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(forthcoming) The Pleasure of Wasted Time /  The Nicholson Project, WDC


Things That Don't Have Names  /  Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA


The Lingering Survival of the Unfit / Stand4, Brooklyn, NY


Everyone Actually is Each Other  /  IA&A at Hillyer, WDC


Untitled Symbiant, Falls Solos  /  Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Homegrown  /  Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

UnCommon Bodies  /  Hillyer Art Space, WDC


Emerging From the Curious: Commonplace Anomalies  /  DC Arts Center, WDC

two/three person


Seamless: Craft-based Objects and Performance: Angela Ellsworth, Caleb Weintraub, and Stephanie J Williams  /  Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ


Project #9 , Blame It On the Trees  /  Bonnie Collura  /  |'sindikit | , Baltimore, MD


Mutations: Featuring Pam Rogers, Bonner Sale, Stephanie Williams  /  Civilian Art Projects, WDC


Dance of the Soramimi: Radio Sebastian and Stephanie Williams /  The Fridge, WDC

selected group / screenings


(forthcoming) /  MOCA Arlington, Arlington, VA

Re-envisioning /  DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities Gallery, WDC

Official Selection /  Defy Film Festival, Nashville, TN

Official Selection /  Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Official Selection /  Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Official Selection /  Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA

Official Selection /  Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA

Official Selection /  Toronto Black Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

Official Selection /  Thomas Edison (Black Maria) Film Festival, Hoboken, NJ

Official Selection /  Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium


Official Selection /  San Diego Underground Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Official Selection /  New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans, LA

Official Selection /  Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Baltimore, MD

Official Selection /  Portland Film Festival, Portland, OR

Continuum /  McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Visiting Artists Video Screening /  Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

A Window to Europe / Plain Sight DC & PassPortDC, EU Ambassador's Residence & EU Delegation, WDC

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Behind the Screens /  Goucher College, Silber Gallery, Baltimore, MD


A Window to Europe /  Plain Sight & EU National Institutes of Culture, Austrian Cultural Forum, WDC

TSA_PDF 018: Conversation Pieces w/ John Ros /  Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY



Baltimore Museum of Art, Screening Room, Baltimore, MD, (online)

A Degree of Uncertainty /  Stand4, Brooklyn, NY

Merkin Dream /  Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Smithsonian American Art Museum Women Filmmakers Festival  /  Cinema @ Eaton DC, WDC


Stephanie J Williams: Lingering Survival of the Unfit, The Tenderness Project, (online)

Face Value  /  The Parlour, Baltimore, MD

WPA Art Night   /  Washington Project for the Arts, WDC

Where Have We Been  /  Towson University, Towson, MD

Janet & Walter Sondheim Finalists Exhibition /  The Walters Museum, Baltimore, MD

School 33 Biennial,  Baltimore, MD

Unruly Bodies  /  Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

Storie Americane  /  Sala Uno, Rome, ITA (funded by a DC Arts and Humanities Sister Cities Grant through IA&A at Hillyer, WDC)

Mirror Mirrored: Contemporary Art and the Fairy Tale  /  Central Library Gallery, Austin Public Library, Austin, TX

Video Transmission  /  Quad Gallery, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA


Open World  /  Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

Janet & Walter Sondheim Semifinalists  /  Artscape, Baltimore, MD

Mirror Mirrored  /  St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH


Fictions  /  The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, NY

Spiral:Recoil  /  The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

Cloud Headed  /  MCLA, Gallery51, North Adams, MA

Home  /  Capital Fringe, WDC

Babel's Bricks  /  MCLA, Gallery51, North Adams, MA

(benefit) Artists For Truth / SpaceCamp, Baltimore, MD

Click Here  /  Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

In the Round  /  EMU, Harrisonburg, VA

Long Term Relationships, Issue 1, Sassafras, Baltimore, MD  (online)


A Polite Distance  /  ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

FilmFest52  /  Connecticut Film Festival, Bethel, CT

Good and Plenty  /  School 33, Baltimore, MD

The Anatomy of Fairy Tales  /  Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

Mirror Mirrored: Grimms' Through the Looking Glass  /  New Hampshire Institute of Art/Gwarlingo, Peterborough, NH

Mirror Mirrored: Art Meets the Monsters  /  Washington Project for the Arts/Gwarlingo Studio, WDC

To Have Done with the Judgement of God, costuming for Antonin Artaud play, Director - B.Stanley  /  DC Art Center, WDC

In the Round  /  Valley Arts Council, Harrisonburg, VA



Zip! Animation Festival  /  Gwarlingo, Harrisville, NH

Kinaesthetic  /  Spitzer Arts Center, Harrisonburg, VA

Vision Art, Arts in motion (8th edition), Animation Short  /  Visionaria International Film Festival, Siena, ITA

Spin, Dazzle, Fade  /   Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Deep End  /  The Wassaic Project, Summer Exhibition and Festival, Wassaic, NY

Pebble Drinkers  /  Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 



Strange Bedfellows  /  Washington Project for the Arts, VisArts, Rockville, MD

Abraxas  /  Temporary Agency, Chasama, Queens, NY

Backpack Gallery  /  (e)merge Art Fair, WDC

Backpack Gallery  /  DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

(inter)Related, Sparkplug Art Collective  /  DC Arts Center, WDC

Joan Hisoaka Gallery Benefit  /  Smith Center, WDC

Contraptions: Reflections on the Almost Functional  /  McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA



Thread  /   Civilian Art Projects, Union Market, WDC

Westmaryginiasylvington  /  Hood College, Frederick, MD

External Memory, Sparkplug Art Collective  /  DC Arts Center, WDC 

Between the Lines  /  Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Alexandria, VA



Sculpture Now  /  Washington Sculptors Group, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, WDC 

Artomatic  /  DC Arts Festival, Arlington, VA



Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

Sketchbook  /  Transformer Gallery, DC

Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper  /  Dan Graham Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mixing Bowl  /  Target Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA



Emerging Sculptors  /  Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA



Animation Feature  /  Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

Creature Feature  /   Studio2 Gallery, Austin, TX



Duration  /  Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA



Words No Words  /  Geborgen Kamers, The Hague, NL

Magic Latern Film Festival  /  Pixilerations, FirstWorks Festival, Providence, RI

Introductions 3  /  Irvine Contemporary,W DC

Esthetic Surplus  /  Staygold Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Michael Oatman)

Artists Jubilee/Traveling Theater  /  Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI



Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, Public Art/Moving Site  /  Spurse Collective, Bellows Falls, VT



__lineation__ , the work of john ros  /  DC Arts Center, WDC 


Pebble Drinkers  /  Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 


Alter/Ultra Ego  /  RISD, Providence, RI 


Re-Envisioning Artist Panel, DCCAH, WDC

Artists Working Across Disciplines: Amina Ross & Stephanie J. Williams, facilitated by Anisa Olufemi

Visiting Artist Lecture, The Kreeger Museum, WDC

Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Department, Towson University, Towson, MD

Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Department, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Panelist, Sweaty Eyeballs: Behind the Screen, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Visiting Artist Panel, Professional Practices, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Resident Talk, Works in Progress, Sculpture Space, Utica NY

SMFA Tufts University, Drawing for Sculpture class, Boston, MA

Williams College, Faculty Colloquium, Williamstown, MA

Williams College, Art & Humor class, Williamstown, MA

Goucher College, Studio Seminar class, Baltimore, MD

SAAM Women's Filmmakers Festival , Eaton DC, WDC

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

The Parlour, Baltimore, MD

Stevenson University, gallery talk, Stevenson, MD

The Walters Museum, Sondheim Finalists public talk, Baltimore, MD

"In Their Own Words: Stephanie J Williams and Lily Siegel in Conversation", Tephra ICA, Reston, VA

Artist led Stop Motion Animation Workshop, Tephra ICA, Reston, VA

Sala Uno, Sister Cities Grant 2019 for IA&A at Hillyer, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Rome, Italy

“Too Obviously from an Animal”, lecturer,  2019 John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, The Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, State College, PA

