Exhibitions CV

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Ashé in the Art of Philemona Williamson, Chapel Hill, NC: The Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Philemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey Hovering Tales, exhibition of new paintings, June Kelly Gallery

2015
Black & Colored: Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

2013
Philemona Williamson: New Works, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

2012
Philemona Williamson, Holtzman MFA Gallery, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

2010
Fractured Tales, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

2009
Philemona Williamson Exhibition, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania

2008
Philemona Williamson: Sudden Passages: New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

2006
New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

2003
New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

2001
Philemona Williamson, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, The State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, New York

2000
New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

1999
Philemona Williamson…And What She Found There, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1998
Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

1995
New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

1994
Philemona Williamson: Fables and Fantasies, Hypo-Bank, New York, New York

1993
Inaugural Exhibition, Flushing Council on Culture & Arts, New York, New York
Selected Paintings, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

1992
New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania

1991
Philemona Williamson Paintings, African American Museum, Hempstead, New York

1990
Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York
Philemona Williamson: Through the Looking Glass, The Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton College of Long Island University, Southampton, New York

1989
Philemona Williamson, Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1988
Philemona Williamson: Recent Paintings, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Converging Voices: Gender and Identity, Hoftstra, Long Island: Hofstra University Museum

2016
Recharging the Image: Selections from the Mott-Warsh Collection, The Visual Arts Center, Summit, New Jersey
Visions of Our 44th President Barack Obama, traveling exhibition, organized by Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan

2010
Shrew’d: The Smart & Sassy Survey of American Woman Artists, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Children’s Pleasures: American Celebrations of Childhood, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York

2009-12
A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art, traveling exhibition organized by Rutgers-Camden Center, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey

2007
Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida

2005
Five Contemporary Voices in A New Space, Delta Arts Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2004
A Universe of Art, organized by Corporate Art Directions, Credit Suisse First Boston, New York
Unveiling the Image: Multicultural Women Artists, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey

2003
Growing Up: Childhood in American and Native American Art, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey

2000
Collector’s Choice II: Contemporary Art from Central Florida Collections, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

1999
Drawing in the Present Tense, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, traveling exhibition

1998
Postcards from Black America, Center for Contemporary Art in Breda, Netherlands, and the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Walk the Walk: Mentoring Youth in Art, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri

1997
Women In Full Effect, Sponsored by RUSH Philanthropic Art Foundation, New York, New York

1996
Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists, traveling exhibition, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Real: Figurative Narratives in Contemporary African-American Art, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
The Boat, Object and Metaphor, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, New York, and the Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Other Agendas, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery of CUNY, Brooklyn, New York

1994
Current Identities: Recent Paintings in the United States, 1994 Cuenca International Bienal of Painting, Ecuador, organized by Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey

1992
Present Tense, UWM Fine Arts Gallery, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1988
Alice And Look Who Else Through the Looking Glass, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York

 

 

 

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
Sheldon Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, Massachusetts
Mott-Warsh Art Collection, Flint, Michigan
AT&T, New Jersey
Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, New York

SPECIAL PROJECTS/COMMISSIONS

2016
Poetry in Motion, MTA Arts & Design, New York, New York

2015
Visions of Our 44th President Barack Obama, bust, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan

2006-2007
Seasons, Fused Glass, commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design, Livonia Avenue Station, Brooklyn, New York

2003-2004
Folktales From Around the World, four glass mosaic murals, 6 feet x 15 feet & 6 feet x 8 feet, commissioned by the New York State School Construction Authority and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program

1999
Art in Embassy Program, US State Department, Madagascar

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015
Artists-in-Residence Program, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans

2008
Bau Institute, two-week residency , Otranto, Italy

1997
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting , New York, New York

1993-1994
Ludwig Vogelstein Grant, New York, New York

1994
MTA Arts & Design Poster Commission, Union Square Station, New York, New York

1991
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting

1989-1990
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, New York

1988
AIM, Artist in the Marketplace program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York Artists Space, Exhibition Grant , New York, New York

1987-1988
National Endowment for the Arts , Fellowship in Painting, Washington, DC

1983
The Millay Colony for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence, Austerlitz, New York

EDUCATION

1979 MA, New York University, New York
1973 BA, Bennington College, Vermont
1970-1972 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, & Sculpture; Summer Courses

LECTURES

2017
March Speaker, Hunter College Mellon Fellow Arts Workshop

2016
Art Educators of New Jersey, Keynote Speaker at conference “Tell Me a Story”, Long Branch, New Jersey

2013
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art Lecture

2014
Winter Visiting Lecturer, Art Department, Pace University, New York, New York

2014
Fall Visiting Artist, Lecturer and Critique, Graduate painting class, Pratt University, New York, New York

2012
“Gallery Talk,” Center for the Arts, Holtzman Gallery, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

2005
“Gallery Talk,” Delta Arts Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2000
“Creating Art: Conversation with African-American Artists at The Montclair Art Museum,” Sunday, March 26, Montclair, New Jersey

TEACHING/CONSULTING ASSIGNMENTS

2003-Present
Doing Art Together, New York, New York, Instructor

2016-2017
Hunter College, Visiting Professor, Narrative Painting, New York, New York

2015
Guest Lecturer, Pace University, Contemporary Art Class, New York, New York

2014
Guest Lecturer, Pratt University, Graduate Painting Class, New York, New York

2007-2012
School of Visual Arts, Drawing and Painting, New York, New York

1994-1996
New York State Council on the Arts/Visual Arts Panelist, New York, New York

1994
Parsons School of Design/Visiting Artist/MFA Program, New York, New York

1992
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/Juror/Art Fellowships, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Visiting Artist, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Parsons School of Design/Adjunct Faculty/Freshman Foundation Drawing, New York, New York

1991-1992
Cooper Union/Adjunct Faculty/Freshman Foundation Painting, New York, New York
Parsons School of Design/Adjunct Faculty/Freshman Foundation Drawing, New York, New York

1991
Bard College/Painting Faculty/Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

1990
Flushing Council on Culture & Arts, New York/Panelist, Artist Colonies Seminar, Flushing, New York
National Endowment for the Arts/Panelist/Services to the Arts/Artist Communities Panel, Washington, DC

1989-1998
The Getty Center for Education in the Arts/Advisory Board, Los Angeles, California

1989-1990
Rhode Island School of Design/Adjunct Faculty/Freshman Foundation Drawing, Providence, Rhode Island