An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Jamie Powell.
Zass, 2013, 11″ x 9″, Acrylic and Spray paint on cut-canvas
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 was awarded a Geraldine R. Dodge Grant in 2007.
Recent exhibits include
FLUXspace in Philadelphia, the 92nd St Y in New York, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and Seton Hall Law School in Newark. She teaches at both the Pratt
Art Institute and the Studio in a School Foundation of New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Pancake, 2013, 9″ x 11″, Acrylic and Spray paint on cut-canvas
2006 MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2003 Post Bac. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2001 BA Marietta College, Marietta, OH
1999 Lorenzo dé Medici Art Institute, Florence, Italy
BOB, 2013, 11″ x 9″, Acrylic and Spray paint on cut-canvas
“As a child of the 80’s, I reveled in the highly saturate cartoons and sugary cereals
of Saturday mornings. These memories of intense color, fractured narrative, and
bouts of hyper-activity 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.” JP
Stay Goldie, 2013, 11″ x 9″, Acrylic and Spray paint on cut-canvas
Other material relating to Jamie Powell.
Artist website: www.jamielpowell.com
ArtSlant: Jamie Powell
Structure and Imagery: What I Like About You.
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