ARTWORK

Mark Williams


BIOGRAPHY            

1975                  Born,  Columbus, OH 

Lives and works in New Haven, CT
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EDUCATION
2005                  Green Street Arts Center, Middletown, CT
2002-2004        University of Connecticut, Storrs                         
                                M.F.A.
2001                  Rhode Island School of Design
1999-2000        School of Visual Arts, New York
1998-1999        Art Students League, New York
1993-1997        Miami University, Oxford, OH
                                B.F.A. Painting and Printmaking
1996                  Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016               “From A Cold Dark Place”, The Blue Door, New Haven, CT

2015                “Mark Williams Paintings”, EBK [small works], Hartford, CT
2014                “Underground Explorations”, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
2012                “The War Is Over”, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2010                “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
2007                “Killer Angels”, Grand Projects, New Haven, CT
2006                “Propagating War”, Windham Arts Center, Willimantic, CT
2001                “Paintings and Works on Paper”, AS220, Providence, RI
1999                “War Photographs”, New Youth Gallery, Hicksville, OH
                        “Recent Work”, Live Paint Fine Art, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016               “Nature Constructed”, Perspectives…The Gallery at Whitney Center, Hamden, CT

                        “A Curated Mini-Fridge”, Fridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
                        “ALL IN”, Summer McNight Crosby Jr. Gallery, New Haven, CT
                        “Summer Show”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
                        “Three Person Show”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                        “Mono Is Many”, Summer McNight Crosby Jr. Gallery, New Haven, CT
                        “The End of Innocence: Childhood Torments in the Contemporary Art Collection”, Wadsworth  
                            Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT “Abstract Preferences”, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA
2015               "Conversation II", NoPop, New Haven, CT

                        “Violent Nature”, Dehn Gallery, Manchester Community Gallery, Manchester, CT
                        “In Conversation: Art and Design Faculty Show”, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
                        “Both One And Another”, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
                        “Art For Sale”, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
                        “Remythologies: New Inventions of Old Stories”, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
                        “Chroma is Key”, The Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
                        “50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter”, IPCNY, New York, NY

2014               Faculty Show, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

                        IMAGES 2014, Guilford Arts Center, Guilford, CT

                        “3rd Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational”, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, CT

