Jenna Faye Powell


Jenna Faye Powell Exhibition
Jenna Faye Powell Exhibition
Jenna Faye Powell Overnight Wisdom Installation
Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell
Jenna Faye Powell

Jenna Faye Powell

Jenna Faye Powell is an artist, writer, and arts administrator based in Toronto. Powell has a MFA degree from NSCAD University (2012) and a BFA degree from University of Western Ontario (2009). Powell continues to exhibit nationally — notably Brave New Worlds at Museum London, the Windsor-Essex Triennial at the Art Gallery of Windsor, and Blue Monday at Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Powell was a finalist for the 2012 RBC Painting Competition, and recently completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Centre.

Deeply rooted in fiction and narrative, Jenna Faye Powell’s practice champions the view that humans are natural storytellers, cognitively wired to understand and make meaning out of experience by narrating it. Powell frequently looks to the fantastical, not to escape reality, but to be further engaged with it. Her artistic endeavors seek to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, frequently confronting cynicism with a cartoonish devotion to optimistic pursuits.

 

Wendt / Powell Party Pics

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Jenna Faye Powell at RMG

Jenna Faye Powell’s solo exhibition at RMG in Oshawa until July 16, 2017


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London Fuse

Jenna Faye Powell: Curb Appeal

July 2016

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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

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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

2019 Overnight Wisdom, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
2017 Blue Monday, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
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

2018 Simmer, 165 Geary, Toronto, Ontario
2015 Workspace, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
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

Selected Curatorial Projects

2017 What is Left? What is Right?: Karalyn Reuben, Maeghan Rose Mehler, Serena Lee, Tsēma Igharas, Winnie Truong, Leila Fatemi, Angie Quick and Davita Guslits. Curated with Christina Battle, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

2016 the Introverts: Mélanie Myers, Robert Taite, David Woodward, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

2014 Extra Ordinary: Matt King, Sam Mogelonsky, Bree Zorel, Forest City Gallery, London Ontario

Selected Publications

2018           “Like Coming Home”. Writer: Jenna Faye Powell (2018). On Stanzie Tooth at General Hardware, Online.
2017             “150 Moments”. Writer: Jenna Faye Powell. Biblioasis, (2017): Introduction, 14-15
2016             “Like Coming Home From Vacation”. Writer: Jenna Faye Powell. Digest: Volume One.(2016): 47-5
2016             “Dave Gordon: Excelsior! 1975-2015”. Writer: Jenna Faye Powell, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, (2016): Afterword
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

Residencies

2017 Vermont Studio Centre Residency, Self-Directed Residency

 

Awards and Scholarships

2017             Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Projects Grant
2017             London Arts Council Project Grant
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 “Overnight Wisdom”

April 5 - April 27 - 2019


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Jenna Faye Powell “Four Bedrooms, One Bath”

July 5 - July 30 - 2016


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