Artist: Stephen Rolfe Powell

  • Stephen Rolfe Powell was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1951. He studied painting and ceramics at Centre College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1974. Before attending graduate school at Louisiana State University, Powell spent several years as an art instructor, first at the Draper State Prison and later at the Indian Springs School in Alabama. Between 1980 and 1983, he attended LSU and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. It was during this time that Powell had his first experience with hot glass and it has since become a full-time obsession. His daily life revolves around it, whether he is teaching glass at Centre College or producing his own work.

     

  • 2013                       Award of Excellence                                             Jurors Award-Habatat International Glass Invitational

    Sponsored by Fort Wayne Museum of Art

     

    2012                       Distinguished Educator                                        James Renwick Alliance

     

    2011                       Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee                               Centre College

     

    2010                       Artist Award                                                         Governor’s Award in Arts

     

    2008                       Overall Excellence                                                Southeastern Library Association, 2007 Southern Books Competition:

    Stephen Rolfe Powell Glassmaker

     

    2005                       Award of Excellence                                             Jurors Award-Habatat International Glass Invitational

    Sponsored by Toledo Museum of Art

    2004                       Acorn Award                                                        Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

    2003                        Distinguished Alumnus Award                                  Centre College Alumni Association

     

    2002                       Outstanding Alumnus Award                                 Indian Springs School

    2001                        Sixth Annual Rude Osolnik Award                            Kentucky’s Most Accomplished Community Craftsperson

     

    2000                       Kentucky Professor of the Year                            Council for the Advancement and Support of Teaching/

                                                                               Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching                                                                                              

    1999                       Kentucky Professor of the Year                            Council for the Advancement and Support of Teaching/

    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • 2013                                      Huntsville Museum of Art                                                     Huntsville, Alabama

    Ken Saunders Gallery                                                          Chicago, Illinois

     

    2012                                      Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts                                       Montgomery, Alabama

    2011                                      Marx-Saunders Gallery                                                         Chicago, Illinois

     

    2010                                      Grand Theater                                                                     Frankfort, Kentucky

    Ogle Center                                                                         New Albany, Indiana

    Hunter Museum of American Art                                           Chattanooga, Tennessee

    2009                                      d”Art Center                                                                        Norfolk, Virginia

    Hawk Gallery                                                                       Columbus, Ohio

    2008                                      Janice Mason Art Museum                                                   Cadiz, Kentucky

    2007                                      Marx-Saunders Gallery                                                         Chicago, Illinois

    Marta Hewett Gallery                                                            Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft                                       Louisville, Kentucky

    2006                                      Foundry Art Centre                                                              St. Charles, Missouri

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    2005                                      Concept Art Gallery                                                             Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Hawk Gallery                                                                       Columbus, Ohio

    Muskegon Museum of Art                                                    Muskegon, Michigan

    2004                                      R. Duane Reed Galleries                                                      St. Louis, Missouri

    Tobin-Hewett Gallery                                                            Louisville, Kentucky

    2003                                      Marx-Saunders Gallery                                                         Chicago, Illinois

    2001                                      Marta Hewett Gallery at Glassworks                                      Louisville, Kentucky

    2000                                      Marx Saunders Gallery                                                         Chicago, Illinois

    Gallerie Alegria                                                                    Birmingham, Alabama

    1999                                      Blue Spiral 1                                                                       Asheville, North Carolina

    Marta Hewett Gallery                                                            Cincinnati, Ohio

    Compositions Gallery                                                          San Francisco, California

    Nantucket Glass Works                                                       Nantucket, Massachusetts

    Riley Hawk Gallery                                                               Columbus, Ohio

    1998                                      Habatat Galleries                                                                 Pontiac, Michigan

    1997                                      Marx-Saunders Gallery                                                         Chicago, Illinois

    Suzanne Brown Gallery                                                        Scottsdale, Arizona

    Glass Artists’ Gallery                                                           Sydney, Australia

    Masterworks Gallery                                                            Auckland, New Zealand

    1996                                      Marta Hewett Gallery                                                            Cincinnati, Ohio

    Riley Hawk Gallery                                                               Columbus, Ohio

    Riley Hawk Gallery                                                               Cleveland, Ohio

    Suzanne Brown Gallery                                                        Scottsdale, Arizona

    1995                                      Habatat Galleries                                                                 Boca Raton, Florida

    Blue Spiral 1                                                                       Asheville, North Carolina

    Linda Schwartz Gallery                                                         Lexington, Kentucky

    1994                                      Marx-Saunders Gallery                                                         Chicago, Illinois

    Galerie L                                                                             Hamburg, Germany

    Habatat Galleries                                                                 Aspen, Colorado

    Bell Gallery                                                                         Memphis, Tennessee

