Jin Huang Powell is one of contemporary sculptor and painter. She studied in sculpture and fine arts at Sculpture Department of The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. In 1993, she moved to United States and attended Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture and later she completed her MFA with Memphis College of Art. Jin’s artworks were several times exhibiting in China, United States, New Zealand, included Young People Exhibition of Beijing (Beijing), Young Sculptors Exhibition of Tianjin (Tianjin), City Sculpture Design Exhibition (Beijing), The Exhibition of Expressionist Art of China (Beijing), 20th Century China (Beijing), Sculpture Exhibition of Young Sculptors of China (Hang Zhou), Craft America (New Cannon), Governor’s 2003 Inaugural Exhibit (Nashville), Jin Huang Powell’s Sculpture (Memphis) etc.
Experience2017-2018 Teaching foundation drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media, 2Js Studio, Memphis, TN 2006-2008 Teaching advanced drawing class, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. 1990-1993 Teaching sculpture class, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Sculpture Institute. 1996-now Founder of ”Icon Atelier, Inc.”, “2Js Studio”, sculpture casting, fabricating and installation studio in Memphis, TN.
Exhibitions & Galleries2017 “See Me, Hear Me, I Am Human”, installation, ANF Gallery, Memphis, TN 2016 “Silent Screams”, Gallery 25N, New York, NY “Silent Screams”, ArtPrize 2016, Richard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI “Collateral Damage”, John Jay Gallery, New York, NY “Human”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 2015 “Imagination- Inspiration”, Germantown Performing Art Center, Germantown, TN 2011 Just Imagine Art Gallery, Russell, New Zealand 2004 “Best of Tennessee Crafts”, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN Jin; Works by the Artist, Tunica Museum, Tunica, MS 2003 Governor's Inaugural Exhibit, Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN 1995 Johnson Atelier Exhibition at Vincennes University, IN Craft America' ,95, New Cannon, CT The Sculpture Showcase Ltd, New Hope, PA 1992 “Sculpture Exhibition of Young Sculptors of China”, Hang Zhou, China “20th Century China”, Beijing, China “The Exhibition of Expressionist Art of China”, Beijing, China
Commissions2014 “Transformation of Hope”, sculpture, NEA Baptist Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. “Romantic Twist”, sculpture, HarborTown, Memphis, TN 2013 Bay Sculpture Park, Tianjin, China 2012 Fallen Officer Memorial, Memphis, TN Wall of Honor Medals, Memphis Police Dept. Memphis, TN 2011 “New to the World”, Sculpture. St. Bernard Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas. 2009 “Wisdom in the Trees”, sculpture, Dixon Museum of Art Garden, Memphis, TN 2008 Bronze door for St. Johns Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN “Confucius Statute”, resin, University of Memphis, TN 2004 “14th and 15th Amendment”, bronze bas-relief, The Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, TN 2003 “Senator Jim Sasser”, Dedication plaque bronze, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN “Duck Pound ”, bas-relief, Vanderbilt Children Hospital , Nashville, TN 2001 Design and development of interior and exterior Ornamentation of the building for The First Pentecostal Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Trolley Line paves. Downtown of Memphis, TN 2000 “Wind Rose”, “Compass Rose”, bronze, Adams Estate Sculpture Garden, Leachville, Arkansas. 1998 The sign of Idlewild Presbyterian Church, bronze, Memphis, TN “Burning Bush”, bronze, Kornblum Solomon Schechter School, Memphis, TN Crest for University Club, Sculpture , Memphis, TN 1997 “Wall Birds”, steel, Hampton Inn, Puerto Rico. 1996 “Playing Around ”, Fabricated Steel, Randy Rhodes, Memphis, TN 1995 “Silence”, granite, International Stone Carving Symposium, Sweden 1995 “Washington Crossing Delaware River”, bronze, NJ 1995 “Korea War Memorial”, bronze, Springfield, IL 1993 “Jin-Wei Fill the Ocean”, resin, Tianjin, China 1992 “Mermaid”, ZhuHai, China 1992 “The Statute of General Chen-Yi”, bronze, Anhui, China 1991 “Newton”, marble, Shanxi Normal University, China 1991 “Frog and Little Girl”, marble, Beijing 1990 “Confucius Statute”, Qufu, Shandong, China 1989 “West temple of Ten Thousand Buddhist Pagoda”, design, Hong Kong.
Awards2012 Best of Memphis, River Arts Festival, Memphis, TN Three Dimensional Award of Mastery, Queeny Art Festival, St, Louis, MO 2011 Award of Merit, Queeny Art Festival, St. Louis, MO Best of the show award, The Wood Art Festival, Houston, TX 2010 Best of show award, Glenco Art Festival, Chicago, IL 2008 Best New Exhibitor award at 37th TACA, Nashville, TN 2006 First Place of 3D, Gallery 10, The WKNO, Memphis, TN 2005 The First and Third Place of Sculpture, Memphis Branch National League of American Pen Woman, Memphis, TN Second Place, MGAL Show, Memphis, TN