Shirley Williams Solo Exhibit at Art Gallery of Windsor, 'Forces of Nature'

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012           Bartlett Gallery. ‘Vibrations’. Alton. Ontario
2012           New Era Gallery. ‘Forces of Nature’. Austin. Texas
2010-11      Art Gallery of Windsor. Museum. ‘Forces of Nature’. (Catalog) Curator James Patten
2010           Sweet Gallery. ‘Horizons’.  Naples. Florida
2009           Alan Barnes Fine Art. ‘Vistas’ (Catalog). Dallas. Texas
2009           Artspeak Gallery. ’Intimate Wax’. Curator Utsey Hadaro. Windsor
2008           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Colourscapes’.  Toronto
2007           St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Windsor Symphony Orchestra Benefit. Windsor
2004           Capitol Arts Centre.  Juried. ‘Colorscapes’. Windsor
2002           Cobo Hall.  Invitational.  ‘Colorscapes’. Detroit. Michigan
2001           DKP Gallery.  Invitational. ‘Recent Work’.  Toronto


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019           Jen Tough Gallery.  'Learning Curve'.  Curated. San Francisco, California
2018           Sho Gallery.  Invitational. Windsor
2018           Accelerator Gallery.  'Art Re-Zoned'. (catalog)  Curated 4-artist. Windsor
2017           Artsy Shark. 'The Abstract World'. Juried Online.
2016           SB Contemporary Art, Windsor
2015           SB Contemporary Art. Windsor
2013           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Two Featured Artists’. Toronto
2012           Leonardo Galleries.   'Winterlude’. Toronto
2012           Sho Gallery. Invitational. Windsor
2012           SB Contemporary. Invitational. Windsor
2011           SB Contemporary. Invitational. Windsor
2011           The Landfill Art Project. Touring Exhibition. USA
2010           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Winter 4-Person’.  Toronto
2009           Leonardo Galleries. ‘White Slate’. Toronto
2008           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Out of the Green’. Toronto
2007           James Cohan Gallery.  ‘Postcards from the Edge’.  New York. NY
2006           Sikkema Jenkins Gallery.  ‘Miniatures’.  New York. NY
2006           Artists Space.  ‘Miniatures’.   New York. NY
2006           Art Gallery of Windsor.    Juried Group. Windsor
2002           Cobo Center.  Invitational.  Detroit, Michigan
1998           Moda Gallery.  Juried Group.  Birmingham. Michigan

Grants & Awards

2012           Mid-Career Recognition Award. Prime Minister of Canada, Steven Harper.
2012           Winner – Elizabeth Havelock Arts Award Grant. Mid-Career. Canada
2010           Exhibition Assistance Grant. Ontario Arts Council. Ontario
2009           Exhibition Assistance Grant. Ontario Arts Council. Ontario
2008           Winner- National Juried Painting Competition. Curator Milka Stupa
1997           Exhibition Assistance Grant. Ontario Arts Council. Ontario 
1996           General Art Grant. Odette Foundation for the Arts. Canada

Endowment for the Arts Mid-Career Award

Selected Professional Projects

2016                       Instructor - Visiting Artist Workshop - Art Gallery of Windsor
2014                       Moderator. ‘The Art of Business & The Business of Art’. WEA, U of W
2013                       Presenter. ‘Changing the Odds for Youths’. University of Windsor
2008-Present           Founder /  Writer. Public Web Project on Color
2009                       Panelist / Presenter. SmArtist International Telesummit.
2008                       Writer - E-Book. ‘Stand Out in a Crowd - Artist Guide to Digital Images’
2006-2007               Visual Artist in Residence. Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Collaborative 
2004 - Present         Visitor in the Arts / Mentor / Private Art Tutor. Ste. Cecile International School 
1995-2001               Studio Instructor. Art Gallery of Windsor 
1997-1998               Patrons Studio Visit. Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center.  Michigan
1995                       Studio Visit. Detroit Institute of Art

Selected Publications

Canadian Abstract Artists         Featured Artist of the Month - Written Interview (10/21)
The DRIVE Magazine              'Brush with Success'. Feature Biography (Spring 2019)
The Thirty                             'Profile of the Artist: Shirley Williams' (Online July 2017)
Professional Artist Magazine    'About Sip & Paint' . Int'l (Oct 2016)
Windsor Life Magazine.           ‘Award Winning Artist’.  Feature article by Kim Willis (Nov 2015)
Windsor Star.                         ‘Williams Wins Prestigious Havelock Award’ Article & photo by Ted Shaw (07/07/12)
Windsor Star.                          Art Gallery of Windsor  Review by Ted Shaw, photo by Scott Webster (01/12/10)
Windsor Star.                          ‘ArtBeat’  Review by Ted Shaw, photo by Scott Webster (9/10/09)
WHERE in Toronto.                  ‘Green Colorscape’  Featured Painting (Aug 2008)
Windsor Star.                          ‘Williams Wins National Portfolio Competition’  By Ted Shaw (04/03/08)
The Artist's Magazine.              ‘Work in Progress’ By Kathy Gulrich,   New York. NY   (10/07)
Windsor Symphony                 Orchestra Quarter Notes.  ‘Colorscape Symphony’  Cover  (Spring 2007)
Windsor Symphony                 Orchestra Quarter Notes.  ‘Imagine’ By Jay Katz  (Winter 2006)
Windsor Life Magazine.           ‘Artist in Residence’  By Lori Newton (03/06)
The Drive Magazine.               ‘The Creative Approach’ By Sarah Fisher  (07/04) 

Selected Public Collections

Ronald McDonald House        Windsor
University of Windsor.            Windsor
Sacred Heart Seminary.          Detroit. Michigan
Ste Cecile International.         Library. Windsor
County of Essex City Hall.       Essex, Ontario
Windsor Family Credit.           Windsor
Art Gallery of Windsor.           Museum for Southwest Ontario. Canada

Public & Corporate Collectors of Shirley Williams Art


Selected Corporate Collections

Caesars Casino International     Windsor, Ontario
General Motors.                       Detroit. Michigan
Zekelman Industries                 Detroit, Michigan
Carlyle Group.                         Washington. DC
Grey Advertising.                     New York. NY
Eastern Construction.               Toronto. Ontario
Saturn Tool & Die.                    Detroit. Michigan
KPMG International.                 Toronto, Ontario
BMO Financial.                         Windsor. Ontario
TLC  The Laser Center.              Tulsa. Oklahoma
A & W Food Services.                Vancouver, BC
Ethan Allen Global.                    NYC, NY

Related Education

2018                      Professional Artist Retreat. Michael Shemchuk. California
2015-2016              Professional Artist Retreat  Nicholas Wilton. California
2013                      Professional Figure Painting Workshop. Robert Burridge. California
2005                      Professional Encaustic Workshop. Joanne Mattera. New York.  NY
1992–1993             University of Windsor,  Painting, Drawing, Art History
1990–1991             University of Toronto,  Painting, Drawing, Psychology, Art History
1988–1989             Ontario College of Art,  Painting, Drawing, Design

Current Representation 

New Era Portfolio         Global Licensing Agent.  Austin. Texas
Saatchi                       Online

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