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Education

Master of Fine Arts, Video, 1998
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, 1996
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Associate in Fine Arts, 1994
St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO
Graduated Magna Cum Laude


Select Exhibitions and Screenings

2013
Feedback 2, Expo Chicago, Special Project for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
Audible Interruptions: Slow Nature Memory, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
Spiderbug Screening, Mr. Manners and His Lovelies, Chicago, IL
Memory Old and New, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO (solo show)
Mr. Manners and His Lovelies, A Transients/Spiderbug collaboration, Marquette YMCA, St. Louis, MO

2012
Where You Going, Where You Been, Yellow Bear Projects, St. Louis, MO
FLATware, Floor Length and Tux, Chicago, IL
Slow Memory Overrun, Saint Louis Community College Forest Park, St. Louis, MO (solo show)

2011
Feedback, The Luminary Center for the Arts (solo show)
Blurs, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO (solo show)
Take Four, PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010
Recession Rejuvenations, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Concrete Comedy, Open Lot Nashville, Nashville, TN
FLAT 5, Floor Length and Tux, Chicago, IL

2009
Flunking Calculus, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
For Better or Worse, Nightingale Theater, Chicago, IL
Brett Williams: Things You Will See, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO (solo show)

2008
Liv Ullman, Anaerobic Digestion, Post-Psychiatry, Open Lot, St. Louis, MO
Three Hundred Six, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, St. Louis, MO
Brett Williams: Bag in Tree, Maps Contemporary Art Space, Belleville, IL (solo show)
Brett Williams: A Small Dark Place, PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, MO (solo show)
Take Out, Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Pedestrian Project: Future Hole, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, MO (solo show)

2007
Go South for Animal Index Invitational Exhibition, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, Maplewood, MO
Slinger, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, MO
SCC Multimedia Invitational, St. Charles Community College Art Gallery, St. Charles, MO
Brett Williams, Ameristar Gallery, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO (solo show)

2006
American Democracy Project: Raise Your Voice, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, Warrensberg, MO (DVD catalogue)
Selections from the Contemporary's Flat Files, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Temporary Autonomous Zones, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Lewis Center Project Space, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2005
Erga Topika II, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)

2004
Indivisible Cities: Project Backjumps, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Kunstraum Kruezberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany and Toy Shop Collective, Brooklyn, NY
BRETT commercials, Etherart.net online exhibit
Mind Games: Exposure 7, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Gallery 210, University Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
48 Hour Film Project, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University St. Louis, MO
Local Filmmakers, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Frederick's Music Lounge, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Tivoli Theater, St. Louis, MO
Art Outside, Nosey Parker collaborative project, Schlafly Bottle Works, St Louis MO
Books Against Borders, Nosey Parker collaborative project, St. Louis Independent Book Fair Film Festival, St. Louis, MO

2000
8 Artists, The North Gallery, Ferguson, MO
Going Postal: A Mail Art Exhibition, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Faculty Show, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1998
MFA Thesis Screening, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Film Center, Chicago, IL
In the Loop, film and video screening, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Hide Out Artist League (H.A.L.), video screening, The Hide Out, Chicago, IL

1997
Hybrid Show, Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) '97, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Bandits/Mages: Fifth International Forum of Audiovisual Art and Multimedia, Bourges, France
Latino American Students Organization Film and Video Screening, Harold Washington Public Library, Chicago, IL

1996
BFA Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Cheap Art Show, Betty Rhymer Gallery, Chicago, IL


Select Performances

2013
Slow Nature Memory Variation, live performance, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO

2006
Shaman, solo performance, Project One, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Socratic Western, Nosey Parker collaborative performance, Project One, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

2005
Shaman, solo performance for TAZ, Erga Topika II, Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis, MO

1998
Shaman, solo performance for Summer Solstice Celebration, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL
Sound for Amplified Voice, solo performance for Day of Beauty and Ritual: A Benefit for the Randolph Street Gallery Hosted by the Radical Fairies, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
Cosmic Petting Zoo, group performance for Halloween Needs Saints but Witches are Better: A Benefit for the Randolph Street Gallery Hosted by the Radical Fairies, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Date Rape, group performance, Poop Studio, Chicago, IL


