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BIOGRAPHY

Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary figurative painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork. Williams is represented by 101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA, and Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1984 Drawing and Painting

WORK INCLUDES

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Instructor
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Instructor
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Instructor
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Instructor

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Convergence"
2011
Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, "Eklektikos"
2010
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Berlin, Germany, "Kent Williams at Merry Karnowsky Gallery Berlin"
2008
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Swim in the Deep Water"
2008
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "In Animate"
2007
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, "Outwin Boochever Portrait Painting and Sculpture Exhibition"
2006
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Amalgam"
2006
Duke University Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC, "Critics Choice: Julia Morton"
2000
Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, "Ophthalm: New Drawings & Paintings"
2013
101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA. "How Human of You"
2014

AWARDS INCLUDE

The Yellow Kid: Lucca, Italy
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, "Outwin Boochever Portrait Painting and Sculpture Exhibition", 2002-2007

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE

Kent WIlliams: Ophthalm, hardcover, text by Alex Ross, 3A Publishing, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Kent Williams: Eklektikos, hardcover, text by Peter Frank and Alex Ross, ASFA, Pacific Grove, CA
Kent Williams, Amalgam: Paintings and Drawings, 1992-2007, hardcover, text by Edward Lucie-Smith and Julia Morton, ASFA, Pacific Grove, CA

CLASSES

Nude Body
   
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