B. 1978

Lives and Works in Brooklyn, NY



2017,  The Shore, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2017,   Too Many Mornings, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY          

2014,   Blue Tomorrows, Chapter NY, New York, NY

2014,   Cabin Fever,  Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY



2018, Velvet Ropes (G.I.F.C traveling exhibition), David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA; Agatha Magazine and Vi se pa Kunst Magazine's NADA NY booth, New York, NY.

2017, NADA New York with 106 Green (Brooklyn, NY), New York, NY

2017,  Satellite Art Show with Duet (St. Louis, MO), Miami, FL.  

2017,  Cities, Like Dreams, Swamps Where Cedars Grow, The Provincial, Kaleva, MI

2017,  Inaugural Show, Benaco Art Residency,  Sirmione, Itally

2016,   In the Works, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn NY

2015,  Select Art Fair, Rhombus Space, Brooklyn , NY

2015,  No Sleep Til Berlin, Jostly, Berlin, Germany

2015,  New York With Love, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2015,  Select Art Fair with Rhombus Space (Brooklyn, NY), New York, NY

2014,  Salon I, Harbor, New York, NY

2014,  Contemporaries, Ernest Newman Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

2014,  Campfire, Academic, Queens, NY

2014,  PROMT, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

2014,  Do It Yourself, 195 Morgan-Formally 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY            

2013,  Future Folk, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

2013,  Surface Intentions, Harbor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013,  Ears, Nose, Throat, Wildlife, Brooklyn, NY

2013,  Faculty Exhibition, Center for the Arts, White Plains, NY             

2012,  Transformation/Transcreation, Hogarth, New York, NY

2012,  The Brucennial, 159 Bleecker Street, New York, NY             

2011,  Liquid Matter, The Fabric Workshop and Musuem, Philadelphia, PA

2011,  Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010,  Arrival/Departure, Urban Culture Project/La Esquina, Kansas City, MO

2010,  Continuing Color Abstraction, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2010,  Ripe, The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO            

2009,  Alternative Abstraction, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY             

2008,  Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

2008,  Altered States, Francis Lewis Gallery, Flushing, NY               

2007,  MAs Curate MFAs, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY             

2006,  Surface Tension (Curator), Monarch Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2006,  Merging of the Minds, Steuben Gallery-Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY             

2005,  New Blood, Monarch Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2005,  BFA Thesis Exhibition, H and R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2005,  Painting Installation, KCAI Jannes Library and Learning Center, Kansas City, MO

2004,  Painting Seeing, Destination Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2004,  Emerging Artists, Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2002,  Drawings, Destination Gallery, Kansas City, MO            



2008   Tony Smith Award Grant Hunter College, New York, NY

2005   H and R Block Artspace Guest Critique Program KCAI and H and R BlockArtspace, KC, MO



2017  Visiting Artist Lecturer, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2014  Visiting Artist Lecturer, Portfolio Review Critic and Guest Exhibition Juror, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

2012 and 2011  Visiting Artist Lecture, Professor Gabriele Evertz’s Painting Class, Hunter College, New York, NY        

2010  Visiting Artist Lecture, Panel Discussion, and Undergraduate Studio Visits in conjunction with the exhibition Arrival/Departure, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO



Dierksen, Katryn, “Bad Jacket:  Issue 6”, Dunaway Books, St. Louis, MO, January 16th, 2018.

Grave, Cassidy Dawn, “Openings:  Black Lives Matter Show, Art for the Apocalypse, Refugee Reflections”, Bedford + Bowery, January 30th, 2017. [online] [ill.]

 Miller, Rachel, "Art in Brooklyn:  What to See This Week", Brooklyn Magazine, February 1 2017. [online] [ill]

Johnson, Paddy and Farley, Michael Anthony, “Select: Trying to Do Too Much”, Art F City, May 14, 2015.  [online] [ill.]

Manteufel, Anda, “Shawn Powell:  Conceal and Reveal”, Forma, Issue 03, Chapter 02, pages 12-19, Winter 2014. [online] [ill.]

Vartanian, Hrag, “Before the Studios Open:  Friday Night Shows at Bushwick Open Studios”, Hyperallergic, May 31, 2014.  [online] [ill]

Galgiani, Allison, “5 Extraordinary Art Openings This Weekend!,” Bushwick Daily, May 17, 2013.  [online] [ill.]

Shea, Christopher, “Fraggle Rock:  NYC’s Best Weekend Art Events”, Artparasites, May 2013. [online]

Dabkowski, Colin, “Five Alternative Views of Abstraction”, The Buffalo News, April 2009. 



2008                  MFA Hunter College, Painting

2005                  BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Art History and Painting



2009-present,  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College, Painting and Foundations

20012-present, Adjunct Instructor, Westchester Community College, Design, Painting and Drawing