Fletcher Williams III (b. 1987) is a contemporary multimedia artist. While much of Williams' practice consists of painting and drawing, his most recent works include installation and multimedia sculpture. He commonly works with discarded wood, automotive paint, LED lights, and locally sourced palmetto leaves and sweetgrass. These materials come together in works that narrate and explore his memories and experiences of living in the American South.

Williams currently lives and works in North Charleston, S.C.


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b. February 10 1987

h. Charleston SC

 

Education / 

• The Cooper Union: For The Advancement of Science & Art, New York, NY | BFA 2010
• New York University, New York, NY | Professional Certificate of Arts Administration 2009

Group & Solo Exhibitions /

Solo Exhibition - City Block, North Charleston S.C. 2017

• Gateway Project Spaces, Newark, NJ, WITH LIBERTY AND [IN]JUSTICE FOR ALL?, September 7 - October 7, 2016

• MoCada - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY, OFF WHITE, August 4 - November 6, 2016

• Beyond The Rainbow, Charleston SC, May 26–June 12 20-16

• Route to Resettlement, Mann-Simon Site, Columbia SC, May 1–August 1 2016

• McKissick Museum: Southern Rhythms, Columbia SC 2015

• San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art + African American Museum of Fine Art, San Diego CA 2015

• City Gallery - Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston SC 2015

Souvenir, Charleston, SC 2015

• The Caribbean Cultural Center,  H(A)UNTED, New York, NY 2012

• 440 Gallery, Small Works, Brooklyn NY 2012 

• Rivington Design House, Coruscus - An Intro to the Embellishments, New York, NY 2011

• Fowler Arts Collective, Year One, Brooklyn, NY 2011

• Scripture & Gold, Charleston, SC 2011

• Subspace Art: UPrising, Culver City, CA 2010

• The Cooper Union, EOYS, New York, NY 2010

• The Cooper Union, Powers That Be, New York, NY 2010

• Maritime NYC: Young Guns, New York, NY 2010

• Art Miami, Miami, FL 2009

• Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL 2009

 

Honors /

• 2015 Art Matters Foundation Grantee | Organization Website

• 2015 Charleston's 50 Most Progressive by CharlieMag

 

Artist Talks /

Souvenir and Transcendence - Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC 2015

Art and Protest - Charleston People's Assembly, Charleston, SC 2015

 

Press / Reviews

BOMB Magazine - A Tale of Two Charlestons | Exhibition Review | 2017

VICE - AMUSE10 South Carolina Artists You Need to Know | 2017

North Charleston Magazine - Fence posts and palm fronds - N. Charleston Arts Fest features hometown artist Fletcher Williams III | 2017

Charleston City Paper - Fletcher Williams III's City Block Delves Deeper Into His Own Life | 2017

Post & CourierNorth Charleston Arts Fest Concentrates Bounty Into Five Full Days | 2017

New York TimesWhat to See in New York Art Galleries This Week | 2016

Charleston Magazine - Weaving Past & Present |2016

Charleston City Paper - Is Charleston Listening? | 2015

CBC Radio - Episode Three: The Riches of Teeth | 2015

Post & Courier - Crime, Culture, Race, and History | 2015

HYCIDE Magazine - Review of new works examining Hip-Hop culture | 2013

Liberator Magazine - Artist Feature | 2013

Art Voices Magazine - H(A)UNTED | 2012

Pineapple & Milk - Coruscus | 2012

North Charleston Magazine - Interview | 2012

Charleston Scene - Interview | 2011

Howard University’s Amistad Literary Journal - Spiritual Works | 2010

 

Outreach /

Student Mural at Sanders Clyde Elementary | Charleston S.C. - 2017

Guest Presenter - Wando High School Art Department 2016

Guest Reader - Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Freedom School Summer Program 2016

Student Art Exhibition Guest Juror - Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC 2016

Black History Month Series Guest Speaker - St. John's High School, Johns Island, SC 2016

Artist for Emanuel Fundraiser - Charleston SC (Artwork Donation) 2015

Back Stage Pass: Trident Technical College Arts Division Fundraiser (Artwork Donation) 2015

James Simmons Elementary Career Day Visual Arts Advocate - Charleston SC 2015

Career Day Visual Arts Advocate - Memminger Elementary , Charleston SC 2015

Visual Arts Advocate - Stono Park Elementary, Charleston SC - Portfolio Presentation with Q&A 2015

Guest Judge - Charleston Trident Urban League - Fair Housing Poster Contest 2015

Silent Auction - Preservation Society of Charleston 2015 (Artwork Donation) 

Mural Designer for New York City Public Schools, New York Cares - 2013