SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018       From New York – Paintings by Mark Williams, Gallery Goto, Tokyo, Japan
2017       Mark Williams ‘Positive Echo’ New Small Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2016       Small Works / Big Scale – Mark Williams, Art For Thought Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015       Mark Williams – on the edge, Galerie Wenger, Zurich, Switzerland
2014       Mark Williams – Recent Paintings, New Arts Program Space, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
2014       Mark Williams – Painter, Communications Hall Gallery, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2013       The Grid and The Gesture, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2011       Mark Williams – Painting: Stratum/Structure, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2010       Exquisitely Calibrated: Recent Paintings by Mark Williams, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Curator: Philip Van Keuren. Catalog.
2010       Mark Williams: Small Drawings and Studio Notebooks, Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2007       Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas
2007       Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2007       Recent Paintings: Opportune Planes, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006       Primary Means, Fruehsorge, Galerie fur Zeichnung, Berlin, Germany
2004       Made in New York - Paintings on Canvas, Wood and Paper, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2001       Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler
1998       Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany. Catalog.
1997       Eich Space, New York
1997       Galerie Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland. Catalog.
1994       Lindblad & Thordén, Göteborg, Sweden.
1993       Galerie Regio, March Hugstetten,Germany
1993       Galerie Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland
1988       Condeso-Lawler Gallery, New York
1988       Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis, Germany
1988       New Masters: John McCarty and Mark Williams, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany.  Catalog.
1988       Edward Thordén Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden.  Catalog.
1987       Mercer Series, Patricia Heesy Gallery, New York
1986       Condeso-Lawler Gallery, New York
1985       Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1983       Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1982       Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1981       Ericson Gallery, New York
1979       Mark Williams: Paintings, Court Gallery, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
1979       University Art Gallery, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas
1978       University of Wisconsin Art Gallery, Superior, Wisconsin
1976       Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia
1975       University Art Gallery, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas  

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018       The Greatest Show On Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2018       Beyond Black and White, Westbeth Gallery, New York, New York
2017       It’s Only Black and White…But I Like It, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2017       White, White-Black; Silver, Gold, Rose, Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2016       Tangled Up In Blue, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2016       Chromatic Space, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, New York
2016       Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2016       30th Anniversary Exhibition, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2016       The Onward of Art, UBS Gallery, New York, New York
2015       Alle, Galerie Wenger, Zurich, Switzerland
2015       Endless, Entire, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn New York
2015       Three Painters – Frank Badur, Martha Groome, Mark Williams, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014       Drawing, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014       SUMMER FALL 2014, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas       
2014       To Leo, a Tribute from American Abstract Artists, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2014       Simply Drawn: Gifts to the Columbus Museum from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
2014       Sensory Impact, Morgan Stanley Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York
2013       The Assemblance of Presence: Russell Maltz, John Monteith, Lars Strandh, Mark Williams, Galerie Wenger, Zurich, Switzerland
2013       Under the Evening Light, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013       Collage: Now, Then, and Again, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2013       A Different Practice, Wade Wilson Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011       8 – Eight American Abstract Artists – Selections from the Exhibition Abstraction Infinity, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011       Abstraction Infinity, The Icebox, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Curator: Janet Kurnatowski.
2011       Black and White:  extreme value, Gallery 61, New York Institute of Technology, New York, New York
2011       Synthetic Supports: Plastic is the New Paper, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas
2011       Large Scale: The Painting Show, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas.
2011       In den Ausstellungshallen:  Frank Badur, Hans Jorg Glattfelder, Mark Williams, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2011       American Abstract Artists – 75th Anniversary, OK Harris, New York, New York
2011       XXV, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011       75th Anniversary – American Abstract Artists International, Galerie oqbo, Berlin, Germany
2011       Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 65 Years of American Abstract Artists, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  Catalogue.
2011       Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York.  Curator: Ellen J. Keiter. Catalog.
2011      12 Abstractions, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010       Small Abstract Painting, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Curators: John Pomara and Barry Whistler.
2010       The White Album, Wade Wilson, Houston, Texas
2010       Paintings and Works on Paper, New York Institute of Technology, New York
2010       Paper Works, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, New York
2009       Snow White, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2009       Collages, New York Institute of Technology, New York
2009       Censored Inquiries by Joan Waltemath, Linda Francis, Mark Williams, 210 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2009       Concrete Idole – Nonfigurativ Kunst und afrikanische Skulpturen, Museum Liner, Appenzel, Switzerland.  Catalog.
2009       Donation Jeunet – A Collection D’Art Contemporain, Les Acquisitions 2003-2009, Musee D’Art et D’Histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland
2009       Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2009       Beneath The Seen, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas
2009       Inaugural 09, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008       Alchemy or Change, Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.  Curated by Lorraine Tady.
2008       American Abstract Artists - Tribute to Esphyr Slobodkina, The Painting Center, New York, New York
2008       Inventory, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008       Farbsinn, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2008       A Roller Coaster Ride in the Dark, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, New York.  Curated by Benjamin La Rocco.
2008      Was ist hier zu sehen? zum Thema Abstraktion, 3. Biennale der Zeichnung, Kunstverein Eislingen, Germany
2008       Index, Fredericke Taylor Gallery, New York. Curated by Jill Moser.
2007       Continuum, St. Peters College, Jersey City, New Jersey
2006       Ausstellung 35, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2006       Close Proximity: Works of Intimate Scale, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas
2006       Project Marfa, Barry Whistler Gallery, Marfa, Texas
2006       Introductions, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas
2005       Peinture! Aspects de la Donation Jeunet, Musee D’art, Ville de Neuchatel, Switzerland
2005       A 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Part II, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005       Coast to Coast, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004       Drawn 4, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004       Project Marfa, Barry Whistler Gallery, Marfa, Texas
2003       24, Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, Texas
2003       Donation Francis Samuel Jeunet, Musee D’art, Ville de Neuchatel, Switzerland. Catalog.
2003       3 New York Artists - Max Cole, Russell Maltz, Mark Williams, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2002-3    Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection, Krannert Art Museum, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Organized by Josef Helfenstein.  Catalog. Travels to Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens,                Georgia; Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
2002       Summer Suites, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000       Essentials, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
2000       <painting>, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, German
1999       Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York
1999       Summer Slam, Tobey Fine Arts, New York
1999       Print Council of America Annual Meeting, Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York
1999       Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
1999       Invitational Show of Contemporary Korean and American Artists, Cho Hyung Gallery, Seoul, Korea.  Curated by Wook Choi.
1998       Reflections, Galerie Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland  
1997       Franklin Artfest, Eich Space, New York
1997       Galerie Schlégl, Zürich
1997       Abstraction Index, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York.  Organized by Vincent Longo and Laura Sue Phillips.
1997       Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996       Einblick, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
1996       Konkret Konstruktiv - Works on Paper, Museum Sankt Ingbert, St. Ingbert, Germany. Catalog.
1995       Concrete Reality and Reflection, Galerie Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland
1995       Introductions, Kouros Gallery, New York
1995       Uberblick, Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis, Germany
1994       Kunstraum am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
1994       The Constructive Vocabulary - An American Vision, Galerie Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland
1993       Small Wonders, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1992-93  American Contemporary Artworks, Kunstraum am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
2003       Galerie Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland (Basel Art Fair)
1993       Born in the Fifties, Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis, Germany
1992       7 NY - Directions in Abstract Painting, Studio A, Otterndorf, Germany.  Catalog. Traveled to Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis, Germany and Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany. 
1992       4 X 4, Kristina Wasserman Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
1991       Black & White Prints, Lorence Monk Gallery, New York
1991       Graphik - Finale, Kunsthaus am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
1990       More Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1990       Anspruch, Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis, Germany.  Catalog.
1990       Kunst auf Anfrage, Kunsthaus am Moritzplatz, Berlin,Germany
1989       Works on Paper, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1989       Weichheit und Harte, Galerie Scanart, Berlin, Germany
1987       Prints, Patricia Heesy Gallery, New York
1987       Art/N.Y., Fox & Fowle, New York
1981-86  Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1985       Abstract Directions, 112 Greene Street, New York
1985       Couriers & I, Sao Paulo Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1985       A Red Show, Zim-Lerner Gallery, New York.  Curator: Ronny Cohen.
1985       The Non-Objective World 1985, Kamikaze, New York.  Curator: Stephen Westfall.
1982       Textured Planes, Bard College, Annandale, New York
1982       Heroic Lyricism, Tweed - The Gallery, Plainfield, New Jersey.  Curator: James DeWoody.
1982       Regular Artists - Just Connects, Painting Space 122, New York
1981       5 Young N.Y.C. Artists, Ericson Gallery, New York
1980       O.K. Harris at Race, Race Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1979       New Talent, Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
1979       An Invitational Exhibition, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York
1978       Group Indiscriminate, 112 Greene Street Workshop, New York
1976       Exhibition of Texas Artists, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas         
1976       Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Gloria Cortella Gallery, New York
1975       Tibor deNagy Gallery, Houston, Texas
1974       16th Annual Eight States Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Honorable Mention)
1973       North Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas. (Mr. and Mrs. James H. Clark Award)

 

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, 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.