Brett Williams

brett@brflux.com

www.brettwilliamsstudio.com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1998                     Master of Fine Arts, Video

                             School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

 

1996                     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art

                             School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

 

1994                     Associate in Fine Arts

                             St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO

                             Graduated Magna Cum Laude

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2011 to 2018         Adjunct Instructor, St. Louis Community College, Forest Park and Meramec campuses

                              Classes taught: Video art I, II, Adobe After Effects, Drawing I, II, III and Advanced problems                                 in drawing.

 

2010 to 2011         Teaching Artist, After School Arts Program at Riverview Gardens High School

 

2010                       Teaching Artist, Diversity Awareness Partnership Summer Program

 

2004 to 2006       Media Intern Supervisor, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO

 

1999 to 2000        Adjunct Instructor, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

                             Classes taught: Video Art I, Video Art II, and Advanced Problems in Video Art,

                               Computer Art Studio and Digital Imaging, Art Appreciation

 

                                                                                               

1996 to 1998        Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

     Spring 1998: First Year Program 4-D Time Arts

     Fall 1997: First Year Program 4-D Time Arts and Media Center Video Editing Room

     Spring 1997: Basic Video Production 1 and Media Center Video Editing Room

     Fall 1996: Basic Video Production 1

 

 


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2001 to 2010        Media Producer and Video Editor, St. Louis Science Center

2000 to 2001        Exhibit Preparator, St. Louis Science Center

 

1998 to 1999        Graphic Designer, Higher Education Channel, St. Louis, MO

 

1996 to 1997        Auditorium Technician, SAIC Columbus Drive Building Auditorium

 

1995 to 1997        Student Technician, SAIC Media Center

 

Fall 1995              Studio Assistant to Cheslynn Amato (SAIC faculty member)

 

Summer 1995       Studio Assistant to Laurie Palmer (SAIC faculty member)

 

EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

 

2019

Into the Third Dimension, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

Untitled, Columbia College, Columbia, MO (up coming)

 

2017

Satellite Art Show for Art Week Miami, Miami Florida, Duet Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1979: Disco Demotion Night, Cottonwood Club Art Center, Bozeman, MT  (up coming)

 

2016

Transversal Project: Year Zero, St. Louis, MO

Art@Murmuration Murmuration Festival Cortex, St. Louis, MO

Critical Mass Exhibition Fractured Tranquility, COCA St. Louis, MO 

Exposure: Ten Years, Gallery 210, University of Missouri St. Louis, St, Louis, MO 

 

2015

Exhibition 3 G-CAD Jack n Jenny, Granite City Art and Design District, Granite City IL

Exposure 18: Nervous Laughter, Gallery 210, University of Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 

Something Happened, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

 

2014

The Point of ‘Différence’ : Marta Pierbon (Brescia, Italy) & Brett Williams (St. Louis), Curated by Rebecca Harris (London) Duet, Grand Center, St. Louis, MO

As Unstable As – A Survey of Contemporary Electronic and Performance Art in St. Louis, Kranzberg Art Center, St. Louis, MO

Memory, Objects and Place, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

PXSTL: Lots, Reflections with Paul, Collaboration with Paul Art Space, Pulitzer Arts, St. Louis, MO

 

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, 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 Forrest Park (solo show)

 

2011

FeedBack, The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO.

Take 4, PSTL Gallery, St. Louis, M

Blurs, Bruno David 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

Overview_09, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO

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

 

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, Warrensburg, 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 of 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

 

 

 


PERFORMANCES

2016

Bruxism 20, live electronic sound performance, Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis, MO,

 

2013

Slow Nature Memory Variation, live sound 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

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Co-founder and producer of Critical Mass for the Arts’ 5 Questions podcast 2017 to present

Laumeier Art Fair Judge, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, 2017

Joined Critical Mass for the Art St. Louis Board, 2016

Juror, Creative Stimulus Award, Critical Mass for the Arts St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2016

Artist Advisory Board Member, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, 2005 to 2007

Panelist, Temporary Autonomous Zones (T.A.Z.), panel discussion, Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis, MO, 2006

Co-Juror, Computer Art 99, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Art Gallery, 1999

Preliminary juror and member of student programming board, In The Loop film and video screening, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 1998 

