Freya Powell

Adjunct Instructor

Freya Powell is a multi-disciplinary artist making time-based projects that address languages relationship to individual and collective memory. She received an MFA from Hunter College, New York, NY and a BA from Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at Art in General, Brooklyn, NY (2017), Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN (2017), Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (2014) and Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL (2013). She has participated in group shows at institutions including EFA Project Space, New York, NY (2016), Queens Museum, Corona, NY (2016), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2015), the International Center of Photography Library, New York, NY (2014), #1 Cartagena: the First International Biennale of Art, Cartagena de India, Colombia (2014), and the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2013).

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What did I expect to find?, 2017, Silkscreen, Diptych, 10 x 8" each
What did I expect to find?, 2017, Silkscreen, Diptych, 10 x 8" each

 

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