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Philemona Williamson Bio

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

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2024 Philemona Williamson: Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2023 Philemona Williamson: The Borders of Innocence, Galerie Semiose, Paris, France
2022 Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2021 Paintings from the Studio, The David Teiger Gallery for the Studio Arts, Elizabeth B. McGraw
  Arts Center, June Kelly Livingston, NJ
Entangled in Truth, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA; catalogue
Paradise Island, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York
Barbara Friedman and Philemona Williamson, Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2019 Fractured Memories: The Art of Philemona Williamson, Hartwick College, Foreman Gallery,
  Oneonta, NY
2018 Drumthwacket, Governor’s Residence, Trenton, NJ
2017 Hovering Tales: New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Career Retrospective: Philemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives, essay by chief curator
  Gail Stavitsky, Montclair Art Museum, NJ; catalog
Ashé in the Art of Philemona Williamson, The Beautiful Somewhere: The Art of Philemona
, curator and essayist, Arturo Lindsay, The Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery
  and Museum, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, University of
  North Carolina at Chapel Hill; brochure
2015 Black & Colored: Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2013 Philemona Williamson: New Works, Delaware Center For The Contemporary Art,
  Wilmington, DE
2012 Philemona Williamson: New Work, Center for the Arts, Holtzman Gallery, Townson
  University, MD; catalogue
2010 Fractured Tales, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2009 Philemona Williamson Exhibition, curated by Bertha Gutman, The Gallery at Delaware
  County Community College, Media, PA; brochure
2008 Philemona Williamson: Sudden Passages: New Paintings, 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, curated by Catherine Bernard, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, College at
  Old Westbury, New York
2000 New Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1999 Philemona Williamson….And What She Found There, essay by Leslie Umberger, Assistant
  Curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; brochure
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 Philemona Williamson Paintings, African American Museum, Hempstead, New York
Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Philemona Williamson: Through the Looking Glass, The Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton
  College of Long Island University, Southampton, NY
1989 Philemona Williamson, Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Philemona Williamson: Recent Paintings, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2024 Century: 100 Years of Black Art at MAM, Montclair Museum of Art, NJ
The Women of The June Kelly Gallery, June Kelly Gallery, New York
(Apr) Art Brussels art fair, Belgium: Galerie Semiose
(Mar) Drawing Now art fair, Paris: Galerie Semiose
Entangled Gaze, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art Geneva art fair, Switzerland: Galerie Semiose
(Feb-Jun) 100 years of Black Art at MAM, Montclair Museum, NJ
2023 Paris+ by Art Basel art fair, Paris: Galerie Semiose
Je ne suis pas ce que tu vois de moi, Fondation Frances, Clichy, France
Sins of the Fathers, Taymour Grahne Projects, London
Cyclical Bloom, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
EXPO CHICAGO, International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art: Jenkins
  Johnson Gallery
Drawing Now Art Fair, Carreau du Temple: Galerie Semiose, Paris
The Minotaur’s Daydream, Galerie Semiose, Paris
2022 Narrative Images: Wendell Jeffrey & Philemona Williamson, RVCC Art Gallery,
  Branchburg, NJ
The New Drawing Room, MassArt x SoWa, Boston, MA 2022 Claiming The Narrative, The Visual Arts Center, Summit, New Jersey
Body Burdens, curated by students of Collective Curating in collaboration with Professors
  Keith Miller and Eugene Kisin. Exhibiting artists include: Claudia Bitran, Paulina Freifeld,
  Alessandro Del Gatto, Eden, Taff and Philemona Williamson, Gallatin Gallery, New York
2021 ART FAIRS: Frieze London OVR / Armory show NYC / Miami Art Basel: Jenkins Johnson
Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA 2021 Paradise Island, Steven Harvey Fine Arts
The Minotaur’s Daydream, curated by Anthony Cudahy, Semiose Galerie, Paris, France
2019-20 SALLY…An Interdisciplinary Exhibition, project curators: Sasha Chavchavadze and
  Joanne McFarland, The Old Stone House & Washington Park Artpoetica Project Space The
  Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, Brooklyn, NY; catalogue
2017 Celebrating 30 Years, Gallery Artists: Drawings and Photographs, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Painting My Personal Journey, Kalamazoo Art Institute, Flint, MI
Converging Voices: Gender and Identity, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
2016 Recharging the Image: Selections from the Mott-Warsh Collection, The Visual Arts Center,
  Summit, NJ
Visions of Our 44th President Barak Obama, traveling exhibition, organized by Charles H.
  Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI
2010 Shrew'd: The Smart and Sassy Survey of American Women Artists, curated by Sharon Kennedy,
  Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; catalogue
Children’s Pleasures: American Celebrations of Childhood, curated by Dr. Donna Barnes,
  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.
, 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
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, catalog

Awards and Residencies
The Joan Mitchell Foundation
Pollock Krasner
National Endowment For The Arts
New York Foundation For The Arts
Milay Colony

Public and Corporate Collections
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Newark Museum, NJ
Hampton University Museum, VA
Sheldon Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Smith College Museum of Art, North Hampton, MA
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI
Mott-Warsh Art Collection, Flint MI
Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, NY
Art in Embassy Program, US State Department-Madagascar

Public Works
Fused glass murals, MTA Arts in Transit Program, Livonia Avenue Subway Station,
Brooklyn, NY
Poster, MTA Poetry in Motion , NYC School Authority
Mosaic Mural, Glenwood Campus School

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