b. Ireland 1986


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA Painting

Harvard University
AB in Government, Visual and Environmental Studies


Brooklyn Rail at Venice Biennale, Italy

Space Time: Matt Alie and James Powers, LaMama Galleria, NY
In Case of Emergency, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn

Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Kosciuszko, Julius Caeser, Chicago
Mistakes Were Made, Fastnet, Red Hook

208 Bowery, NY, NY
In the Works, Unisex Salon, Bushwick, NY
Prototypes and Pilots, Fastnet, Red Hook, NY

Less is More Projects, Paris, France
Schlechthin Unvergleichlich, Andes, New York
Get on the Pool, La Piscina, Los Angeles, CA

Le Show des Amis, Showroom, Brooklyn
Christy's, Bushwick, Brooklyn
BioBus, NYC

Parallel Threads, Newertown Gallery, Istanbul
Get Off the Lawn, Parade Ground, NYC

B & W, Parade Ground, NYC
Live Free or Die, Parade Ground, NYC
News from Chicago, Fiebach-Minninger Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Taste, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY
Small Works Show, Columbia University, New York, NY

In from the Cold, Parade Ground, NYC
Brucennial, Soho, NYC


2018 FASTNET: Here Away Jan
2017 FASTNET: Milk Design August
2016 FASTNET: Artnet August
2015 FASTNET: Hyperallergic Nov
2015 FASTNET: Brooklyn Magazine October
2015 MTV ReDefine Studio Visit
2014 New Patron
2013 Brooklyn Rail April
2012 Hyperallergic Dec
2011 James Powers' Airplanes, Beautiful Decay, June
2011 Harvard Advocate Spring
2009 Harvard Advocate Spring


2018, 2019 FASTNET New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (Staten Island Arts), and ConEdison
2008 Artist Development Fellowship, Office of the Arts, Harvard
2008 Council of the Arts Prize, Office of the Arts, Harvard
2006 Alice Mary Longfellow Fellowship, Harvard


FASTNET, Red Hook, NY, 2015 – Present
Studio Manager, Mel Bochner, 2012 – Present
Archivist for Professor Eve Blau, Graduate School of Design, Harvard, 2013
Creative Director at Parade Ground Gallery, NY, 2011 – 2013
Harvard Lampoon, 2005–2008
Harvard Crimson, 2005