Biography

Jin Huang Powell, received her BFA from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, China in 1985, subsequently studying at Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture from 1993 to 1995 under the direction of famed sculptor Stewart Johnson, in Mercerville, New Jersey. Later in her career, she received a MFA from the Memphis College of Art (1996). 
In addition to solo and group exhibitions over the yers, she has completed numerous commissioned works, such as sculptures for the Koren War Memorial and Washington Crossing Delaware River under the direction of Dr. Bob Youngman, (Chicago Institute of Art). 

With her arrival to Memphis in 1995, she opened a casting and fabrication studio with her spouse, where shortly after she won the sculpture competition to complete a bronze bas-relief that celebrates voting rights for women, now part of the permanent collection for the Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville, TN. Powell's work has received many awards and high remarks from International collectors, recently being awarded for her visual expression concerning abused women (Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc).
Powell expresses the power of art as a healing technique for women who are survivors of sexual trauma, exploitation, and violence.  Her journey is an expression of what she sees as a personal path to view the ways in which women can be disenfranchised from their personal peer and divinity. She has devoted many of her works over the years as a form of healing, empowerment and reconnection to their divine source.