Exhibition History - Thomas Parker Williams

BOOK ARTS Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

Celebrate! April/June, 2017, Abecedarian Artists Books, Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver
BUILT Book Art & Architecture April/May, 2017, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
POP-UP NOW II.November/December, 2016, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Making Sense of the Senses The Center for Book Arts, NYC, July/September, 2016
Pairings: Collaborative Works by Two or More Artists Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA, August/October, 2015
Source Materials Visualized The Center For Book Arts, NYC, July/September,2015
BookOpolis 2014 Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC, October/November, 2014,
Book Art Art Book Crawford Campus Gallery, The Episcopal Academy, Newton Square, PA, October, 2014
Focus Space Artist Book Gallery - Central Booking Gallery, NY, NY, April/June, 2014
Art on Paper MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, March/April, 2014
The Printed Page Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO, February/April, 2014
Time and Again: Retrograde Paradoxes Central Booking Gallery, NY, NY, February/March, 2014
BIG small painting show Victory Hall DRAWING ROOMS, Jersey City, NJ, November/December, 2013
New York Bound: International Bookart Biennial ISLIP ART MUSEUM, East Islip, NY
September/December, 2013
Extended Horizons Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO, September/October, 2013
Superstition XIII San Francisco Center for the Book, September/October 2013
Fifth International Artist Book Exhibition May/October 2013, King St. Stephen Museum, Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Collaborative Book Project: Secondary Colors - January/May, 2013 Cabot Science Library at Harvard University - Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
Secondary Colors Website
Do Box Me In! February-March 2013, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Infinite Possibilities - Math, Science, Book Arts December, 2012, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Tell Me How You REALLY Feel - October/November, 2012, Payne Gallery of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA (Traveled from Center for Book Arts, NY, NY)
Horizon Guild of Book Workers traveling Exhibition 2012/2014, University of Kentucky Library, University of Utah Marriott Library, Penrose Library, University of Denver, Visual Arts Gallery, Loyola University, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound
Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers September, 2012, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO
Tell Me How You REALLY Feel - July/September, 2012, The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Transparent/Opaque 2 - June 15 through July 28, 2012, Abecedarian Gallery,Denver, CO
Pyramid Atlantic Member's Exhibition - April, 2011, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD
(UN)Framed Photograph - July/September, 2011, The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Pyramid Atlantic Member's Exhibition - April, 2011, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD
Artist Book Cornucopia II - April/June, 2011, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
Measure for Measure - February/April, 2011, Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY
Art In Boxes - December, 2010 - February, 2011, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pop Up Now - September/October, 2010, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Space and Sequence - September/October, 2010, Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, PA
Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex - May/June, 2010, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Artist Book Cornucopia - April/May 2010, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
Salon für Kunstbuch. An Artwork as enterprise "The No-ISBN Project" March, 2010 - Neue Kunst Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
Show and Bestow, The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books Free library of Philadelphia, Nov. 2009, Oberlin College Library, Oberlin Ohio, June 2010
Paper Works - October/December 2009, Art in City Hall Program, Philadelphia, PA
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia - Artist Book “Elegy for an Industrial America” Permanent collection - The Athenaeum of Philadelphia on view in the library September/November 2009
AG Artist Shop - Group Exhibition - Nov. 2008/Jan. 2009, AG Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC
Bookstore - Group Exhibition - January/February 2006, AG Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC
Book Market - expace Projects - June 2003, Knitting Factory / K.O.A.P. Gallery, NYC

TEACHING

Animated Structures: Adding Moving Elements to Books August 19-20, 2017, at the Center for Book Arts, NYC

