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Alun Williams
born in 1961 in Manchester, England
lives and works in New York

Alun Williams was born in Manchester (UK) in 1961. He exhibited his work for the first time in 1979 at the University of Manchester and in the same year left to study painting at the School of Art of the University of Wales. In 1981-82 he benefited from an overseas study grant to begin his long relationship with France as a student at the National Art School in Bourges. He finished his studies in Wales, had a solo exhibition at the Galerie Medamothi in Montpellier, then continues studying at Blackheath School of Art in London before beginning his Masters at Goldsmiths’ College (1986-87).

At this time, he exhibited notably at Maureen Paley (Interim Art) in London, as well as at the Museums of Stoke-on-Trent and Peterborough (UK). He undertook a residency and solo exhibition at the Art School of Nîmes (France), as well as at different venues and galleries in London. In 1991, he traveled to the USA and Canada, for a series of lectures and residencies. In 1992, with Isabelle Viallat, he created the Association La Vigie in Nîmes, and in 1993 he joined the Board of Directors of the Triangle Arts Association in New York. In 1995 he was the founder, with Claire Lesteven and Bernard Plasse, of the Triangle France Association, in Marseille at the Friche Belle de Mai. Since 1998, he has been based in New York, and in 2000, he was the founder of Parker’s Box, in the artist-run gallery neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Today, while concentrating his energies on his own painting practice, Alun Williams continues his involvement in the experimental projects undertaken by Parker’s Box, Brooklyn and supports the activities of Triangle in New York and closely follows those of Triangle France in Marseille and La Vigie in Nîmes.

He is also a long-distance runner and member of the New York Road Runners Club and North Brooklyn Runners.



NEXT SOLO EXHIBITIONS


Handel Street Projects, Londres
Octobre 2017



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Je n'oublie jamais un visage, mais pour vous je ferai une exception
Galerie Raymond Hains
, Beaux-Arts, Saint-Brieuc
2017 Une Partie de Campagne à Chassagne-Montrachet
2017 Pour le Plaisir des Sénélites, galerie anne barrault


2014 Spargentis, galerie anne barrault

2012 Distinguishing Marks, Presentation Gallery, Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts, USA

2011 Jules, Victorine, La Fornarina et Le Psychologue, galerie anne barrault, Paris

2009   Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris

2007   *Le Moulin, Espace d’Art, La Valette du Var

2001   Gasworks International Residency Programme, Londres, Angleterre

2000   Galerie du Tableau, Marseille

1997  *Le Moulin, La Valette du Var
1997 Galerie du Tableau, West Chelsea Arts Building, New York, USA

1995   Galerie du Placard, Paris & Nîmes
1995 Galerie du Tableau, Marseille
1995 La Tour du Roy René, Marseille

1993   Galerie Raph Debarrn, Paris & Nice

1992   Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

1991   Galerie Pascal Paradis, Nice

1990   Municipal Contemporary Art Gallery, La Tête d’Obsidienne, La Seyne sur Mer

1989  *Ecole de Nîmes, Nîmes

1988   Tom Allen Centre, Stratford, Londres, Angleterre
1988 City Museum et Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Angleterre
1988 Mario Flecha Gallery, Londres, Angleterre

1984   Galerie MedaMothi, Montpellier

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)              *catalogue

2016 nouveau ! Tiziana La Melia, Guillaume Pinard, Stéphanie Saadé, Dasha Shishkin, Céline Vaché-Olivieri, Alun Williams, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, France

2015-16 Iconographie, Frac Limousin, Limoges, France; curator Yannick Milou

2015 peinture(s), Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, France

2014 Où commence le futur ? curated by
Gilbert PERLEIN & Rébecca FRANÇOIS
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice

2014 Detail, commissaire: Andrew Bracey, H-Project Space, Bangkok, Thaïlande

2014 Transition Gallery, London, England

2014 Usher Gallery, Lincoln, England

2014 L'Esprit du Lieu 2, Le Moulin, La Valette du Var, France

2014 La Vie est Un Collage, commissaire: Philippe Ducat, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris

2013 Bonjour Monsieur Matisse, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice

2013 E-motion, collection Bernard Massini, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence

2012 Sarah Tritz & Alun Williams, Art-O-Rama, Marseille

2012 What Only Paint Can Do, Triangle Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2008-2009 le chemin de peinture, * Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice
(with Gérard Gasiorowski, Denis Castelas, Valérie Favre et Stéphane Pencréac’h)

2007  Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2007 Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York

2006  timesharing, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris ( with Miriam Cahn, Gregory Forstner, Djordje Ozbolt)
2006 Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2003  *Oni Gallery, Boston, Mass

2002   Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2001  Le Moulin, galerie municipale d’art contemporain, La Valette du Var, France

1999  Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York (with Jean Bellissen and Jean-Jacques Ceccarelli)

1997-8  Galerie de La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

1997   *Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
1997 Artcade, Marseille, France (with Gerard Williams)

1996   *Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France

1995    Pavillon de Bercy, galerie municipale d’art contemporain, Paris (with Louis Cane, Djamel Tatah and Jean Sérou)
1995 CIAM, Université Mirail, Toulouse, France

1994 Galerie Raph Debarrn, Nice, France
1994 Galerie Modeparis, Château de Servières, Marseille, France

1993-94  *« Kultur on Tour » exposition itinérante, France et Allemagne

1992   *Musée des Beaux-Arts, Pau, France;
1992 Galerie Pascal Paradis, Nice, France
1992 Cercle Münster, Luxembourg
1992 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

1991  Vermont Studio Center Gallery, Johnson, Vermont

1989  Galerie Athanor, Marseille, France
1989 *Peterborough City Museum, Peterborough, England

1988  *City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, England
1988 Galerie Carreton, Nîmes, France

1987  Goldsmiths’ Gallery, London, England
1987 Mario Flecha Gallery, London, England

1986  OYB Gallery, London, England

1985 Interim Art, London, England (with Robert Ellis and Eric Bainbridge)

1982  Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales

1979  Undercroft Gallery, University of Manchester, Manchester, England

 

AFFILIATIONS

Fondateur & Président, Triangle France, Marseille
Fondateur & Vice-Président, La Vigie, Nîmes
Fondateur & Directeur, Parker’s Box, New York, USA
Board de Direction, Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA

 

BIBLOGRAPHY (SELECTION)
2016 Interdire, susciter, combattre, La prise de risque en création, published by the École des arts visuels et médiatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal : Quand le peintre a peur de montrer ses tableaux, Alun Williams, pp : 39 – 47

2016 Art Africa, summer; Making Space – a panel discussion, pp : 40-43

2014 Hudson Review, New York, At the Galleries, Karen Wilkin

2012 La Presse, Montréal, Québec, 22 October, Alun Williams, à la source de Montréal-Brooklyn, Eric Clément.

2012 zerodeux, Nantes, France, September, Art-o-rama, Patrice Joly.

2012 American Book Review, Houston, Texas, September/October, p 16. The History Painter : LEST : Alun Williams, Jonathan Goodman

2012 Wagmag, Brooklyn, New York, Critics Picks, Enrico Gomez

2011 LEST, Alun Williams monograph, published by Manuella Editions, Paris, texts by Cheyney Thompson, Eric Mangion, Alun Williams.

2011 Libération, Paris, December 1, p.27, Alun Williams, Peintre Spirituel, B. Ollier

2010 Le Monde Diplomatique, July, p. 3 (illustration)

2010 WG News, No. 23, p. 5, What Art Can Do, Trent Morse

2009 L’Oeil, April 2009, p. 101,France, La Peinture mène au Mamac, Jean-Christophe Castelain

2009 Le Patriote, Nº 2155, France, Le brouilleur de pistes, Rodolphe Cosimi

2009 Art Press, Nº 353, p. 85, Mamac Le Chemin de Peinture, Richard Leydier

2008 Catalogue, Le Chemin de Peinture, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France, texts by Gilbert Perlein, Michèle Brun, Pierre Padovani

