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Artist / Mom | Art Matters Director

Abbey Williams is a mom, a Libra, an amateur singer, an oversharer, and an artist who mostly makes videos, living and working in her hometown of New York City/Lenapehoking. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union, her MFA from Bard College, and was a participant at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. Her work has been exhibited at (selected); TATE Britain, London; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; The Studio Museum in Harlem, and was a part of the 2005 Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1. She has had solo exhibitions in New York at Bellwether Gallery, Foxy Production, and Sargent’s Daughters and in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Her work has been written about in Artforum, The New York Times, Flash Art, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic… and described as haunting, plaintive, and “coolly incisive.”

Before arriving at Art Matters she worked as Program Manager for Socrates Sculpture Park, Creative Director of The Rusty Fields Project at The Weeksville Heritage Center, and registrar of 80WSE Gallery. She has been a visiting artist at The Cooper Union, NYU, Harvard, MICA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and SOMA Mexico.

She shares a home and studio with her artist husband, zany kiddo, and a bossy puppy.