BOOK ARTS - COLLECTIONS

Macalester College DeWitt Wallace Library, Special Collections
Columbia University Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
The Neale M. Albert Collection of Miniature Books
SUNY Weschester, Artist Book Collection
Pacific University Library
Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, Special Collections
Oberlin College Fine Arts Library, Oberlin Ohio
University of Southern California, Doheny Library, Special Collections
Denver Public Library Douglas Fine Print Collection
University of Iowa, Library, Special Collections
Wesleyan University, Olin Library, Special Collections
Indiana University
George Mason University
Virginia Commonwealth
University of Rochester
Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library, Special Collections
Middle Tennesse State University
University of Maryland, Kuka Library, Special Collections
MIT, Rotch Library
San Francisco MOMA
Evergreen State College
Reed College Library
Yale University, The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Special Collections
University of Washington
University of Utah Marriott Library, Special Collections
Otis College of Art and Design, Library, Artist Book Collection
UC, Berkeley, Environmental Design Library, Special Collections
Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA
Carleton College, Gould Library, Artist Book Collection
Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library, Special Collections
University of Central Florida, Library, Special Collections
University of Miami, Richter Library, Special Collections
King St. Stephen Museum, Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Baylor University, Crouch Library, Artist Book Collection
UCLA Arts Library, Artist Book Collection,
UC Santa Barbara Davidson Library Special Collections
San Jose State University, King Library, Special Collections
The Center For Book Arts, New York
Print and Picture Collection, Parkway Central Library - Philadelphia, PA
University of Colorado
University of Puget Sound
University of Pittsburgh
Seattle University
St Ambrose University
University of Michigan Fine Arts Library
St. Lawrence University Owen D. Young Library, Canton, NY
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, NY, NY
Temple University Special Collections Department, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA
Lafayette College Special Collections, Easton, PA
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books Oberlin College Library, Oberlin Ohio

BOOK FAIRS

Manhattan Fine-Press Book Fair 3/11, 2017, The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, NY, NY
Book Paper Scissors 11/12, 2016, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Center for the Book
Oak Knoll Fest XIX 9/30-10/2, 2016, New Castle, DE
Lancaster Letterpress Printers Fair 9/18, 2016, Lancaster, PA
Book Paper Scissors 11/14, 2015, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Center for the Book
918 Club Letterpress Fair10/11, 2015, Lancaster, PA
Book Paper Scissors 11/22, 2014, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Center for the Book
Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair 11/14-16, 2014, Spring, MD
Oak Knoll Fest XVIII 10/3-5, 2014, New Castle, DE
Book Paper Scissors 11/23, 2013, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Center for the Book
Chestertown Book Festival - 9/21/2013, Chestertown, MD
Pyramid Atlantic - 11/16-18/2012, Silver Spring, MD
Oak Knoll Fest XVII - 10/5-7/2012, New Castle, DE
Book, Paper Scissors - 12/2011, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Center for the Book
Pyramid Atlantic - 11/5-7/2010, Silver Spring, MD
Oak Knoll Fest XVI - 10/1-3/10, New Castle, DE
Rare Book and Manuscript Conference - 6/23/10, UARTS Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Center for the Book
Book, Paper Scissors - 12/5/2009, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Center for the Book
Hybrid Book Fair - June 5-6, 2009, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Book, Paper Scissors - 11/22/2008, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Center for the Book

EXHIBITIONS

Constructed Elements - March, 2009 - Matthew Izzo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Garden - A Multi-part Installation - March/May, 2004 - Matthew Izzo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Original Music Compositions and Mathematical Constructions - March/April, 2003 - Matthew Izzo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Paintings, Artist Books & Music - September 2002 - Matthew Izzo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Paintings Since 1991 - March 1994 - Venue Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Gun Paintings - March/April 1993 - Sassafras International Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Paintings from the Ruins Series - November 1992 - Germantown Academy Gallery, Ft. Washington, PA

JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

Second Annual National Exhibition, - East End Arts, Riverhead, NY August 9 - September 27, 2013
Sea, Sky and Shore - victoryartsprojects - June/July 2010 - Newport's 545 Washington Blvd Lobby, Jersey City, NJ
Featuring paintings from the Constructed Elements Series
Storm - June 2010, Curated by Jill Wickenheisser, Submergedart Gallery, Newark, NJ
Featuring paintings from the Constructed Elements Series
69th Annual Juried Exhibition – March/June 2009, “Anne K. Allison Prize,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Art of the State, Pennsylvaina 2008 - June/September 2008, State Museum of Pennsylvaina, Harrisburg, PA
Victory Arts Projects - It's Only Natural - April/May 2008, 77 Hudson, Jersey City, NJ
68th Annual Juried Exhibition - January/March 2008, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Winner of the "Coverley-Smith Prize"
Victory Hall Annual - Painting 2006 - May 2006, Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ
66th Annual Juried Exhibition - January/March 2006, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Design Philadelphia - Luminice Lighting Elements - April 2005 - Matthew Izzo Gallery, Philadelphia
2001 Awards Exhibition - October/November 2001, Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY
Abstraction for a New Millennium - Curated by Anne Ellegood (New Museum, NY) December 2000 / January 2001, Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY
Selected works consigned to Henry Boxer Gallery - London, England 1998,1999
Objective Painting - Curated by City Without Walls, August/November 1998 - Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark NJ
The Scratch and Sniff Show - November/December 1997, New School Academy of Fine Art Grand Rapids, MI
Kiss and Kill - Curated by Jane Harris, January/February 1997, MBM Gallery, 594 Broadway, NYC
Reality Check: Cultural Questions and Political Comments - January/February 1996 Curated by Lissa McClure, Sylvia White Gallery, 560 Broadway, NYC
Murder - Curated by John Yau, February/October 1995, Thread Waxing Space, NYC, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, Centre Gallery, Miami
Entropic Zones: - Buildings and Structures of the Contemporary City - February/March 1995 Rider University Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ - Curated by Dr. James Dickinson
Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works - June/July 1994/1995/1996/1997 New Arts Program, Lehigh Valley, PA,
24th Juried Show, Allentown Art Museum - Allentown, PA January/March 1994, Juror: Charlotta Kotik (Brooklyn Museum) - Artist Talk - February 9 & 10, 1994
Parlor of a Turn-of-the-Millennium Collector - December 1993, Venue Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Annual Awards, Painting - September/October, 1992 Juror: Alice Yang (New Museum, NY) Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
50th Annual Awards, Painting - February/April 1991 Juror: Diane Waldman, (Guggenheim Museum, NY) Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Art Around the Edges II - Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, August 1991/January 1992

SOUND WORKS AND MUSIC

Wild Information - Wilderness Information Network, 2006 - Wild Information was composed and performed in my studio using acoustic percussion instruments that were digitally processed. This composition was part of the Wilderness Information Network May 2006 in New York State. More information at Restless Culture on Vimeo .
Toe-Knee & the 7th House of Funk - Funk and the Abstract Truth - Commercial Independent CD Release - April 2006 Co-production, instrumental performance, recording and co-song writing for a neo-funk CD featuring the Singer/musician/songwriter "Toe-Knee" A.K.K. Emery G. Saunders Jr. More information at www.definity.us

PUBLICATIONS


500 Handmade Books - Volume 2 Julie Chen, Juror Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing

1000 Artist Books by Sandra Salamony and Peter and Donna Thomas
Quayside Publishing

Studio Visit Magazine - Fall 2008 - Open Studios Press, Needham, MA 02194

New American Paintings - Mid-Atlantic Edition, 1994 Open Studios Press, Needham, MA 02194

CATALOGS

Infinite Possibilities 23 Sandy Galllery 2012
Tell Me How You Really Feel, Diaristic Tendencies The Center For Book Arts, NY 2012
The Unframed Photograph The Center For Book Arts, NY 2011
Pop-Up Now 23 Sandy Galllery 2010
Inventive Structures, Books Beyond the Codex Creative Arts Workshop 2010
Artists' Book Cornucopia - Abecedarian Gallery, 2010
Show and Bestow - The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books
- Oberlin College Library, 2010
Murder - Smart Art Press, 1995
Entropic Zones: Buildings and Structures of the Contemporary City - Rider University, 1995

REVIEWS

Singer, Stephanie Frank - Symbols strokes and sounds: Thomas Parker Williams - Philadelphia Music Makers, Spring 2004
Harrison, Helen A. - Juried Abstraction - New York Times, January 14, 2001
Schwendenwien, Jude - Entropic Zones: Buildings and Structures of the Contemporary City The New Art Examiner, Oct., 1995
Raynor, Vivien - Relentless March of Industrial Decay - New York Times, March 5, 1995
Mangravite, Andrew - The seductive power of guns - Philadelphia Weekly, March 31, 1993
Sozanski, Edward J. - Emerging Artists at Port of History Philadelphia Inquirer, September 13, 1991