Undergraduate interdisciplinary critique panelist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring and Fall 1997

 

 

COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS

Artifact, long term loan Jesek Sculpture Park, Ferguson, MO 

Commissioned sculpture for Art@Murmuration Festival 

Artifact, Private Collection of Buzz Spector , St. Louis, MO

Dick Pic, Swipe Left, Granite City Art and Design District G-CAD  (commissioned sculpture) 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)

Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

University of Illinois at Chicago National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS

Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship ($20,000) St. Louis, MO, 2018 

Slush Fund Micro Grant, Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO, 2015

Creative Stimulus Award ($1,500), Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO, 2015

Regional Arts Commission Cultural Resource Center Panels at Entry Door Proposal Finalist ($600), St. Louis, MO, 2014

Artist Support Grant ($1,200, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO, 2013

The Kresge Foundation Arts in St. Louis Grant ($12,000), St. Louis, MO 2010

Regional Arts Commission Grant ($2,000), St. Louis, MO 2010

Community Arts Training Institute (CAT) Fellowship, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO, 2009-2010

Technology Enhances Learning TEL Grant ($300), St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, 1999

SAIC Graduate Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996 to 1997

SAIC Undergraduate Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1994 to 1996

 


Visiting Artist Lectures/Residencies

All The Art Arts Quarterly, Connect the Dots Artist Talk, St. Louis, MO, 2016

University of Missouri St, Louis, The UM-St. Louis Center for the Humanities, Consonance and Dissonance: A Gallery 210 Artist’s Talk, St. Louis, MO, 2015

University of Missouri St, Louis, Exposure 18: “Nervous Laughter Artist’s Panel Discussion, St. Louis, MO, 2015

University of Missouri St, Louis, Artist talk, St. Louis, MO, 2014

St. Louis Science Center, Bright Ideas Expo, Artist talk, St. Louis, MO, 2014

Paul Art Space, Residency, St. Louis, MO, 2013

Bruno David Gallery, Memory Old And New gallery talk, 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

 

Bibliography

Keri Robertson, “Exposure 18: Nervous Laughter, Gallery 210” All The Art, The Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis, Winter 2015 Issue.

Rebecca Harris, The Point of ‘Différance’ : or Processes of Making (subtitle), Thinking, Exhibition Essay, 2014 

 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

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

 

Publications/ Media Coverage

5 Questions Podcast Episode 2, Critical Mass for the Arts monthly podcast, 2017

Exposure 18: Nervous Laughter, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 210, University of Missouri St. Louis, 2015

Interview for Exposure 18: Nervous Laughter on Cityscape, St. Louis Public Radio, August 28, 2015

STL Art-Game Changers: Brett Williams’ Sound Ideas, Interviewed by Nancy Fowler for St. Louis Public Radio, June 20, 2014

The Puff Updater Arts News Paper inaugural Issue, 2014 (upcoming)

Pie Crust Magazine "Mincemeat," the bestiary issue number 6, 2014

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

 


TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Equipment:

Laser Cutter

3d Printer

Various professional field and studio video cameras including Beta SP and Digi Beta

Various professional microphones including hand held and boom

Digital audio tapes recorders (DAT)

Various tripods and other camera supports

Various video tape and DVD recorders and play back decks

Field monitors for video

Video audio switchers and patch bays

Various professional audio interfaces including M-box and Mackie mixers

35mm SLR cameras and digital SLR cameras

Lighting kits, lighting grids, and lighting control boards

Digital presenters and smart boards

Videowalls

Audio chip recorders

DVD burners with robotic duplicators and printers

Video scan converters

Apple Xserver Raid server

Various color ink jet printers

Auditorium sound and lighting controls and screen operation

Various Video dollies

Mac and PC hardware and operating systems

 

Software:

Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Media 100 video editing software

Apple DVD Studio Pro DVD authoring software

Apple Compressor and various other encoders

Discreet Logic Cleaner

Apple Soundtrack, Live Type, Motion, Garage Band

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe After Effects

DigiDesign Pro Tools audio editing software

Apple iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto

Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

 

Fine Art Skills:

2-D design and drawing

Printmaking: lithography, woodcut, lino cut, metal plate etching

3-D design and sculpture

4-D time arts and performance.