Peter Williams

Born 1952, America
LIves and works in Delaware

The paintings of Peter Williams have been described by artist and writer William Eckhardt Kohler as “in no particular order: hallucinogenic, acerbic, pained, beautiful, confessional, obsessive, critical, jarring, wild, weird, and profoundly human. They are born from Williams’ experiences of race, appetite, and physical vulnerability. The visual lexicon is a heady blend of psychedelic color, abstract pattern, and cartoon-manic imagery.” Williams presented his first solo exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles in 2018. Other recent solo exhibitions include Foxy Productions and Novella Gallery in New York and Paul Kotula Projects in Detroit. In 2017, he participated in Prospect.4: The Lotus In Spite Of The Swamp, Prospect Triennial, New Orleans, and in 2016 he was included in the group show “Me, My, Mine: Commanding Subjectivity in Painting” at DC Moore Gallery. Williams is the recipient of numerous grants, including a Joan Mitchell Award in 2004, Williams was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is in the permanent collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Mott-Warsh Collection in Flint, MI and the¬†Smithsonian American Art Museum.


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