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BIOGRAPHY
 
Pat Ward Williams

6060 Lime Avenue . Long Beach, CA 90805
Tel. (562) 728-1016 . Fax. (562) 728-8846 . e-mail.
pwardw@global.co.za

EDUCATION

1987 MFA Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1982 BFA Photography, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1991-prsnt Associate Professor of Art, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
1989-91 Core Faculty for Program in Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1987-89 Adjunct professor, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
1987-88 Adjunct professor, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
1984-86 Instructor, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD

AWARDS

1996-1997 Fulbright Regional Research Fellowship, Based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, from Sept. 1996-Jan. 1998
1995 California Community Foundation, Getty Trust Fellowship Individual Artists Grant
1994 National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1991 City of Los Angeles, Community Appreciation Award
1990 National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1988 CityArts Individual Artists Grant, Baltimore, MD NEA / Mid-Atlantic Regional Visual Arts Fellowship for Works on Paper
1987 National Newspaper Publishers Award, Best News Photography
1987 North Avenue Centennial Project, Commissioned Photographer
1985-1987 Ford Foundation Grant
1980 Emily Sartain Traveling Fellowship for Photography, Travel to Nigeria, 1981

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1997 "Suspect", Civic Theater Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1996 "Words to Live By," Project Row Houses and Photofest 1996,Houston, TX
"Self-Possessed", Watts Towers Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
1995 "Some of Us Were Brave", Manchester Craftsman's Guild, Pittsburgh,PA
"Class", Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Hartford, Conn.
1994 "Deuce of Clubs"," Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
"Be Black and Die (Things to Do)", PPOW, 534 Broadway, New York, NY
"I Remember It Well," Community Artist Collective, Houston, TX
1993 "Discovery and Conquest," Smith College, Northampton, MA
"Crossing the L.A.. Bridge," Skirball Museum, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
1992 "Vantage Point," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1991 "Probable Cause," Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1990 "MOVE?," Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
"Pat Ward Williams," Redeye Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1989 "Brokenhearted," Jamaica Arts Center, New York, NY
"Political Varieties," Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

1988 "Political Varieties," INTAR Gallery, New York, NY
"Photographic Installations," Gormley Gallery, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland
1987 "Social/Sexual/Personal Politics," The Gatehouse Gallery, Washington, DC.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

1997 "Purity and Danger," Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Trade Routes: Second Johannesburg Biennial," The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
1996 National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica Central Art Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
1995 Queens Park Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados Eric Williams Finance Building, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Guignard Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Museu da Cravura Cidade de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
Sala Rg A Venezuela (Romulo Gallegos), Caracas, Venezuela
1995 "Personal Narratives, Women Photographers of Color," Brasilia, Brazil
1994 The Fifth Havana Biennial: Art, Society and Reflection," The National Museum of Fine Arts and The Wifredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba

"BREDA FOTOGRAFICA 1994," DeBeyerd Centre for Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands
"The Biennial of Havana in Aachen," The Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Germany
1993 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen Denmark
Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Forum Studtpark, Graz, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Essen Germany
The Whitney Bienniel in Korea, Museum of Modern Art, Souel Korea


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1999 'Other Narratives," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston TX
"Focused Works", ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio TX
1998 "20 Artists/20 Years," Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1997 "A Hotbed of Advanced Art," University of California Irvine, Irvine CA
1996 "Projections in Public: Intermission Images", AMC Theaters, Los Angeles, CA
"Artscape," Belmont Station, Baltimore, MD
1995 "P.L.A.N.: Photography Los Angeles Now," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Face Forward: Contemporary Self-Portraiture", Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art," UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum Art, Los Angeles, CA
"African-American Representations of Masculinity," Watts Towers Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA "Home is Where.", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
"Ascending Generations", Jane Steingart Gallery, Oakland, CA
"Articulations: Forms of Language in Contemporary Art," Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY
1994 "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"UCI Faculty: New Work, " University Fine Arts Gallery, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
"Face to Face", Moore College of Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
"Imagining Families: Images and Voices," National African-American Museum Project, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
"Urban Revisions: Current Projects for the Public Realm, " Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Thirtieth Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
1993 "1993 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," Whitney Museum of American Art," New York, NY
"Crossing The L.A. Bridge," Skirball Museum of the Hebrew Union College, L.A. CA
"L.A. Next," Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
"Family Values," 494 Gallery, New York, NY
"The Language of Power," Arts Festival Of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
"Personal Narratives," Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
1992 "African-Americans and American Jews," The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
"Re-Framings," Randolph Street Galley, Chicago, IL
"Dirt and Domesticity", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"This is my Body/This is my Blood," Amherst, College, Amherst, MA
"Photomontage in America," John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheyboygan, WI
"RSVP," The Hans and Walter Bechtler Gallery, Charlotte, NC
"Photo biographers," The Atlanta Gallery of Photography, Atlanta, GA
"Re-Presenting Terrorism," Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
"No Justice, No Peace?," California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1991 "Nnommo: Spirit of the Word," Bomani Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"News as Muse," School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
"1992: Conquests Belong Not Only to the Past," INTAR Gallery, New York, NY
"Image/Object/Place," California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
"Diversity and Ethnicity," The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
1990 "The Decade Show," The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
"Family Stories," Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY
"The Tell-Tale Heart," Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
"The Next Generation," Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
"Art and Conscience," Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
"Blues in the Night," Otis Parsons School of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1989 "Loaded," Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
"Sibling Rivalry," Tisch School of Art, New York, NY
"Dia De Los Muertos/Los Angelitos," Alternative Museum, New York, NY
"Black Photographers Bear Witness: 100 Years of Social Protest Photography," Williams College Museum of Art, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
"Hale Woodruff Memorial Biennial," The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
"Another Look," Film in the Cities, Minneapolis, MN
"Constructed Images," Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
1988 "Autobiography: In Her Own Image." INTAR Gallery, New York, NY
"Politically Charged," First Street Forum, St. Louis, MO
"Ford Foundation Grantees," Eubie Blake Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD
"New Black Photographers," Society for Photographic Education, Houston, TX
1987 "Race and Representation," Hunter College, New York, NY
"Artscape '87: Rooms with Views," (installation) Baltimore, MD
"Image/Identity," Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
"Eighth Annual National Exhibition," JB Speed Museum, Louisville, KY, (Purchase Prize) "Homage to Sir John Hershel", Gormley Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"23rd Annual Juried Exhibition," (juried by Bill Olander: New Museum of
Contemporary Art , NY) , Easton Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD
1996 "Sweet Land of Liberty," School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
"Space: New Form, New Function," Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
"Seventh Annual National Art Exhibition," Atlanta, GA, (First place purchase prize)
"Invitational Black Artists Exhibition," Life of Maryland Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"School 33 Resident Artists Exhibition," School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
"Baltimore Artists Exchange Exhibition," Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
"Humor, Wit, and Whimsy," Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD
1995 "School 33 Resident Artists Exhibition," School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
"New Photo Artists," Fox Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1984 "Transitions/1984", Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
"GROUP Photography Show," Alcazar Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1983 "Black Woman/Power and Image," Antioch University, Philadelphia, PA
1982 "Photo Credit to Read: Pat Ward Williams," Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

BOOKS (in which work is cited)

1997 Reframings: New American Feminist Photographers, by Diane Neimer, Critizing Photographs, Second Edition by Terry Barrett
1996 Other Visions, Other Voices, by Paul Von Blum, University Press of America, Lanam Maryland, 1994
Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, by Susan Cahan and Zoya Kocur, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and Routledge, London
1995 The 1995 International Yearbook, Collier's Encyclopedia, New York, Toronto, Sydney
Gumbo Ya Ya: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Women Artists, Midmarch Arts Press, New York, NY,
1993 The Art of Seeing, 3rd edition, by Paul Zelanski and Mary Fisher, Prentice Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ , Pg. 38
FAULTLINE, Vol. 1, Spring 1993, pg. 23
Art For Work: The New Renaissance in Corporate Collecting, By Marjory Jacobson, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA,
1992 Black Popular Culture, a project by Michele Wallace, edited by Gina Dent, Published by Dia Center for the Arts, Bay Press, Seattle
How Art Becomes History, by Maurice Berger, HarperCollins, Flesh and Blood: Photographers' Images of Their Own Families, Abigail Heyman, Published by The Picture Project, New York, NY,
1990 Mixed Blessings, by Lucy Lippard, Pantheon Books, New York, NY,

