Brittney Leeanne Williams

BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS (b. 1990, Pasadena, USA, lives and works in Chicago, IL) takes the body as the main subject of her pictorial investigations. Her works depict figures in transformation, bodies oddly twisted and shaped, human- like shapes that are subject to unseen pressures or forces that lie beyond the edge of the canvas. At her young age, Brittney Leeanne Williams has been the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and Luminarts Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale as well as multiple exhibitions in NewYork,LosAngeles,Miami and Hong Kong.



2021 / (Upcoming) Alexander Berggruen, New York NY, USA
2020 / (Upcoming) Mamoth, London UK
2019 / To Tarry in Prayer/To Terri in Prayer, Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles CA, USA
2017 / Neither Free | Nor, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA 2016 / It Can See You, HUME Gallery, Chicago IL, USA



2020 / Luminarts Fellow

2020 / Coney Family Fund Award

2019 / McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist-in-Residence, Charlotte NC, USA

2018 / Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant

2017 - 2018 / Arts + Public Life Residency (University of Chicago CSRPC), Chicago IL, USA

2017 - 2018 / The Center Program Residency, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL, USA