Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Margaux Williamson

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Ontario, CANADA
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Margaux Williamson lives in Toronto and was born in Pittsburgh. Her last painting series became her first book, I Could See Everything, a 164-page color exhibition catalog from a made-up museum that was set in the Yukon. The book was published by Coach House Press in Toronto and launched along with exhibitions at Mulherin+Pollard Gallery in New York and Frifth Street Gallery in London. Her first movie, Teenager Hamlet, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had screenings at various institutions including Union Docs in Brooklyn and the Art Gallery of Ontario and can now be found on UbuWeb. She also writes manifesto pamphlets and regular movie reviews. Her work focuses on how story and abstraction can be tied to documentary and realism. She was the artist in residence at the Klondike Institute for Arts & Culture in the Yukon and at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Her work has been covered by Canadian Art Magazine, The New York Times, Five Dials, BOMB magazine, Huffington Post, Vogue, and The Believer magazine among others. At MacDowell she developed text studies for a painting series "the god of gravity," a traveling exhibition that will first show in 2020 at the McMichael Museum in Canada.

Studios

Alexander

Margaux Williamson worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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