Art NOW series presents Carol Williams

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Art NOW presents: Carol Williams
Collaboration and solitude: Artist Residencies at the Banff Centre (1980), The Gushul (2006), and Wallace Stegner House (2023)
Noon | March 11, 2024
University Recital Hall

After beginning professional life as a self-taught artist, Carol Williams was awarded full tuition to the Fibre Arts Studio Residency at the Banff Centre (1980-81). Earning undergraduate in art, and interdisciplinary histories of art, she studied with photo conceptualist Jeff Wall, musicologist Donna Zapf, feminist film theorist, Kaja Silverman, painter David MacWilliams, among others. Williams co-founded artist-run centres The Centre for N(on) Commercial Culture and Worksite: A Feminist Collective. In 1991, she authored “A Chronology of Feminist Art” for The Vancouver Anthology and coedited, with Zainub Verjee, Angela Hryniuk, and Marcia Cosby, an issue of The Capilano Review featuring 40 women artists and writers (1991). She completed her Masters supervised by Griselda Pollock in the Social History of Art at University Leeds subsequently teaching histories of photography and art at NSCAD. She produced an award-winning monograph, Framing the West: Race, Gender, and the Photographic “Frontier” in the Pacific Northwest based on her 1999 PhD thesis from Rutgers University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate coursework in History and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge since 2003 including on Reproductive Justice, Histories and Behaviours, Incarcerated Women, and Feminism, Gender, and Sovereignty.

Image: Portrait of Carol Williams (c late 1980s). Artist: Myfanwy Pavelic (1916-2007). Oil on canvas.

Free admission, all are welcome to attend.


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