SHOWS @ CJG:
- ZONA MACO 2015
- Notes from Mexico
Curated by Charlie James
Expo Chicago 2013
Bill by Bill - Solo Presentation
- Bill by Bill
- Dallas Art Fair 2013
- Miami Project 2012
- artMRKT San Francisco 2012
- Dallas Art Fair 2012
- PULSE Miami 2011
- Art Toronto 2011
- Texas Contemporary
- PULSE Los Angeles 2011
- Art Aspen 2011
- NEXT Chicago 2011
If These Walls Could Talk – A Conversation
Group Exhibition in Conjunction with Marine
- Art San Diego 2010
- Art Aspen 2010
- NEXT Chicago 2010
- Pulse NY 2010
- No One Here Gets Out Alive
Artist's Resume (pdf, 185.01 Kb)
Artist's Catalog (pdf, 3.03 Mb)
William Powhida (b. 1976, New York) is a G-E-N-I-U-S and habitual critic of the art world. Powhida lives and works in New York. He studied painting at Syracuse University where he easily received a B.F.A with honors and scored an M.F.A. from the nicely remodeled Hunter College program. He has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angles, Seattle,
London, Madrid, Miami, Chicago, Copenhagen, Austria, Dublin, and even the Canary Islands . Recent shows include Unretrospective at Platform Gallery, Overculture at Postmasters Gallery, and Bill by Bill at Charlie James Gallery, which have left people slightly confused.
He has organized exhibitions including #class and #rank with Jennifer Dalton, Magicality with Eric Trosko, and Dunkle Wolke at StorefrontBK in the dreaded Bushwick. He also collaborated with Jade Townsend on the Lemonade Stand, ABMB Hooverville, Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, and the recent New New Berlin at the Galveston Artist Residency. His work has been discussed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Art News, Artinfo, Artnet, Hyperallergic, Art Fag City among others. He has enjoyed and endured residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and Casa Maauad in Mexico City. Currently, he is working on solo show for Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen and researching the subject of artist payments for a drawing project.
Despite all of this, he is probably best known for his horrific drawing “How the New Museum Committed Suicide with Banality”and the equally horrible show POWHIDA at Marlborough Chelsea in 2011. He hopes #class and Ben Davis’s book 9.5 Theses on Art and Class might mitigate some of that damage along with some occasional writing for various blogs and journals. He is also a founding member of Placeholder, a group working towards establishing long-term, rent stabilized studios in New York.
Currently he is represented in New York by Postmasters Gallery, in Seattle by Platform Gallery, in Los Angeles by Charlie James Gallery, and in Copenhagen by Gallery Poulsen. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art.
An Informal Materialism (with Free Wood and Rectangles)Found wooden object and primer – 8 x 2.75 x 31 inches. Dropcloth and black acrylic – 75 x 41 inches. 2013
Forever Now Graphite on paper mounted on archival foamcore 23.25 x 16.5 inches 59 x 42 cm 2016