June Kelly Gallery

Philemona Williamson

Garden Gift, 2010
Oil on linen
48 x 60 inches

Born in New York
Lives and works in Upper Montclair, NJ

Education
1979 MA, New York University, NY
1973 BA, Bennington College, VT

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 Fractured Tales, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2009 Philemona Williamson Exhibition, curated by Bertha Gutman, Delaware County Community
  College, Media, PA; brochure
2008 Sudden Passage, essay by Cynthia Nadelman, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2006 New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2003 New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York; catalogue
2001 Philemona Williamson/Barbara Friedman, curated by Catherine Bernard, Amelie A. Wallace
  Gallery, College at Old Westbury, New York
2000 New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1999 Time and Memory: Paintings by Philemona Williamson, John Michael
  Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1998 Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1995 New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1994 Philemona Williamson: Fables and Fantasies, Hypo-Bank, New York; catalogue
1993 Inaugural Exhibition, Flushing Council on Culture & Arts, New York
Selected Paintings
, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1992 New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, PA
1991 African American Museum, Hempstead, New York
1990

Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton College of Long Island University,
 
 Southampton, New York

1989 Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Philemona Williamson: Recent Paintings, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Shrew'd: The Smart & Sassy Survey of American Woman Artists, curated by Sharon Kennedy,
  Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; catalogue
Children’s Pleasures: American Celebrations of Childhood
, Hofstra University Museum,
 Hempstead, NY; catalogue
2009-12 A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art, organized by Rutgers-Camden
  Center for the Arts and co-curated by Dr. Martin Rosenberg, Rutgers University and Dr. J.
  Susan Isaacs, Towson University; catalogue. The exhibition will travel nationally under
  the auspices of the Curatorial Assistance Exhibition and Art Services.
2007 Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr.
  Collection
, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL; catalogue
2005 Five Contemporary Voices in A New Space, curated by Bianca Dorsey of the June Kelly
  Gallery, Delta Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC; brochure
2004 A Universe of Art, organized by Corporate Art Directions, Credit Suisse First Boston,
  New York
Unveiling the Image: Multicultural Women Artists, curated by Nancy Cohen and Denise Call,
  New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; catalogue
2003 Growing Up: Childhood in American and Native American Art, Montclair Art Museum, NJ
2000 Collector’s Choice II: Contemporary Art from Central Florida Collections, Orlando Museum of
  Art, FL; catalogue
1999 Drawing in the Present Tense, curated by George Negroponte and Roger Sheperd, Arnold
  and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, traveling exhibition;
  catalogue
1998 Postcards from Black America, curated by Rob Perrée, De Beyerd, Center for Contemporary
  Art in Breda, Netherlands, and the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands; catalogue
Walk the Walk: Mentoring Youth in Art, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO;
  brochure
1997 Women In Full Effect, curated by Nanette Carter, sponsored by RUSH Philanthropic Art
  Foundation, New York
1996 Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists, Inaugural
  exhibition curated by Dr. Jontyle Robinson, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art,
  Atlanta, GA. Other venues: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Polk Museum of
  Art, Lakeland, FL; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; African American Museum,
  Dallas, TX; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, and the Ulrich Museum of
  Art, Wichita, KS, catalogue
Real: Figurative Narratives in Contemporary African-American Art
, curated by Amy
  Cappellazzo, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
The Boat, Object and Metaphor, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY, and the Rubelle and Norman
  Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Other Agendas, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery of CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Public and Corporate Collections
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Hampton University Museum, VA
Sheldon Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Mott-Warsh Art Collection, Flint MI
AT&T, NJ
Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, NY

Special Projects/Commissions
2006-2007 Seasons, Faceted Glass, commissioned by the MTA-Art in Transit, Livonia Station,
  Brooklyn, NY
2003-2004 Folktales From Around the World, four glass mosaic murals, 6 feet x 15 feet & 6 feet x 8 feet,
  commissioned by the New York State School Construction Authority and the New York
  City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
1999 Art in Embassy Program, US State Department, Madagascar

Grants and Awards
2008 Bau Institute, two-week residency, Otranto, Italy
1997 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting, New York
1993-1994 Ludwig Vogelstein Grant, New York
1992 Arts in Transit Poster Commission, Union Square Station, New York
1991 New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting
1989-1990 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York
1988 Artists Space, Exhibition Grant, New York
1987-1988 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting, Washington, DC
1983 The Millay Colony for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence, Austerlitz, NY

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