Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams

Reflecting Pool (Red Mosaic)

2019

Library Viipuri

2019

Reflecting Pool (Red Mosaic I)

2019

A Desert Glow

2018

The Outdoor Pool

2018

Racing Lanes

2018

Library at Maison Louis Carré

2017

Pool at Night

2017

Library at Maison Louis Carré #4

2017

The Winter Pool

2017

The Shallow End

2017

Pool at Sherman Park

2017

Hotel Cumulus

2017

House Pool

2017

Palm Springs

2016

Community Pool

2016

Bookcase

2015

Crescent House #2

2015

Basterfield House #3

2015

Stanley Cohen House

2015

Great Arthur House

2014

Bousfield School

2013

Bricket Wood

2013

Max Factor

2013

the tiled cathedral

2012

Apartment block (Maine-Montparnasse)

2012

Herrick Court

2012

Parkleys

2011

The Sonneveld House

2012

Yellow Dining Room

2012

Garden House

2011

München Bäder

(Munich Baths)

2010

Pavilion

2010

“The Monumental Ladder”

2008-2009

House of Glass

at Twilight

2009

Library

(Maison de Verre)

2009

The Study

2007

The Retreat

2004

Reflecting Pool (Red Mosaic), 2019

Mixed media, 29 1/2 x 47 1/8 in.

75 x 120 cm

Library Viipuri, 2019

Mixed media, 23 2/3 x 48 2/3 in.

60 x 123.5 cm

Reflecting Pool (Red Mosaic I), 2019

Mixed media, 26 x 17 1/8 in.

66 x 43.5 cm

A Desert Glow, 2018

Mixed media, 36 1/4 x 49 2/3 in.

92 x 126 cm

The Outdoor Pool, 2018

Mixed media, 17 3/4 x 23 1/3 in.

45 x 60 cm

Racing Lanes, 2018

Mixed media, 22 1/4 x 33 1/2 in.

56.5 x 85 cm

Library at Maison Louis Carré, 2017

Mixed media, 18 1/8 x 35 1/2 in.

46 x 90 cm

Pool at Night, 2017

Mixed media, 39 x 32 1/4 in.

99 x 82 cm

Library at Maison Louis Carré #4, 2017

Mixed media, 15 x 15 in.

38 x 38 cm

The Winter Pool, 2017

Mixed media, 32 1/4 x 48 3/4 in.

82 x 124 cm

The Shallow End, 2017

Mixed media, 22 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

57 x 85 cm

Pool at Sherman Park, 2017

Mixed media, 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.

60 x 60 cm

Hotel Cumulus, 2017

Mixed media, 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.

50 x 50 cm

House Pool, 2017

Mixed media, 19 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.

50 x 40 cm

Palm Springs, 2016

Mixed media, 31 7/16 x 47 3/16 in.

80 x 120 cm

Community Pool, 2016

Mixed media, 29 1/2 x 42 in.

75 x 106 cm

Bookcase, 2015

Mixed media, 24 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.

35 x 62 cm

Crescent House #2, 2015

Mixed media, 12 7/8 x 36 3/8 in.

32.5 x 92 cm

Basterfield House #3, 2015

Mixed media 8 7/8 x 8 1/2 in.

22.5 x 21.5 cm

Stanley Cohen House, 2015

Mixed media, 39 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.

100.5 x 52cm

Great Arthur House, 2014

Mixed media 26 x 26 3/8 in.

66 x 67 cm

Bousfield School, 2013

Mixed media, 15 3/4 x 23 1/2 in.

40 x 59.5 cm

Bricket Wood, 2013

Mixed media, 29 1/2 x 46 9/10 in.

75 x 119 cm

Max Factor, 2013

Mixed media, 11 5/8 x 14 1/8 in.

29.5 x 36 cm

The Tiled Cathedral, 2012

Mixed media, 19 1/2 x 26 3/4 in.

68 x 48 cm

Apartment block (Maine-Montparnasse), 2012

Mixed media, 39 1/3 x 106 3/4 in.

99.9 x 271 cm

Herrick Court, 2012

Mixed media, 30 1/4 x 31 1/8 in.

77 x 79 cm

Parkleys, 2011

Mixed media, 25 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.

65.5 x 52 cm

The Sonneveld House, 2012

Mixed media, 28 1/4 x 27 1/2 in.

72 x 70 cm

Yellow Dining Room, 2012

Mixed media, 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.

40 x 40 cm

Garden House, 2011

Mixed media, 11 x 20 1/4 in.

27.9 x 50.8 cm

München Bäder (Munich Baths), 2010

Mixed media, 30 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.