"Food and Place" lecturer/screening, 2019 A2RU Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Emerging Creatives Student Summit, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Sala Uno, Sister Cities Grant, 2018 for IA&A at Hillyer, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Rome, Italy

Stand4 Gallery, gallery talk, Brooklyn, NY

Maryland Institute College of Art, Around Flat: 2D/3D Painting Class, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal Multidisciplinary MFA program, visiting critic, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art, First Year Experience Forum, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art, Animation Department, Baltimore, MD

Studio Museum in Harlem, Studio Squared: Stop Motion Puppet Animation Workshop, NYC, NY

Guest Spot at the Reinstitute/'sindikit: Pre Fixe Course 1 - Identity & Performativity, Baltimore, MD

School 33, gallery talk, Baltimore, MD

Corcoran/George Washington School of Art, Senior Thesis and MFA program visiting critic, WDC

Civilian Arts Project, WDC

George Mason University, Sculpture Department, Fairfax, VA

DC Arts Center, gallery talks, WDC

Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Sculpture Senior Thesis visiting critic, Boston, MA

School Art, Design and Art History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Arlington Arts Center, gallery talks, Arlington, VA

"Homegrown", Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Transformer Gallery, gallery talk, WDC

Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, gallery talks, Alexandria, VA

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Bridgewater Community College, Bridgewater, VA




July - September Resident Artist / The Nicholson Project, WDC

Honorable Mention - Hospes / Thomas Edison (Black Maria) Film Festival, Hoboken, NJ



Jury Award Winner: Animation - Hospes / New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans, LA

Jury Citation / Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Film Festival, Baltimore, MD 

Resident Fellow, The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Fellowship - Media Studies, WDC


Arthur Levitt, Jr. '52 Artist-in-Residence, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Fellowship - Media Studies, WDC

Resident, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY


Fellow/Production Grant, Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Fellowship - Media Studies, WDC

Janet & Walter Sondheim Finalist, Baltimore, MD


Resident, School 33, Baltimore, MD (-2021)

Resident Fellow, The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Janet & Walter Sondheim Semifinalist, Baltimore, MD

College of Visual and Performing Arts, Faculty Research Leave, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA


Resident, VCCA, Amherst, VA

Provost Research Grant, James Madison University, VA

Alumni Achievement Award, James Madison University, VA



Resident, ACRE, Steuben, WI


Resident, Elsewhere Collective, Greensboro, NC

Resident, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY


Sparkplug Artist Collective, DC Arts Center, WDC


Toby Devan Lewis Fellow, Providence, RI


Resident, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


RISD Presidential Scholar, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Artworks Season 9: Episode 9011, The Art of Animation, Maryland Public Television, PBS, July 28, 2023

Olivia Niuman, Art Reviews - Re/envisioning, East City Art, August 1, 2023

Kriston Capps, ...Art and Identity Politics, Washington Post, August 1, 2023

Katherine Mahoney, Reflect on Your Story Re/envisioning, District Fray, July 6, 2023 

Murat Cem Mengüç, 10 Art Shows to See in Washington DC This Summer, Hyperallergic, July 13, 2023

#5WomenArtists, 5 Questions w/ Stephanie J Williams, National Museum of Women in the Arts Blog, January 27, 2022

John Ros, Studio Visit w/ Stephanie J Williams, Studio Ell, July 2021

Kelsey Ables, The Baltimore Museum of Art's Screening Room..., Washington Post, July 1, 2020

Valentina Di Liscia, New Baltimore Museum of Art Programs..., Hyperallergic, May 27, 2020

Akea Brionne Brown, On Why We Need to Talk About the Philippines, Shades Collective, October 22, 2019

Brandon Soderberg, Border Crossing in Lingering Survival of the Unfit, BmoreArt, July 26, 2019

Cara Ober, Immigration, Environmentalism, Race, and Culture: 2019 Sondheim Finalists Tackle Personal, Civic, and Universal Issues, BmoreArt, June 28, 2019

