Mandy Williams      info@mandywilliams.com

Born: London, England

My recent works are about places which have an underlying narrative about human interaction or presence.
The beauty of a landscape isn’t that important to me in a finished photograph. Most of the time my photographs
show a location that has been compromised – either by environmental factors as in Riverbed Stories or by
its connection to a past narrative as in Setting. They can also be disrupted by surface interventions and flaws,
as in the Sea Level and Unseen Landscapes series. The locations are never random; they are particular sites
that I return to and obsess over. Sometimes these are personal as in Fairways, the documentation of my
father’s empty house, and Re:Place, where events from the past are overwritten by present actions.
Most of my projects continue for a year or longer. I think duration is important to see what works and
to refine and develop new ideas. I see the sequence of projects as a diary, revealing changes about myself
and my interests over time.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016    River Stories, Unseen Landscapes, Gallery 7 - Pie Factory, Margate, Kent
2013    Waiting for You / An Open Door, House Gallery, London
2012    Riverbed Stories - Radical London, Photomonth, London
2011    Immerse - Photomonth, London
2010    Inside - Photomonth, London

2001    Presence - Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver

2000    A Place Called Home - Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver

1999    Threshold - Gallery at Ceperley House, Burnaby

1998    Flesh & Blood - Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver

1997    Picture Windows - Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibitions and Film Screenings

2018    Postcards from the Edge: A benefit for Visual Aids - Gallery 524, New York
2017    29th Annual Open exhibition, London Independent Photography, Truman Brewery, London
2017    London Group Open Exhibition, London
2017    Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
2017    Thoughtful Planet, Thought Foundation, Birtley, Gateshead
2017    Postcards from the Edge: A benefit for Visual Aids - Metro Pictures, New York
2016    SALON/16, Photofusion, London
2016    28th Annual Open exhibition, London Independent Photography, Espacio Gallery, London
2016    164 Annual Open exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2016    Scenes from the City: Urban Photography - curated by Mark de Novellis, Riverside Gallery, Richmond
2016    Postcards from the Edge: A benefit for Visual Aids - Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
2016    Short Circuit, ’Town and Country’ curated experimental film screening, Brighton
2015    '23:57', video screening for exhibition and residency series, Fuse Art Space, Bradford
2015    22nd International Independent Film Festival PUBLICYSTYKA 2015, Poland
2015    National Open Art, Royal College of Art, London
2015    163 Annual Open exhibition(Academician candidate), Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2015    One Stop Photo London exhibition, Seven Dials Club, London
2015    Postcards from the Edge: A benefit for Visual Aids - Luhring Augustine, New York
2014    National Open Art, Somerset House London and Chichester, West Sussex
2014    Here From Now landscape photography, curated by William Esdale, Camden Image Gallery, London
2014    162 Annual Open exhibition, Royal West of England Academy juried exhibition
2014    Sea(E)scape, two-person exhibition with Elisabeth Blanchet, Seven Dials Club, London
2014    Guest artist Photomonth Photo Open, Rich Mix, London
2014    Guest artist Deptford X Fringe, London
2014    Now Wakes the Sea curated by Tessa Fitzjohn, Kinsale Arts Festival
2014    Lost: An artistic archaeology of the recent past curated by Dr Michele Whiting - Salisbury Arts Centre
Home exhibition - Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool
2014    Dunedin Fringe Festival film screening - Dunedin, New Zealand
2014    Film Open curated by Hazel Stone - Sidney Cooper Gallery, Christchurch University, Canterbury
2014    Art/Converters - Studio 1.1 Gallery, London
2014    Postcards from the Edge: A benefit for Visual Aids - Luhring Augustine, New York
2013    8th International Streaming Festival of audiovisual art, organized by the isfth foundation, The Hague
2013    Cairo Video Festival, curated by Mohamed Allam and Dia Hamed, Cairo
2013    WPA's Experimental Media Screening 2013 - The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design,
        Washington, USA, selected by Jason Eppink

