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Valerie Powell

Valerie Powell grew up moving from one side of the country to the other, inspired by the idea of adventure, play and discovery. She earned her MFA from Washington State University and a MA & BFA from Stephen F. Austin State University.

In the studio, she is most concerned with the intersection between drawing and sculpture as well as the magical possibilities of creating art with shrinkable plastic. Her work has been widely exhibited across the US & abroad, at venues that include: Blackfish Gallery {Portland, OR}; The Ogden Museum {New Orleans, LA}; Gallery 50 {Toronto, Canada}; The Can Serrat International Art Center {El Bruc, Spain} and La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts {Noyers sur Serein, France}.

Valerie currently resides in Huntsville, Texas where she has serious fun teaching & coordinating the WASH {Workshop in Art Studio + History} foundations program at Sam Houston State University. Valerie is deeply invested in contemporary scholarship surrounding foundations pedagogy & was recently elected President of FATE [Foundations in Art: Theory and Education].

Listen to Positive Space, the FATE podcast

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