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Biography
FRANK WILLIAMS - Artist, Sculptor

1947, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

University of Arkansas, Graduate Studies towards M.F.A (1980-1981)

Southwest Missouri State University, B.F.A. painting and sculpture (1972)

SELECTED PERSONAL EXHIBITS

Museum of Fine Art, “Unintentional Aestetic”, Novokuznetsk, Russia (planned 2013)

Black Dog Gallery, “Gastarbietor”, Moscow, Russia (2012)

Roots Gallery, Samantha Ripa di Meana, Moscow, Russia (2008)

Moon Theatre, Sculpture Exhibit, for “Thresholds Crossed", Moscow, Russia (2007)

The Museum of History and Art, Yegorevsk, Russia (2004)

The American Center, Moscow, Russia (2003)

The Museum of Fine Art, Yaroslavl', Russia (2003)

Fantasy on a Terrorist Act, Virtual Exhibit 9/11/02 (Internet, 2002)

Exit Art Gallery, Cologne, Germany (2001)

Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska, Soldotna, AK (2001)

International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK (2001)

ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (2000)

Gallery Manege, Moscow, Russia (2000)

Artist's Fund, Novokuznetsk, Russia (1999)

Gallery Manege, Moscow, Russia (1999)

The Museum of Fine Art, Kemerovo, Russia (1998)

The Museum of Fine Art, Novokuznetsk, Russia (1998)

The Museum of Fine Art, Tomsk, Russia (1997)

The Museum of Fine Art, Tver’, Russia (1997)

The Nizhni Novgorod National Art Museum, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia (1997)

The Museum of Fine Art, Yaroslavl’, Russia (1997)

The Museum of Fine Art, Ivanovo, Russia (1996 - 1997)

The Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (1996)

The Museum of Fine Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia (1994)

The Art League of Houston, Houston, TX (1992)

Art Beat Gallery, Houston, TX (1988)

Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA (1986)

Museum of the Fantastic & Surreal, New York, NY (1982)

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (1980)

Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA (1976)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“In Kritieke staat”, Kunstenlab, Deventer, Netherlands (2013)

Art About Art.
The Marble Palace. The Russian Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia. May 2009

The World Premiere of Re-ceptualsm. Realization of Co-creation.
MOSKh. Moscow, Russia. 22.04.2009

"ILLUMINATORS", Art-Koltsovo premier exhibit, Koltsovo Airport,
Yekaterinburg, Russia (April-May 2008)

"HEROES OR ALIENS", Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, Italy (April, 2008)

“WHY, aggression as destruction?”, Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Centre, Moscow, Russia (2008)

"Do not forget LEBANON, July 2006" exhibit in Jenin Refugee Camp, Haifa, Israel. (2006-07)

"Let-The-Muses-Speak-IAA.org" digital exhibit (2006)

"VIII Salon y Coloquio Internacional de Arte Digital", Havana, Cuba (2006)

“Project Storm”, benefit for hurricane Katrina victims, Houston, TX, USA (2005)

"Vl International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium", Havana, Cuba (2004)

"A Just War or Just a War", Bradford Street Gallery, Houston, TX, USA (2004)

"Light and Shadow, Black and White", Central Exhibition Hall, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia (2003)

"V International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium, Havana, Cuba (2003)

"Sortie Numerique 02" (Digital Art Exhibit), Hinter Conti, Hamburg, Galerie Justine Lacrouix, Marseille, Galeries Wohnsinn & Authentic, Cologne (2002)

"Long Night", Cologne, Germany (2001)

Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany (2001)

The Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, AK (2001)

Gallery Manege, Moscow, Russia (2001)

Spasso House, U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Moscow, Russia (2000-2001)

Art Manege, Moscow, Russia (2000)

American Center, Moscow, Russia (2000)

Shoebox Exhibit, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI (2000)

Heavy Metal, EMU Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (1999-2000)

The Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK (1999-2000)

Gallery Manege, Moscow, Russia (1999)

Mar’s Gallery, Moscow, Russia (1998-1999)

Art Manege, Moscow, Russia (1998)

Time Machine, The Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK (1997-1998)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Irbeet, Russia (1996)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia (1996)

The Museum of fine Art, Alapayevsk, Russia (1996)

Russia’s New Maecenas, the Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia (1995)

Dakota Gallery, Houston, TX (1995)

Grigoriev & Williams, Museum of the Revolution, Moscow, Russia (1994)

Projectus, Melihov Gallery, Moscow, Russia (1994)

Super Objects, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia (1993)

Lanning Gallery, Houston, TX (1992)

Art Furniture Exhibits, Domus International, Houston, TX (1989-1991)

Introductions 1990, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (1990)

Influencia, Pedazos Del Mundo, Michoacam and Mexico City, Mexico (1989)

Premier Exhibit, Art Beat Gallery, Houston, TX (1988)

Third Annual East End Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (1987)

Oppression Expression, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (1986)

Propaganda, Midtown Art Center, Houston, TX (1984)

Houston Figurative Art, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX (1984)

1984 Show, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Houston, TX (1984)

Artist Call, Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, Houston, TX (1984)

Contemporary Views of Houston, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX (1983)

Fourth Texas Sculpture Symposium, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1983)

Frank Williams and Marcel Chirnoga, The Drawing Room Gallery, Houston, TX (1982)

Lawndale Annex Sculpture Invitational, University of Houston, TX (1981)

Alternative Spaces, R. Mack Gallery, New Orleans, LA (1981)

Arkansas Artists, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR (1979)

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS, PROFESSIONAL CREDITS

Sculpture used in Video Installation, “Thresholds Crossed”, Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Archangelsk, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk, Russia, (2007) Washington D.C., U.S.A.,(2006)

Participant at "International Stone Carving Symposium", Vidnoye, Russia (2006)

Instructor, “Sculpture and Experimental Media” Art College 36, Moscow, Russia (1996-2005)

Lecturer, "V International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium", Havana, Cuba (2003)

Lecturer, General Council of the Russian Federation, Bonn, Germany (2001)

Sculpture "Potato Day" included in the "Ludwig Contemporary Art Collection" of the Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2001)

Lecturer, University of Alaska & the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK (2001)

Lecturer, A.R.C. Gallery/Educational Foundation, Chicago Illinois (2000)

Organizer, "Museum Management in the United States" International Visitor/Freedom Support Grant Program, Moscow, Russia (1999)

Sculpture "Next Stop" selected for the "Ludwig Collection of Contemporary Art" Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (1998)

Lecturer, "Sculpture Parks and Gardens in the United States" several Russian venues
(1997-99)

U.S.A.I.D., "Russian Art for Texas ", Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas (1996)

U.S.I.S., "Texas Art for Russia", Organizer, lecturer seven Russian cities (1995)

U.S.I.S., Personal Exhibit Yekaterinburg Arts Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia (1994)

Lecturer, "Contemporary Art in Houston" including: the Soros Foundation and The Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Ural State University in Yekaterinburg, The New University of the Humanities in Moscow, and numerous museums and venues throughout Russia (1993-97)

Chairman of the Artists Directors, Board of Directors, Art League of Houston (1987-90)

Curator/Organizor, "Space Alternative" Houston Public Library, "Challenger Benefit", Wortham Center, "Houston Art Educators Exhibit", "Public Works" Diverse Works Gallery, "Masters Choice", Art League of Houston, and many other exhibitions in Houston, Texas (1982-90)

Set Designer, Synthesis 2000, New Orleans, LA. (1985-88)

SELECTED REVIEWS, PUBLICATIONS, MEDIA

Vitally Patsukov, “Why, aggression as destruction?” curator’s statement, Moscow, Russia (2008)

Alexander Borovsky, “The Last Boy Scout” Zagorod, St.Petersburg, Russia (October, 2007)

Kate Ward, "Designer returns to celebrate 25th anniversary…” Northwest Arkansas Times, (September 18, 2005)

