PROJECTS

solo

2019

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

2018

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

2015

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

2013

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

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

UnCommon Bodies  /  Hillyer Art Space, WDC

2012

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

two/three person

2020

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

2017

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

2016

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

2014

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

selected group

2019

(forthcoming) Face Value  /  The Parlour, Baltimore, MD

(forthcoming) 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

2018

Open World  /  Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

Janet & Walter Sondheim Semifinalists  /  Artscape, Baltimore, MD

Mirror Mirrored  /  St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH

2017

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

Artists For Truth / SpaceCamp, Baltimore, MD

Click Here  /  Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

In the Round  /  EMU, Harrisonburg, VA

2016

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

 

2015

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 

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

Artomatic  /  DC Arts Festival, Arlington, VA

 

2011

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

 

2010

Emerging Sculptors  /  Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

 

2009

Animation Feature  /  Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

Creature Feature  /   Studio2 Gallery, Austin, TX

 

2008

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

 

2007

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

 

2006

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

online projects

2019

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

2017

Long Term Relationships, Issue 1, Sassafras, Baltimore, MD

curation

2019

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

2015

Pebble Drinkers  /  Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 

2007

Alter/Ultra Ego  /  RISD, Providence, RI 

TALKS  /  VISITS

(forthcoming) Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

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

"In Their Own Words: Stephanie J Williams and Lily Siegel in Conversation", Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA

Artist led Stop Motion Animation Workshop, Greater Reston Arts Center, 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, Brooklyn, NY

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, Baltimore, MD

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

Civilian Arts Project, WDC

George Mason University, Sculpture Department, Fairfax, VA

DC Arts Center, WDC

Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Senior Thesis, Boston, MA

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

Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

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

Transformer Gallery, WDC

Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Bridgewater Community College, Bridgewater, VA

AWARDS  /  RESIDENCIES

2019

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Fellowship, WDC

Janet & Walter Sondheim Finalist, Baltimore, MD

2018

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

Resident Fellow, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Janet & Walter Sondheim Semifinalist, Baltimore, MD

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

2016

Resident Fellow, VCCA, Amherst, VA

Provost Research Grant, James Madison University, VA

Alumni Achievement Award, James Madison University, VA

 

2015

Resident, ACRE, Steuben, WI

2014

Resident, Elsewhere Collective, Greensboro, NC

Resident, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2012-14

Sparkplug Artist Collective, DC Arts Center, WDC

2007

Toby Devan Lewis Fellow, Providence, RI

2006

Resident Fellow, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2005-07

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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, Greater Reston Art Center, 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

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", DCTheaterScene.com, 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

AFFLIATIONS

current

Hamiltonian Artists, Coach, Washington, DC

IA&A at Hillyer, Artist Advisory Committee, Washington, DC

PRESS

The New York Times

The Village Voice

ArtNews 

AQNB

ArtForum

Hyperallergic

The New Yorker

Artsy

Gwarlingo

The Washington Post

The Huffington Post

DC Theater Scene

Brick City Live

EDUCATION

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

Sheridan Teaching Certificate, Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

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

Williams is currently based in both DC and Baltimore and is an Animation Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art

  

©2019 stephanie j williams