In Conversation: Robin F. Williams

In Conversation: Robin F. Williams
Robin F. Williams, 2021. Photo by Lindsay Perryman for Gayletter. Courtesy of Robin F. Williams and P·P·O·W, New York


For this special event as part of our The Stand-Ins exhibition, Brooklyn-based painter Robin F. Williams joins us for a live online conversation with Paul Luckraft (Senior Curator: Exhibitions).

Known for her large-scale paintings of stylized, sentient, yet ambiguously generated female figures, Williams employs a variety of techniques, including oil, airbrush, poured paint, marbling, and staining of raw canvas to create deeply textured and complexly constructed paintings.

Topics of discussion will include the role of narrative in William’s work, the attitude of the characters that appear, and the degree to which figurative painting today remains a site of experimentation, confrontation and surprise.

This conversation takes place on Zoom. Please register your interest via the booking button. The webinar link will be circulated to ticket holders prior to the event.

Robin F. Williams (b. 1984) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has presented solo exhibitions at P·P·O·W, New York, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA; and Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Present Generations, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Bitter Nest, Galerie Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan; XENIA: Crossroads in Portrait Painting, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Nicolas Party: Pastel, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY; SEED, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY; and more. Her work is currently in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Collection Majudia, Montreal, Canada; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; X Museum, Beijing, China; Zabludowicz Collection, UK among others.

Exhibiting Artists