Collections/Commissions

Feedback 2, Expo Chicago, Special Project for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO (commission)
Slow Nature Memory, Audible Interruptions, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO (commission)
University of Illinois at Chicago National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability
St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley


Awards/Fellowships

Artist Support Grant, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO, 2013
Kresge Arts in St. Louis Grant, (CAT Institute project) Kresge Foundation 2010
Regional Arts Commission Grant, (CAT Institute project) 2010
Community Arts Training Institute Fellowship, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO, 2009-2010
Technology Enhances Learning (TEL) Grant, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, 1999
SAIC Graduate Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996 to 1998
SAIC Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1994 to 1996


Bibliography

Sarah Hermes Griesbach, “Review: The Good Ship CAM Celebrates 10 years of Art Exploration,” St. Louis Beacon on-line publication, September 16, 2013
Andrew Wyatt, “Brett Williams: Memory Old and New at Bruno David,” Temporary Art Review, May 21, 2013
Ivy Cooper, “Exhibition Reviews: St. Louis, Brett Williams, Luminary Center for the Arts” Art in America, International Review, March 2012
David Weinberg, “Feedback by Brett Williams,” randomtape.com, November 30, 2011
Jessica Baran, “In the Galleries: Feedback at Luminary Center for the Arts,” Riverfront Times, November 24, 2011
Ivy Cooper, “Review: Bruno David’s Shows Connect Well,” St. Louis Beacon on-line publication, November 20, 2011
“Brett Williams: Feedback” & “Recently Possible” @ The Luminary,” Arched Art Now, November 9, 2011
“Charles Schwall: Source Confluence @ Bruno David Gallery,” Arched Art Now, October 24, 2011
Jessica Baran, “Take 4,” Riverfront Times, July 14, 2011
Ivy Cooper, “Review: PSTL Presents Tidy Show of Four of St. Louis’ Best,” St. Louis Beacon on-line publication, June 1, 2011
Julia Korol, “FLAT 5 at Floor Length and Tux: Photo Gallery,” Time Out Chicago, The TOC Blog, February 21, 2010
Ivy Cooper, "Review: '70s Vibe at Hoffman LaChance," St. Louis Beacon on-line publication, September 15, 2008
Malcolm Gay, "Brett Williams: A Small Dark Place," Riverfront Times, July 2, 2008
Juan William Chavez, "Pedestrian Project," Bootprint, Volume 2 Issue 1, June, 2008
Malcolm Gay, "Screen Testes: Before There Was Youtube There was Brett Williams," Riverfront Times, June 19, 2008
"Patrol Log," Art-Patrol.com, June, 6, 2008
Malcolm Gay, "On the Wall: Pedestrian Project," Riverfront Times, January 17, 2008
Holly Gitlin, "Artists Open Their Doors For City-Wide Open Studios," Sauce Magazine, July, 2006
Ebony Hairston, "Doors Wide Open," West End Word, July, 2006
Ivy Cooper, "Erga Topika II," exhibition catalogue, Thomas Jefferson School, 2005
Bobby Kirk, "Now Playing- Fourth Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Wrap-up," Playback Magazine, September, 2004
Ivy Cooper, "Ivy Cooper Encapsulates The Art Scene," Riverfront Times, Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2004
Ivy Cooper, "Art: Current Shows," Riverfront Times, July, 2004


Visiting Artist Lectures/Residencies

Paul Art Space, Residency, St. Louis, MO, 2013
Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2013
The Luminary Center for the Arts, The process and practice of installation, St. Louis, MO, 2011
Washington University, Nosey Parker collaborative, St. Louis, MO, 2006
University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO, 2002


Publications

Photofloodstl.com, Photo Flood 10: Lafayette Square, May 28, 2012
Photofloodstl.com, Photo Flood 1: Downtown, August 2, 2012
FLAT 5 at Floor Length and Tux: Photo Gallery, Time Out Chicago, The TOC Blog, February 21, 2010
Pedestrian Project, Bootprint, Volume 2 Issue 1, June, 2008
Erga Topika II, exhibition catalogue, Thomas Jefferson School, 2005


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