CATALOGUES (in which work is cited)

Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennnale 1997,
Okwei Enwezor, African Institute of Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, South Africa
Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University
of North Carolina at Greensboro, Nov. 1995
Probable Cause, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA (monograph)
The Black Male: Representation of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art,
Thelma Golden, 1994, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Quinta Biennal de la Habana, "Art, Society, Reflection," May 1994, Havana, Cuba
The Theater of Refusal-Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, Fine Arts Gallery, UC Irvine, 1993
Personal Narratives: Women Photographers of Color, South East Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, 1993

Bridges and Boundaries, George Braziller of the Jewish Museum, 1992 RSVP, Hans and Walter Betchler, Charlotte, NC, 1991
Nnommo: Spirit of the Word," Bomani Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Imagining Families, Images and Voices, The National African American Museum Project, The Smithsonian Institution, 1994
MisTaken Identities, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
No Justice, No Peace...Resolutions, The California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA


INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS (in which work is cited)

1997 Pat Ward Williams, "Outskirts", Market Galleries, July-September 1997
Brenda Atkinson, "Defusing the Potential," Mail and Guardian, August 22, 1997
The Gallery, Civic Theatre, City Vision, August 28, 1997
1995 "Female Issues Through Art", Personal Narratives: Women Photographers of Color, Trinidad Guardian, March 10, 1995
Claudia Thevenet, "Narrativas Passoais: Fotografas Afro-Americanas", Journal de Brasil: Exposicoes, June 2, 1995
Helio Hara, "Acervos da Historia Negra", Historia Pessoais: Fotografas de Cor, O Globo RioShow, June 2, 1995
Mario Margutti, "Fotografas Negras Afirmam Identidade", Journal de Commercio, June 1, 1995
"Minismo Negro", Narrrativivas Pessoais: Fotografas Afro- Americanas Claudia Miranda, "O Brasil c o Negro Sob Foco", Narrativas Pessoais: Fotografas Afro- Americanas, Tribuna Da Imprensa, May 20, 1995
Jen Budney, "Black Male", Flash Art, February 1995
1994 Thelma Golden, "Photo Text," Poliester: Una Revista de Arte Contemporano, Vol. 2 No. 5, 1994,
1993 Lasse Sjoberg, "Spranggamne av grovsta kaliber pa Louisiana", Karlskoga , Oct. 16, 1993
Ann Ring Pedersen, "Med bevigstgrelsen i front," Kristellgt Dagblad, Sept. 13, 1993
Tonie Yde Bech and Lars Johnnessen, "Racismens ansigt, " Helsingborg Dagblad, 1993
Kjeld Jacobsen, "Hva' glor du pa?, " Dansk Grafia, Sept 1993
Larsolof Carlsson, "Vara Iidentiteter Belysta, " Helsingborg Dagblad, Sept. 6,1993
Franz Niegelhell, "Identitatsdebatte in Ausstellungsform, " Freitag, April 30, 1993
Stefan Richter, "Mistaken Identities", Chronik, April 1993
1991 Maurice Berger,"Rassismus in US Museen?," Kunstforum International, 1991


PUBLICATIONS (in which work is cited)