                        “Play by Play”, Project 4, Washington, DC 

2013               “Three Rivers Biennial Faculty & Staff Art Show”, Norwich, CT

                        “Navigate Complexity”, The Grove, New Haven, CT

2012               “Encompass”, Summer McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, New Haven, CT 
                        “Local Builders: An Anthology of Connecticut Sculptors”, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT
                        “BOUNDLESS: New Works in Contemporary Printmaking”, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
                              - curated by Anne Coffin, Director, IPCNY
                        “Shiny Pop”, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2011                “The Postcard Show”, Chester Gallery, Chester, CT
                        “Three Rivers Biennial Faculty & Staff Art Show”, Norwich, CT
                        “Pick Two”, Artspace, New Haven, CT
                        “Ripple Effect”, Studio 756, New Haven, CT
                        “I Think It’s Conceptual!”, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
                        “Chain Letter”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                        “War Making: An Exhibition Of This Time”, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT
2010                “sameness-difference-variance”, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT
                        “Flock”, Artspace, New Haven, CT
                              - curated by Patricia Hickson and Kristina Newman-Scott
                        “Large Drawings”, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT
2009                “A Book About Death”, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
                        “Three Rivers Biennial Faculty & Staff Art Show”, Norwich, CT
                        “69th Annual Exhibition, Connecticut Watercolor Society”, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
                        “Soft Serve”, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Gallery, Hartford, CT
2008                “AIRS”, Artspace, New Haven, CT
                              - curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak and Todd Jokl  
                        Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ      
                        Artspace Spectacular! Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition, Artspace, New Haven, CT
                        Real Party Benefit, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT 
                        “The Toy Show”, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Machester, CT
2007                “48 Hours of Art”, First Night Hartford installation in Hartford 21 building, Hartford, CT
                        “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”, Hello My Name Is Gallery, New Haven, CT
                        “La Superette”, Chashama, New York, NY
2006                “Welcome to Me: The Artists of Me Art Gallery”, Me Art Gallery, Washington, DC
                        “Black + White and Red Upstairs”, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
                         “Artspace’s 10th Annual City-Wide Open Studios”, New Haven, CT
                         “Implode”, Hello My Name Is Gallery, New Haven, CT
                         “Playing For Keeps, Toys and Their Side Effects”, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
                         “Espressivo”, Hubbard Hall, West Hartford, CT
                               - curated by Jack and Sosse Baker
                         “6th Lessedra World Art Print Annual”, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria
                         “Connecticut Contemporary”, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
                               - chosen by Sol LeWitt for inclusion
                         Real Party Benefit, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
                         “Spring Salone.07”, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
                         “Three Rivers Biennial Faculty & Staff Art Show”, Norwich, CT
2006                 “48 Hours of Art”, First Night Hartford installation in Hartford 21 building, Hartford, CT
                         “La Superette 2006”, Eyebeam, New York, NY
                         The Postcard Show, Chester Gallery, Chester, CT
                         Artspace’s 9th Annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
                         Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
                         “Moxie: The Best of City-Wide
                         Open Studios 2005”, Green Gallery, Yale School of Art,  New Haven, CT
                              - curated by Jodi Hanel of Exit Art, New York     
                         “Toys”, Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ
                         “Model Citizens”, Artspace annex, New Haven, CT / Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, Bellows Falls, VT / Albany
                            International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
                              - curated and conceived by Michael Oatman
                         Real Party Benefit, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
                         “49th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Rocky Mount Arts Center,  Rocky Mount, NC
                              - curated by Carlo McCormick, senior editor of Paper Magazine
                         “Members Show”, Windham Arts Center, Willimantic, CT
                         “Salon des Independents”, Hygienic Art Galleries, New London, CT                
                         The Boss Show, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
2005                 “La Superette 2005”, Exit Art, New York
                         “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Artists Space, New York
                         “2006 Season Preview Exhibition”, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
                         Artspace’s 8th Annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
                         “Politics as Usual” : Eight artists express their views on America's foreign policy,  Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
                              - curated by Terry Slade
                         Eastern Connecticut State University Faculty Show, Willimantic, CT
                         “The 23rd Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show”, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
                         “The Sculpture Salmagundi IX”, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
                         “Fountainhead”, Gallery Q, Norwich, CT
2004                 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Artists Space, New York, NY
                         “The Postcard Show”, Chester Gallery, Chester, CT
                         “Fully Tilted”, Sideshow Gallery, New York
                         “Full Tilt”, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT
2003                 “New York Area MFA Exhibition”, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York           
2002                 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Artists Space, New York
                         “Hash Brown Potatoes”, Smack Mellon Studios, New York
​                              -curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
                         “Pop”, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                         “Paperwork”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York
2001                 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Artists Space, New York
                         “2 x 4”, New Urban Arts, Providence, RI
                         “Half-Mast”, Mononhasset Mill Project Gallery, Providence, RI
                         “Red Hot and Cool”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York              
                         “Works on Paper”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York        
                         “Traces of Provence”, The French Institute Alliance FranVaise, New York
2000                 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Artists Space, New York
                         “Dog Days”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York
                         “Sidelong Glance”, im n iL, Brooklyn, New York
​                              - curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud                                 
                         Live Paint Fine Art, New York
1999                 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Artists Space, New York
                         New Youth Gallery, New York
1998                 “Night of a Thousand Drawings”, Artists Space, New York                                                                                   
                         “NV Art”, Prospectus Gallery, Oxford, OH
1997                 Gallery Green, Oxford, OH
                         “Viola Peacock”, Miami University, Oxford, OH

BIBLIOGRAPHY
                      
  “Patterns of Interference”, Art in Print, July – August 2015, Volume 5, Number 2
                        
“Night Vision: Mark Williams Paintings at EBK Gallery”, http://torirysz.com/2015/04/26/ebk-gallery-williams/
                     
