After living and working in Brooklyn, NY for over a decade, Shawn Powell (b. Missouri, 1978) recently relocated to Kent, OH after accepting a full-time professorship in painting at Kent State University. Powell has presented recent solo exhibitions at 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY; Chapter, New York, NY; and Webster University, St. Louis, MO. He has been included in group exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, PA; Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo NY; and La Esquina, Kansas City, MO; among many others. His work has been featured online in Brooklyn Magazine, Bedford and Bowery, Art F City, Hyperallergic and Forma. He received his BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College where he was presented with a Tony Smith Award Grant.