2013    Intermission: Audio portraits of Place, open call curated by Jennie Savage for Echoes programme, OSSO, Portugal
2013    Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
2013    Hot-One-Hundred, Schwartz Gallery, London
2013    Playing with Space Artist Film Screenings, part of RIBA's Love Architecture Festival, Firstsite, Colchester
2013    Athens Video Art Festival, curated by Eirini Olympiou, Athens
2013    ArtLacuna Film Festival, London
2013    Discovering Borderlands, curated artist-run exhibition, Moscow
2013    Drugstore Beetle II, a David Horvitz project - Special Collections Library, CSU, Long Beach
2013    Postcards from the Edge: A benefit for Visual Aids - Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
2012    Gaze film season's opening program, Home, by women filmmakers - ATA, San Francisco
2012    Postcards from the Edge: A benefit for Visual Aids - Cheim & Reid, New York
2011    Print and Design Now! 2011 - Bearspace Gallery, London
2011    Print and Design Now! 2011 - SW1 Gallery, London, presented by Bearspace
        and selected by Julia Alvarez, Owen Ward & Mary Alice Stack

2011    Resonance Open, sound art exhibition curated by Ed Baxter for
        Gone with the Wind - Raven Row, London
2011    Lightworks 2011 - Festival of film, sound, installation + new media, Grimsby
2011    Silent Films by Women Filmmakers - London Festival of Women in Music
2011    Open Photography 2011 - Royal West of England Academy juried exhibition
2011    An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, A two-part exhibition presented by Cabinet
        and MASS MoCA curated by Regine Basha
2010    Home - Viewfinder Gallery, London
2010    London Independent Photography - selected by Paul Ellis,
        Photofusion, & Lucinda Chua, Proud Gallery
2010    The Facebook Show (invited artist) - Museum of New Art, Detroit
2010    Suspended - House Gallery, London
2010    Print Now (Part 2) - Bearspace Gallery, London
2010    The Saatchi 10 - Museum of New Art, Detroit
2010    Print Now - London Art Fair, presented by BEARSPACE and selected
        by Kay Saatchi, Pryle Behrman, Julia Alvarez and Mike Sims
2009    London Independent Photography - selected by Magda Keaney,
        Curator Photography NPG & Susanna Brown, Curator Photography V&A

2009    The Writing's on the Wall - curated text art exhibition coinciding
        with Humberside Literature Festival, Artlink Gallery, Hull

2008    London Independent Photography - group exhibition selected by
        Clare Grafik, Curator, Photographers Gallery, London & Paul Hill

2003    International Open Image 2003, Deluxe Gallery, London

2002    Toronto International Art Fair with Third Avenue Gallery

2002    Detroit Video Festival - Museum of New Art, Detroit

2017    L'Oeil de la Photographie; Shots Magazine; BKN Magazine (feature); Inside the Outside; Landscape Stories;
        fLIP Magazine (feature)
2016    Plateform Magazine (feature); Another Place Magazine(feature); Kaltblut Magazine(Photo Essay);
        #Photography Magazine (Photo Essay)
2015    Minor Literatures (Photo Essay); Paradijsvogels Magazine, Amsterdam; fLIP Magazine (cover)
2014    fLIP Magazine (centrefold photograph)
2013    Landscape Stories
2012    fLIP Magazine; Landscape Stories
2011    Slightly Lucid, Montreal;
2009    London Independent Photography Magazine

Reviews / Interviews
2016    Wobneb Magazine
2015    Fleur and Arbor; The Old Girl's Club
2014    LandEscape Art Review
2013    Dulwich OnView
2011    Printmaking Today
2008    Interface, a-n
2001    Lola Magazine, Toronto; The Vancouver Sun (filed)
1998    Asian Art News; The Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Strait, The Westender

Exhibition previews
2015    L'oeil de la photographie online
2013    Living South Magazine; LondonCalling.com
2010    Professional Photographer
2001    GalleryChannel.com; Canadian Art Magazine
2000    Preview Magazine;
The Vancouver Sun

Exhibition catalogues and publications
2017    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2015    National Open Art competition; Royal West of England Academy
2014    National Open Art competition; Royal West of England Academy; Now Wakes the Sea; Deptford X; Photomonth
2013    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2011    An exchange with Sol LeWitt exhibition catalogue
2010    London Independent Photography
London Independent Photography
2008    London Independent Photography

1999    Gallery at Ceperley House

2017    fLIP Magazine (book review)
2016    Wobneb Magazine (Paris Photo); The Accidental Photographer (Paris Photo); Fleur and Arbor (Paris Photo)

Grants, Awards and Competitions


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