Ed McGowin (born in 1938) is an American artist. McGowin has produced works of public sculpture and for exhibitions. He has taught at institutions including the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the State University of New York system. He is best known for his 1970–71 work Name Change, for which he changed his name and identity twelve times over an eighteen-month period. He creates opening and closing bronze sculptures with incredibly detailed interiors. He has also created public sculptures in several states.