Jenna Faye Powell


Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell

Jenna Faye Powell

Jenna Faye Powell has a MFA degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, as well as a BFA degree from the University of Western Ontario. Powell has participated in various solo and group shows including “Brave New Worlds” at Museum London, the “Windsor- Essex Triennial” at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

In 2012, Powell was one of 15 shortlisted finalists with the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.  She practices and resides London, Ontario, working as the Gallery Director of the Forest City Gallery.

As a self-proclaimed optimist, Jenna Faye Powell looks to the fantastical, not to escape reality, but to be further engaged with it. Her artistic endeavours seek to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, frequently confronting cynicism with a cartoonish devotion to optimistic pursuits.

Jenna Faye Powell’s paintings transform domestic realities into a fantastical space.  Inspired by her childhood spent camping and playing board games with her family, Powell has re-created many of these magical experiences.  She wants to create the feeling you get when you find something surreal in ordinary things: activities to escape the mundane, or getaways from everyday suburban life.

London Fuse

Jenna Faye Powell: Curb Appeal

July 2016

Pamela Haasen


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The Rusty Toque

Artist Profile: Jenna Faye Powell

June 30, 2015

Rusty Toque


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London Fuse

Why magic is real with Jenna Faye Powell

2014

Thomas Cermak


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Education

2012 Masters of Fine Art in Fine and Media Arts,
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors Specialization in Studio Arts, English Minor,
University of Western Ontario

 

Solo/Two-Person Exhibitions

2016 Four bedrooms, One bath, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
2016 That’s okay, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario
2015 Heroes of Anti-Mobility, London, Ontario
2015 I’m okay, DNA Artspace, London, Ontario
2015 Slip, Westland Gallery, London, Ontario
2013 Lonely Chairs in a Dark Room, Illumination Room, Sarnia, Ontario
2012 Welcome to Chesterfield, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 Semicolons & Ampersands, Gallery in the Grove, Bright’s Grove, Ontario
2011 The Candied Uncanny, Gladstone Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Dirty Realism, Grace Brothers Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

2014 Possible Futures, The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary, Art Gallery
of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
2014 Get Noticed, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2014 Annual Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
2014 No Boys With Frogs, DNA Artscape, London, Ontario
2013 Boxed In, The Rooms: Newfoundland Provincial Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
2012 RBC Painting Competition Exhibition, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2012 Brave New Worlds, Museum London, London, Ontario
2012 Sincerely Yours, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2012 UNTAPPED! Emerging Artists Exhibition, The Artist Project, Toronto, Ontario
2012 Annual Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
2011 Preface, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 Fresh Paint, New Construction, Art Mur Gallery, Montréal, Quèbec
2010 New, Anna Leonownens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 Crisp Aprons, Pickles, and Cosmos, Sue Kristjansson Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
2009 Annual Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
2009 Fresh Paint, New Construction, Art Mur Gallery, Montréal, Quèbec
2009 …I Can Do Better, University of Western Ontario’s ArtLab, London, Ontario
2009 Anything You Can Do…, Traveling Exhibition, London, Ontario

Employment/ Relevant Experience

2012- Gallery Director, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
2012- Arts/Community Liaison, Board of Directors, London Fuse, London, Ontario
2012-2013 Painting Instructor, Museum London, London, Ontario
2012 Teaching Assistant for Introduction Painting, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 Summer Intern, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
2011 Teaching Assistant for Intermediate Painting, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Visual Culture, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2009 Teaching Assistant for Art Foundations, Western University, London, Ontario

Publications

2015              Rusty Toque / Artist Featrue
2014              “Why Magic Is Real with Jenna Faye Powell”, London Fuse
2012              “RBC Painting Competition: Meet the Finalists”, The Walrus Magazine
2012              Canadian Art Magazine, RBC Painting Competition National Finalist
2012              iseamonster Zine, Independent Magazine/Arts Journal
2010              Variations Zine, Independent Magazine/Arts Journal

Awards and Scholarships

2016             ARCCO Emerging Cultural Leader Award
2015             Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2014             Thames Art Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition Juror’s Choice Award
2013             London Arts Council Project Funding
2013             Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2012             RBC Painting Competition National Finalist
2012             LePage-Stewart Collection/Purchase Award
2010             NSCAD MFA Entrance Scholarship
2008             Jenny Donald Memorial Scholarship
2005             University of Western Ontario’s Entrance Scholarship
2005             Gallery in the Grove Visual Arts Scholarship

Jenna Faye Powell “Four Bedrooms, One Bath”

July 5 - July 30 - 2016


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