77.5 x 62.5 cm

Pavilion, 2010

Mixed media, 25 x 36 1/4 in.

63.5 x 92 cm

“The Monumental Ladder”, 2008-2009

Mixed media, 29 3/8 x 23 1/2 in.

75 x 60 x cm

House of Glass at Twilight, 2009

Mixed media, 27 1/8 x 33 1/2 in.

70 x 85cm

Library (Maison de Verre), 2009

Mixed media, 24 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.

62.5 x 44.5 cm

The Study, 2007

Mixed media, 28 1/8 x 46 1/4 in.

7 1.5 x 117.4 cm

The Retreat, 2004

Mixed media, 23 ¼ x 23 ¼ in.

59 x 59 cm

Reflecting Pool (Red Mosaic), 2019

Mixed media, 29 1/2 x 47 1/8 in.

75 x 120 cm

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British artist Lucy Williams redefines the concept of collage through her intricate mixed media bas-reliefs depicting deserted scenes of mid 20th century Modernist architecture. Her works are a fine balance: structurally and in the tension between the precision and masculinity of the stark utopian architecture that is re-invested with humanity through the painstaking and traditionally feminine domain of craft. Ultimately, Williams’s primary interest lies in the interplay of representation that the Modernist source material so lends itself to in descriptions of geometric and modular blocks of material and colour.

Lucy Williams studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Academy in London. She lives and works in London.

Lucy Williams has exhibited internationally with solo shows including Beneath a Woollen Sky and Pavilion, both at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (2007 and 2012 respectively), Festival at McKee Gallery, New York (2014), and most recently with Pools at Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2017). Group shows have included Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2008), After curated by Marjolaine Levy at Galerie Mitterand, Paris (2013), Major Contemporary Works at Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2019) and Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2019).

Lucy Williams is represented by Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.

Selected solo exhibitions

  • Lucy Williams: Pools, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA

  • Festival, McKee Gallery, New York, USA

  • Pavilion, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

  • Glass Houses, McKee Gallery, New York, USA

  • Beneath a Woollen Sky, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still, McKee Gallery, New York, USA

  • Stranger than Paradise, McKee Gallery, New York, USA

Selected group exhibitions

  • Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh UK

  • Modern Contemporary Works, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA

  • 140 Unlimited, Recent acquisitions in honour of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum's 140th Anniversary, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

  • Group Show, Berggruen@Minnesota Street, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, USA

  • Fall Group Show, McKee Gallery, New York, USA

  • AFTER, Galerie Mitterand, Paris, France

  • Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  • Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  • Point of Entry: The Space Between Art and Architecture, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum, Savannah, USA (travelled to Galerie Pfriem, Lacoste, France in 2010)

  • Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, with the Yale School of Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey, USA* (travelled to Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California, USA in 2009)

  • Out of Line: Drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, Herbert F. Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University, New York, USA

Selected articles and publications

  • Elliott, Patrick; Growrley, Dr Freya and Etgar, Yuval Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage (exhibition catalogue), National Galleries of Scotland, Edinbugh.

  • Trumbull, Morgann, Lucy Williams: Pools (exhibition catalogue), Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

  • Lucy Williams, ROADS, Dublin

  • O’Reilly, Sally, Lucy Williams: Festival (exhibition catalogue), McKee Gallery, New York

  • Molloy, Molly and Gianni Tozzi eds. Lucy Williams: The solitude of the afterhours, Parterre de Rois, Issue #02/Absent (March 2014), editpress, Milan

  • Dexter, Emma and Alex Coles, Lucy Williams: Pavilion (exhibition catalogue), Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

  • Amirsadeghi , Hossein, ed. Sanctuary: British Artists and their studios, Thames & Hudson, London

  • Lévy, Marjolaine, Lucy Williams: Les reliefs du Modernisme, 20/27: Revue de Textes Critiques sur l’Art, no.6 M19, Paris

  • Lucy Williams: Glass Houses (exhibition catalogue), McKee Gallery, New York

  • Ramírez-Montagut, Mónica, Painting the Glass House (exhibition catalogue), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT

  • Blanche Craig ed. Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art, Black Dog Publishing Limited, London

  • Bose, Shumi, Exhibition: Lucy Williams-Timothy Taylor Gallery, Blueprint Magazine (November 2007), London

  • Lucy Williams: The Day the Earth Stood Still (exhibition catalogue), McKee Gallery, New York

  • Green, Nancy E, Out of Line: Drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin (exhibition catalogue) Cornell University Press, New York

  • Vincent, Steven, Lucy Williams at Mckee, Art in America (March 2005) New York

  • Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy, Lucy Williams: Stranger than Paradise (exhibition catalogue), McKee Gallery, New York

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