2007  Artpress, Nº 340, décembre, expositions: Alun Williams, pp 90-91, Eric Mangion
2007 Journal Sous Officiel, Nº 033, été, Alun Williams, Aux Étoiles Disparues, pp 26-27, Xavier Girard
2007 Trace, journal-catalogue de l’exposition: Alun Williams, Aux Étoiles Disparues, Espace d’Art, Le Moulin, La Valette du Var, 32 pages, textes de: Isabelle Bourgeois, Eric Mangion, Bernard Massini, Yves Reynier          

2006    Artpress, Nº 326, septembre, l’événement, pp 20-21, Richard Leydier
2006 Art in America, janvier, Art World, p 150
2006 Paris-art.com, mars, expos-critiques, Timesharing, galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Stephanie Katz

2004  Coming Up, Octobre, Alun Williams, Inventeur de Structures, pp 92-95, Nadja Groux
2004 72 Projets, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France

2003  The Partenian Effect, Oni Gallery, Boston, catalogue, Christophe Perez
2003 Flash Art, Amanda Church

2002  Brooklyn Rail, automne, Valerie Livingston

2001  Brooklyn Rail, hiver, Rachel Gordon,

2000  Catalogue du Fonds Communal de la Ville de Marseille

1997   Catalogue Alun Williams, La Petite Histoire, La Valette du Var F. Bazzoli, I. Bourgeois, B. Plasse, J. Swartz, 40 pages
1997 Partisan Review, Boston, mai, At the Galleries, Karen Wilkin
1997 La Marseillaise, Williams & Williams, Angelique Schaller

1996   Il Giocatore, Marseille
1996 Catalogue de la Fondation d’Entreprise Provence-Côte d’Azur Collection

1995   Taktik, No 319, Yves Gerbal

1993  Sub Rosa, Vol. 3, No. 3, Forgetting the Museum- Absent Faces, Dominic Hardy
1993 Catalogue, Kultur on Tour
1993 Art Presence, No. 7, p31
1993 Catalogue, Le Cailar, ’93

1992  Document, Alun Williams, Isabelle Viallat, textes de: Dominic Hardy, Christian Skimao
1992 Artension, No. 32, pp 1 & 68, Pierre Souchard
1992 Catalogue, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau

1990  Arthèmes, été, Alun Williams, Marie-Laure Lions

1989  Catalogue, Alun Williams, Ecole de Nîmes, Nîmes, texte de Armet Miralles
1989 Kanal, No. 42, Christian Skimao
1989 Mars, No. 24 pp 24-25, Alun Williams, Interview de Armet Miralles
1989 Document, Pacesetters IX, Four Painters, texte de Ameta Wadsley

1988  Time Out, No. 924, Sarah Kent
1988 City Limits, No. 343, Mark Currah
1988 Artscribe International, No. 72, Figura : Rhetoric in Contemporary British Painting,
1988 Stuart Morgan & Michael Philipson
1988 Document, Alun Williams, Artist in Residence, Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery, textes de Maureen O. Paley et Alun Williams
1988 Catalogue, Object et Image, Aspects of British Art in the Eighties, Stoke-on-Trent City
1988 Museum & Art Gallery, texte de Ian Vines
1988 Video, Alun Williams, Jean-Pascal Vial & l’Ecole de Nîmes

1987  City Limits, No. 320, Mark Currah

1986  Artline, Vol. 3, No. 4, p33. Arthur Berman

1985  Time Out, No. 792, Sarah Kent
1985 Arts Review, octobre

1984  Mars, No.2 pp. 45-48 : Alun Williams, The Waiting
1984 Flash Art, hiver, p.64, Ben Vautier

GRANTS

2004 Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France
2002  AFAA, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
2001  AFAA, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
1996  DRAC Basse Normandie
1992  AFAA, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
1992 Canada Council
1991  Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
1991 Ateliers de Laguépie- DRAC Tarn et Garonne
1988  British Council
1985  Greater London Arts Council
1985 Blackheath School of Art Discretionary Scholarship
1983  Welsh Arts Council