Saturday, October 2, 2010
Philemona Williamson is an African American artist originally from New York City. She now resides and works in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and has a studio in Bloomfield. Williamson's paintings depict children and adolescents, which come from her imagination and some from her own childhood. Williamson's most popular medium is oil on linen. Some say that her paintings show children's innocence, some say they show sadness, and others complement her use of vibrant colors. Williamson has received awards such as the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Williamson is also part of the Brooklyn Art Association. She received a bachelor degree from Bennington College and a Masters Degree in painting from NYU. Williamson has been in many solo exhibitions as well as many group exhibitions. She has many collections which include The Mint Museum which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and Hampton University Museum in Virginia.