Elsabe Johnson Dixon, East City Artnotes: Stephanie J. Williams, Things That Don't Have Names, East City Art, June 20, 2019

Mark Jenkins, In the Galleries: Whimsy Rendered in Black and White, Washington Post, June 7, 2019

Suzy Kopf, Art AND: Stephanie Williams, Bmore Art, May 30, 2019

School 33 Resident Biennial Catalogue, School 33, Baltimore, MD, 2019

Things That Don't Have Names Catalogue, Tephra ICA, Reston, VA, 2019

Rebekah Kerman, Friday Gallery Roundup: School 33 Edition, Bmore Art, May 17, 2019

Janet Rems, ...Explores the Question 'What are you?', Fairfax County Times, May 16, 2019

Cara Ober, A Look At the 2019 Sondheim Finalists, Bmore Art, April 2, 2019

Silvio Manganero, Acevedo, Wiliams, Wowsugi: Storie Americane, Il Giornale Dell' Arte, March 20, 2019

Mark Jenkins, Nine Artists Create Worlds of Their Own, Washington Post, September 14, 2018

IA&A at HIllyer, Roaming Through Rome, September 11, 2018

Alexandra Simon, Watching Her Step, Brooklyn Paper, August 23, 2018

Open World Catalogue, Arlington Art Center, VA, 2018

Fictions Catalogue, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, 2018 (Interview w/ Yasmine Espert, PhD)

Mirror Mirrored: A Contemporary Artists' Edition of 25 Grimm's Tales, Gwarlingo Press, NH, 2018

Holland Cotter, "From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year", The New York Times, December 27, 2017

Corwin Levi, "Creative Colloquies: Stephanie Williams", Mirror Mirrored Blog, November 23, 2017

Selby Nimrod, "Keeping It Together: Tracing truths + falsehoods in the narrative thrust of the Fictions groups show at Studio Museum", AQNB, November 7, 2017

Siddhartha Mitter, "At 'Fictions' in Harlem, Young Black Artists Are on Fire", The Village Voice, September 13, 2017

Carolyn Twersky "Here's the List", ArtNews, August 23, 2017

Michelle Aldredge, "Babel's Bricks: The Power of Play", Gwarlingo, June 23, 2017

Celia Wren, "With Theatre Du Jour Play, Prepare to be Shocked, and a Little Grossed Out Too", Washington Post, April 19, 2016

Jack Marshall, "To Have Done with the Judgement of God",, April 18, 2016

Mark Jenkins, "In the Galleries: Mutations", Washington Post, January 29, 2016

Jeanne Brasile, "Pebble Drinkers' Exhibition Easy to Swallow", Brick City Live, March 24, 2015

Mark Jenkins "Music and Art Collide with Pop", Washington Post, July 6, 2014

Alchemical Vessel Catalogue, Joan Hisoaka Gallery, Smith Center, WDC, 2014

Lori Baker, "Art and Function", McLean Connection, January 21, 2014

Mark Jenkins “DC Gallery Shows: ‘Falls Solos 2013,’” Washington Post, December 13, 2013

Mark Jenkins “Gallery Shows from Jayme McLellan, Sam Scharf, Artisphere, Stephanie Williams, Rofi” Washington Post, January 19, 2013

“Natural Fallacy” Zine, 229Collective, August, Washington, DC, 2012

Arin Greenwood “Emerging from the Curious: Commonplace Anomalies” Huffington Post, February 3, 2013

Michael O’Sullivan, “Artomatic Returns to Crystal City” Washington Post, May 18, 2013

David Sachs “Target Gallery's Mixing Bowl” Alexandria Times. January 13, 2011

Duration, Generation, Exploration James Madison University Centennial Catalog, 2008

3rd Floor Magazine, Fall Issue, 2006


Tephra ICA, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Reston, VA (2023)

Hamiltonian Artists, Mentor


MFA Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Sheridan Teaching Certificate, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University/RISD, Providence, RI

BFA Painting & Drawing, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Williams currently teaches stop motion at Maryland Institute College of Art

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