M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
B.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Peter Williams is an artist and professor of painting with degrees from Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA 1987) and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (BFA 1975.) He has had 17 solo exhibitions, and has participated in over 80 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. His work can be found in many private and public collections including; the Walker Art Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Whitney Museum of Art. He has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships including the McKnight Foundation, The Ford Foundation and recently the Joan Mitchell Foundation - numerous state arts grants, most recently the Delaware Division of the Arts. His work has been reviewed in many national and international pbulications and newspapers such as; Art in America, Tema Celeste, The New Art Examiner, Art News, The Detroit Free Press to name but a few. He has lectured at many institutions; University of California, University of South Florida, University of Connecticut, Cranbrook Academy. His work engages issues of cultural identity through representation of and as the "other" through a variety of narrative formats. His work was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.
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