Practice Lecture Series: James Williams II
James Williams II is a curator and interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture and photography. His works center on topics of social and cultural identity in the United States, tied together by self-portraiture and narration. Recently in the last year, Williams has exhibited in Baltimore, Chicago, and New York City. His most recent solo exhibition, "Color of the Day," was on view at Resort Baltimore located in Baltimore, MD. Willams's most recent curatorial project, "Whatchamacallit," was an exhibition and an accompanying publication that focused on superimposed identities and the growing obsession over them. Williams is the recipient of the MFA Joan Mitchell Foundation award and is a member of the Book Club art collective, which recently participated in the 2020 SPRING/BREAK art fair. Williams, originally from Upstate New York lives in Baltimore. He received his Master’s degree from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College Art (MICA) and currently teaches at MICA.
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