Michael Williams


Born 1978 Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Lives and works in Los Angeles



BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Solo Exhibitions


“Michael Williams,” The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Michael Williams,” Gladstone Gallery, New York


"Michael Williams," Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

“Michael Williams,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels


“Michael Williams: Yard Salsa,” Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

“Michael Williams: Tribal Frog Tattoo,” Gallery Met, New York


“New Paintings,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

“5 Paintings,” Karma, Amagansett, New York

“Morning Zoo,” Michael Werner, London


“Paintings,” CANADA, New York


“This Means Something to My Horse,” VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin

“Michael Williams and John Altoon,” Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York


“Montgomery's Tubercles,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

“Straightforward as a Noodle,” CANADA, New York


“Puzzle Paintings,” LTD Gallery, Los Angeles


“Uncle Big,” CANADA, New York

“If God Could Draw,” with Nick Lowe, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


“Wood,” Perugi Artecontemporanea Gallery, Padova, Italy

“Fried Paint,” Christina Wilson Gallery, Copenhagen


“Cancuned and Other Paintings from 2007,” CANADA, New York

Group Exhibitions


“Kinder Gentler Nation,” Karma, New York 


“The Trick Brain,” Aishti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon 

"Tobias Pils, Michael Williams" Le Consortium, Dijon, France

“Drawing Island,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


"High Anxiety: New Acquisitions," Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida

“Make Painting Great Again,” CANADA, New York

“Colliding Alien Cargo,” Marlborough Chelsea, New York

“Inside Out,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

“Surreal,” Konig Galerie, Berlin


“Love for Three Oranges,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

“Artists and Poets,” secession, Vienna

“Call and Response,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

“Image Search,” Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

“Works on Paper,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland


“The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” Museum of Modern Art, New York

“Live and Let Die,” Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

“This One's Optimistic: Pincushion,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

“Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art,” Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

“Comic Future,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

“LIFE,” The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan, New York

“Fractured Realities,” DCCC, Media, Pennsylvania

“Imaginary Portraits,” Gallery Met, New York

“The Age of Small Things,” Dodge Gallery, New York

“New Image Painting,” Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


“Draw Gym,” 247365/Know More Games, Brooklyn, New York

“Tumesence,” Michael Werner Gallery, New York

“Comic Future,” Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas

“Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B. Wurtz,” Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

“Summer Drawings,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


“Bernhardt, Frost, Kitaj, Rivers, Schumann, Williams,” Marlborough Chelsea, New York

“The Beatles,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

“The Art Of The Joke,” V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

“East West Shift to The Middle Pt. 1,” Bill Brady/KC, Kansas City, Missouri


“Dadarhea,” CANADA, New York

“Time Wounds All Heels,” White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri

“New York Minute,” Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

“Copper Kettle,” The Journal Gallery, ReMap3, Athens

“Go Figure,” Dodge Gallery, New York

“Dirt Don't Hurt,” Jolie Laide, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“One Dozen Paintings,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

“Canada,” Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris

“Facemaker,” Royal/T, Los Angeles


“Salad Days,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

“The Craft,” Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York

“Tuesday Afternoon in a Cage,” LTD Gallery, Los Angeles

“Big Picture,” Priska Jushka, New York

“DADARHEA,” OHWOW Gallery, Miami

“Not Quite Open for Business,” The Hole, New York

“In There, Out Here,” Leo Koenig Gallery, New York

“With Walls,” Museum 52, New York

“Inside/Outside,” Portugal Arte, Lisbon

“Clean Break,” Charlie Horse, Brooklyn, New York


“Jr. and Sons,” Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

“Nice Sizes, Good Prices!,” Galleri Chrsitina Wilson, Copenhagen

“Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis of 2008,” Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, Texas


“My Brain’s a Cliff and My Heart’s a Bitter Buffalo,” Jonathan Viner, London [traveled to: castillo/corrales, Paris]

“Peanut Gallery,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


“Macronauts,” Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece

“New Mutants,” CANADA, New York

“Crystal Crunch,” Perugi Artecontemporanea Gallery, Padova, Italy

“From the Froth,” Stairwell Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

“Contact,” Museum of Modern Art, New York

“Time Booth,” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


“Cosmic Satellites,” Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, California

“Searching for Love & Fire,” David Castillo Modern & Contemporary, Miami

“Ulrich Project Series: General Store,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas

“Mr. Ravestic's Mess Age,” Sagamore Hotel, Miami

“2nd worst performance ever,” MoMA PS1, New York

“Goose Steppin,” ATM Gallery, New York


“Half Hour of Power,” Cavalier Hotel, Miami


“Brothers,” Fresh Up Club, Austin, Texas

“The Skull Show,” Hanna, Tokyo

“Tedious Limbs,” Flynn Farm, Los Angeles [traveled to: Deitch Projects, New York (2005)]

“Beat The Reaper!,” Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

“Rowdy Remix,” ATM Gallery, New York


“You Are My Sunshine, You Is My Sunshine,” CANADA, New York

“Barkley's Barnyard Critters,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

“Barkley's Barnyard Critters,” Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

“worst performance ever,” Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


“Group Show,” Matthew Berliant, St. Louis, Missouri


“The Bowling Show,” Arcade Lanes, St. Louis, Missouri