BORN
1950 Pittsburg, PA
Lives and works in New York City

 

EDUCATION
1972       BFA Art Education, University of North Texas, Denton TX
1975       MFA Painting and Sculpture, University of North Texas, Denton TX     

 

ORGANIZATIONS
2006-Present     American Abstract Artists, New York

 

GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

2007      Artist in Residence, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, United States
1994       The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, United States
1989       National Endowment for the Arts, United States
1985       Artists' Space Artist's Grant, New York
1980       National Endowment for the Arts, United States
1975       Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

           

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Bayerische Landesbank, New York
Best Products, Richmond, Virginia
Boston Consulting Group, Dallas, TexasCES Acquisitions, New York
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Chemical Bank, New York
Jim and Carolyn Clark, Dallas, Texas
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Cowan, Liebowitz and Latman, New York
Donation Jeunet, Musee D'Art et D' Histoire, Neuchatel (MAHN), Switzerland
Agnes Gund, New York
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
IBM, New York
Werner Kramarsky, New York
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
Neiman Marcus, Florida
Octa Nova, Goteborg, Sweden
Pollock Works on Paper Study Collection, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern  Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Scheid Collection, Uberherrn - Berus, Germany
Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Studio A, Museum Moderner Kunst Landkreis Cuxhaven, Otterndorf, Germany
Texaco
T.HE Collection, Tobias Hestler Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

SOLO CATALOGUES

“MARK WILLIAMS”  Galerie Wenger, Zurich, Switzerland.  Text by Christiane Hoefert.   Fourteen color reproductions.  2015.

“Mark Williams – Painter”  New Arts Program, Inc., 2014.  Pages 1-12 contents are Artist’s Statement, Photograph of Artist, and Conversation with Mark Williams. Pages 13-16 are illustrations of Sketchbook images.  Page 17 image of “Cogent #37, 2013, acrylic on canvas.  Pages 18-22 images of four works from group titled “The Grid and The Gesture”.  

“MARK WILLIAMS - Pure Clear Word”  Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.  Text by Philip Van Keuren.  Three color reproductions.  2010.

“Mark Williams: Works on Paper”  Text by Robert Storr.  Eight color reproductions. 2006.

“Mark Williams”  Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlégl, Zurich, Switzerland and Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany, 1997.  Text by Stephen Westfall. Text by Britta Schmid. Ten color reproductions.

“New Masters: Mark Williams”  Amerika Haus, United States Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany, 1988. Essay by William Zimmer. Text by Mark Williams.

“Mark Williams: Painting 1983-1987”  Edward Thorden Gallery, Goteborg, Sweden, 1988. Text by Mark Williams.

 

GROUP CATALOGUES

“Haus der Kunst St.Josef 2010–2017”  Haus der Kunst St.Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland, 2017.  Pages 106-109.  Color reproductions on pages 107-109.

“Splendor of Dynamic Structure”  The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithca, New York, 2011. Introduction by Nancy E. Green. Color reproductions on pages 23 and 78.

“Konkrete Idole – Nonfigurative Kunst und Afrikanische Skulpturen”  Museum Liner,  Appenzell, Switzerland, 2010. Text by Roland Scotti. Color reproductions on pages 98-100.

“Donation Jeunet, une collection d’art contemporain – les acquisitions 2003-2009” Musee d’art et d’histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2009.  With text by Walter Tschopp.  Color reproduction page 36.

“560 Broadway – A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006”  Fifth Floor Foundation in association with Yale University Press, 2008.  Texts by Derrick R. Cartwright, James Cuno, Elizabeth finch, Josef Helfenstein, Glenn D. Lowry, David Mickenberg, Ann Philbin, Earl A. Powell III, Jock Reynolds, and Townsend Wolfe. Color reproduction on page 161.

“Alchemy or Change”  The University of Texas at Dallas, 2008. Text by Lorraine Tady. Color reproduction on page 5.

"Donation Jeunet, une collection d'art contemporain"  Musee d'art et d'histoire, Neuchatel, “Switzerland, 2003. With texts by Walter Tschopp and Mark Williams among others. Color reproductions pages 136-139.

"Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection"  Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2002. Edited by Josef Helfenstein and Jonathan Fineberg. Text with two color reproductions pages 170-171.

“Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts”  Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rheim, Germany, 1999. Color reproduction on page 269.

“Konkret Konstruktiv - Works on Paper - Aus SaarLandischen Privatsammlungen 2” Museum Sankt Ingbert, St. Ingbert, Germany, 1996. Essays by Gottfried Boehm and Eugen Gomringer.

