© 2019 Grace A Williams

CV

 

EDUCATION

 

2012-17  PhD Fine Art & Philosophy, Practice-led, Birmingham School of Art. Gertrude A Bowater Scholarship.

2011-12  MA Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Distinction. AHRC Scholarship.

2008-11  BA Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, 1:1.

                                   

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

A Forgetting of Light, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery. 

2018

Intermission, The New Art Gallery Walsall (Solo). Curated by Zoë Lippett

New Art West Midlands, The Herbert Art Gallery. Curated by Rosie Addenbrooke. Selectors: Patricia Fleming, Sinead McCarthy and Ingrid Pollard

2017

SYN, Vivid Projects. Curated by Kate Spence

Reprieve, The Wig. Curated by Grace A Williams

 

2016

V is for Val, Visions at The Nunnery Gallery, London. Curators: Cinzia Cremona and Tessa Garland

Bechdel Rule Pass, Eastside Projects, Birmingham      

 

2015

Famulus, SALON, Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham. Curator: Rachel Bradley

Sally Tack Ryan, The New Art Gallery Walsall      

Puttin' Tacks on your Chair, Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham. Selectors: Ben Woodeson, Rob Dingle, Kerry Harker, Deb Covell

It has Capability, NT Croome Court, Worcester

V is for Val, Spike Island, Bristol. Eastside Projects, Birmingham.Transmission, Glasgow. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. S1 Artspace, Sheffield. ICA, London

Escamotage, Gothic, Library of Birmingham

 

2014

Vanishing in Plain Sight, a performance with David Cheeseman

Twice Upon a Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses, Birmingham City University

Cabinet, Pulpa, R K Burt Gallery, London

Escamotage, West Midlands Open, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

The Craftswoman's Club, Longbridge Public Art Project, Birmingham        

Escamotage, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham [Solo]

2013

New Art West Midlands, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Selectors: Lynda Morris, Jeremy Millar, and Keith Piper.

2012

MEMIC, Althorpe Gallery, Leamington Spa

[S T A T E] Of Uncertainty, The Vaults, Birmingham

Junction Festival, Wolverhampton

Spiritual Ectoplasm, Arbeit Gallery, London

The Craftswoman's Club, Birmingham Made Me, The Mailbox Birmingham

A Short Sharp Blow to the Head, Trade Gallery, Nottingham

The Museum of [              ] objects, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

Six by Four, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol

This is the Point, Flatpack Festival, Birmingham

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2018

Mr Straw's House, National Trust

 

2015

Group Occupation III, The New Art Gallery Walsall

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2019

University of Warwick Impact Commission, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

2018

Intermission, The New Art Gallery Walsall. Curator: Zoë Lippett

2017

Maiden Voiced, Vivid Projects, Grants for the Art, Arts Council England. Curator: Kate Spence

2015

Redefining Croome, National Trust Croome Court, Heritage Lottery Funded. Curator: Anneka French

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

 

2017-2021

Open Channels: Ten Contemporary Artists, Ten Objects of the Occult

2015

Gothic, Library of Birmingham

2014

Twice Upon a Time; Magic, Alchemy & The Transubstantiation of the Senses, Birmingham City University.

Lightning Talks, Festival of Imagination, Selfridges, Birmingham Bullring

 

2013

On the Verge of Photography, Birmingham City University

What is a Photograph? Birmingham City University

 

COLLECTIONS

 

The New Art Gallery Walsall

AWARDS

 

2018

NT Short Residency Award, National Trust & NAWM

2017

New Art West Midlands Research & Development Curatorial Bursary

New Art West Midlands Micro Bursary

 

2016

Research & Development Grant, Wellcome Trust. Lead Investigator: Hannah Honeywill

2014

First Prize, West Midlands Open, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

2013

T G Hamilton Research Grant, University of Manitoba, Canada

RFSC Research Funding, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

 

2012

Gertrude A Bowater Doctoral Studentship

IKON Gallery Curators Choice Award. Selectors: Deborah Kermode & Jonathan Watkins

2011

AHRC Professional Preparation Masters Studentship

IKON Gallery Curators Choice Award. Selectors: Deborah Kermode & Jonathan Watkins

Extra Special People Membership Bursary Award, Eastside Projects

Louise Anne Ryland Travel Award, Birmingham City University

 

2009

Emma Jesse Phipps Award, Birmingham City University

EMPLOYMENT

Current   Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Current   Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art

Current    Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art

2017        Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Royal College of Art

2015-17  Lecturer, Co-Programme Leader MA Digital Art, De Montfort University

2013-15  Associate Lecturer, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University

2012-14  Research Assistant, Centre For Fine Art Research. Director: Professor Johnny Golding

2012-13   Research Assistant, AHRC Networking Grant: 'The Application of Non-Representational Theories to the Digitally Produced and Circulated Image' 

2012-13  Workshop Provider, Arts on our Doorstep, Warwickshire

CREDITS

2017        R U Satisfied? A Film by Rachel Maclean. FirecrestFilms and Barry Crerar Production. Channel 4, 2018. 

FELLOWSHIPS

 

2012 - 2016      Research Fellow, Centre for Fine Art Research

2014 - Present  Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy