JESSICA WILLIAMS is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. She is a Lecturer in Painting and Drawing in the Department of Art at UCLA.


MFA, Painting, Columbia University, New York NY, 2008

BFA, Painting,  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 2005


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


2019  Jessica Williams + Alexia Leferte-Coutu, "Between Two Eternities", Projet Pangee, Montreal, January 19- March 2

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

2019 Replica, Insect, curated by Adam Alessi, May 25- June 19

2019 The Crystal Ship (curatorial), Insect, Los Angeles, April 18-May 18

2019  Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Projet Pangee

2019  Clear objects, Like Lalique, Mexico City, Feb 9- March 15, 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, SADE Booth, June 21-24, 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 Groupshow, Minibar, Pasadena CA, curated by Phil Davis

2017 Bar Oslo, SADE, Los Angeles, June 18-July, curated by Alberto Cuadros

2017 OH!, Ditch Projects, Oregan, May 20-June 17, curated by Lauren Graycar/ KIMA

2017  Amplify Compassion Benefit for ACLU, 356 Mission, Jan 21-22

2016  Human Condition, The Hospital, Los Angeles, opening October 1-Nov 30

2016  Roman a Clef, Rainbow in Spanish, Los Angeles, August 28-Sept 30, curated by Mateo Tannatt

2016   Group Show, Soho House Hollywood

2016   Rema Hort Mann Los Angeles Benefit Auction, January 29

2015   LAXART 10 Year Anniversary Benefit, Los Angeles, November 15

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

2015  NADA NEW YORK, May 14-17

2015  Joshing the Watershed, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, January 18- March 26, curated by Alex Chaves

2015  Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA, January 17- March 7

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

2013  NADA Art Fair, Young Art Booth, Miami 

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 Art Fair, Young Art Booth, Miami 

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

2007  No Melody Harder (two-person), Thierry Goldberg, New York


2019  Hogeveen, Esme. "Alexia Leferte-Coutu and Jessica Williams: Between Two Eternities", C Magazine, Autumn issue 143

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

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

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

            "Jessica Williams at Young Art".

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

            Baxter, Jared. "Joshing the Watershed",

            "Joshing the Watershed",

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

2014    "Skies", Sex Magazine Issue #9

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

     Fitzpatrick, Kyle. "Jessica Williams Lifestyle Paintings",

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

2013     Zevitas, Steven. "Must See Show",

2012     Garcia, Kathy. "Miami Heat",

     Teenvag Issue No.2

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

     Tuck, Geoff., February 3

             Tuck, Geoff., January 25

2010    "From Los Angeles",, July 2

2008      White, Logan. “The Affordable Art Fair NYC”,

     Coburn, Tyler. “The Rundown: Columbia University’s M.F.A. 

     Thesis Exhibition”,, May 14

             Sanders, Charlotte. “I’ll Let You Be In My Dream If I Can Be In Yours”, 

     Lula Magazine, Spring/Summer 

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

     Kugel, Seth. “Summer’s Seven-Day Week”, The New York Times, July 29


Lecturer, Drawing (Visiting Faculty), UCLA School of Art, Fall 2019

Lecturer, Painting (Visiting Faculty), UCLA School of Art, Winter 2019

Lecturer, Painting (Visiting Faculty), UCLA School of Art, Spring 2018


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