“7 NY - Directions in Abstract Painting”  Studio A, Museum Moderner Kunst Landkreis Cuxhaven, Otterndorf, Germany, 1992. Essays by Dr. Ulrike Schuck and William Zimmer.

“Anspruch”  Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis, Germany, 1990.

“Couriers & I”  Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1985.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Newhall, Edith. “Scaling way, way down”  Philadelphia Inquirer, January 22, 2017.

Anderson, Virginia Billeaud. “Aroused: A Closer Look at Mark Williams’ Untitled 2012

The Great God Pan is Dead (Blog), June 25, 2012. Four color reproductions.

“Mark Williams”  Art Galleries & Artists of the South, Volume 5 Issue 2, 2007. Article on page 6. Color reproductions on front cover, page 3, and pages 5, 6 and 124.

Schindler, Anna. “Mark Williams”  Artforum, Internet review, April 2004.

V., R. “Krumm und gerade”  Galerie aktuell, Stuttgarter Nachrichlen, February 24, 1998.

O., A. “SchweisBarbeit - Riel/Willliams in der Galerie Sturm”  Stuttgarter Zeitung, February 23, 1998.

Chambers, Karen. “The Bathing Suit Show”  Art World Reviews, July 13, 1997.

“Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlégl, Zürich”  Handels Zeitung, no. 48, February 13, 1997.

Graf, Sabine. “Auf dem Weg zur Schule des Sehens - St. Ingbert:Konkret Konstruktiv Eine Privatsammlung”  Saarbrucker Zeitung, June 24, 1996.

“Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlégl, Zürich”  Handels Zeitung, January 18, 1996.

Rademacher, Alexa. “Widerliche Hexe lusttrunken auf dem Besen”  Saarbrucker Zeitung, July 24-25, 1993.

Saarbrucker Stadtwudschau, July 7-8, 1993.

Saarbrucker Zeitung, July 6, 1993.

Ruegsegger, Anne. “Mark Williams, Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlégl, Zürich”  Artis, May 1993.

Van Siclen, Bill.  “New art gallery taps R.I./N.Y. talent”  The Providence Journal, February 19, 1993.

“Kunst aus New York”  Saarbrucker Zeitung, January 20, 1993. 

Williams, Mark. “Making Art”  College Art Association Art Journal, Spring 1991.

`Westfall, Stephen. “Mark Williams at Condeso/Lawler”  Art in America, May 1989.

“Beispiele Amerikanischer Kunst: Galerie Walzinger zeigt Arbeitin von John McCarty und Mark Williams”  Saarlouiser Stadt-Rundschau, November 16-17, 1988.

Jacquemot, Gaby. “Kunst im Weggeworfenen: Ausstellung bei Walzinger zeigt Werke zweier Amerikaner”  Saarbrucker Zeitung, November 16-17, 1988. 

Brody, Jackie. “Mark Williams”  Print Collector’s Newsletter, Vol. XVIII, No. 5, November-December 1987. 

Lauger, Werner. “Holzreliefs und Hosen: McCarty und Williams im Amerika-Haus”  Der Tagesspiegel, November 3, 1988. 

Westfall, Stephen. “Mark Williams”  Arts Magazine, September, 1986.

“EUA. Cinco Artistas e Propostas”  O Estado De S. Paulo, April 18, 1985. 

F., A.G. “Os Mensageiros da Vanguarda”  Folha De S. Paulo, April 16, 1985.

“Couriers and I Exhibit Features American Artists”  Brazil Herald, April 12, 1985.

Artner, Alan G. “Art Galleries: Mark Williams”  Chicago Tribune, July 1, 1983.

Zimmerer-McKelvie, Kathy. “Mark Williams at Roy Boyd”  Images & Issues, September/October 1982.

Watkins, Eileen. “Art”  Star-Leger, May 16, 1982. 

Pincus, Robert L. “Wilshire Center”  Los Angeles Times, January 22, 1982.

Wolff, Theodore F. “Dazzling Drops of Water: Others”  Christian Science Monitor, January 15, 1981.

Marvel, Bill. “New York Still the Mecca of Artists”  Dallas Times Herald, June 29, 1980. 

“Williams On Road To NY”  Denton Record-Chronicle, August 15, 1975. 

Moser, Charlotte. “The Restlessness of Painting is Still Alive in Contemporary Art” Houston Chronicle, August 10, 1975. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Gassen, Richard W.  “Kunst des 20 Jahrhunderts”  Wilhelm-Hack- Museum. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 1999. page 269. Color reproduction.

Henning, Roni.  “Screenprinting: Water-based Techniques”  Watson-Guptill Publications, 1994.

“Kunst Nach 1945”  Hauswedell & Nolte, 1992.