Residency Dates: November 11-17, 2013
Alun Williams (galerieannebarrault.com) is a painter who was born in Manchester (UK) in 1961. His early career saw him exhibiting in the UK, with solo shows or large-scale works shown notably at Maureen Paley Gallery (Interim Art) and Mario Flecha Gallery, London as well as at the Museums of Stoke-on-Trent and Peterborough. Williams has subsequently been particularly active in France where he is represented by Galerie Anne Barrault in Paris. As well as shows at the gallery, solo exhibitions have included those at Le Moulin, Contemporary Art Center, La Valette du Var; Le Tour du Roi René, Marseille; as well as noted group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice; and (upcoming) at the Maeght Foundation, St. Paul de Vence. In North America, solo exhibitions have included those at Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; and Endicott College, Massachusetts.
At the same time as his artistic career, Alun Williams has pursued an activity as a curator. In this role, he has initiated numerous residency and exhibition programs : in Nîmes, where he was one of the founders of La Vigie in 1992, in Marseilles, where he created Triangle France in 1994, linked with the Triangle Association in New York of which he is currently Chair of the board of directors. Since 2000, he has been the director of Parker’s Box, an experimental contemporary art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.