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
cheap-assedfamed Hunter College Program. Getting a honors there was a joke. 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 Derivatives at Postmasters Gallery, and POWHIDA at Marlborough Chelsea, which made people really fucking mad. He recently exhibited some giant drawings about the balkanization of the art world done in collaboration with Jade Townsend at Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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 on the Lemonade Stand and the ABMB Hooverville drawing. 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 completed a publishing residency at the Lower East Side Printshop and was the connecting communities resident at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in 2011, while his show at Marlborough imploded and may have killed several careers. He is currently finishing new works for a show at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles opening April 20th, 2013.
Currently he is represented in New York by Postmasters Gallery, in Seattle by Platform Gallery, and Los Angeles by Charlie James Gallery. Follow him on Twitter @powhida if you can handle strong language and occasional time-based abuse of the medium. (updated 3.27.13)