While living and working in New York for over a decade, Powell presented solo exhibitions at 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY; Chapter, New York, NY; and at Webster University, St. Louis, MO among other universities. His work was presented in a two-person show at Abattoir Gallery in Cleveland Ohio in the summer of 2020. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including shows at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo NY; and La Esquina, Kansas City, MO. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Brooklyn Magazine, Bedford and Bowery, Art F City, Hyperallergic, Forma, the CAN Journal, the White Columns' Artist Registry, Cleveland Scene and Juxtapoz Magazine. He received his BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College where he was presented a Tony Smith Award Grand.