I was born in Columbus, Ohio and am currently based in Dayton. My documentary work employs the mechanics of the camera to create intimacy, and even distance, with my family. Organizing the frame and composing a subjective personal narrative has empowered me when I have felt powerless. Due to dynamics behind the camera, my pictures are as much about my own perception as they are portraits in any given place.


I received a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and MFA/MA from Ohio State. My personal work has been featured with TIME Lightbox. When I’m not making photos or teaching, you can find me tossing balls to my rascally Old English Sheepdog. 

EDUCATION

Ohio State University, MFA, Photography

Ohio State University, MA, Art Education

Columbus College of Art & Design, BFA, Media Studies


FEATURES + PUBLICATIONS

Powell, Amy, "I'm afraid of this election: What teenagers think of the 2016 campaign" Mashable, October 29, 2016

Wray, Tara, "Doin' Work, Flash Interviews with Contemporary Photographers: Amy Powell" Huffington Post, May 3, 2016

Hamada, Jeff, "A Selection of My Favorite Images Found in 2014: 75 Photos by 75 Photographers" Booooooom, December 12, 2014

Hamada, Jeff, "Amy Powell" Booooooom, October 9, 2014

"Erica & I: Amy Powell" IGNANT, September 30, 2014

Bicker, Phil, “Photos of the Real World: Amy Powell’s Family Album” TIME, March 12, 2014

Bram, David, "Erica & I" Fraction Magazine; Issue #58, January, 2014

Howard, Michael, "Musea Podcast #62 with Amy Powell," Musea Podcast, January 2014

"Uncanny Photographs Rediscover The Wonders of Being a Girl," Bust Magazine, December 30, 2013

Baker, Stephanie, "Amy Powell: Photography" Telephone Magazine, December 12, 2013

"Educator's Art Work Shown, Honored," Dayton Daily News, December 4, 2013

PlasticPopcicle, "Photographer's Project Documents Her Sister's Childhood and Re-imagines Her Own" Lomography Magazine, December 3, 2013

Garrett, Jenna, "Photographer Relives Her Childhood by Taking Portraits of Her Much Younger Sister," Featureshoot, November 27, 2013


EXHIBITIONS

Strangely Familiar, McGarth Gallery, Bellamire University, Louisville, KY, November-December 2016

8 Auction Artists-to-Watch, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH, April 2016

Teacher + Student Regional High School Exhibition, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, March 2016

Works on Paper, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, January 2016

Art Ed: An Art Educators' Exhibition, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, December 2015

Project 1, Kelsey Projects, Front St. Warehouse, Dayton, OH, November 2015

Circus Sideshow X, Yellow Cab, Dayton, OH, May 2015

Pop-Up Exhibition, ADP WRKSHP, Ohio University, Athens, OH, March 2015

Teacher + Student Regional High School Exhibition, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, March 2015

Public/Private, Thompson Library, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 2014

Art Ed: An Art Educators' Exhibition, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, December 2013

Family Dynamics, group show of photographic works selected by juror Henry Horenstein, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, February 2012

Homesakes, joint show of photographic artworks with Daniel Pritchard, The Kuhn and Geraldine Fine Arts Gallery, The Ohio State University, Marion, OH, March 2012

Image-Self: Women in Art, featuring collaborative works by Ardine Nelson and women artists, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, September 2011

Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Me and You and Everyone We Know, OSU Urban Arts Space, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 2010

Small Things, RoyGBiv Gallery, Columbus, OH, December 2009

Incoming Graduate Work, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, September 2009

Ohio Art Educator Exhibition, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, April 2008

Light and Time, RoyGBiv Gallery, Columbus, OH, May 2002


AWARDS

1st Prize Award and Honorable Mention, Public/Private photography exhibition by COMPAS: Conversations on Morality, Politics, & Society, juried by Richard Radstone and Nick Fancher, Columbus, OH, 2014

People's Choice Award, Art Ed, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, 2013

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Art, Photography Area, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2009-2010

Educator of the Year Award, awarded through faculty vote, Department of Art, South-Western City Schools, Grove City, OH, 2006

Educator of the Year Award, awarded through faculty vote, Department of Art, South-Western City Schools, Grove City, OH, 2005


ARTIST LECTURES

The Columbus College of Art & Design, Personal Visions, 2016

Ohio University, Department of Visual Communication, 2015

Wright State University, Department of Art, 2014


 

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