Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Driver, 2014 plastic car parts and various materials 96 x 72 x 36in

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Off Duty, 2014 acrylic on canvas and found objects 38.2 x 27 x 2in

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

MORGAN, 2014 plastic car parts appox 48 x 36 in x 2ft

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Bullet Proof 26, 2013 Wall installation, acrylic on canvas Size variable

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Buffalo Chart, 2013

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Kodac NT4, 2011 Mixed Media 24" diameter

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Thomas McCormick, 2010 Installation

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Electric Car, 2012 Painted plywood 5'x 5'x 10'

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Scattering, 2010 Painted Wood and Glass 16" x 12" x 15"

Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams

Culture Cargo, 2006 painted wood, steel

BERNARD WILLIAMS

 

1964 born in Chicago, USA

 

Bernard Williams embraces a range of formats for the expression of his interests and concerns. The artist investigates the complexities of American history and culture through painting, sculpture, and installation. Within these broad arenas, the work seeks a kind of open-ended dialogue, addressing identity, flattening hierarchies, and questioning who we are collectively. Risk, adventure, conquest, personal status, privilege, and mechanical development are some of the thematic concepts which are pushed into form.

Bernard Williams (born 1964) is a native of Chicago. He holds a BFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MFA from Northwestern University. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Williams has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed numerous residencies around the United States. In 2009, a large temporary outdoor sculpture was mounted at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. In 2013, Williams designed and installed two large temporary outdoor sculptures at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis.