Gould Academy Welcomes Jamie Powell
Please join us for an opening reception between 7:00 & 8:30 pm on Friday, January 11th in the Owen Art Gallery. Exhibit will be on view through February 3rd.
Artist Statement: As a child of the 80’s, I reveled in the highly saturated cartoons and sugary cereals of Saturday mornings. These memories of intense color, fractured narrative, and bouts of hyperactivity have shaped my work. Culled from popular culture, cartoons, and nightmares: my paintings combine the color and imagery of these pop cultural references into a personal system of ambiguous recognition and recollection. My practice combines acts of painting on and cutting into canvas; simultaneously creating an absence and presence of image.
Bio: Jamie Powell was born and raised in West Virginia, thirty miles south of the Mason Dixon Line. She received her MFA and the Paul Robeson Emerging Artist Award from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2006. She has received grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. Recent exhibits include FLUXspace in Philadelphia, the 92nd St Y in New York, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Seton Hall Law School in Newark and Small Black Door in Queens. She teaches at both the Pratt Art Institute and the Studio in a School Foundation of New York. She lives and works in New York City.