Chungking Mansions: A World Unto Itself

Working closely with photographer Jonathan Castillo, Owensby curated Castillo's project, Chungking Mansions: A World Unto Itself  for One River School of Art + Design for the months of February & March. 

To learn more about Castillo's ground breaking project, click here. 


Me Too Monologues Post-Performance Panel

The Awakenings Center in Chicago hosted the Me Too Monologues this past October, a performance inspired by the Vagina Monologues and focused on the experiences and tales of survivors of sexual violence. Owensby was invited to speak on behalf of her publication, The Jade Plant Project, alongside other representatives from organizations that support survivors. Alongside reps from organizations such as the YWCA and The Heartland Alliance, Owensby spoke about the #MeToo movement, how we can provoke change for survivors, and self-care tips.

Out From The Mist Exhibition

Owensby's piece, Dissociation, was selected to be shown at the Melbourne Arts Center in Melbourne, Australia, for Out From The Mist: Photographic Representations of Mental Health. Her photo was selected to be in a seven-person show at the Melbourne Arts Center, out of a pool of over four hundred photographs. Her work was also displayed at the Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane, Australia and the ABC Southbank Studios in Melbourne, Australia.

Grand Rapids Zine Fest

The Jade Plant Project made its second appearance at GRZF! We gave away over 100 zines for free, and were able to fundraise for Volume 5! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and took a zine home-- your support matters so much! 

Hard to Kill: Survivors Exhibition

For the month of July, Owensby curated a show at Agitator Gallery featuring the artwork of survivors of sexual violence. The show featured 26 artists from around the United States and included photography, poetry, performance, film, video, painting, sculpture, and drawing. The opening and closing were packed as community members came to listen to artists present on their work and show their solidarity for survivors. 

Paris Photo Prize Silver Medalist

The annual juried PX3 has selected Owensby's series, It's Hard to Explain, as a silver medalist in the Fine Arts/Collage category. Her work was be exhibited in Paris, France alongside the other winners of this prestigious competition, at the "Espace Beaurepaire".

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