Jessica Williams
Shows + Press
Palettes Book

b.1983, Los Angeles
Lives and works in Los Angeles


MFA, Painting, Columbia University, New York NY, 2008
BFA, Painting,  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 2005


2017 Kima Editions, Ditch Projects, Oregan, May-June 


2017  Group Show, Arthouse, Los Angeles, Feb 11,12

2017  Amplify Compassion to benefit the ACLU, 356 Mission, Jan 21-22

2016  Realm of the Real (solo), Galeria La Esperanza, Mexico City, November 17-December 14

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

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

2015   Only Girl In The World (solo), Young Art, Los Angeles, May 6- June 13

2015  NADA NEW YORK, May 14-17

2015  Joshing the Watershed, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, January 18- March 26

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

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

2012  NADA Art Fair, Young Art Booth, Miami 

2012  Intimate Values (solo), Young Art, Los Angeles

2012  Prince At The Forum, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood

2011  Stick Like Glue (solo), Important Projects, Oakland

2011  I'm Coming Over (solo), Young Art, Los Angeles

2009  Hard Light, Heist Gallery (solo), New York

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


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     Gannon, Victoria. “Hallway Bathroom Gallery”,, November 23

     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


2014   Finalist, Fulbright Artist-at-Large Study Grant

2011   Category Winner in Painting, Art Takes London/ Scope Art Fair 

2008   Merit Scholarship, Columbia University, New York

2007   Merit Scholarship, Columbia University, New York
2004   Summer Fellowship, Oxbow School of Painting, Michigan