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Lived/Active: California      Known for: minimalist expression

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following, submitted January 2004, is from the artist, born 1932 in San Diego, CA.


2004 Kiyo Higashi Gallery

2001: Kiyo Higashi Gallery, The Four Elements

1994: Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, Fossil Wall/Chewing Gum Inscriptions

1990: Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, Stations of the Square Asia Series

1986: Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, Recent Paintings

1985: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA., New Work

1982: Guy Williams: A Selection Of Works 1976-81, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California
Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, New Work

Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, Recent Paintings

Guy Williams: A Selection Of Works 1960-76, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
Ivan Jankovsky Gallery (in conjunction with Robert Stefanotti) New York, N.Y.

University of Southern California

Vassar College

Pomona College
David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
Fresno State College, Fresno, CA


Jack Tworkov and Guy Williams, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara

Matsumi Kanamitsu And Guy Williams, Occidental College, Los Angeles, Ca.

The Stamp of Impulse, Cleveland Museum of Art, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass, Dallas Museum of Art ( traveling exhibition)

Eight American Artists, Taiwan Museum of Art, China
20th Century Watercolors: Yesterday and Today, Long Beach Museum of Art
Art Against Aids, Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Painting: The Decade, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Visual/Musical Permutations, University of California, Irvine
Works on Paper/L.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
California Painting & Sculpture: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (curator, Walter Hopps)

Current Concerns, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (curator, Walter Hopps)
Both Kinds: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles, University Art Museum, Berkeley (curator, Peter Plagens)
Artists at U.C. Irvine1965-1975, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art

Fifteen Abstract Artists, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Fischbach Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Painting in America: Yesterday and Tomorrow, Art in America magazine exhibition held at the Decorative Arts Center, New York, N.Y.

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y. (curator, Marcia Tucker)
Southern California: Attitudes1972, Pasadena Art Museum (curator, Barbara Haskell)
O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Tokyo Invitational Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan (curator, Matsumi Kanamitsu)

New Modes in California Painting & Sculpture, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art
Critics Choice, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, Ca.

Fifteen Los Angeles Artists, Pasadena Art Museum

San Francisco Museum of Art Annual, San Francisco, CA

2001: Frank, Peter, L.A. Weekly, "Pick of the Week" review March 2001
1999: Pagel, David, Los Angeles Times, review. October 29. 1999
1999: Frank, Peter, L.A. Weekly , "Pick of the Week," review
1996: Obrien, John, "The Red Box," Artscene Magazine, October 1996
1996: Frank, Peter, L.A. Weekly , "Pick of the Week," review
1994: Cutajar, Mario, "Wordless Words," Artweek, December 1, 1994
1993: Kandal, Susan, review, Los Angeles Times, February 25, CALENDAR
1992: Schipper, Merle, "Guy Williams at Kiyo Higashi Gallery," Visions, September, 1992 Anderson, Michael, review of exhibition at Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, Art Issues, March/April
1990: Colpitt, Francis "Guy Williams at Kiyo Higashi," Art in America, June 1990
Donahue, Marlena Los Anglees Times, February 2, 1990
Frank, Peter "Mid-Career Moves" L.A. Weekly, February 16, 1990
1988: Spiegel, Judith "An Environment for Contemplation" Artweek, December 10, 1988: Curtis, Cathy The Galleries, Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1988
Muchnic, Suzanne "Variegated Visions in Watercolor" Los Angeles Times, October 8,
1986: Schipper, Merle "Guy Williams at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art" Art News, April
Clothier, Peter, review of exhibition at Jan Baum Gallery, L.A. Weekly, April 24,'86
Anderson, Bill, "Time and Timelessness", Artweek, January 11, 1986.
McKenna, Kristine, review, Los Angeles Times, April 11,1986.
Wilson, William, review of exhibition at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles Times, January 7, 1986.
1984: Donohue, Marlena, The Galleries, Los Angeles Times, April 6
Print News, Vol. 6, No. 2, March/April, 1984. World Print Council Journal
1983: Wilson, William, "Art Scene," Calendar, Los Angeles Times, Sunday, Jan. 2.
1982: Brown, Betty Ann, Arts, December.
Muchnic, Suzanne, Los Angeles Times, October 8.
McCloud, Mac, Artweek, October 23.
1973: Plagens, Peter, "California Painting," Art in America, March-April.
1966: Rose, Barbara, "California Art," Art in America, Jan.- Feb. (mention & reproduction)


1990: Benefit Auction for Guy Williams & Mary Hicks at the Margo Levin Gallery, Los Angeles (one hundred artists participate in exhibition for fire relief)

1975-76: National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship.

1961: All California Exhibition, La Jolla Museum of Art (award)
Los Angeles & Vicinity Annual, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (award)
1959: All California Exhibition, La Jolla Museum of Art (award)

1986: Guy Williams, catalog for exhibition at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
1982: Guy Williams: A Selection of Works 1976-1982, book with thirteen color plates published in connection with the exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, January.
1977: Guy Williams: (the) Paper Works, catalog for an exhibition at the University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara. Library of Congress Number 76-620097.
1976 Guy Williams: A Selection of Works 1960-76, catalog published by the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Guy Williams
Born, San Diego, California
June 21, 1932


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