Jules & Victorine, Conversation, 2010
Oil and acrylic on canvas
Original size: 71 x 56 cm
Alun Williams (b. Manchester, UK) is a British painter currently based in New York. His work as a painter deals with notions of portraiture beyond resemblance, and have particularly involved the appropriation of found accidental paint-marks discovered in locations with particular links to historical characters. This has more recently been complemented by quotations from art history.
Williams studied at University College of Wales, and Goldsmiths' College, London. As an artist he was first visible in the UK with exhibitions at Mario Flecha Gallery and Maureen Paley (Interim Art), London, as well as at the Museums of Stoke-on-Trent and Peterborough. He then became active in France undertaking residencies and exhibitions while continuing to exhibit in London. In 1993 he joined the Board of Directors of the Triangle Arts Association in New York, and in 1995 he was the founder of the Triangle France Association, in Marseille. Since 1998, he has been based in New York, and in 2000, he was the founder of Parker’s Box, an experimental gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that produced 100 exhibitions from 2000 to 2013. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Triangle Arts Association in New York.
His most recent exhibitions include group shows in France at Le Moulin Art Space in La Valette du Var, as well as recent shows at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum in Nice and the Fondation Maeght in St. Paul de Vence, and at Untitled in Miami. In 2014 he has solo projects at Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn and Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris.