Alun Williams

selected works

 

Thomas Paine on His Estate in New Rochelle (2), 2018
oil on canvas
70 x 110 cm

 

 

 

 

Thomas Paine (Political Philosophy 9), 2018
ink and charcoal on paper
46 x 38 cm

 

 

 

 

Alun Williams
La Jeunesse de Victorine Meurent, 2017
oil and acrylic on canvas
175 x 180 cm

 

 

 

 


Hester Leisler (Statue 1), 2017
oil and acrylic on canvas
161,5 x 129 cm

 

 

 

 

Statue de Marguerita Luti, 2017
oil and acrylic on canvas
41 x 33 cm

 

 

 

 

 


Statue de Jules Verne, 2017
oil and acrylic on canvas
41 x 33 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Les Soeurs Godé, 2017
charcoal and acrylic on paper
70 x 76 cm (avec cadre)

 

 

 

Les Mères de Montréal: Les Arrivantes de 1647, 2017
acrylic on canvas
71 x 56 cm

 

 

 

 

Trois Saintes Vierges assistées par des anges, 2014
180 x 175 cm
oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

The good, the Bad and the Ugly, 2009
oil and acrylic on canvas
243,5 x 295 cm

 

 

 

 

Jules et Victorine hotel, 2010
oil and acrylic on canvas
56 x 71 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jules et Victorine conversation, 2010
oil and acrylic on canvas
71 x 56 cm

 

 

 

 

Six Fornarinas, 2010
oil and acrylic on canvas
130,5 x 161,5 cm

biography


Né en 1961 à Manchester, Angleterre.
Vit et travaille à 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.

Solo exhibitions

2019

  • | Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer
  • 2018

  • Exposition personnelle | Handel Street Projects, Londres
  • 2017

  • For the Senelites' Pleasure | Pour le plaisir des sélénites | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2014

  • Spargentis | Spargentis | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2011

  • Jules, Victorine, La Fornarina et Le Psychologue | Jules, Victorine, La Fornarina et Le Psychologue | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2009

  • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | 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
    Galerie du Tableau, West Chelsea Arts Building, New York, USA

    1995
    Galerie du Placard, Paris & Nîmes
    Galerie du Tableau, Marseille
    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
    City Museum et Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Angleterre

    Mario Flecha Gallery, Londres, Angleterre

    1984
    Galerie MedaMothi, Montpellier
    * catalogue

    Group exhibitions

    2019

  • Enough is Definitely Enough | General Practice, Lincoln
  • 2016

  • Nouveau ! | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2016
    nouveau ! avec Tiziana La Melia, Guillaume Pinard, Stéphanie Saadé, Dasha Shishkin et Céline Vaché-Olivieri, galerie anne barrault, Paris

    salon Drawing now, avec la galerie anne barrault, Paris

    Iconographie, l’oeuvre comme collection d’images, Frac-Artothèque du Limousin, Limoges, France

    2015
    Smack Mellon, New York, USA

    2014
    galerie Pierogi, New York, USA

    Centre de diffusion et d’expérimentation, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada

    Si on a pas vu le bonheur dans l’image,on en verra le noir, Chris Marker, une proposition de Ramuntcho Matta, galerie anne barrault en collaboration avec la galerie Polaris, Paris, France

    Où commence le futur ?, commissaires : Gilbert Perlein et Rébecca François, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

    Transition Gallery, London, UK

    Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK

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

    La Vie est Un Collage, commissaire : Philippe Ducat, galerie anne barrault, Paris, France
    2013
    Bonjour Monsieur Matisse, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

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

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

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

    2010
    What art can do, Art 101, New York

    Momenta Art, Momenta Art and White Columns, New York

    salon du dessin contemporain, galerie anne barrault, Paris

    2008-2009
    le chemin de peinture, * Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice

    2007
    Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, USA

    2006
    Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

    Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA

    2003
    *Oni Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    2002
    Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

    2001
    Le Moulin, Municipal Contemporary Art Gallery, La Valette du Var

    1999
    Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York, USA (avec Jean Bellissen et Jean-Jacques Ceccarelli)

    1998
    Galerie de La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille

    1997
    *Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice

    Artcade, Marseille (avec Gerard Williams)

    1996
    *Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge

    1995
    Pavillon de Bercy, galerie municipale d’art contemporain, Paris
    CIAM, Université de Toulouse, Mirail, Toulouse

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

    1993-94
    *« Kultur on Tour » Exposition Itinérante, France et Allemagne

    1992
    *Musée des Beaux-Arts, Pau; Galerie Pascal Paradis, Nice

    Cercle Münster, Luxembourg; Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

    1991
    Vermont Studio Center Gallery, Johnson, Vermont, USA

    1989
    Galerie Athanor, Marseille

    *Peterborough City Museum, Peterborough, Angleterre

    1988
    *City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Angleterre;

    Galerie Carreton, Nîmes

    1987
    Goldsmiths’ Gallery, Londres, Angleterre;

    Mario Flecha Gallery, Londres, Angleterre

    1986
    OYB Gallery, Londres, Angleterre

    1985
    Interim Art, Londres, Angleterre (avec Robert Ellis et Eric Bainbridge)

    1982
    Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Pays de Galles, Royaume-Uni

    1979
    Undercroft Gallery, Université de Manchester, Manchester, Angleterre
    *catalogue

    Bibliography

    • 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 and residencies

    • 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

    Mandats

    • 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

    exhibitions



    Upcoming exhibitions

    • | 17 November - 23 Februay 2020
      Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer

    Gallery exhibitions

    books & prints


    Alun Williams - Lest

    Lest

    Alun Williams, Cheyney Thomson, Eric Mangion

    Manuela editions

    2011

    23 x 15,5 cm

    240 pages

    25 €