1998 Howerdeena Pindell, "The Johannesburg Bieniennial and an Interview with Olu Oglibu," International Review of African American Art, Vol.15 #3
1996 Peter Frank, "Pick of the Week: Pat Ward Williams," LA Weekly, August 9, 1996
Nancy Taylor, "The Black Male Show," ARTWEEK, March 1996
Gloria Toxey, "Eye of the Storm," LA Weekly, February, 4,1996
Reed Johnson, "Artist Ponders Shades of Gray, Self-Possessed, Daily News, August 23, 1996
Zan Dubin, "A Project That Gives New Meaning to the Term 'Art House'", Los Angeles Times, January 27, 1996
Tania Soussan, "Four Images in Cinema Slide Show Banned", Pasadena Star-News, Feb 5, 1996
Peter Frank, "Trailer Park", LA Weekly, January 26-February 1, 1996
Larry Wilson, "It's Not Art That Offends", Star News, Febrary 1, 1996
1995 Deborah Willis, "Imagining Families: Images and Voices," Photo Review, Winter1995
Malika Brown, "Black Male at Armand Hammer Museum: Exhibit is a Matter of Perception", Los Angeles Sentinel, May 4, 1995
Richard Smith, "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Art at the Armand Hammer Art and Cultural Center, Artweek, July 1995
BUZZ, "Is LA Ready for the Black Male?" May 1995
Laura Acconelli, "Provocative Art", Daily Breeze, April 30, 1995
Sandra Hernandez, "Response to the Call", L.A. Weekly, April 1995
Jen Budney, "Black Male", Flash Art, February 1995
Lynelle George, "The Black Male Debate", Los Angeles Times, February 22, 1995
1994 Lisa Kennedy, "Brothers and Others", Village Voice, November 22, 1994
Celeste Connor, "Social Sight," Artweek, Vol. 25 No. 9, May 5, 1994
Cathy Curtis, "Faculty Show is a Grade Above the Others, "The LA Times, April 23, 1994
UCI Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, Spring 1994, (Cover Photograph) The International Review of African-American Art, Vol. 11 No. 3, 1994,
"Image and Identity: African-American Experience in 20th centuryAmerican Art," Pg.39 Betty Klausner, "U.S. Contingent in Havana", Art In America, October 1994, Pg. 44
1993 Victoria Martin, "Talking Back," Artweek, February 4, 1993, Vol. No. 3, San Jose, CA
DanielVaneciano, "No Justice, No Peace.... Resolutions? "The New Art Examiner, 2/93
Lynn Ritchie, "Exhibition with a Mission," Financial Times Weekend. April 3, 1993
Cathy Curtis, "Seeing in Black and White," Los Angeles Times, April 20, 1993
1992 Paul Von Blum, Z MAGAZINE, December 1992, Volume 5 number 12, Institute for Social and Cultural Change, Boston, MA
Elizabeth Hess, "Window Pain," The Village Voice, February 11, 1992
Edward J. Sozanski, "On Galleries," The Philsdelphia Inquirer Jan., 30, 1992
1990 "SigAlert," ARTFORUM, October, 1990
Kellie Jones, "In Their Own Image,"ARTFORUM, November, 1990
"Racism, Identity, and the Blues Aesthetic," High Performance, Winter 1990
"Speaking Out: Some Distance to Go," ART IN AMERICA, September 1990
Andy Grundberg, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to my Life," THE NEW YORK TIMES,August 3, 1990
Judy Collischan Van Wagner, "Pat Ward Williams: Personal and Political Observations," CEPA Journal, Vol. 4 / No. 1 1990
"MOVE?," CENTER QUARTERLY, Vol. 2/ No. 2 1990, (authored) Stephen Margulis, "Pat Ward Williams at the Fayerweather Gallery," THE New Art Examiner, May 1990
1989 Andy Grundberg, "Photography View," The New York Times, July 2, 1989
Judy Collischen Van Wagner, "Pat Ward Williams," ARTS Magizine, March 1989
Moira Roth and Portia Cobb, "An Interview With Pat Ward Williams," AFTERIMAGE, 1/89
1988 Jabari Assim, "Art From A Political Perspective, St, LOUIS AMERICAN, Sept. 4 ,1993

COMMISSIONS IN PUBLIC ART

1995 Gilbert Lindsay Memorial, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA,
1999 "Cultural Explainers: Portals Project," Social and Public Art Resource Center
2000 Los Angeles Municipal Transportation Authority, Lake Avenue Light Rail Station, Pasadena, CA
Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Center, Hollywood, CA

OTHER WEBSITES

http://www.neosoft.com/~prh/art.html

http://www.artmedia.com/projects/projections/pi09html

http://www.artmedia.com/projects/projections/pi10html

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

1992-1995 National Board of Directors, Society for Photographic
Education
1993-prsnt Board of Directors, Black Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988-1998 Member: College Art Association, Society for Photographic
Education
1996-1997 Board of Directors, Market Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg,
South Africa
1996-1997 Co-Chairperson, Concerned Photographers Group, Johannesburg,
South Africa

 

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