William Powhida

EDUCATION
2002 MFA, Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY
1998 BFA, Painting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
William Powhida: After the Contemporary, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2015
Dear Copenhagen, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mediations, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Notes from Mexico, Casa Mauaad, Mexico City, Mexico
Unretrospective, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Overculture, Postmasters, New York, NY
2013
Bill by Bill, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Seditions, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Selected Works on Paper, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
2011
Derivatives, Postmasters, New York, NY
POWHIDA, Marlborough Chelsea, New York
2009 
The Writing is on the Wall, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY
No One Gets Out of Here Alive, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 
Sell Out! The Bastard Tour, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007
A Study for Sofia Coppola's Film 'Powhida', Haines Gallery, San Franciso, CA
This Is A Work Of Fiction, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY
2006 
Paper Beings, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Joint Manifesto, Schroeder Romero/Plus Ultra Project Space, New York, NY
Everyone, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 
Persona, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Utopia/Dystopia, Museum Art Architecture Technology, Lisboa, Portugal
THEM, curated by Lynn Sullivan, Spring/Break, New York, NY
2016
Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Making Progress, Project: Artspace, NY, NY
Poulsen’s Fifteen – New Art From New York - Part VII 2016, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen
Grayscale
, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
2015
A Very Anxious Feeling: Artwork from the Collection of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
Sleight of Hand, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
Occupational Therapy, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Contextual Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Copenhagen Interpretation, Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
Pay to Play, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Many Places at Once, The Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA
Idiom II, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013
GUTS, Abrons Art Center, NY
10 Years Anniversary Show, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, DK
Humo(u)r, Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY
We'll Make Out Better Than OK, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO
Activate New York, Abrons Art Center, NY
Burying the Lede, Momenta Art, Brookyn, NY
The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Freight & Volume, New York, NY
Pyramid Show, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Market Value: Examining Wealth and Worth, Columbia College, IL
2012
On Sincerity, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
Smack Melon Benefit, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Later Summer Show, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Summer Babe, Heavy Refure, Brooklyn, NU
Open House, Headlands Center for the Arts, CA
Ghost Face, Bobby Redd Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Terrible Beauty: Art, Crises, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland
Colorific, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Microwave, 8, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
LOL: A Decade of Anti Art, The Baltimore Contemporary, Baltimore
Art on Art, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
Hiding Places: Memory in the Arts, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Dunkle Wolke, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
If These Walls Could Talk: A Conversation, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Marine, Santa Monica, CA
I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, NY
Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer, Invisible Exports, New York, NY
2010 
