Shawn Powell (b. 1978) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA in painting from Hunter College in 2008 where he was presented a Tony Smith Award Grant. In 2005, Powell obtained his BFA in art history and painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has presented solo exhibitions at 106 Green (Brooklyn, NY), Chapter NY (New York, NY), Webster University (St. Louis, MO), and Westchester Community College, State University of New York (Valhalla, NY). Shawn Powell has been included in group exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum , PA, Harbor, NY, Brooklyn Fireproof, NY, the Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo-NY, and La Esquina, Kansas City, MO.