GORDON POWELL

EDUCATION


1980 M.F.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
1975 B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015 Enrichment Grant - "Displacement  Project", School of the Art Institute of Chicago                                                                                                                       2013 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, Rome, Italy (2010, 2005, 1994)
2011 Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Residency - Berlin Germany
2011 Enrichment Grant - School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2003, 2000, 1998)
2003 Krems Residency - Krems, Austria
1997 Illinois Arts Council - Visual Artists Fellowship
1993 Yaddo, Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, New York
1988 Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Sculpture Fellow
1986 National Endowment for the Arts
        Paper Press Collaboration Project
1985 Illinois Arts Council - Visual Artists Fellowship
        ArtPark - Artist in Residence, Lewiston, New York
1984 Illinois Arts Council - Project Completion

One Person Exhibitions

2014   Perimeter Gallery, Chicago                                                                                     
2012   Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Il. April 6, curated by Aaron Ott, Chicago Cultural Center, Oct. 5, curated by Joanna Goebel  Perimeter Gallery, Chicago

2007 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
2006 University of Indiana Northwest, curated by Ann Fritz
2004 Racine Art Museum, Courtyard Installation, Racine, Wisconsin, curated by Bruce Pepich
2003 Perimeter Gallery, New York, New York
MacNider Museum, Mason City, Ia
2000 Gordon Powell New Work, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
Sculpture, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL., curated by Ben Dallas
1996 Physical Range: Sculpture and Drawings by Gordon Powell,
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, curated by Ed Maldenado
1995 Space Gallery, University of Illinois, Chicago
1992 University Club, Chicago
1991 University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Sculpture, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, California
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago (also l989, l985, l983, l982)
1990 Vaughan & Vaughan Gallery, Minneapolis, Minn.
1987 Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1984 Kirkland Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
1980 A. Montgomery Ward Gallery at the University of Illinois Chicago

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Metropolitan Capital, Material Manipulation and Transformation: Barbara Cooper and Gordon Powell
An Impromptu Art Show, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, Mi

2011 Anchor Graphics: Surveying the collection, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside ,Il.
2010 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sabbatical Exhibition, Nov 5th. Betty Rymer Gallery
2009 Sears Tower, Gordon Powell, Robert Hudson, Victoria Fuller
Perimeter Gallery, Gallery Artists
2007 Metcap Bank six artists: Carswell, Krepp, Karpowitz, Pearlman,
Powell, Wharton
2006 181st Invitational Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,
National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2002 Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY
Natural Forms, Sculpture at Northeastern University, Chicago,
curated by John Brunetti,
Biennial Sculpture Invitational, Krasl Art Center, St Joesph, Mi.,
curated by Susan Wilczac
Abstract Truths, Hinsale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, Il.,
co-curated by Mary Strasevicius and Susan Wrona Gall
2001 Between Form and Function, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Il
1998 Group Show, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
Warm, I Space Gallery in Chicago, Gallery of the University
of Illinois Champaign, Urbana, curated by Mary Antinockus
1997 Beauty, Dallas Geichman Powell, exhibition traveled to the Ukrainian
Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Il,
Bradley University, Peoria, Il
1996 Small Wonder, San Francisco Craft and Folk Museum, San Francisco, Ca., curated by Bob McCauley
Contemporary American Sculpture, Snite Museum of Art,
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
1995 Material Junction: 3 Chicago Sculptors, Evanston Arts Center,
Evanston, Il., curated by Michele Rowe-Sheilds,
U.S.A. Within Limits, Gallery Andre Milan, San Paulo, Brazil,
curated by Bob Nugent
Diverse Abstractions, College of Lake County, Lake Forest, Il
16 Chicago Artist, Cultural Center, Zalaegersag, Hungary
1993 ABSTRACT: CHICAGO, Klein Art Works, Chicago
Structure/Building/Architectural Fiber, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago
Summer Invitational, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1992 Few and Far Between, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Group Show, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas,
curated by Donald Doe
Sculptors on Paper, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.
1991 The Tension of Containment, Textile Arts Center, Chicago
1990 Summer 1990, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
Chicago Show, Chicago Cultural Center
Sculpture Center Benefit Show, Sculpture Center, New York
1989 Body Fragments, Shea and Beker Gallery, New York, curated by Robert Edelman
1988 Annual Exhibitions MCMLXXXVIII, American Academy in Rome, Italy
Columnar, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
Emerging Sculptors, Sculpture Center, New York, curated by Marian Griffiths
1987 High Profiles: Graduates of the U.I.C. School of Art & Design, Chicago
1986 Extended Boundaries, The Cultural Center, Chicago
Illinois Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship Show,
Thompson Center, Chicago, Il
Fetish Show: Obsessive Expressions, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Il
1985 Eight-first Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago
Between Painting and Sculpture, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Current Adjunct Full Professor - School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1996 Instructor Rockford College, Rockford, Il
1991 "Visiting Artist," University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
"Visiting Artist", Rockford College, Rockford, Il
1990 "Visiting Artist," Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Art News - April 2011, Ruth Lopez
Huffington Post, Paul Klein Art Letter - Jan 6, 2011
The Hinsdalean, Ken Knutson May 12, 2011
Art News, December 2007, Ruth Lopez
Chicago Tribune, Art Review - October 12, 2007 Alan Artner
Art Works Chicago - Metropolitan Capital Bank 2007
JoAnne Mattera Art Blog – September 17, 2007, Perimeter
(http://joannemattera.blogspot.com/2007/09/28-hours-in-chicago.html)
Imagery: Art for Wine - 2006, Bob Nugent
New York Times, May 31, 2006 Art Review, Ken Johnson
New York Sun, "the Academy Hedges Its Bets," May 2006
Sculpture Magazine, March 2005, "Gordon Powell: Born to Build"
Victor M. Cassidy

SELECTED COMMISSIONS/PROJECTS
Printed Matter, NY, NY. distribution program
Anchor Graphics at Columbia College, Chicago (2009)
Limited Edition Print
Wine Label Imagery Series - Benziger Family Wines
(2015, 2009, 1996) Glen Ellyn, CA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago
Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Elmhurst Art Museum
State of Illinois
Millikin University
Hinsdale Public Library
Daley Library
Rockford Art Museum                                                                                                          Neiman Marcus Collection
ARCO
Benziger Family Wines
Northern Trust Bank
Continental Bank
Rosenfield/Shanfield
Hyatt Hotels
Saks Fifth Avenue
I.D.A. Corporation
Village of River Forest, IL
Vera List, NY, NY
Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago
Sonoma State University Art Collection

 
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