-inspired adventures.