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ROSEMARY WILLIAMS
All of my work involves stepping out of the studio and engaging with
the world outside in some way. This interest in the non-art world stems
from a belief that art has a social and communicative potential that is
not limited to those actively engaged in making or working with art. I
have often used my work as a source of connection between myself
and others: for example contacting and interviewing CEO’s, or talking
with strangers on the street trying to convince them to whisper a secret
into my microphone. The work also offers viewers the opportunity to
make connections, through recognizing the image being presented to
them in their own lives, and empathizing with the emotional content
offered in the work.
Solo Exhibitions

University of Michigan, Residential College Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007
Bodega Booty, buzzerthirty, Astoria, NY, 2005
Listing, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, 2005
New Work, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA, 1999

Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings

Point of Purchase, dumbo art center (dac), Brooklyn, NY, 2006
8X8X8 LON/MSP/NYC, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2006; Latitude, Fieldgate Gallery, London, England, 2007; New York, NY
2007
Company Man, Chase Building, organized by the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI, 2005
SignAge, public art installation for the 8th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn, NY, 2004
Space Invaders, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Pulse 2004, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2004
Suspension: Sonic Absorption, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA, in conjunction with 2004 College Art Association Conference, 2004
Video Screening, Flux Core, Brooklyn, NY, 2003
12 Views, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2001

Selected Bibliography

Triangle Artists Workshop 2006, Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY, 2007.
Rob Walker, “Q&A: Rosemary Williams, Behind the Wall of Mall,” www.murketing.com, September 5, 2006.
Christopher Koza, “Soap Factory,” The Pulse, Minneapolis, MN, May 25, 2006.
Melissa Mansfield, “New exhibit examines private vs. public space,” Newsday (Associated Press), New York, NY, October 4, 2004.
Nicole DeArmendi, “Is it Art?,” Style Weekly, Richmond, VA, May 12, 2004.
Celina Jeffery, “Christian Marclay & Suspension: Sonic Absorption,” drain (drainmag.com), Issue 01, 2004.
Regina Hackett, “ConWorks shows deliver fun and heartbreak,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 27, 2004.
Drawing Papers #22: 12 Views, exhibition catalogue, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, September 2001, 24-5.

Residencies

Triangle Artists Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, 2006

Education

MFA, Combined Media, Hunter College, City University of New York, May 2005
BFA, Visual Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1994
BA, American Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1994