Alan Powell has been working as a visual artist for over thirty years. From 1971 until the mid 1990’s, he worked almost exclusively with video and electronic imaging. Powell was a founding member of the Electron Movers, Providence, Rhode Island’s first Media Arts Center after completing a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. from Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University.
His video work, in collaboration with his partner Connie Coleman, spans the past thirty years and has been exhibited at The Kitchen, The Alternative Museum, and The Museum of the Moving Image in New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; The Long Beach Museum in California and the Musee d’Arte Moderne in Paris.
Alan Powell spends his time between Philadelphia, where he is a professor of communications at Arcadia University, and Fleischmanns, NY, where his main studio is. He is currently working in video, photography, and installation. He is a board member of Signal Culture and TermiteTV.