Jacob Williams
Class of 2014
Pacific Monsoon 2014, glazed ceramic, 13" x 7" x 7"
Pacific Monsoon
2014, glazed ceramic, 13" x 7" x 7"
McArthur, California New York, New York


2014 School of Visual Arts, MFA

2011 Hunter College CUNY, BA Studio Art


2012 Ugly Sticks, Orchard Windows Gallery, 37 Orchard St. New York

2010 WE-ARE-FAMILIA, POP UP! Gallery, 539 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, New York

2010 Possession, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT

2006 Nightmare of the Haunted Buddha, Diesel Denim Gallery, New York. Curated by Sebastien Agneessens


2013 Big Time, Allentown Freak Out, 612 Hamilton st. Allentown, Pennsylvania

(Upcoming) Antithesis, Present Company, New York. Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud

(Upcoming) Now, Fuse Infrastructure, Allentown, Pennsylvania

2011 Phillips de Pury Staff Art Show, 450 west 15th st New York

2009 Warm in the Shadows, Shea Stadium, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

2006 The Art Parade, Deitch Projects, On West Broadway from Houston to Grand, co-produced by Paper Magazine and Creative Time. My piece title: "Army of Darkness"

[email protected]#$%, artist:network, 424 Broadway, New York

MePrettyYouUgly, Sputnik, 262 Taaffe Pl. Brooklyn, New York

2005 Crime, artist:network, 424 Broadway, New York. Curated by Marc Hungerbuehler

2000 Na'er do Wells, DNA Studios, 30 Howard St. New York. Reviewed by Roberta Smith, NY Times, Aug 4th, 2000

1999 Ragnorak, 330 W. 38th st. New York

Paradise 8, Exit Art/The First World, 548 Broadway, New York. Curated by Kenny Schachter

A Room With A View, [email protected] Fine Art, 202 6th Avenue #4f, New York. Curated by Mike Weiss

1998 Misanthropes, 519 Broadway, New York

1997 Cambio, 526 W. 26th St. New York. Curated by Kenny Schachter. Reviewed by Holland Cotter, NY Times Art in Review, Nov. 28 1997

Tools, weapons, and utilitarian objects which are an extension of the human hand, arm and body have continued to interest me more than traditional stand alone figurative sculpture. Now, the absence of the figure has been replaced by the viewer/audience who can complete or activate my sculpture. The ergonomic bend of a centuries old medieval scythe, designed to perfectly interact with the human body, this harmony between the tool and the maker is something which I aspire to achieve. Taking a close look at Franz West's adaptives and Claes Oldenburg's ray guns I have attempted to articulate a body of work relating to systems of war and warrior culture.
Jacob Williams, class of 2014

Upcoming Talks

Talks will resume at the start of next semester.

Previous Talks
Selected Past Talks and Studio Visits
  • David Altmejd
  • Janine Antoni
  • Ei Arakawa
  • Stefano Arienti
  • Richard Artschwager
  • Jan Avgikos
  • Jules de Balincourt
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Johanna Burton
  • Brendan Cass
  • Maurizio Cattelan
  • Sarah Charlesworth
  • Dawn Clements
  • Sue Coe
  • Lisa Cooley
  • Bjorn Copeland
  • Will Cotton
  • Ann Craven
  • EV Day
  • Andrea Dezsö
  • Cheryl Donegan
  • Erin Donnely
  • Rackstraw Downes
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Inka Essenhigh
  • Andrea Fraser
  • Tom Friedman
  • Barnaby Furnas
  • Coco Fusco
  • Liam Gillick
  • Luis Gispert
  • Laurel Gitlen
  • Kathy Grayson
  • K8 Hardy
  • Christine Heindl
  • Daniel Hesidence
  • Christian Holstad
  • James Hyde
  • Gareth James
  • Bill Jensen
  • Paddy Johnson
  • Jon Kessler
  • Janet Koplos
  • Daniel Lechner
  • Sam Lewitt
  • Kalup Linzy
  • Damian Loeb
  • Justin Lowe
  • Marco Maggi
  • Tobi Maier
  • Cameron Martin
  • Marlene McCarty
  • Steve Mumford
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Dennis Oppenheim
  • Gabriel Orozco
  • Clifford Owens
  • Ester Partegàs
  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Danica Phelps
  • Richard Phillips
  • William Pope L.
  • Eileen Quinlan
  • Archie Rand
  • Blake Rayne
  • Asya Reznikov
  • Matthew Ritchie
  • Dana Schutz
  • Michael Scoggins
  • Gedi Sibony
  • Katrin Sigurdardottir
  • Amy Sillman
  • Zak Smith
  • Joan Snyder
  • Pascal Spengemann
  • Robert Storr
  • Herb Tam
  • Fred Tomaselli
  • Ultra Violet
  • Charline Von Heyl
  • Kelley Walker