Dirty Kunst, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK, curated by Christian Viveros-Faune
Run and Tell That! New Work from New York, Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY
Art on Paper 2010: The 41st Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Magicality, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA, organized by William Powhida and Eric Trosko
The Irascible Assholes: New Paintings from New York, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
#class, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida
Two Degrees of Separation, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY, curated by Rachel Seligman
Mirror, Mirror, Postmasters, New York, NY
Escape from New York, curated by Olympia Lambert, Paterson, NY
2009 
The There, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Note to Self, Schroeder Romero, New York
The Making of Art: The Art World and its Players, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, curated by Martina Weinhart, catalog
Mixing It Up: Recent Hunter MFAs Working in Combined Media, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York
I Want You To Want Me, Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Art and Portraiture, Cristin Tierney Fine Art Advisory Services, New York
Summer Solistice, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (collaboration)
Laugh it Off, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Jane Scott
Funny Games, LOF (Load of Fun) Studios, Baltimore, MD, curated by Jamillah James
2008 
CAUCUS, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY
Air Kissing: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art About the Art World, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, curated by Sasha Archibald
Found, Voorkamer Home, Lier, Belgium
2007
SLOW, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK
New American Story Art , eyewash@Croxhapox Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
Air Kissing: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art About the Art World, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Sasha Archibald
2006 
Word: Language in Contemporary Art, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Americana, Galeria Arteveintiuno, Madrid, Spain
The Matthew Barney Show, SFBOCA, San Francisco, CA
Leave New York, Sweet Home Gallery, New York, NY
2005 
Sasquatch Society, sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY
IAM 5, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY
2004
Art of the Neighborhood, Tastes Like Chicken Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Paperwork, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Enchantment, Artspace, New Haven, CT
The Ballot Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New American Story Art Video and Performance, Eyewash Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Persona, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Jamaica Flux: Workspace and Windows, JCAL, Queens, NY
Jumble, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003
Dirty Old Toybox, video screening, Fluxcore Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing Conclusions: Work by Artists-Critics, NY Arts, New York, NY
All messed up with nowhere to go, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 
Cooper Union Summer Residency Exhibition, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Reclamation, MFA Thesis Show, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
2001 
No Compression Festival, Syracuse, NY
1998
Projection, BFA Thesis Show, The Drawing Room Gallery, Syracuse University, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEWS
Cotter, Holland, “William Powhida, Political and Not Amused”, The New York Times, March 1st, 2017
Martinez, Alanna, “The Recipe for a Perfect Art Fair”, The Observer, March 5th, 2017
Micchelli, Thomas, “Drawing in a Time of Fear and Lies,” Hyperallergic, January 14th, 2017
Editors, “A Timeline of Attempts to Fix the Art World”, Artnews, January 3rd, 2017
Micchelli, Thomas, “The Pursuit of Art 2016”, Hyperallergic, December 31st, 2016
Boutboul, Charlotte, “Exploring Pulse Miami Beach’s North and South Tents”, Whitewall Magazine, December 1st,
2016
Kassan, Donna, “Artists and Their Muse: Gentrification”, The New York Times, December 2nd, 2016