  “D.C. galleries: ‘Form Transformed,’ ‘Kaddish and Narrative,’ ‘Play by Play’”, The Washington Post,  January 24, 2014

                        “Play By Play” Reveals Childhood Idiosyncrasies, ArtSee, January 8, 2014

                        EyeShow: A Virtual Exhibition (Ninth in a Series), New Haven Independent, January 11, 2013

                        “’The War Is Over’, Works By Mark Williams”, Hartford Courant, January 15, 2012
                      
  “Darkness visible: "War Making" at A-Space Gallery”, Connecticut Art Scene, June 8, 2011
                     
   “Studio Visit: Jonathan Waters and the West Cove Gallery”, Two Coats of Paint, December 14, 2010       
                       
“Object Lesson #20”, New Haven Independent, July 16, 2009
                        “Playing for Real: Reconsidering childhood things”, Hartford Advocate, February 28 - March 5, 2008
                        
“A Christmas Story”, New Haven Independent, December 30, 2007
                        “Open Warfare – Art and Evasion at the Alternative Space”, New Haven Advocate, November 1, 2007
                        “Grand Projects’ closing leaves void in alternative-space art”, New Haven Register, August 26, 2007
                      
  “A “Killer” Closing”, New Haven Independent, July 31, 2007
                        “Conceptual Connecticut”, Play, July 18, 2007
                        “City-Wide heads to the ‘hoods”, New Haven Register, October 15, 2006
                        “Playful pieces featured in Short North exhibit”, The Columbus Dispatch, October 12, 2006
                        “Questions that need to be asked – a (self) interview with Mark Williams”, UCONN Free Press, Volume 1, Issue 4,
                             Week of January 30, 2006
                        “Marketing war for children”, Chronicle, January 19, 2006
                        “Windham Art Center starts year with provocative exhibit, ‘Propagating War’”, Broadcaster North Edition, January 13, 2006
                        “”Propagating War” Exhibit”, Neighbors, January 2006
                        “Art Exhibit”, Broadcaster North Edition, January 6, 2006                                                                                     
                        “Exhibit mixes politics and art”, The Daily Star, September 15, 2005
                        “Iraqi Freedom To Crawford Yacht Club Launch”, Cool’Eh, Issue no. 4, Vol No. 1
                        Review of book 26 Drawings by Mark Williams, Umbrella, August 2004                                      
                      
  “Hash Brown Potatoes”, The New York Times, July 12, 2002

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2008                Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism artist fellowship grant
2005                Full fellowship award at theVermont Studio Center, Joan Mitchell Foundation
1996                Lacoste School of the Arts Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art
                        Robert Wolfe Printmaking Scholarship, Miami University, Oxford, OH


SPEAKING INVITATIONS 
2007                Interviewed on www.CTNites.com LIVE radio show
2006                Interviewed on 88.1 WESU FM, Middletown Connecticut's NPR affiliate
2005                Artist Talk given to faculty and students, The Cleveland Institute of Art  
2004                Artist Talk and Overview of exhibition “Full Tilt”, University of Connecticut 


COLLECTIONS                                                                                                                   
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Art Space flatfiles, New Haven, CT
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of Miami, Miami, FL
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Sol LeWitt, Chester, CT
Pete Seeger, Beacon, NY
Sean Scully, New York, NY
Donald Baechler, New York, NY
Bob Nickas, New York, NY
Omar Lopez-Chahoud, New York, NY
William Anthony, New York, NY
 
ART RELATED  EXPERIENCE                                                                               
2006 – 2011        Visual Arts Committee Member, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2004 – 2009        Assistant, Sol LeWitt - The LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT
1999   Artist        Assistant, Donald Sultan, New York, NY
1999 – 2000        Assistant, Judith Childs, New York, NY
1997 – 1999        Studio Assistant, Sean Scully, New York, NY/London 
1998                    Intern, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY