RESUME

BIOGRAPHY  

1975    Born,  Columbus, OH


EDUCATION

2002-2004  University of Connecticut, Storrs 

                              M.F.A. 

2001               Rhode Island School of Design

1999-2000    School of Visual Arts, New York

1998-1999      Art Students League, New York 

1993-1997      Miami University, Oxford, OH

                               B.F.A. Painting and Printmaking

1996               Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020   “Karst”, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY 

2019    “Down There”, The Parachute Factory, Lexington, KY 

2016    “From A Cold Dark Place”, The Blue Door, New Haven, CT

2015     “Mark Williams Paintings”, EBK [small works], Hartford, CT


2014    “Underground Explorations”, The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College,       

                 Norwich, CT

2012    “The War Is Over”, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2010    “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

2007   “Killer Angels”, Grand Projects, New Haven, CT

2006   “Propagating War”, Windham Arts Center, Willimantic, CT

2001    “Paintings and Works on Paper”, AS220, Providence, RI

1999    “War Photographs”, New Youth Gallery, Hicksville, OH

             “Recent Work”, Live Paint Fine Art, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019     “Inside Out”, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT 

2018     Group Show in conjunction with Smith & Co., The Gallery @Felsenhaus242, 

                   Cincinnati, OH

2017     “Five Points Gallery Biennial Juried Exhibition”, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

             “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars”, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

2016     “A Curated Mini-Fridge”, Fridge Art Fair, Miami, FL

             “ALL IN”, Summer McNight Crosby Jr. Gallery, New Haven, CT

             “Nature Constructed”, Perspectives…The Gallery at Whitney Center, Hamden, CT

             “Summer Show”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH  

             “Three Person Show”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

             “Mono Is Many”, Summer McNight Crosby Jr. Gallery, New Haven, CT 

             “The End of Innocence: Childhood Torments in the Contemporary Art Collection”, 

                    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT 

             “Abstract Preferences”, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA 

2015     “Conversation II”, no pop, New Haven, CT


             “Violent Nature”, Dehn Gallery, Manchester Community Gallery, Manchester, CT 

             “Both One And Another”, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT


             “Art For Sale”, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


             “Chroma is Key”, The Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

             “50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter, IPCNY, New York, NY  

2014     “3rd Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational”, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, CT

             “Play by Play”, Project 4, Washington, DC

2013     “Navigate Complexity”, The Grove, New Haven, CT

2012     “BOUNDLESS: New Works in Contemporary Printmaking”, Creative Arts 

                     Workshop, New Haven, CT

                         - curated by Anne Coffin, Director, IPCNY

             “Shiny Pop”, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2011      “I Think It’s Conceptual!”, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

             “Chain Letter”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

             “War Making: An Exhibition Of This Time”, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT

2010     “sameness-difference-variance”, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT

             “Flock”, Artspace, New Haven, CT 

                         - curated by Patricia Hickson and Kristina Newman-Scott

             “Large Drawings”, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT

2009    “A Book About Death”, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY

             “Soft Serve”, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Gallery, Hartford, CT

2008    “The Toy Show”, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College,  

                     Machester, CT

2007    “Black + White and Red Upstairs”, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

             “Playing For Keeps, Toys and Their Side Effects”, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

             “Connecticut Contemporary”, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

                         - chosen by Sol LeWitt for inclusion

             “Spring Salone.07”, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2006    “48 Hours of Art”, First Night Hartford installation in Hartford 21 building,  

                    Hartford, CT

             Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH

             “Moxie: The Best of City-Wide Open Studios 2005”, Green Gallery, Yale School of Art,

                    New Haven, CT

                          - curated by Jodi Hanel of Exit Art, New York  

             “Model Citizens”, Artspace annex, New Haven, CT / Rockingham Arts and Museum 

                    Project, Bellows Falls, VT / Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY

                          - curated and conceived by Michael Oatman

             "The Boss Show", Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

2005    “La Superette 2005”, Exit Art, New York 

             “Politics as Usual” : Eight artists express their views on America's foreign policy,

                   Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

             “The 23rd Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show”, Empire-Fulton Ferry State  

                   Park, Brooklyn, NY

2004   “Fully Tilted”, Sideshow Gallery, New York

200      “Hash Brown Potatoes”, Smack Mellon Studios, New York

                          - curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud

             “Pop”, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

             “Paperwork”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York

2001     “Red Hot and Cool”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York 

             “Works on Paper”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York  

2000   “Dog Days”, Pacifico Fine Art, New York

             “Sidelong Glance”, im n iL, Brooklyn, New York

                          - curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud  

             Live Paint Fine Art, New York

1999     New Youth Gallery, New York


BIBLIOGRAPHY

 “From Below The Surface”, The Artist’s Magazine, June 2017

 “Lost in Space”, Daily Nutmeg, November 1, 2016

 “Wonders Wandered”, Daily Nutmeg, October 27, 2015

 “On9 Welcomes CWOS”, New Haven Independent, October 7, 2015

 “Patterns of Interference”, Art in Print, July – August 2015, Volume 5, Number 2

 “Night Vision: Mark Williams Paintings at EBK Gallery”, Tori Ryz blog

 “D.C. galleries: ‘Form Transformed,’ ‘Kaddish and Narrative,’ ‘Play by Play’”, The Washington

       Post, January 24, 2014

 “’Play By Play’ Reveals Childhood Idiosyncracies”, ArtSee, January 8, 2014

 “EyeShow: A Virtual Exhibition (Ninth in a Series)”, New Haven Independent

       January 11, 2013

 “’The War Is Over’, Works By Mark Williams”, Hartford Courant, January 15, 2012

 “Darkness visible: "War Making" at A-Space Gallery”, Connecticut Art Scene, June 8, 2011 

 “Studio Visit: Jonathan Waters and the West Cove Gallery”, Two Coats of Paint, 

       December 14, 2010

 “Object Lesson #20”, New Haven Independent, July 16, 2009

 “Playing for Real: Reconsidering childhood things”, Hartford Advocate, February 28  -     

       March 5, 2008

 “A Christmas Story”, New Haven Independent, December 30, 2007

 “Open Warfare – Art and Evasion at the Alternative Space”, New Haven Advocate

       November 1, 2007 

 “Grand Projects’ closing leaves void in alternative-space art”, New Haven Register,        

       August 26, 2007

 “A “Killer” Closing”, New Haven Independent, July 31, 2007

 “Conceptual Connecticut”, Play, July 18, 2007

 “City-Wide heads to the ‘hoods”, New Haven Register, October 15, 2006

 “Playful pieces featured in Short North exhibit”, The Columbus Dispatch, October 12, 2006

 “Questions that need to be asked – a (self) interview with Mark Williams”, UCONN Free  

        Press, Volume 1, Issue 4, Week of January 30, 2006 

 “Marketing war for children”, Chronicle, January 19, 2006

 “Windham Art Center starts year with provocative exhibit, ‘Propagating War’”, 

       Broadcaster North Edition, January 13, 2006

 “”Propagating War” Exhibit”, Neighbors, January 2006

 “Art Exhibit”, Broadcaster North Edition, January 6, 2006    

 “Exhibit mixes politics and art”, The Daily Star, September 15, 2005

 “Iraqi Freedom To Crawford Yacht Club Launch”, Cool’Eh, Issue no. 4, Vol No. 1

 Review of book 26 Drawings by Mark Williams, Umbrella, August 2004  

 “Hash Brown  Potatoes”, The New York Times, July 12, 2002


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2008    Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism artist fellowship grant

2005    Full fellowship award at the Vermont Studio Center, Joan Mitchell Foundation

1996     Lacoste School of the Arts Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art

              Robert Wolfe Printmaking Scholarship, Miami University, Oxford, OH


SPEAKING INVITATIONS   

2017     Interviewed on 89.5FM WPKN, Live Culture with Martha Willette Lewis -- Episode 32

                  greetings from the Labyrinth part two!

2017     Interviewed on Eyewitness News 3, Art 25 brings business and art together 

2014     Artist Talk given to faculty and students, University of New Haven 

2014     PechaKucha, New Haven, CT

2007    Artist Talk given to faculty and students, Three Rivers Community College  

2007    Interviewed on CT Nites LIVE radio show

2006    Interviewed on 88.1 WESU FM, Middletown Connecticut's NPR affiliate

2005    Artist Talk given to faculty and students, The Cleveland Institute of Art 

2004   Artist Talk and Overview of exhibition “Full Tilt”, University of Connecticut 


COLLECTIONS  

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Great Meadows Foundation, Louisville, KY

Art Space flatfiles, New Haven, CT

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

University of Miami, Miami, FL

Miami University, Oxford, OH

Wright State University, Dayton, OH 

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Sol LeWitt, Chester, CT

Sean Scully, New York, NY

Donald Baechler, New York, NY

Bob Nickas, New York, NY

Omar Lopez-Chahoud, New York, NY

Marie Samuels, New York, NY and Newport, RI

Sam and Martha Peterson, New York, NY and Hamden, CT

Tim and Lisa Nikiforuk, San Diego, CA

William Anthony, New York, NY