John Douglas Powers

John Douglas Powers received his MFA in sculpture from The University of Georgia and a BA in art history from Vanderbilt University. He regularly employs motion and sound in his work, incorporating the passage of time as a compositional element to examine abstract and often intangible topics more closely such as memory, thought, emotion, language, and the essence of self. 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 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Virginia A Groot Foundation Award and a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. He lives and works in Knoxville, TN and is faculty at the University of Tennessee.

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