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).
MFA, Combined Media, CUNY: Hunter College
BA, Studio Arts, Bard College
memory, myth, history, idea development, individual/collective memory, archives
2019 Artist-in-Residence. VW Dome, MoMA PS1. Long Island City, NY.
2019 New Works Grant. Queens Council on the Arts
2018 Professional Development Award, The New School
2017 Professional Development Award, The New School
2017 New Commission. Art in General. Brooklyn, NY.
2017 Professional Development Award, The Cooper Union
2016 Professional Development Award, The Cooper Union
2016 Professional Development Award, The New School
2015 Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship
2012 C-12 Emerging Artist Award, Shortlist
2011 William Graf Travel Grant
2011 Artist Grant. Contemporary Arts Center- Woodside. Troy, NY.
2009 Artist Grant. Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, VT.
Core Lab 3: Photo Contexts
Integrative Studio 1
Integrative Studio 2