Andrea Williamson

b. Calgary, AB Canada

Lives and works in London and Montréal





2014-16     Master of Fine Arts (Distinction)- Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2011          Critical Writing Workshop with Nancy Tousley- ACAD, Calgary, Canada

2008          Introduction to Journalism- University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

2004-7       Bachelor of Fine Arts (Double Major in Media Arts and Fine Arts)- NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada

2003          Foundation Year Program (FYP)- University of King’s College, Halifax, Canada



2016          Red Mansion Award, Shortlisted

2008          EMMEDIA Bars N Tones Scholarship, Production Access

2007          NSCAD Travel Assistance to New York City

2006          EMMEDIA Homegrown Series Scholarship, Digital Sugar Cubed Curatorial Program 

2005          MacKenzie Fund Merit Award

2002/3/4    Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

2004          Marjorie Cool Award and Scholarship



Study Week with Jesse Darling, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (June 20-23, 2016)

Life Is Beautiful… (Thematic residency) with Will Holder, Angie Keefer, Isla Leaver-Yapp and Robert Snowden, The Banff Centre, Alberta (May 12-June 1 2012)

White Rabbit Open Air Residency, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia (August 13-20 2011)

Self-Directed Residency, the Banff Centre, Canada (March 7-31 2010)

Independent Summer Residency, Toronto School of Art, Canada (May-August 2008)

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst County, VA (Nov.-Dec. 2007)


Exhibition Work

Solo or Collaborative (Selected)

2017       Cacotopia, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK

2016       She Thrives in Poor Soils, Goldsmiths Degree Show, Goldsmiths, London, UK

2016       “A View From A Very Comfortable Chair” collaboration with David Court, Modern Fuel, Kingston, Canada

2016       Frank’s Last Walk, Goldsmiths Gallery, London, UK

2016       Green Idol, Cosmos Carl,

2015       #magichour, Area 51, London, UK

2014       The Immortal Maker, Pith Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2012       Second Skin, Haight Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011       The Open Crowd, Latitude 53 ProjEx Room, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2011       Where we fit in, Epcor Centre for the Arts window gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010       Portrait of a Crowd, Local Library, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009       Eyes as Skin and Shapes cut out, Untitled Arts Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2007       Christmas at the Williamson Household, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada

2006       The Smoke Clouded above the Houses, The New Gallery +15 window, Calgary, Canada


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017       O Canada! Beers London, UK

2017       Mirrors Via Visconti di Modrone, Milano in conjunction with MiArt, Italy

2017       Synthetic Ecology: Moving Image Festival, Onca, Brighton, UK

2016       We’re Having a Great Time, Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany

2016       ...And To Dust All Return, Unnaway project space, Huddersfield, UK

2016       Fragments on the Fourth Wave, Rose Lipman Building, London, UK

2016       No Lifeguard On Duty, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany


Critical Writing

2015      This is tomorrow contributor, London, UK

2014      Calgary correspondent for Akimblog

2014      Contributed reviews for Canadian Art Online, FFWD magazine, Blackflash Magazine

2013      Writer in Residence for Phantom Wing Pre-demolition project, Calgary

2013      Contributed reviews for C magazine, FFWD magazine, esse arts and opinions, Color magazine (Vancouver)

2012      Contributed reviews for Handheld Magazine, Fresh Bread magazine.

2008      Editor and Contributor for founded by Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch

2008      Contributed "Kenneth Doren: The Sound of Beautiful" to Expanded Standard  Time Line: Artists and Electronic Media in Calgary  published by Emmedia


Artist Talks/Lectures

2017      Participant in Synthetic Ecology Symposium, Onca Gallery, Brighton, UK.

2016      “Images As Relations: A Confusion of Tongues” at Girls on Film symposium, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

2016      “Reading the Word, Reading the World. On Display: The Aesthetics of Resistance” Research Symposium, Birkbeck/Goldsmiths’ Art Department, University of London and The Field, New Cross.

2015      Artist talk at Camberwell College of Arts, London.

2014      "We: Finding A Way." Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Panel Talk.

2014     "We Presentation" GSA, Glasgow, Scotland, Panel Talk.

2007      Artist talk at Sweet Briar College, Amherst, Virginia, USA.


Professional Affiliations

2012-2014     Critical Theory Reading Club.

2009-2011     The New Gallery Board of Directors, Secretary.



Ellis-Petersen, Hannah and Groves, Nancy. "Back to art school: Grayson Perry and Gillian Wearing meet tomorrow's stars." The Guardian, August 8 2016.

"Artbeat May 18-24." Artbeat with Sarah Hoyles. CKUA Radio Network. May 18, 2014. Interview.

Mandybura, Cadence. "Mythologizing celebrity" (Review) FFWD magazine,  May 8 2014. Accessed July 10, 2014

Photographic and performative work “Dazzle Ship” on cover of C magazine issue 119, Autumn 2013

Tarasoff, Sabrina. "Painting Forever" Saison3. Sabrina Tarasoff, February 10 2013. Accessed July 10, 2014.

Brown, Caitlind R.C. "Hug the Mangry Killdren!" (Review) FFWD magazine November 11, 2010. Accessed July 10, 2014.

"Hug the Mangly Killdren." Artslink with Caitlind RC Brown. CJSW. October 2010. Interview.


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