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Stephanie Williams

williasj@jmu.edu
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Stephanie Williams received her MFA in Sculpture with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007 as a Presidential Scholar after completing an Americorps service year with City Year DC in 2004 and receiving a BFA from JMU in Painting and Drawing in 2003.  She has shown both nationally and internationally. Williams is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow and Toby Devan Lewis Fellow. She has exhibited at Irvine Contemporary, Hillyer Art Space, Transformer Gallery, and is a current member the DC Arts Center’s art collective Sparkplug.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
(forthcoming) Falls Solos, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
(forthcoming) Homegrown, Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
UnCommon Bodies, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

2012
Emerging From the Curious: Commonplace Anomalies, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC(curated by Anna Arabindan-Kesson)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
(forthcoming – two person show w/ Radio Sebastian) The Fridge, Washington, DC
(forthcoming) Sparkplug Art Collective, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC

2013
Westmaryginiasylvington, Hood College, Frederick, MD (juried by Andrea Pollan)
External Memory, Sparkplug Art Collective, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC (curated by Chandi Kelley)
Between the Lines, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Alexandria, VA (curated by Linn Meyers)

2012
Faculty Show, Larkin Arts Center, Harrisonburg, VA
Sculpture Now, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC (curated by Sarah Newman)
Artomatic, DC Arts Festival, Arlington, VA

2011
3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA (juried by Caroline Cobb Wright)
Sketchbook, Transformer Gallery, Washington, 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
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, Washington, DC
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

AWARDS/TALKS

2013
(forthcoming) Visiting Artist, Homegrown, Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Artists’ Talk, External Memory: Sparkplug Artist Collective with curator Chandi Kelley
Participating Artist, Between the Lines, Target Gallery, Torpedo Gallery (curated by Linn Meyers)

2012
Artist’s Talk, Emerging from the Curious: Commonplace Anomalies, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC (curated by Anna Arabindan-Kesson)
Visiting Artist, Magic and Illusion Course, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2011
Panelist, Sketchbook, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
Panelist, Beyond Borders Film Screening, Diversity and Immigration, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
Participating Artist, Mixing Bowl, Target Gallery, Torpedo Gallery
Visiting Artist, Magic and Illusion Course, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2009
Panelist, Diversity Panel and Discussion, College of Visual and Performing Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Visiting Artist, Bridgewater Community College, Bridgewater, VA

2007
Artist’s Talk, RISD Sculpture Graduate Thesis, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Recipient, Providence, RI
RISD Nominee, ISC Student Achievement Award, Providence, RI
RISD Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Providence, RI

2006
Vermont Studio Center Residency and Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2005-07
RISD Presidential Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2004-05
JMU Centennial Scholarship, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS

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

2012
“Natural Fallacy” Zine, 229Collective, August 2012, Washington, DC
Arin Greenwood “Emerging from the Curious: Commonplace Anomalies” Huffington Post, February 3, 2012, DC Around Town
Michael O’Sullivan, “Artomatic Returns to Crystal City” Washington Post, May 18, 2012

2011
David Sachs “Target Gallery's Mixing Bowl” Alexandria Times. January 13, 2011, p.13 & 17

2008
Duration, Generation, Exploration James Madison University Centennial Catalog

2006
3rd Floor Magazine, Fall Issue

EDUCATION

2007
MFA Sculpture, Honors, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Sheridan Teaching Certificate 1, Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2003
BFA Painting, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Cum Laude

AFFILIATIONS
2012-Present
Sparkplug Artist Collective, DC Art Center, Washington, DC
Alexandria Public Art Committee Member, PAC 3, West End, Alexandria, VA