Assistant Professor of Art, Foundations

williasj@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Website: http://www.stephaniejwilliams.com/

ABOUT
Stephanie Williams is a multimedia artist whose work navigates autobiographical narratives of identity, memory, misconception and reorientation; telling a story through its pieces rather than its whole.

Through self-directed processes of close examination and disassembly of sensorial fragments, she curates a context in which our bodies' amalgamated experience understands the world around us.


EDUCATION
MFA Sculpture, Honors, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2007)
Sheridan Teaching Certificate, Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, Providence, RI (2007)
BFA Painting, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Cum Laude (2003)

Hans, 3:16min, stop motion puppet animation, 2015

PROJECTS
solo*
shared**
group

2016
(forthcoming) FilmFest52, Connecticut Film Festival, Bethel, CT
(forthcoming) School 33, Baltimore, MD (curated by Cynthia Connolly)
(forthcoming) Uzzlepye, Harrisville, NH*
(forthcoming) ACRE, Chicago, IL**
Mirror Mirrored, New Hampshire Institute of Art and Gwarlingo Studio, Peterborough, NH (curated by Michelle Aldredge and Corwin Levi) 
Mirror Mirrored, Washington Project for the Arts and Gwarlingo Studio, WDC (curated by Michelle Aldredge and Corwin Levi)
To Have Done with the Judgment of God, costuming for Antonin Artaud play, DC Arts Center, WDC (Director – B. Stanley)
In the Round, Valley Arts Council, Harrisonburg, VA
Mutations: featuring Pamela Rogers, Bonner Sale, Stephanie Williams, Civilian Art Projects, WDC

2015
ZIP!, Gwarlingo Animation Screening, Harrisville, NH
Everyone Actually is Each Other, Hillyer Art Space, WDC *
Vision Art, visual arts in motion (8th edition), Animation Short, Visionaria International Film Festival, Siena, ITA Kinaesthetic, Spitzer Art Center, Harrisonburg, VA (curated by Rob Mertens)
Deep End, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Spin, Dazzle, Fade, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA
Pebble Drinkers, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ (curator)

2014
Dance of the Soramimi The Fridge, WDC**
Strange Bedfellows, Washington Project for the Arts, VisArts, Rockville, MD (curated by Blaire Murphy) (e)merge Art Fair, Backpack Gallery, WDC
DUMBO Arts Festival, BackPack Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Abraxas, Temporary Agency, funded by Chashama pop up spaces, Queens, NY
(inter)Related, Sparkplug Art Collective, DC Arts Center, WDC
Alchemical Vessel Benefit for the Joan Hisaoka Gallery, WDC
Faculty Show, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Contraptions: Reflections on the Almost Functional, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2013
Untitled Symbiant, Falls Solos, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA *
Homegrown, Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI *
UnCommon Bodies, Hillyer Art Space, WDC *
Thread, Civilian Art Projects booth, Union Market, WDC
Westmaryginiasylvington, Hood College, Frederick, MD (juried by Andrea Pollan)
External Memory, Sparkplug Art Collective, DC Arts Center, WDC (curated by Chandi Kelley) Between the Lines, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Alexandria, VA

2012
Emerging From the Curious: Commonplace Anomalies, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC(curated by Anna Arabindan-Kesson) * Faculty Show, Larkin Arts Center, Harrisonburg, VA
Sculpture Now, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, WDC
Artomatic, DC Arts Festival, Arlington, VA

2011
3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA Sketchbook, Transformer Gallery, WDC
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
Faculty Show, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Duration, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2007
Words No Words, Geborgen Kamers, The Hague, Netherlands
Magic Latern Film Festival, Pixilerations, FirstWorks Festival, Providence, RI Introductions 3, Irvine Contemporary, WDC
RISD Graduate Thesis, Providence, RI
Esthetic Surplus, Staygold Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Michael Oatman) Curator: Alter/Ultra Ego, RISD, Providence, RI
Whimsey Sex, RISD, Providence, RI
Artists Jubilee/Traveling Theater, Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI
Rim Shot, RISD, Providence, RI

2006
Three As in D, RISD, Providence, RI
RISD Sculpture Graduates, Providence, RI
Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, “Public Art/Moving Site” Spurse Collective, Bellows Falls, VT UMASS Exchange, UMASS, Amherst, MA

Stephanie Williams work, Mutations"Petitionary Prayers for Absent Grace," by Stephanie Williams


TALKS/VISITING ARTIST
Corcoran/George Washington University School of Art, WDC George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
DC Arts Center, WDC
Elsewhere Collective, Greensboro, NC
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Sculpture Dept, Boston, MA
School Art, Design and Art History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Transformer Gallery, WDC
Target Gallery, Torpedo Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Rhode Island School of Design Sculpture Dept, Providence, RI
Bridgewater Community College, Bridgewater, VA

AWARDS
Resident, VCCA, Amherst, VA, 2016
Resident, ACRE, Steuben, WI, 2015
Resident, Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC, 2014
Resident, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, 2014
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Providence, RI, 2007
RISD Nominee, ISC Student Achievement Award, Providence, RI, 2007
RISD Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Providence, RI, 2007 Resident/Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2006
RISD Presidential Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2005-07

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Mirror Mirrored: A Contemporary Artists’ Edition of 25 Grimm’s Tales, Gwarlingo Press, 2016
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 Judgment 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, Stephhanie 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

AFFILIATIONS

Current
Madison Caucus for Gender Equality, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Sculptors Group
Hillyer Artspace, Washington, DC
DC Arts Center

2012-14
Sparkplug Artist Collective, DC Art Center, Washington, DC
Alexandria Public Art Committee Member, Alexandria, VA 

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