EDUCATION

2012   M.F.A. Ceramics, The University of Colorado, Boulder

2009    Post Baccalaureate in Ceramics, The University of North Texas, Denton

2008    B.F.A. Ceramics (Magna Cum Laude), The University Of North Texas, Denton

RESIDENCIES & ASSISTANTSHIPS
2016
- Artist in Residence, Denison University, Granville, OH
- Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2015
- Artist in Residence, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
2013-2015
- Long-Term Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
2012
- Technical Assistant for Holly Walker, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME 
2009
- Summer Work-Study, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 

AWARDS

2015
-   The Autio Endowment for Creative Initiatives, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
-   NCECA Emerging Artist, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Providence, RI

2014
-   Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Honorable Mention, Zanesville, OH
-   The Autio Endowment for Creative Initiatives, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Mt
-   Windgate Fellowship, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2013
 -  Matsutani Fellowship, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2012
 -   Getzelman Endowment, The University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
 -   Graduate Travel Grant, The Graduate School, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2011
 -  Leap Award Finalist, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA
 -  Brooks Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
 -  Graduate Travel Grant, The Graduate School, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2009
 -   Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly, May 2009
 -   Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Scholarship  

LECTURES
2017
-  New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
- The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2016
- Denison University, Granville, OH
- Pacificic Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
- The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR​
- The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
- Beach Museum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2015
- Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
- The University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015
- Visiting Instructor, Ceramics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2014
- Community Class Instructor, Beginning Ceramics, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2013
- Community Class Instructor, Advanced Ceramics, The Archie    Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
- Artsbridge Instructor, Tell Your Story, The University of  Colorado and Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO
- Instructor, Ceramics I,II and Hand building I,II,III, Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO

2012 
- Spring/Fall Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Ceramics for Non-Majors, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2011
- Graduate Teaching Assistant for Scott Chamberlin: Ceramics II, Wheel Throwing, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2010
- Graduate Teaching Assistant for Kim Dickey: Ceramics II, Wheel Throwing, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
- Summer Instructor, Beginning Ceramics, Continuing Education, Richland College, Dallas, TX

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2012
- Assistant to Kim Dickey for Parterre, Denver International  Airport Commission

2011
- Graduate Assistant, Kiln Yard Maintenance, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2010/2011
- Graduate Assistant, Ceramics Materials, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 

2009
- Ceramic Technician Assistant, The University of North Texas, Denton, TX

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Everything Belongs To You, Denison Artspace, Newark, OH
2013
- Joanna Powell: A Little Less Embarrassed, Showpen Gallery, Denver, CO

2009
- Cake: New Works by Joanna Powell, North Gallery,      University of North Texas, Denton, TX


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
- Now and Then, Kansas City Museum, Kansas City, MO
- Sight Unseen: Rigorous Improvisations in Contemporary Ceramic Practices: Kansas City Convention Center,Kansas City, MO
- The Archie Bray Resident and Visiting Artist Exhibition, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
- La Mesa, Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO

2015
- Midwest Lifevest, Walker Art Gallery, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE
- Hope, Terror, Promise, Rage: Contemporary Perspectives on the Past, Montana Territorial Prison Exhibit,  Deerlodge, MT
- Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
- Archie Bray Second-Year Fellowship Exhibition, The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
- Self as Subject, The Blue House Gallery, Dayton, OH
- Montana Triennial, Missoula Art Museum(MAM), Missoula, MT
- NCECA Emerging Artist Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
- Still Life: The Potential of the Picturesque, The Krause Gallery, Providence, RI

2014
-  Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Finalist, Zanesville, OH
- The Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
-  Archie Bray First-Year Resident Artist Fellowship Exhibit, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
-  Resident Artist Summer Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
-  The Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Milwaukee Convention Center, Milwaukee, WI
-  On The Horizon, St. Pete Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

2013
- The Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
- Small Favors VIII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2012
- M.F.A Thesis Exhibition, CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO

2011
- Leap Finalist Feature, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA
- Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, East  Petersburg, PA
- Plinth Gallery and Anderson Ranch Arts Center: A Ceramic Collaboration,  Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO
- LadyBoy Presents: Room Service, National Council on the Education for the  Ceramic Arts, Tampa, FL

2010 
- The Clay Studio Members Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
- Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
- Barrett Clay Works 2nd Annual Cup Show, Barrett Clay Center,  Poughkeepsie, NY
- Crafted: A Collector’s Series of Mugs Invitational, Society for Contemporary  Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
- Soda Salt National V, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
- 3rd Biennial Contemporary Clay 2010, The Western Colorado Center for the  Arts, Grand Junction, CO
- 2nd Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Heuser and Hartmann Galleries, Peoria,  IL
- Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
- Functional Relationships, Eugenia Summer Gallery, Columbus, MS
- BAL National Juried Exhibition, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX 

2009
- Objects of Virtue, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA Juror: Julia Galloway
- Craft Forms 2009, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
- Clay 3, ClaySpace Ceramics Arts Studio, Warrenville, IL
- Drink: Functional Forms for Every Libation, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL  Juror: Beth Lo
- Dining In: An Artful Experience, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
- From the Ground Up XXIV, The Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM  Juror: Blair Meerfeld
- Six Pack Show, Texas Clay Arts Association, Live Oak Arts Center,  Columbus, TX
- A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Beyond the Vessel, South Texas  College, McAllen, TX
- National Juried Cup Exhibition, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE Juror:  Pete Pinnell
- Voertman’s Show, CVAD Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX J  Juror: John Pomara
- University of North Texas Ceramics, Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery, Abilene,  TX
- University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition, Irving, TX

2008
- !/2 Asleep, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
- A South Texas Ceramic Sampler: Extending Influence, South Texas College,  McAllen, TX
- Clay and Paper, B.F.A. Exhibition, Union Gallery, University Of North Texas,  Denton, TX
- Ceram O’ Rama, Art Six Coffee House, Denton, TX
- Jazz Fest, Denton, TX
- U.N.T. Juried Student Art Competition, Union Gallery, University of North  Texas, Denton,TX Juror: Thomas Feldman, Director of Education  Programming, Rachofsky House, Dallas, TX 

2007 
- U.N.T. Christmas Exhibition, University Union, University of North Texas, Denton,  TX
- Jazz Fest, Denton, TX
- U.N.T. Juried Student Art Competition, Union Gallery, University of North  Texas, Denton, TX Juror: Tony Holman, Holman Pottery, Plano, TX
- Voertman’s Student Art Competition, CVAD Gallery University of North  Texas, Denton, TX Juror: Andrea Karnes, Curator Museum of Modern Art, Ft.  Worth, TX
- U.N.T. Clay, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2006
- Voertman’s Student Art Competition, CVAD Gallery, University of North  Texas, Denton, TX Juror: Paola Morsiani, Curator Contemporary Museum of  Art, Houston, TX

 
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