Jessica Williams is an artist based in Los Angeles.

B. 1983, Los Angeles, CA


MFA, Columbia University, New York NY, Painting
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, Painting


2022 Group Show, HVW8, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming Sept 14)

2022 No Knowledge of Utopia, 2-3 Fair, Santa Monica CA, curated by Eddie Salinas (forthcoming Sept 3)

2022 Global Song, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, curated by Fiona Lu

2021 Arcadia, As It Stands, Los Angeles CA, curated by Lauren Studebaker

2021 You Lead Follow Me, Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles CA


2021 Tunnel of Love, Projet Pangée, Montreal

2020 Exhibition A, Collaborative print edition

2019 Jessica Williams + Alexia Leferte-Coutu, "Between Two Eternities", Projet Pangée, Montreal

2017 Fire Season, SADE, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Realm of the Real, Galeria La Esperanza, Mexico City, Mexico

2015 Only Girl In The World, Young Art, Los Angeles

2012 Intimate Values, Young Art, Los Angeles

2011 Stick Like Glue, Important Projects, Oakland

2011 I'm Coming Over, Young Art, Los Angeles

2007 No Melody Harder, Thierry Goldberg, New York


2021 All My Friends Are Miracles #2, Sow & Tailor, LA CA

2021 Road Show, False Cast Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2021 Hang in They're, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) at Los Angeles Historic Park, curated by Perwana Nazif & Julia Leonard

2021 Anxiety II, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Alberto Cuadros & Laura Watters

2020 Delusional Chaperone, Nikholis Planck, Jessica Williams, Waldemar Zimbelmann, Insect, Los Angeles

2019 The cold will pay. The wind will pay. curated by Zoe Koke, UCLA Studios, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Replica, Insect Gallery, curated by Adam Alessi

2019 The Crystal Ship (curatorial), Insect, Los Angeles,

2019 Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Projet Pangée

2019 Clear objects, Like Lalique, Mexico City, curated by Nick Farhi, Kate Messinger, and Sarah Schulman

2018 Best in Show, That-That, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Laura Watters and Kaylie Schiff

2018 Screenings, Laemmle North Hollywood, curated by Conor Thompson

2018 Fool's Gold, Noysky Projects, curated by Sean Noyce, Los Angeles

2018 Art Athina, With SADE, Athens Greece

2018 Group Show, Artist Projects International, curated by Alberto Cuadros, Los Angeles

2018 Sun-Kissed Chokehold, Y53, curated by Kaylie Schiff and Laura Watters, Los Angeles

2018 ANNEX, M+B, Los Angeles, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan

2017 ...feel it... feel it..., The Diogenes Club, Los Angeles CA, curated by Alt.a.mira

2017 Group show, Minibar, Pasadena CA, curated by Phil Davis

2017 Bar Oslo, SADE, Los Angeles,curated by Alberto Cuadros

2017 OH!, Ditch Projects, Oregan, curated by Lauren Graycar/ KIMA

2017 Amplify Compassion Benefit for ACLU, 356 Mission

2016 Human Condition, The Hospital, Los Angeles

2016 Roman a Clef, Rainbow in Spanish, Los Angeles, curated by Mateo Tannatt

2016 Group Show, Soho House Hollywood, curated by Sharon Zoldan

2016 Rema Hort Mann Los Angeles Benefit Auction, January 29

2015 LAXART 10 Year Anniversary Benefit, Los Angeles CA

2015 9800 Sepulveda Show, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Courtney Malick

2015 NADA NEW YORK, with Young Art

2015 Joshing the Watershed, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, curated by Alex Chaves

2015 Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

2014 Sargent's Daughters, Sargent's Daughters, New York

2014 Mental Furniture, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Petrella's Imports

2014 They're There, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Dane Johnson

2013 NADA MIAMI, with Young Art

2013 Summer Wheat, Mira Dancy, Jessica Williams, Thierry Goldberg, New York

2013 Real Time and Outer-Life, Young Art, Los Angeles, curated by Paul Forney

2012 NADA MIAMI, with Young Art

2012 Prince At The Forum, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, curated by Joshua Nathanson

2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia University, New York

2007 First-Year Exhibition, Columbia University, New York


2021 Interview, Super!,

2021 Tunnel of Love, Art Viewer,

2021 Interview, The Hopper Prize,

2020 ArtMaze Magazine, Curatorial Selection, Projet Pangée

2020 ARTFORUM, Jessica Williams "The Hanukkiah", April

2019 Azizi, Arshy. "Critic's Picks: Jessica Williams + Alexia Leferte-Coutu", ARTFORUM, Feb 8

2019 Hogeveen, Esme. "Alexia Leferte-Coutu and Jessica Williams: Between Two Eternities", C Magazine, Autumn issue

2019 Munro, Lara. "Five female artists on how Los Angeles influences their work", DAZED, Feb 8

2018 Miranda, Carolina. "Datebook: Avant-garde graphic design, untold stories of California slavery and poetry in the sky: Fool's Gold: Challenging Myth in the Era of Misinformation at Noysky Projects", Los Angeles Times, September 28

2018 Davis, Genie. "All That Glitters: Fool's Gold at Noysky Projects", Art and Cake,

2018 ArtMaze Magazine, Spring Issue, Editorial Selection

2017 D'Avignon, Angella."Jessica Williams at SADE",

2016 Jessica Williams interviewed by Casey Jane Ellison, i-D Mexico,

2016 "Palettes", published by Kima Books,

2015 New American Paintings, No.121

2015 Griffin, Jonathan. "Spaces- The Live/Work Gallery",

2015 "Jessica Williams at Young Art",

2015 Bode, Katie, "Jessica Williams at Young Art",

2015 Baxter, Jared. "Joshing the Watershed",

2015 "Joshing the Watershed",

2015 Harrison, Jessica. "Painting Gave Me The Most Freedom",

2014 "Skies", Sex Magazine Issue #9

2014 "Goings on About Town: Sargents Daughters", The New Yorker, July 18

2014 Fitzpatrick, Kyle. "Jessica Williams Lifestyle Paintings",

2014 Indrisek, Scott. "10 Must-See Summer Group Shows",

2013 Zevitas, Steven. "Must See Show",

2012 Garcia, Kathy. "Miami Heat",

2011 Dolton-Thorton, Ian. "Stick Like Glue",

2011 Tuck, Geoff., February 3

2011 Tuck, Geoff., January 25

2010 "From Los Angeles",, July 2

2008 White, Logan. The Affordable Art Fair NYC,

2008 Coburn, Tyler. The Rundown: Columbia University's M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition,, May 14

2008 Sanders, Charlotte. I'll Let You Be In My Dream If I Can Be In Yours: Jessica Williams, Lula Magazine, Spring/Summer issuue

2007 Highlighted Listings: No Melody Harder, The New Yorker, Sept 3-10

2007 Kugel, Seth. Summer's Seven-Day Week, The New York Times, July 29


Pepperdine University, Adjunct Professor, Fall 2022

UCLA School of Art, Lecturer, Drawing I, Fall 2021

UCLA School of Art, Lecturer, Drawing I, Fall 2020

UCLA School of Art, Lecturer, Drawing I, Fall 2019

UCLA School of Art, Lecturer, Painting I, Winter 2019

UCLA School of Art, Lecturer, Painting I, Spring 2018



Palettes I, KIMA, KIMA.US


2022 Hudson House, Hudson, New York

2019 Catwalk Institute/ Catwalk Arts Residency, Catskill, New York, March - April

2004 Oxbow Summer Residency, Saugatuck MI