Christy Powers was born and raised in New York. She received a BA at Sarah Lawrence College and then went on to earn an MA with distinction from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 2007. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Bronx Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Queen Victoria Museum, Marloe Gallery, Aero Kunsthall, AHA Gallery, Jarsbo Contemporary Art, Beddington Fine Art, Giacobetti Paul Gallery, White Box, Madarts Gallery, Here Art, A*Space, Kudos Gallery, and COFAspace. She has participated in residencies at ILIRI in the Australian Outback as well as the AIM program at the Bronx Museum. Christy’s work investigates two concepts, the role that photography plays in memory and then the relationship between painting and photography. By painting images from photographs of her own life--as well as the lives of friends, family and strangers—she creates memories that exist in a space between reality and fiction. She removes details, changes the colors, and distorts the figures so that the viewer can project their own memory and images onto the piece. Power’s enjoys capturing this ephemeral and impermanent moment in her paintings. Depicting the ‘just-out-of-reach’ feeling in memory where some details remain sharp yet others blur and disappear.