Sarah K. Terry, “…construction of Wilson Park Castle, ”Northwest Arkansas Times
(September 18, 2005)

E. Yezhova, "Contemporary World in Contemporary Art ", Znamya Truda, Yegorevsk, Russia (February 3, 2004)

Rustem Safronov, "Artist in Space and Time", Voice of America News, Moscow, Russia (December 23, 2003)

"Vremya", First Channel, Moscow, Russia (October 26, 2003)

N. Kamaeva, "Russian Parisian & American Moscovite", Versia, Yaroslavl, Russia
(May 26, 2003)

O. Burmistrov, "Russian Soul Exposed", Komsomolskaya Pravda, National for Russia
(May 17, 2003)

L. Druch, "Angels, Humanized!" Northern Area, No. 85, Yaroslavl, Russia (May 16, 2003)

"Morning Tea", Television interview, Yaroslavl City Channel, Yaroslavl, Russia (May 15, 2003)

Anatasia Boutsko, "Deutsche Welle", radio interview in Cologne, Germany for C.I.S. (December, 2001)

Mark Muro, Review: "sculptor's...time in Russia", Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska (March, 2001)

Susan Morgan, "From Russia, With Angst" Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Alaska
(March, 2001)

Kara Miskaryan "Frank Williams" Art Cronicka Moscow, Russia (November, 2000)

Vladimir Larionov, "Frank Williams" Artist Council, Moscow, Russia (December 1999)

Elena Leveana "To Give of Yourself…", Nizhni Pravda, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia (May, 1997)

Channel 5, Eveteleradio Co, "Frank Williams", Ivanovo, Russia (January 1997)

Radio Katyusha, interview, St. Petersburg, Russia (March 1996)

Patricia Johnson, "From Russia with Love", Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas (June 2, 1996)

Lech Mintowt-Czyz, "… Humanity's Dark Glory", Petersburg Press, Petersburg, Russia
(April 9, 1996)

M. Kuzmean, "Watching Frank Williams' Steps", Smena, St. Petersburg, Russia
(June 7, 1995)

Association of Free Broadcasting, Nota-Bene, Yekaterinburg, Russia (July 22, 1994)

V. Perfilov "In Search of an Answer", Moscow Artist, Moscow, Russia (July 23, 1994)

Marina Ovsona, "Where No American Has Stepped Before", Moskovsky Komsomolets
(April 15, 1994)

Alexander Tkachenko "Humble Explosion", Magazine New Youth Vol. #3 (1993)

S. Chadwick, "Artist Uses Sculpture to Honor Chinese Protestors", The Houston Post
(July 8, 1989)

Patricia Johnson, "Propaganda as Art", The Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas (1985)

Jana Vanderlee, "Houston Figurative Art", Catalogue, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX (1985)

National Public Radio, Ellen Gilcrest "Frank Williams" Castle (September 9, 1985)

Roger Green, "Sculptures of Awesome Skill", Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA
(October 1980)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Kazimir Partners Limited, Moscow, London, New York

Sculpture/ Model “Repression” Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center collection

Carolyn & Mike Kubina, San Antonio, Texas

Jamie & John Atkins, Boston, Massachusetts

Childrens Park, Vidnoye, Russia

Jill & Loren Bough, Big Sky, Montana

Ludwig Collection of Contemporary Art, Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Embassy of the United States, Moscow, Russia

The Fine Arts Museum of Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia

IBM, St. Petersburg, Russia

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, Moscow, Russia

Jeffery and Helen Kadett, Tokyo, Japan

National Artistic Museum of Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

American Chamber of Commerce, Moscow, Russia

The Fine Arts Museum of Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl, Russia

Museum of the Revolution, Moscow, Russia

Franzheim Synergy Trust, Houston, Texas

Ross and Associates, Houston, Texas

Bierra Porietti Inc., Houston, Texas

Pedazaz del Mundo, Mexico City, Mexico

City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Arkansas

Arts Council, Little Rock, Arkansas

And numerous private collections

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