Sketch Come Up, Hold Down, 2016
12" x 18"
Edition of 20
Bio: Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, Maryland) has had recent solo shows at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Printed Matter, New York, NY; SADE, Los Angeles; St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, MD; and Works on Paper, Vienna, Austria, among others. Recent performances include “Eurydice,” organized by Alex Zhang Hungtai for Red Bull Music Academy at Gesu Cathedral, Montréal and “A Woman’s Work,” organized by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah at MoMA, New York, as well as iterations of her ongoing performance series “Eurydice” at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, and NAVEL LA, a project which was profiled in Artforum in March 2020. In 2020, her work will be included in the Made in L.A. Biennial hosted by the Hammer Museum and the Huntington Gardens & Libraries. In Fall 2020, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth will open “A Field,” a multi-stage solo exhibition curated by Amber Esseiva highlighting all aspects of William’s practice, which will run through Summer 2021 as part of the Museum’s “Provocations" commission series. Other recent group exhibitions include the Frye Museum, Seattle; The Studio Museum, Harlem; The Underground Museum, Los Angeles; the Wignall Museum of Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Neu West and 68 Projects, Berlin; and The Breeder, Athens, Greece, among others. Williams has an active curatorial and writing practice, and runs Cassandra Press. She lives and works in Los Angeles.