Power Boothe – Profile
Power Boothe is an artist who has had 18 one-person exhibitions in New York and he has participated in numerous group exhibitions. His paintings and prints are represented in public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. Boothe has received numerous individual grants, including a National Endowment for Arts Fellowship, a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting.
Boothe is Professor of Painting in the Painting and Drawing Department at the Hartford Art School. He served as Dean of the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford from 2001 to 2010. He was Director of the School of Art at Ohio University From 1998 to 2001, where he produced Art/Body/Mind, a symposium on art and recent cognitive and linguistic theory. While serving as Co-director of the Mount Royal Graduate School of Art at the Maryland Institute from 1993 to 1998 he was awarded the MICA Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence. Boothe was appointed Lecturer in the Humanities at Princeton University from 1988–1994 and Instructor at the School of Visual Arts from 1979–1988.
Boothe is also known for his accomplishments as a set designer for theater, dance and video. He has produced short films and visual theater, for which he received a Bessie Award for set design, a Film/Video Arts Foundation Award for film, and several Art Matters Grants for his theater productions. He has designed sets for Obie Award-winning productions and art directed and designed music videos that have received international recognition. He has been the co-recipient of numerous collaborative grants, including several NEA Inter-Arts Grants and NY State Council Grants, as well as a Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Grant.
Boothe grew up in Lafayette, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a BA from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO in 1969, and in 1989, he also received an Honorary Doctorate from the same institution for his mid-career accomplishments as an artist. He was also a student in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, NY and he participated in two post- graduate programs in 1990 and 1996. The first at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, where he studied ancient archeological sites and at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, where he studied linguistics and philosophy with George Lakoff and Mark Johnson.