    1993                                      Habatat Galleries                                                                 Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Marta Hewett Gallery                                                            Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation                                       Louisville, Kentucky

    1992                                      Habatat Galleries                                                                 Boca Raton, Florida

    Kimzey Miller Gallery                                                           Seattle, Washington

    Harris Gallery                                                                      Houston, Texas

    Kirvan Bartoszewicz Gallery                                                 Palm Springs, California

    1991                                      Habatat Galleries                                                                 Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Habatat Galleries                                                                 Boca Raton, Florida

    Kirvan Bartoszewicz Gallery                                                 Palm Springs, California

    1990                                      Kimzey Miller Gallery                                                           Seattle, Washington

    Kirvan Bartoszewicz Gallery                                                 Palm Springs, California

    Sarah Squeri Gallery                                                            Cincinnati, Ohio

    1989                                      Harris Gallery                                                                      Houston, Texas

    1988                                      Swanson Cralle Gallery                                                        Louisville, Kentucky

    International Glass Invitational             Habatat Galleries                                   Pontiac, Michigan

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    2000                       International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Boca Raton, Florida

    SOFA                                                   Marx Saunders Gallery                           Chicago, Illinois

    The Italian Influence:Contemporary Glass   Wood Street Galleries                            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Southeastern Glass Invitational              Blue Spiral 1 Gallery                              Asheville, North Carolina

                                  Glass America                                      Heller Gallery                                       New York, New York

    Stockbridge Glass Invitational                Holsten Galleries                                   Stockbridge, Massachusetts

    SOFA                                                   Riley Hawk Galleries                              New York, New York

    Millennium Glass Invitational                  Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation         Louisville, Kentucky

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Pontiac, Michigan

    Hidden Talents                                      Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation         Louisville, Kentucky

    Two For 2000                                        Blue Spiral 1 Gallery                              Asheville, North Carolina

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    1999                       International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Boca Raton, Florida

    SOFA                                                   Marx-Saunders Gallery                           Chicago, Illinois

    15 Years on Main Street                         Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation         Louisville, Kentucky

    Glass Weekend                                     Wheaton Village                                    Millville, New Jersey

    KY’s Best:New Works From Old Friends Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation        Louisville, Kentucky

    Vessels: A National Glass Invitational     Ellen Noël Art Museum                          Odessa, Texas

    SOFA                                                   Seventh Regiment Armory                     New York, New York

    Southern Glass Now!                             d’Art Center                                           Norfolk, Virginia

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Pontiac, Michigan

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    1998                       Venezia Aperto Vetro                             Palazzo Ducale                                     Venice, Italy

    SOFA                                                   Marx-Saunders Gallery                           Chicago, Illinois

    20th Anniversary Glass Invitational           Holsten Galleries                                   Stockbridge, Massachusetts

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Pontiac, Michigan

    Glass America ’98                                 Heller Gallery                                         New York, New York

    SOFA                                                   Seventh Regiment Armory                     New York, New York

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Boca Raton, Florida

    1997                       Glorious Glass                                      Owensboro Museum Of Fine Art            Owensboro, Kentucky

    Blowing Hot, Cutting Cold:                     Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences Peoria, Illinois

    35th Anniv. of Studio Glass Movement   The Cleveland Museum of Art                Cleveland, Ohio

    Arte En Vidrio                                       Museo del Vidrio                                   Monterey, Mexico

    Currents in Contemporary Glass             Woodstreet Gallery/Concept Art Gallery  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Art Glass ’97                                         Hanson Gallery                                      Knoxville, Tennessee

    International Glass Invitational (25th)      Habatat Galleries                                   Pontiac, Michigan

    A Marriage of Earth and Fire                  Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation            Louisville, Kentucky

    SOFA                                                   Coconut Grove Convention Center         Miami, Florida

    Art Festival                                           Temple Beth-El                                      St. Petersburg

    Glass America ‘97                                 Heller Gallery                                         New York, New York

    1996                       Master Works in Contemp. Glass           TriArt Gallery                                         Louisville, Kentucky

    A Museum in the Making:                       The Scottsdale Center for the Arts          Scottsdale, Arizona

    SOFA                                                   Marx-Saunders Gallery                           Chicago, Illinois

    Glass Focus II: The Vessel and              Blue Spiral 1 Gallery                              Asheville, North Carolina

    Related Forms

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Pontiac, Michigan

    SOFA                                                   Coconut Grove Convention Center         Miami, Florida

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Boca Raton, Florida

    Glass America ’96                                 Heller Gallery                                         New York, New York

    Art Glass “96                                         Hanson’s Artsource Inc.                         Knoxville, Tennessee

     

    1995                       Group Show                                          Riley Hawk Gallery                                 Columbus, Ohio

