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b. 1954, USA

Sue Williams Biography

Sue Williams has lived and worked in New York since the mid-1980s. In her early career, she became known to a wider audience with her highly narrative painting. In taboo-like visual stories that seem like comics and caricatures, scenes of domestic violence and sexual obscenity, the artist expresses her rage over the enduring acceptance of sexism in society.

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Unlike many of her contemporaries, who in confronting the classically male dominated medium of painting turned to other modes of expression such as film, photography, or installation, Sue Williams remained committed to her familiar terrain. It is precisely this monopolistic aspect that allowed Sue Williams to play with the often conventional and stereotypical representations of her male colleagues and massively exaggerate them in her own visual space.

Sue William’s painting has constantly moved along a narrow line between figurative depiction and complete abstraction, as happens in some works in the early 2000s, in which the targeted monochromatic brushstroke becomes a central element. In her new works, these two realms are mixed anew, and Sue Williams thus explores an entirely new way of working.

Text courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber.

Sue Williams Featured Artworks

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Pilgrim Hollidazzle by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsPilgrim Hollidazzle, 2020Oil on canvas
101.5 x 127 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Colonial Revision by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsColonial Revision, 2020Oil on canvas
127 x 152.5 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Unraveling by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsUnraveling, 2020Oil on canvas
127 x 152.5 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
North American Fur Trapper by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsNorth American Fur Trapper, 2020Oil on canvas
178 x 203 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Gizzard's Holiday by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsGizzard's Holiday, 2020Oil on canvas
178 x 203 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Someone's Future by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsSomeone's Future, 2020Oil on canvas
127 x 152.5 cm
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Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Pleasant Zones by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsPleasant Zones, 2020Oil on canvas
127 x 152.5 cm
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Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Colonial Foot by Sue Williams contemporary artwork
Sue WilliamsColonial Foot, 2020Oil on canvas
101.5 x 127 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery

Sue Williams Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Sue Williams, Sue Williams at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
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5 June–25 July 2020 Sue Williams Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zürich, ZurichWaldmannstrasse, Zürich

Sue Williams Represented By

Galerie Eva Presenhuber contemporary art gallery in Maag Areal, Zürich, Switzerland Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich, New York

Sue Williams In Related Press

Connecting the Dots in the Met Breuer’s Show About Conspiracy Theories Related Press Connecting the Dots in the Met Breuer’s Show About Conspiracy Theories 15 October 2018, Hyperallergic

It will likely take me months to digest all the lessons I've learned from The Met Breuer's newest exhibition, Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, so it's a good thing that the show stays open through January.

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