Neil Powell

Neil Powell

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Neil Powell

Please feel free to contact Saatchi Art regarding general inquiries about my work.

Working in the medium of old, discarded book covers, my work explores new social, cultural, and political narratives through themes of relatedness and identity. By juxtaposing the new and the old -- new art from old materials -- voices across time speak to one another, thereby opening avenues toward meaning. I like the visitor to enter a disparate world of language, typography, and illustration styles that captures the eye and demands it to move back and forth among layers looking for signals, signs and clues. I aim for my art to culminate in a visual treatise on the recycling and renewal of popular culture. The book covers are carefully cut apart and pieced together by mounting to wood panel.

Education

American, (1967 -)
• Born in El Paso, TX
• Lives & works in Brooklyn, NY

Education
• BFA University of Kentucky, 1985-90

Awards
• Permanent collection of Smithsonian Institute's Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

Exhibitions

The Drawing Room, Cos Cob CT
Solo Exhibit
Sept 22 2018 - February 22 2019

Gallerie MX, Montreal
Not Made In Canada
Oct 18 - Nov 11 2018

Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art New York
The Red Show: Group
December 2014-January 2015

Art Basel Miami
Festina Lente: Group
2014

Con Artist Collective New York
Ephemera: Group
2014

Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art New York
The Red Show: Group
December 2013-January 2014

Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art New York
LINGO Group Show
March-April 2013

Bell End Brooklyn, New York: Solo / March 2012

Lachaise Gallery Cedar Crest College
Allentown, PA: Solo October 2011

Sundance Film Festival 2010 Visiting Artist
Park City, UT: Group January 2010

222 Gallery/Alife Los Angeles, CA: Solo July 2009