Sarah Williams

Installation Images

Selected Works

Sarah Williams
Bivens Drive, 2023
Oil on panel
18h x 30w inches
Sarah Williams
North Rollins Street, 2021
Oil on panel
18h x 30w inches
Sarah Williams
Brookline, 2022
Oil on panel
9h x 24w x 2d inches
Sarah Williams
Quail Ridge I, 2023
Oil on panel
16h x 16w inches
Sarah Williams
Quail Ridge II, 2023
Oil on panel
16h x 16w inches
 
 

Biography

Sarah Williams was raised in Brookfield, Missouri, a rural Midwestern town. These roots have influenced her representations of small towns and vernacular architecture. Her intimate, tightly-painted works often portray buildings such as gas stations, bungalows and the environments surrounding these structures. These tableaux of American life, while unremarkable in themselves, are elevated by Williams’ adept handling of light and mood. Through her approach, the everyday becomes a fascinating enigma. After earning a BFA from William Woods University in Missouri, Williams completed her MFA in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas in 2009.  She now serves as Professor of Painting at Missouri State University in Springfield.

Williams’s artwork has been shown in institutions throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions at Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas; and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri. Her work is included in numerous institutional collections including the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas; Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas; Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming; Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas; University of North Texas, Denton, Texas; and William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri.

Exhibitions

On-site and Individual Works

Sarah Williams

Staying Home
Talley Dunn Gallery
April 15 – May 27, 2023

Sarah Williams

Rural Routes
Talley Dunn Gallery
January 11 – February 22, 2020

Sarah Williams

Area Codes
Talley Dunn Gallery
January 16 – February 20, 2016

Off-site

Sarah Williams

Passing Through: Works By Lloyd Brown, Pat Gabriel And Sarah Williams
Tyler Museum of Art
September 8 – December 1, 2019

Videos

Press

The Southern Review

“About the artist: Sarah Williams” 
Spring 2016

New American Paintings

Juror: Kelly Shindler
August – September 2015