    SOFA                                                   Marx-Saunders Gallery                           Chicago, Illinois

    Glass America ’95                                 Heller Gallery                                         New York , New York

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Pontiac, Michigan

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Boca Raton, Florida

    Alabama Impact                                    Museum of the South                            Mobile, Alabama

    (touring)                                                Huntsville Museum of Art                       Huntsville, Alabama

    Intl Survey of Contemporary Art Glass    Concept Art Gallery                               Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Contemporary Glass                              Craft Alliance Gallery                             St. Louis, Missouri

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    1994                       Contemporary Art Cincinnati                   Contemporary Arts Center                      Cincinnati, Ohio

    Glass Invitational                                   Hodgell Gallery                                     Sarasota, Florida

    Contemporary Glass Invitational             Concept Art Gallery                               Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Glass America 1994                Heller Gallery                                         New York, New York

    Transitions ’94                                       Paramount Art Center                            Ashland, Kentucky

    (touring)                                                Southeast Community College               Cumberland, Kentucky

    Yeiser Art Center                                   Paducah, Kentucky

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Centre Glass                                         Elizabethtown Community College          Elizabethtown, Kentucky

     

    1993                       Harmony in Glass                                  Marx Gallery                                          Chicago, Illinois

    Glass America 1993                Heller Gallery                                         New York, New York

    Contemporary Glass                              Museum of Art                                      Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Leight Collection                                   J.B. Speed Art Museum                         Louisville, Kentucky

    Contemporary Traditions                        The Kentucky Museum                           Bowling Green, Kentucky

    New Art Forms                                      Marx-Saunders Gallery                           Chicago, Illinois

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Farmington Hills, Michigan

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    1992                       Cristalomancia                                      Rufino Tamayo Museum                        Mexico City, Mexico

    Cristalomancia                                      Museo de Arte Contemporaneo              Monterrey, Mexico

    Europ’ Art                                                            Gen`ve-Palexpo                                    Geneva, Switzerland

    Glass America 1992                               Heller Gallery                                         New York, New York

    International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Group Show                                          Marta Hewett Gallery                              Cincinnati, Ohio

    200 Years of Kentucky Craft                  Owensboro Museum and the                  Owensboro, Kentucky

    (touring)                                                Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation         Louisville, Kentucky

    1991                       International Glass Invitational                Habatat Galleries                                   Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Glass America 1991                Heller Gallery                                         New York, New York

    Exhibitor                                               New Art Form Exposition, Navy Pier       Chicago, Illinois

    Group Show                                          Lane Gallery                                          San Diego, California

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    1990                       Contemporary Glass                              Contemporary Crafts Gallery                  Portland, Oregon

    Two-Person Show                                 Kimzey Miller Gallery                             Seattle, Washington

    Group Show                                          National Glass Inv., Kidd Gallery            Birmingham, Michigan

    Centre Glass                                         The Parthenon, Centennial Park              Nashville, Tennessee

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    1989                       Kentucky Glass                                     Central Library Exhibition Gallery            Lexington, Kentucky

    Southeastern Glass                               The Pavilion, Atlanta Arts Festival          Atlanta, Georgia

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    1988                       Focus on Kentucky: Glass                     Capitol Arts Center                                Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Gallery 15 Collection(best of show)        Stairways Gallery                                   Louisville, Kentucky

    1987                       Four Person Show                                 Joan Robey Gallery                               Denver, Colorado

    Works in Clay and Glass                        Harris Gallery                                        Houston, Texas

    Exhibition 280: Works off Walls             Huntington Museum                               Huntington, West Virginia

    Gallery 15 Collection(best of show)        Stairways Gallery                                   Louisville, Kentucky

    1986                       Glass Art National                                 Downey Museum of Art                         Downey, California

    Spotlight ’86                                         University Gallery, University of Florida  Gainesville, Florida

    Put the Lid On                                       Joan Robey Gallery                               Denver, Colorado

    Raku Invitational                                    Artworks Gallery                                    Seattle, Washington

    1985                       A Clear Vision                                       Sara Squeri Gallery                                Cincinnati, Ohio

    Art of Five                                            Morlan Gallery/Transylvania University    Lexington, Kentucky

    Summer Faculty Show                           Baxter Gallery/Portland School of Art     Portland, Maine

    Ceramics:The Oriental Influence              The Arts Council of Wilson                     Wilson, North Carolina

    The Regionalists                                    Owensboro Museum of Fine Art             Owensboro, Kentucky

    LaGrange National

    (purchase award)                                   Lamar Dodd Art Center                          LaGrange, Georgia

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    1984                       Introduction ’84                                     Harris Gallery                                        Houston, Texas

    Spotlight ’84                                         University of Kentucky                           Lexington, Kentucky