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(b. 1977, lives in Los Angeles, CA)


2008     MFA University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA  

2000     BFA Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1999     Richmond University, London, UK



2016     Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA

2015     Dimensional Shapes in Space, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014     People in Nature, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA

2013     Lisa Williamson: Bumps, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2011     Thinking Objects, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010     The Reader in the Garden, Unosunove Art Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2009     Whisper Chipper, Small A Projects, New York, NY

               Tropical Island/Collection Agency, 2nd Cannons Publications Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008     PYTHON, USA MFA Thesis Exhibition, Roski Fine Arts Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2007     The Freezer is a Polar Cave, Gayle and Ed Roski MFA Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA



2017     The Third Edition, Index, Los Angeles, CA

               PROSPECT 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

2015     Small Sculpture, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               No Vacancies, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2014     Still Life with Woodpecker, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

     Autograft, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY

     Wanton Mobility, Klemm’s, Berlin, Germany

     Another Cats Show, 365 Mission, Los Angeles, CA

     Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

     (Nothing But) Flowers, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY

2013     Air de Pied-à-terre, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY 

2012     Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

               Phrases, Wallspace, New York, NY 

               Into the Surface, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

               Bromeliad Colors Perfer Soft Light, The Finley, Los Angeles, CA

2011     Sculpture Garden/Painting Show, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL

               Quiet Like a Lake Unosunove Art Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

               Weird Walks Into a Room (Comma), The Box, Los Angeles, CA

               Indeterminate Activity, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

               The Los Angeles Initiative, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

               Americans and Apricots, Hilary Crisp, London, England

               Progression Minus Progress, Curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010     Drawing, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               California Biennial, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

               Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA

               Support Group: Kathryn Andrews, Gaylen Gerber and Pauline/Mateo Tannatt, Thomas Solomon Gallery at Cottage

               Home, Los Angeles, CA 

               Auteur/Amateur, curated by Julien Bismuth, Layr Wuestenhagen, Vienna, Austria

               Kathryn Andrews, Heather Cook, Leslie Vance, Lisa Williamson, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               The Informant, curated by Lia Trinka Brower, JMOCA, Los Angeles, CA

               Current Trends in Modern Painting, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA 

2009     Beyond Process, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY 

               Other People’s Projects, 2nd Cannons Publications, White Columns, New York, NY

               Evading Customs, curated by Peter Russo and Lumi Tan, Brown Gallery, London, UK 

               Summer Reading, curated by Mike Bouchet Invisible Exports, New York, NY

               Reframing, curated by Barry Schwabsky, CCA Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca, Spain

               Kai Althoff, Justin Beal, Lisa Williamson, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

               Boofthle Booth - Booth : Deux Doox - Hollywood Biennial, Pauline Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

               Alex Olson and Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008     Group Exhibition, Kreiling &, Los Angeles, CA

               Fault Line, Light & Wire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               Boofthle - Booth Booth, Pauline Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007     Raise High the Roof Beam, Rainbo Club, Chicago, IL 

               Wight Biennale, My Buddy, The New Wight Gallery at the Broad Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 

               GLAMFA 2007, California State Long Beach University, Long Beach, CA

               Tyler Britt, Wiley Hoard, Leroy Stevens, Lisa Williamson, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art
               Center, Chicago, IL

               Corpus Humorous, Shatford Library Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2006     MFA Graduate Group Exhibition, Gayle and Ed Roski MFA Gallery, 

               University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 

               John VanWmson, DBS / DogmaticButcherShop, Chicago, IL 

2005     The Self Center, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA  

               No monument, The Guest Room, Chicago, IL



2011     Kaleidoscope Arena, Video Screening at ROMA Art Fair, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy

     Abstract Painting Panel, organized by Kaleidoscope, moderated by Michael Ned Holte and Joanna Fiduccia,

     Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, CA

2010     Dead Letter Office, curated by Andrew Berardini, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

               The Bag of Tricks Show (Screening), Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

               Palm d’Or Editions Catalogue, organized by Julien Bismuth and Lucas Ajemian

2009     Sparkling bays, glistening glaciers, the midnight sun. Collaboration/Performance with Sarah Conaway. Part of

               Perform Now!, a performance event in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

2008     Les Lettres Tristes, December 12, 2008. Text contribution. Newspaper by Lucas Ajemian and Julien Bismuth. Foxy
               Production, New York, NY

               Alphabetical List for a Running Monologue, 2ND Cannons Publications, Poster Edition, Los Angeles, CA

               Palm D’Or Social Club at Karriere Bar, Copenhagen. American’s Cabaret featuring performances by Lucas

               Ajemian, Julien Bismuth, Gian Carlo Volcano, Mike Bouchet, Henrik Capetillo, Sebastian Clough and Lisa

               Williamson, Jean Pascal Flavien, Richard Jackson, Christian Jankowski, Lay All Over It, Dave Miko, Barbara

               Smith, a guy named Sid, Seth Williamson and videos by Lifelong Friendship Society

2007     Keep Off – Death!, an artist publication created in collaboration with Sarah Conaway, Los Angeles, CA 

               Co-Curator of The Ghost of Rodney Dangerfield, video screening at USC Roski School of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2004     Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator of POST Chicago, 

               POST Chicago, Projects 2003-2004, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2003     Co-Curator of Don’t Fail Me Now, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

               Co-Curator of Room for a Revolution, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL 

               POST Chicago Projects, The Stray Show, Chicago, IL



2015     "No Vacancies." Art in America, July 2014.

