CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAMS



SUN + LIGHT
WARM WATER
SELF
PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE MY EYES CAN SEE
BLACK RIVER
NIGHT
EVERYONE LOVES THE SUNSHINE
HERE WE STAND


NEWS
05.21 - A View of City: Knoxville and Undercurrents, Knoxville Museum of Art
(KMA), Knoxville, TN
06.21 - Forward, Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) Grant
08.21 - This is America, Kunstraum Potsdam, 
         Berlin, Germany
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PROFILE
Charles Edward Williams is a contemporary visual artist from Georgetown, SC.
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EDUCATION

2017 MFA, University of North Carolina, (UNCG), Greensboro, NC
2006 BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015-2021

Sun + Light, (Traveling Exhibition) Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA , Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, Residency Art, Inglewood, LA
For Which It Stands, Monica King Contemporary, Tribeca, NY
Warm Water, (Traveling Exhibition) Weber State University, Ogden, UT,
UICA, Grand Rapids, MI, SECCA, Winston Salem, NC
Black River, Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
Here We Stand, Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX
February Sun, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Swim: An Artist Journey, Myrtle Beach Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016-2021

A View of City: Knoxville and Undercurrents, Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN
Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Painting is its Own Country, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC
Afrocosmologies: American Reflection, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
An Essential Presence, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
(Un)common Collections, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Truth Be Told: For Freedom, Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC
The Rest of History, Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach, VA
7 x 7: I See Him in Me, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Anachronism and Liberation, Tiger Strike Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
80 x 80, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Positive Negative National Art Exhibition, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

RESIDENCIES 2016-2019

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Gibbes Museum of Art, Spoleto (Artist in Residence) Charleston, SC
SOMA. Mexico City, Mexico
McColl Center of Art and Innovation, (Artist in Residence) Charlotte, NC

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / REVIEWS 2016-2020

Fox News (Charleston, SC)
Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom
(Whitewall Magazine, Art Papers, New York Times)
Hyperallergic.com
Wall Street Journal
Hyperallergic.com
Winston Salem Journal
New American Paintings (South Edition #136)
Fox News (Grand Rapids, MI)
NPR (Grand Rapids, MI)
LA Weekly
WANA Podcast.com (iTunes, Soundcloud)
Triad City Beat (At MFA Thesis, Charles Williams Stands Out – May 10, 2017)
ETV SCETV / NPR SC2016 Arts Now NC
Washington Post (No Day At The Beach - Oct 11, 2015)
America Art Collector (Issue 83)

GRANTS / AWARDS 2016-2021

Forward, Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) Grant
CAPE Art + Exchange: Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
NEA National Endowment for the Arts (NOMAD) St. Petersburg, FL
New American Painting Annual (South Edition #136, curated/juried Katie Pfohl of NOMA)
Selected Artist, 28 Positive Negative National Juried Art Exhibition
East Tennessee State University, (curated/juried by Michael Rae Charles from PBS Art 21)
Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Award, Charleston, SC
Griffith-Reyburn Artist of the Year Award; Coastal Community Foundation, Charleston, SC
Alumni Spotlight at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Savannah, GA
21 Emerging Under 31, South West Magazine
Dave Bown Project, 25 Selected International Artist, Chicago, IL juried / curated by Karl Hecksher, Owner of K5 Editions, NYC, NY; Andrea Karnes, Curator of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Mary Kate O’Hare, Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum

PUBLIC / PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Durham, NC
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA), Jackson, MS
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY
New York Public Library, NYC 
NY Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX
Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC         
North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), Raleigh, NC
Petrucci Family Collection of African American Art, Selby, NJ
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Myrtle Beach Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC

Brenda & Larry Thompson
Kerry & C. Betty Davis 
Michael & Susan Hershfield
Susan & Michael Hort

TV

911 Lone Star, (season 2) Fox Studios
Delilah, WB Warner Bros. Television
Reckless, CBS Television Studios