Scott, Shaun, “Culture Got Us Here. Culture Will Get Us Out,” Cityarts, November 18th, 2016
Sutton, Benjamin, “In Philip Guston’s Nixon Drawings, a Tool Kit for Satirizing Loathsome Presidents”, Hyperallergic,
November 12th, 2016,
Miranda, Carolina, “Essential Arts & Culture: Activists vs. art galleries, a battle over an alleged Pollock, Hammer
gala”, Los Angeles Times, October 14th, 2016
Westall, Mark, “Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump”, FAD Magazine, October 13th, 2016
Ongley, Hannah, “Counterculture Art Show has Trump’s Tombstone and a Very NSFW Title,” I-d Magazine, October
10th, 2016
Michelli, Thomas, “The Shelflife of Political Art”, Hyperallergic, July 23rd, 2016
Slenske, Michael, “Donald Trump, the Muse: How 6 Artists Are Capturing the GOP Candidate”, New York Magazine,
July 6th, 2016
Rayner, Alex, “Art house: Los Angeles and New York artists tackle the inequity of real estate”, The Guardian, May
31st, 2016
Rodney, Seph, “A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers to Confess Their Sins”, Hyperallergic, May 25th, 2016
Green, Chris, “Housing Costs Too Much: A Responsive Series of Awkward Dinner Conversations”, Art F City, May
23rd, 2016
Surana, Kavitha, “The Gentrification Art Show That Inspires ‘Intentional Awkwardness”, Bedford+Bowery, May 19th,
2016
Editors, “Editors’ Picks: 9 Art Events to See in New York This Week”, Artnet, May 16th, 2016
Angeleti, Gabriella, “The rent is too damn high: artists tackle New York’s gentrification problem”, The Artnewspaper,
May 6th, 2016
Cotter, Holland, “Galleries Scramble Amid Brooklyn’s Gentrification”, The New York Times, April 21, 2016
Capps, Kriston, “New York City's Unequal Housing Becomes a Stage for Public Art”, CityLab, April 6th, 2016
Miranda, Carolina. "Datebook: A show about radical weavings, rooms that rain, architectural photography." Los
Angeles Times
, October 30th, 2015
Rhys, Emma. "Show Me the Money – People’s History Museum, reviewed by Emma Rhys." The Manchester Review,
September 2015
Michno, Christopher "(UN)RELIABLY RANKING MFA EDUCATION: And Does Anyone Really Care?" Artillery
Magazine
, September 15th, 2015
Saltz, Jerry. "I Got Kicked Off of Facebook for Posting Images of Medieval Art." New York Magazine, March 6th, 2014
Maneker, Marion. "William Powhida Doesn’t Think Much of Your Online Art." Art Market Monitor, May 27th, 2105
Wilson, Calvin. "Contemporary Art Museum exhibition shows the art of being an artist." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May
6th, 2015
Martinez, Alanna. "The Theme for Pulse New York 2015 Is ‘The Future’." The New York Observer, February 2nd,
2015
Viveros-Faune, Christian. "The 50 Most Exciting Artists of 2014." Village Voice, December 29th, 2014
Foumberg, Jason. "Toward an Egalitarian ArtPrize." Art in America, October 15th, 2014
Vartanian, Hrag. "The Frontier of the Art World." Hyperallergic, October 2nd, 2014
Chang, Richard. "Orange County Museum of Art explores art through an avant-garde lens." Orange County Register,
September 18th, 2014
Miranda, Carolina. "Crazy babies and pantyhose: 5 must-see works at OCMA's 'Avant-Garde'." Los Angeles Times,
September 10th, 2014
Davenport, Bill. "Old Times on the Island." Glasstire, August 27th, 2014
Hopkin, Thomas. "Review: Show Me The Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 To The Present – NGCA,
Sunderland." Contemporary Art and Writing Journal, August 22nd, 2014
Whetstone, David. "Artists flash the cash in exhibition about finance." The Journal UK, July 15th, 2014
Langer, Erin. “Prefab Paintings: William Powhida’s Unretrospective.” New American Paintings, 2014
Graves, Jen. ““To Break Even in Seattle Art, Your Paintings Have to Be Made in China.” The Stranger, May 7, 2014
Panero, James. Gallery Chronicle, New Criterion, February 2011
Saltz, Jerry. The Year in Art, nymag.com, December 5, 2010
Art, #class Interview with William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton, Idiom.com, July 13, 2010
Graves, Jen. Magical Thinking , The Stranger, July 6, 2010
Falvey, Emily. All That Glitters Isn't Gold:Kitsch, Bling-bling, and Bullshit , ESSE arts + opinions, Spring / Summer, 2010
Cotter, Holland. Art in Review: '#class', The New York Times, March 19, 2010
Haber, John. Cutting Class , Haberarts.com, March 11, 2010
