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Education:

2015         Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. MFA in Studio Art, Spring 2015

2011         Samford University, Birmingham, AL. BS in Art, Spring 2011

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 Blood Ties. The Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennesse Tech University. Smithville, TN. (upcoming)

2015 La Galerie Modus. Paris, France.

2014 Dystopia. Trespass Gallery. Clarksville, TN.

2012 Works on Paper. Old North Abbey. Knoxville, TN.

2011 Here and There. Remedy. Knoxville, TN.

2011 Just Like Hope. Campground Studios. Birmingham, AL.

 

Two Person Shows:

2013 With Danielle Spradley. MadArt Gallery. St. Louis, MO.

2013 Icons, with Tony Sobota. Old North Abbey. Knoxville, TN.

2012 Michael&Michael, with Michael Ketterer. The Mezzanine. Knoxville, TN.

 

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Biennale Next Step. Paris, France.

2015 Galerie De Medicis. Paris, France.

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. St. Louis, MO.

2014 Biennale Next Step. Paris, France.

2014 Pop Up. Corvidae Collective. Nashville, TN.

2014 MFA First Year Exhibition. Des Lee Gallery. St. Louis, MO.

2013 Dogwood Arts Festival Regional Fine Arts Exhibition. Knoxville, TN.

2013 Back Alley. The Do Art Foundation, Thinkspace Gallery, and LA Street Art Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

2012 NewVox Gallery. Bethlehem, PA.

2011 NewVox Gallery. Bethlehem, PA.

2011 Find Art Across America. 50 City Mobile Exhibition.

2010 Strike the Street. Rome, Italy.

2010 U.S. Art Force Group Exhibition/Benefit Auction. Knoxville, TN.

 

Grants and Awards:

2014 University City Sculpture Series, Committee of Arts & Letters, Public Sculpture Grant. University City, MO.

2014 MFA Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis.

2013 MFA Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis.

2012 Kickstarter, 9 Countries and Counting – A Global Street Art Endeavor.

2011 Best in Show, Samford University Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL.

2010 Best in Show, Samford University Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL.

2010 Dean’s Award, Samford University Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL.

2010 Merit Award, Samford University Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL.

2009 Jurors Award, Samford University Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL.

2009 Merit Award, Samford University Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL.

 

Professional Lectures:

2015 Professional Practice Speech, How to Make a Living as an Artist, Webster University. St. Louis, MO.

2014 Speech on Importance of Public Sculpture within Community, University City Public Library. St. Louis, MO.

2014 Acceptance Speech for Public Sculpture Commission, University City Arts and Letter Commission. St. Louis, MO.

2012 Featured Artist Speech, Concord Christian School. Knoxville, TN.

2011 Presentation & Speech on Art and Community Involvement, Samford Friends of the Arts, Samford University. Birmingham, AL.

2010 Featured Artist Speech, Simmons Middle School. Birmingham, AL.

2010 Featured Artist Speech, First Baptist Concord Middle School. Knoxville, TN

 

Selected Commissions:

2014 Wocket Wallet Commercial and Artwork Commission, NXT-ID, Melbourne, FL.

2014 Commission for Nevolution Album Cover, Centaur Records, Dr. Mike Tunnell, Louisville, KY.

2012 Wall Street Bull Commission, Acropolis Investment Firm, St. Louis, MO.

2012 Commission for Armour Album Cover, Ghost Motel Records, Adem Bingham, Syracuse, NY.

2010 12-Piece Step Sing Mural Series Commission, Samford Universty, Birmingham, AL.

2010 Commissioned Mural, Strike the Street, Rome, Italy.

 

Publications:

Artist Feature and Interview. Bear Magazine. South Korea. May 2015

Artist Feature and Interview. Platform Magazine. India. July 2014

Artist Feature. Daily Planet. Discovery Channel. International. September 2013

Artist Feature and Interview. Awesome Groove Magazine. South Korea. September 2013

Artist Feature and Interview. Platform Magazine. India. August 2013

Artist Feature and Interview. Life Design TV. Brazil. May 2013

Artist Feature. Grazia Magazine. Australia. February 2013

Artist Feature and Interview. Lomography Magazine. Asia. October 2012

Artist Feature. Lisa Magazine. Germany. July 2012

Artist Feature and Interview. Bulkka Magazine. April 2012

Artist Feature. Art and Design (Academic Edition). China. July 2011

Artist Feature. Vida Simples. Brazil. June 2011

Artist Feature. Find Art Magazine. USA. May 2011

Artist Feature entitled Street Art & Life. New Londoners. England. April 2011

Artist Feature. Somethinkblue Magazine. UK. April 2011

Artist Feature. Vision Magazine. Beijing, China. March 2011

Artist Feature. Droga Magazine. Brazil. December 2010

 

Selected Website Publications:

Chantelle Lamoreaux, Coffee as a Medium: The Visual Poetry of Michael Aaron Williams, The Art Elephant, May 12, 2015. http://theartelephant.com/coffee-medium-visual-poetry-michael-aaron-williams/123

Evocative Coffee Paintings on Antique Paper by Michael Aaron Williams, Jaz Jaz, January 29, 2015. http://www.jazjaz.net/2015/01/evocative-coffee-paintings-antique-paper-michael-aaron-williams.html

Street Art About Homelessness, Creativism, Sept 8, 2014. http://creartivism.com/street-art-homelessness/

Cross Connect Magazine, May, 2014. http://www.crossconnectmag.com/post/57139498617/michael-aaron-williams

Thailand’s Street Children Become Art, Daughters Rising, December, 2013. http://daughtersrising.org/2012/10/streetchildrenbecomeart/

