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John Douglas Powers, Locus, oak, poplar, steel, brass, plastic, and electric motor, 4 ft. x 22 ft. x 22 ft., 2015.

Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture: John Douglas Powers

November 14, 2016
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

John Douglas Powers will deliver the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture, titled Movement and Meaning.

Born in Frankfort, Indiana, in 1978, Powers' sculptural work has been exhibited nationally at venues including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the MIT Museum, the Telfair Museum of Art, the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum of Art, the Alexander Brest Museum, the Masur Museum of Art, the Gadsden Museum of Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Brenda Taylor Gallery, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and CUE Art Foundation. His videos and animations have been screened internationally.

Powers studied art history at Vanderbilt University and earned his MFA in sculpture, with distinction, at the University of Georgia. His work has been featured in The New York Times, World Sculpture News, Sculpture magazine, Art Forum, The Huffington Post, Art in America, the Boston Globe, and on CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, as well as a Southeastern College Art Conference Individual Artist's Fellowship, an Alabama State Council on the Arts Artist Fellowship, and the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award in Studio Art. Powers currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is an associate professor of sculpture at the University of Tennessee.

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