Trish Williams

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Easy Riders-II
Forms and Fabrics, March 19 - April 17, 2013 © Mary O'Shaughnessy and Trish Williams
Quick Facts
mixed-media, figurative

Trish Williams - Fiber Artist                                                                                         Resume      

Solo Exhibits

2011   Concordia University – P.I.E.C.E.S. - River Forest, IL, January, 10th until February 13th

2009   Harold Washington Library – Chicago, IL, March 18th until April 30th

2007   Open Studio – Artist Residency – Chicago, IL, February 1st until 28th

2006   Malcolm X Community College, “P.I.E.C.E.S.” – Chicago, IL, March, 1st until 31st   

2004   UIC African American Cultural Center – Chicago, IL, March 1st until 31st

2003    Bethel Cultural Arts Center – Chicago, IL, February 1st until 28th

National and International Exhibits


Beyond Category: Visions of Jazz in Fiber - Women of Color Quilters Network exhibit at the: International Textile Biennial San Jose, Costa Rica, University of Costa Rica (Limon) September 7th until October 12, 2010.

Textural Rhythms in Jazz
- Touring nationally from February, 2007 through 2011. Sixty four quilts presented by the Women of Color Quilters Network displaying the interplay between jazz and art. Venues include the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, the New York State Museum, Rutgers University Art Museum, City of Lake Charles, National Underground Railroad Ctr, HUB-Robinson Galleries, and Museum of the African Diaspora.

PAQA Orchid Challenge – Touring nationally from 2007 through 2010.  Quilts were judged for both their artistic merit and their accuracy of the depiction.  Judging was by both artistic and floral judges.  Venues included are Int. Orchid Show - Miami, FL, 19th World Orchid Conference and Show, Miami, Florida, Madison Orchid Growers' Guild of Madison Show, Madison, WI.

PAQA Water Challenge - Touring nationally from August 2006 through 2009.  There are seventy-five pieces is this exhibit that had to interpret water and be no larger than 18" per side and include a self portrait.  Venues Quilting on the Waterfront - Machines in Motion - Duluth MN, Mancuso Greater Chicago Quilt Exhibition, The Fine Line, St Charles IL,  Lancaster Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Sinnissippi Quilters of Rockford IL, Michigan Quilt Network Showcase- Lansing MI, and Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.

Threads of Faith - Toured nationally from January 2005 through September 2006 presented by the Women of Color Quilters Network displaying the way our faith is viewed.  Venues included The Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, PA (outside of Philadelphia), Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH,  Huntington Art Museum, Huntington, WV, and  King-Tisdale Art Center, Savanna, GA

Group Exhibitions

2011   Visions, Voices, Viewpoints and Victories of African American Artists, Peltz Gallery of Art, Milwaukee, WI

            Conversations in Stitch, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

            Textural Rhythms in Jazz, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

            Black Pearls, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

2010 Art Basel at the Betsy Hotel, Miami, FL

Beyond The Log Cabin - Abraham Lincoln: the Emancipation and the African  American                 Experience - Highland Museum, Ashland, KY

2009   Quilts for Obama - Historical Society of Washington, DC
           Mermaid and Merwomen in Black Folklore - Avery Research Center for African
           American   History and Culture, Charleston, SC and the Florence Museum of art,
           Science  and History, Florence, SC

2008    Quilting African American Women's History: Our Challenges, Creativity, and
            Champions”, Ohio Historical society, Wilberforce, OH
            Spoken with Hands” Ohio Valley Art League, Rotunda Gallery,
             Henderson County Public Library, Henderson, KY
            ABC Bank of Austin, Phantom Gallery – Chicago, IL

2007    Wrapped In the Feeling: “The Story Coat Exhibition”- African American Museum -
            Wichita, KS
           Sew What Art Quilters – Phantom Gallery, - Chicago, IL
           “Stitching Salon” Winter Delights event – Chicago, IL

2006   Visual Voice: Transforming Silence through Contemporary Quilted Art -
           Quilts for Change at the    
           Cintas Center, Xavier University - Cincinnati OH
           Mancuso’s “The World Quilt Show” – New England, Manchester, NH

2004   Museum of Science and Industry, “Black Creativity”– Chicago, IL

2003    Sacred Threads 2003 – Reynoldsburg and Upper Arlington, OH
            Dallas Quilters Guild, Inc. - Dallas, TX

 Public Art

Prentiss Women's Hospital, Chicago, IL
Comers Children Hospital, Chicago, IL
Austin Senior Center, Chicago, IL
15th Police District, Chicago, IL
Bethel Culture Arts Center, Chicago, IL
UIC Extension Center, Chicago, IL




Yale School of Divinity Journal - Spring 2011 cover

Fiberarts Magazine, 2011 Spring , page 57 – Save Darfur.

Threads of Faith - “Dancers of Praise”

Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition – “Blow Trane Blow”

Quilting African American Women's History: Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions –
“Harriet’s  gone up yonder”

Featured on Bonnie McCaffery’s Video-Cast # 24

Lectures/Trunk Shows

 North Shore Quilters Guild of Milwaukee, WI
 River Walk Quilters Guild of Naperville, IL
 UIC African American Center, Women History Month, Chicago, IL
Intergenerational Art: Building Creative Bridges between Generations Panel, Chicago, IL