               Indrisek, Scott. "5 Must-See Shows in New York: Grave Weaver, Roger Brown, and More." Blouin Art Info, July 22,   
               Laster, Paul. "Weekend Edition: 8 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before June 30." Observer/Culture, June  

2014     Berardini, Andrew. "The empty-handed painter from your streets is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets."  
               Mousse, Mar. 2014: pp. 204-212.

     Perlson, Hili. “Wanton Mobility,” Artforum, July 2014.

     Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. "Lisa Williamson." Issue Magazine, 2014.

     Wolf, Kate. "Lisa Williamson." Art in America, Dec. 2014.

     Melrod, George. "Lisa Williamson: 'People In Nature' at Tif Sigfrids." art ltd., Jan./Feb.2015.

2012     Kent, Meaghan. “Carving Out A Language: Interview with Lisa Williamson.” Site95, Nov. 2012.

               Myers, Holly, Shana nys Dambrot, Molly Enholm, Geogre Melrod. “’Made in LA’ 2012.” Art ltd., July 2012.

               Jakubik, Amanda. “Frieze Art Fair: Lisa Williamson.” Trendland, May 9, 2012.

2011     Wagley, Catherine. “Art is Pretty Interesting, Isn’t It?”, June 17, 2011. 

               Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. “Talking May Only Ruin It.” Art Slant, Los Angeles, June 14, 2011.

               Schultz, Charlie.  “Abstract Los Angeles.” Modern Painters, May 2011: pp 18.

               Chun, Kimberly. “Progression Minus Progress.” San Francisco Chronicle. Jan. 20, 2011: pp.13.

               Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. “2010 California Biennial.” Artforum, Jan. 2011.

2010     Wahlquist, Grant. “2010 California Biennial.” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, 2010: pp. 182-


                Fiduccia, Joanna and Michael Ned Holte. “These Memories Can’t Wait.” Kaleidoscope, Issue 09, Winter 2010 - 11:

                pp. 50-55.

               Griffin, Jonathan. “Support Group.” Frieze Magazine, July 30, 2010.

               Agliottone, Marianna. “As Solo Show: Lisa Williamson / Monica Nydam.” Exib Art, July 8, 2010.

     Miles, Christopher. “Kathryn Andrews, Heather Cook, Lesley Vance, Lisa Williamson at David Kordansky Gallery.”
     LA Weekly, Feb. 18, 2010.

     Wagley, Catherine. “Looking at Los Angeles: Art and Artists on the Left Coast: Mel Bochner’s Burnt Tongue.” Art21

     Blog, Mar. 18 2010.

              Taft, Catherine. “Catherine Taft’s Los Angeles Round-Up: February – March 2010.”,

               Feb. 17, 2010.

               Weinberg, Lauren. “Alex Olson and Lisa Williamson at Shane Campbell Gallery.” Time Out Chicago, Issue 253, Dec.

               31, 2009 – Jan. 6, 2010.

2009     Holte, Michael Ned. “Hollywood Biennale at Pauline.” Artforum, Apr. 2009. 

                Gunn, Dan. “Artists in Analog.”, Nov. 16, 2009.

2008     Holte, Michael Ned. “Buoys, Props & Signs: Richard Aldrich & Lisa Williamson.” Art Lies Magazine, Issue 60,
               Dec. 2008. 

2006     Weinberg, Lauren. “John Van Wmson.” Time Out Chicago, Issue 49, Feb. 2 – 9, 2006. 

              “John Van Wmson.” Flavorpill Chicago, Jan. 17 – 23, 2006.     

              Workman, Michael.  “Eye Exam, Ladies Night.” New City, Jan. 10, 2006

2005     Elms, Anthony, Mark Fischer and Kristen VanDeventer. “2004 Top Ten.” Coterie, Jan. 2005. 

2004     Wehunt, Jennifer. “30 Under 30.” UR Chicago. Aug. 12-Sept. 15, 2004.

              Speh, Scott.  Hot Commodities 19, Jan. 2004.

2003     Hannum, Terence J. “Don’t Fail Me Now at TBA Exhibition Space.” Bridge Magazine, 2003. 

              Mayer, Anne. “Don’t Fail Me Now.” Panel House, Oct. 2003. 

              “Post Chicago.” Ten by Ten, The Cheap Issue, 2003.

              Stewart, Lorelei. “Top Ten.” Modern Art Notes, Dec. 2003. 

              Workman, Michael.  “Eye Exam, Bizarre Love Circle.” New City, Oct. 2003.

              Workman, Michael. “Eye Exam, See the World.” New City, Oct. 2003.



2009     Artist in Residence, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2007     LA Studios, Inc. Sound Award (Fellowship, audio production), Los Angeles, CA

               University Teaching Fellowship, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2006     University Teaching Fellowship, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2002     CAAP Grant Award Recipient, Chicago, IL  

2001     CAAP Grant Award Recipient, Chicago, IL