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
I SIT + SEW

NEWS
01.22 Reckoning and Resilience
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
01.22 Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Grant,
New York, NY
01.22 Black River, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
(UMOCA), Salt Lake City, UT
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Charles Edward Williams is a contemporary visual artist from Georgetown, SC.
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PROFILE

Charles Edward Williams is a contemporary visual artist from Georgetown, SC. Williams holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, and an MFA from the University of North Carolina (UNCG) in Greensboro, NC. Williams has attended summer artist residencies at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA), SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico), the Gibbes Museum (Charleston, SC), and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation (Charlotte, NC). Solo traveling exhibitions include “Sun + Light,” “Warm Water,” and “Swim.” “Sun +Light” has been on view at Polk Museum of Art (Lakeland, FL), Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC), and Residency Art gallery (Inglewood, LA). “Warm Water” has been on view at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI), SECCA (Winton-Salem, NC), and Weber State University (Ogden, UT). “Swim” displayed at Morton Fine Art (Washington, DC). His work was also recently exhibited at Aqua and Scope Art Fair / Art Basel (Miami, FL) and Texas Contemporary Art Fair (Houston, TX).

Group exhibitions have included the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, CT), David C. Driskell Center of the University of Maryland (College Park, MD), Kunstraum Potsdam (Berlin, Germany), Weatherspoon Museum (Greensboro, NC), Barnes Foundation & Rush Arts Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC), and other domestic institutions.

Works have been reviewed in local and national publications and media, including the Washington Post, NPR, and South Carolina’s ETV network (PBS affiliate). Williams recently received the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Grant (NY). Permanent collections include the North Carolina Museum of Art (NC), the Gibbes Museum (SC), Knoxville Museumof Art (TN), Delaware Art Museum (DE), Mississippi Museum of Art (MS), and the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art (NJ). Williams also received the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Award from the State of South Carolina for the development of enriching art programs within local communities.