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Jaime Powell

Born in Hyderabad, India
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

               I am interested the mark, the individual trace that we create by movement. My making marks comes mainly from two things, an interest in language and an envy of fluent drawing skills. I realised that I could either train to draw for a lifetime or draw on the movements of the wrist learnt when writing.
              My work has come to involve a presentation of the record of these marks. I use Lithography as a tool to record these unique marks including the clumsy twitches and jerks that are part of the drawing process. It allows me to make something intangible tangible. In the layering of these symbols and signs over and over, their original meaning is distorted and a new meaning is created through the excess of visual information.

 

       As a printer I have assisted artists Graham Fransella, Sarah McConnellCheralyn Lim and Terry Matassoni, and worked at Hipcat PrinteryThe Ownership Project, Negative Press and Viridian Press. I am part of the artist book collective 5 Press , exhibited at Volume Fair, Artspace and NGV Art Book Fair and have been collected by State Library of Victoria, Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem and Lenton Parr Library, VCA.

For any enquiries, please contact me at jaimes.powell (at) hotmail.com

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Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION
2014    Summer workshop at Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, N.M., U.S.A.
2011    Bachelor of Fine Art (Printmaking) Victorian College of the Arts
2009    Intensive course in Moku Hanga, Nagasawa Art Park Awaji, Japan
2008    Certificate IV in Visual Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Inverse VariationGeorge Paton Gallery, Melbourne University
2012   
Swing, Knight Street Art Space, Footscray
Connections, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2016
Absence/Presence, Al Mutanabbi Street project, London/San Fransisco with Sophie Westerman
WorkshopGertrude Contemporary with 3CR and Trent Walter
2015  
She Drives the Car, with Cheralyn Lim, Footscray Community Arts Centre
Soft Copy, with Sophie Westerman, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy
2014   
Create/Cancel, with Sophie Westerman, Bus Projects, Collingwood          
Circle in the Rounds with Emily Castle and Sophie Westerman, Space 32, South Yarra
Create/Cancel Part 1 with Sophie Westerman, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale
2012   
Riprap with Cheralyn Lim, Little Woods Gallery, Collingwood

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015   
As If, Mailbox Art Space curated by Dani Hakim and Emily Castle
Mark Making Form, George Paton Gallery Project Spaces, curated by Chelsey O'Brien
The Everyday Life of History, Historisches Rathaus, Dringenberg, Germany curated by Paper Buck
It Never Ends, AA Sculpture Tray, Southern Graphics, Knoxville, T.N., U.S.A. curated by Paper Buck
2014   
Artist Books – Reprised, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Parkville
Come As You Are, Food Court, Docklands
Now, The Ownership Project, Fitzroy
2013   
Mint, Space 32, South Yarra
Housewarming, Bus Projects, Collingwood
2012   
Pameran Poskad, Viridian Art House, Singapore
2010   
In the Cabinets, Japan Information and Cultural Centre, Melbourne

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2014   
Artstart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2011   
National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award, National Gallery of Victoria
Firestation Print Studio/ City of Stonnington Graduate Award VCA
Printmaking Department Prize, Proud 2011, Victorian College of the Arts

IN OTHER PROFESSIONAL CAPACITIES
2016
June - September                  Framer, Chapman and Bailey
April '15 – April '16                Artlife, Tutor for adults with disabilities, FCAC
2015   
September – Present            Printmaking Workshop Technician, Monash University
June – Present                        Printmaking Workshop Technician, Victorian College of the Arts
2013  
June ‘12 – April ’13                Artist in Residence, Firestation Print         Workshop, Armadale
2012   
February – Present                Studio assistant to Brook Andrew
September                              Two week internship, STPI, Singapore
2011  
July                                           Public floor talk on Gustave Doré, NGV     
November - February           Studio internship, assisted artists Do-Ho Suh                                                             and Zhang Wang, Singapore Tyler Print                                                                     Institute, Singapore