Cool Coffee Painted Portraits, Where Cool Things Happen, September 20, 2013. http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/cool-coffee-painted-portraits/

Beautiful Portraits Painted with Coffee by Michael Williams, Art Fido, September 13, 2013. http://www.artfido.com/blog/beautiful-portraits-painted-with-coffee-by-michael-williams/

Coffee Portraits on Old Paper by Michael Aaron Williams, Its Colossal, Sept 1, 2013. http://itcolossal.com/coffee-portraits-paper-michael-aaron-williams/

Nastia Voynovskaya, Michael Aaron Williams’s Coffee Portraits on Antique Paper, Hi-Fructose, August 8, 2013.

http://hifructose.com/2013/08/08/michael-aaron-williamss-coffee-portraits-on-antique-paper/

A New Kind of Ledger Art by a New Kind of Ledger Artist, Indian Country Today, August 6, 2013. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/08/06/different-kind-ledger-art-different-kind-ledger-artist-150754

Christopher Jobson, Portraits Painted with Coffee on Century-Old Ledger Paper by Michael Aaron Williams, Colossal, August 5, 2013. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/08/coffee-portraits/

Alice Yoo, Beautiful Coffee and Ink Portraits on 100 Year-Old-Paper, My Modern Met, August 1, 2013 http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/michael-aaron-williams-coffee-ink-portraits

Artist of the Day, Artist A Day, December 8, 2012. http://artistaday.com/?p=16612

Michael Aaron Williams-Street Art and Coffee Paintings, Feather of Me, http://www.featherofme.com/michael-aaron-williams-street-art-and-coffee-paintings/

Alice Yoo, Living Cardboard Cutouts of Children Orphaned in Asia, My Modern Met, September 26, 2012. http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/michael-aaron-williams-cardboard-cutouts-asia

Sara Schiller, Michael Aaron Williams in Bangkok, Wooster Collective. August 9, 2012. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/michael-aaron-williams-in-bangkok

Homeless Street Art, Inspire Fusion, July 22, 2012. http://www.inspirefusion.com/homeless-street-art/

Marc Schiller, Fresh Stuff from Michael Aaron Williams in Chiang Rai Thailand, Wooster Collective, June 3, 2012. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/fresh-stuff-from-michael-aaron-williams-in-nit-chiang-rai-thailand

Alice Yoo, Kickstarter Campaign for More Street Art Around the World, My Modern Met, February 18, 2012. http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/michael-aaron-williams-kickstarter-street-art-

Marc Schiller, “It Found Us in Shambles”- A Street Art Installation by Michael Aaron Williams, Wooster Collective, December 10, 2011. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/it-found-us-in-shambles-a-street-art-installation-by-michael-aaron-williams

Marc Schiller, Fresh Stuff From Michael Aaron Williams in Birmingham, Wooster Collective, April 27, 2011. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/fresh-stuff-from-michael-aaron-williams-in-birmingham

Marc Schiller, Fresh Stuff From Michael Aaron Williams, Wooster Collective, March 28 2011. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/fresh-stuff-from-michael-aaron-williams1

Marc Schiller, Fresh Stuff From Michael Aaron Williams, Wooster Collective, January 2, 2011. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/fresh-stuff-from-michael-aaron-williams-in-malta

Marc Schiller, Fresh Stuff From Michael Aaron Williams, Wooster Collective, December 19, 2010. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/fresh-stuff-from-michael-aaron-williams

Marc Schiller, Michael Aaron Williams’ Paper Planes in Geova, Wooster Collective, Dec 6, 2010. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/michael-aaron-williams-paper-airplanes-in-geova

Alice Yoo, Homeless Street Art, My Modern Met, December 4, 2010. http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/homeless-street-art-10-pieces

Michael Aaron Williams-Austria, Unurth 2010. http://www.unurth.com/Michael-Aaron-Williams-Austria

Michael Aaron Williams-Homeless in Paris, Unurth, 2010. http://www.unurth.com/Michael-Aaron-Williams-Homeless-in-Paris

Marc Schiller, Fresh Stuff From Michael Aaron Williams in Austria, Wooster Collective, November 30, 2010. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/fresh-stuff-from-michael-aaron-williams-in-austria

Marc Schiller, Seen on the Streets of Paris, Wooster Collective, November 1, 2010. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/seen-on-the-streets-of-paris16

Marc Schiller, Seen on the Streets of London, Wooster Collective, October 18, 2010. http://www.woostercollective.com/post/seen-on-the-streets-of-london8

 

Press:

News Sentinel. Newspaper Feature. Knoxville, TN. February 28, 2012

Interview on Hallerin Hill TV Show. Anything is Possible. Knoxville, TN. Dec. 2011

Hallerin Hilton Hill. Radio Show Interview. Knoxville, TN. September 30, 2011

WVLT: Channel 8. Nightly News Special. Knoxville, TN. August 26, 2010

News Sentinel. Newspaper Feature. Knoxville, TN. August 22, 2010

Brooklyn News: Channel 12. Nightly News Report. Brooklyn, NY. July 30, 2010

WBIR: Channel 10. Nightly News Report. Knoxville, TN. July 20, 2010

Birmingham News. Newspaper Feature. Birmingham, AL. March 13, 2010

 

Street Art Installation Locations:

Brooklyn, NY

London, UK

Bath, UK

Ireland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Malta

Alexandria, Egypt

Paris, France

Salzburg, Austria

Rome, Italy

Medina, Italy

Alaska

Genoa, Italy

Rhodes, Greece

Athens, Greece

Katakolon, Greece

Birmingham, AL

Knoxville, TN

St. Louis, MO

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Kunming, China

Seoul, South Korea

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Montezuma, Costa Rica

Isla Mujeras, Mexico