John Douglas Powers, assistant professor of sculpture, has been named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.
Often characterized as mid-career awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are grants awarded to scholars, artists, and scientists who have produced exceptional scholarship or creative work. They are among the most prestigious fellowships awarded in the United States.
The title of Powers’ proposal was “Time and Space.” His work primarily takes the form of large kinetic sculpture. His fellowship will provide a year off from teaching to work in the studio to focus on ambitious new works.
Powers’ work has been exhibited nationally at venues including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the MIT Museum, the Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum of Art, the Alexander Brest Museum, the Masur Museum, the Gadsden Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and Cue Art Foundation.