Lindholm, Erin. “New York’s Satellite Fairs: Bling, String, and Subversive Things”, Artinamerica.com, March 10, 2010
SHOW REVIEWED: #class at Winkleman Gallery, NYC , Onereviewamonth.com, February 28, 2010
Diaz, Eva. Critic's Picks , Artforum.com, February 28, 2010
Robinson, Walter. Art Show as Think Tank, Artnet.com, February 18, 2010
Lindholm, Erin. The Art of the Crowd, Artinamericamagazine.com, February 16, 2010
New Museum Suicide Drawing Can Be Yours, Artinfo.com, January 15, 2010
Jackson, Candace. #class Exhibit Challenges New Museum Show, The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2010
Davis, Ben. Ten Stories for 2009 , artnet.com, December 28, 2009
Kaplan, Steven. William Powhida in A Tale of Three Covers, post.thing.net, December 26, 2009
Saltz, Jerry. Unearthed Classics and Reinvented Forms: The Best Art of 2009, nymag.com, December 20, 2009
Davis, Ben. Lost in Miami , artnet.com, December 11, 2009
Cave, Damien. Tweaking the Big-Money Art World on Its Own Turf, The New York Times, December 6, 2009, pp. C1, C6
Taft, Catherine. Critics Picks: William Powhida at Charlie James, artforum.com, November 2009
Ollman, Leah. Art review: William Powhida at the Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2009
Robinson, Walter. Artnet News: New Museum Brouhaha Goes Supernova, artnet.com, November 12, 2009
Green, Tyler. Artist William Powhida on the NuMu's 'suicide', Modern Art Notes, November 3, 2009
The Brooklyn Rail, Cover illustration, November 2009
Hegardt, Bjorn. Fukt Magazine, Issue # 7 1/2, October, 2009
Wagner, James. SchroRoWinkleFeuerBooneWildenRosenGosianGallery , jameswagner.com, May 14, 2009
Cotter, Holland. Art in Review: William Powhida 'The Writing is on the Wall', The New York Times, Friday, May 8, 2009
Johnson, Paddy. William Powhida at Schroeder Romero, ArtFagCity.com, Thursday, April 16, 2009
Orden, Erica. Lastly, Play the Odds (But Just for Fun), New York, May 4, 2009, p. 41
Farr, Kristin. Ode to CheapTrick: Art Review 'I Want You to Want Me' , KQEDArts.org, April 26, 2009
Rowan, Lou (ed.). Golden Handcuffs Review, Spring-Summer 2009, Vol. I, No. 11, pp. 81-86
    (the artwork How To Write a Masterpiece reproduced)
Egan, Maura. Members Only/Artist of the Month Club, The New York Times online, March 24, 2009
Art Lies, Project Space , pp. 24-29, reproduction of six works, Fall 2008
Bancroft, Shelly and Peter Nesbett. Letters , art on paper, May 2008, p. 10
Hogan, Felicity. Featured Artist , Lower East Side Printshop Newsletter, Spring 2008
Coburn, Tyler. Special Focus: Reviews Marathon, New York; Air Kissing: Contemporary
Art About the Art World; Momenta Art , Art Review, February 2008
Joselit, David. All Tomorrow's Parties , Artforum, February 2008, pp. 81-84
You read it here first! , The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Miami Beach Edition, Weekend, 8/9 December 2007
Leffingwell, Ed. William Powhida at Schroeder Romero , Art in America, October 2007, p. 204
Kalm, James. William Powhida 'This is a Work of Fiction' , The Brooklyn Rail, June 2007, p. 34
Saltz, Jerry. This is a Work of Fiction , Critics Pick, nymag.com, June 6, 2007
Waters, Juliet. Chapbook Odyssey: 'The Back of the Line' illustrates the dark and stormy dangers of incompetent minds, Montreal Mirror, May 17 2007
Wolff, Rachel. 'New York' Magazine Loves William Powhida. Sort of., nymag.com, May 11 2007
Walczak, Larry, “Williamsburg/Brooklyn Art Scene”, blog.eyewashart.com, Sept. 10, 2006
Littman, Brett, “Material Culture”, www.wps1.org, edition #8, July 17th, 2006
Polnyi, Irene, “William Powhida, come back to New York”, MediumNYC, April 19th, 2006
Tran, Tam, “Dialogue”, www.the-wick.com, 2006
Graves, Jen, “I’m Nobody Still”, The Stranger, Vol. 15, No. 30, 2006
Kelly, Sue, “William Powhida”, The Seattle Weekly, April 5th – 11th. 2006
Miller, Jeffery, “William Powhida Interviewed by Jeffery Miller” www.platformgallery.com, 2006
Kalm, James, “The Ballot Show”, The Brooklyn, Rail, January 2005
Lippens Nate, “Whimsy and Cocaine Ziggurats,” The Stranger, Dec 9th – 15th, 2004
Hackett, Regina, “These Artists’ Visions are all in ‘Paperwork’,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 3rd, 2004
Kalm, James, “Bill of Wrongs: Will the Real William Powhida Please Stand up,” November/December 2004, Vol. 9, No. 11/12