Didier William

Didier William is originally from Port-au-prince Haiti. He earned his BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University, School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, The Carnegie Museum, The Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Fraenkel Gallery, Frederick and Freiser Gallery, James Fuentes gallery, and Anna Zorina Gallery. He was an artist in residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn, NY and has taught at several institutions including Yale School of Art, Vassar College, Columbia University, UPenn and SUNY Purchase. He is currently Assistant Professor of Expanded Print at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University





Yale School of Art, Painting and Printmaking MFA, 2009

Maryland Institute College of Art, Painting BFA, 2007


Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Art, 2018

Artist in the Market Place, The Bronx Museum of Art, 2014

Artist in Residence. Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, Brooklyn NY, 2012

Hearst Foundation Grant Recipient, 2009, 10, & 11

Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship for Painting, 2009

MFA Student Fellowship, Yale University School of Art, 2007 & 8

Maryland Citation for Excellence in the Arts, Office of Senator Verna Jones, 2006 & 7

Morris Louis Award for Excellence in Painting, 2007



“Curtains, Stages, and Shadows, Act 1” James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY, 2018

“Curtains, Stages, and Shadows, Act 2” Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, 2018

“We Will Win,” Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York NY, 2017

“Swarm,” PRIZM Art Fair, Miami, Fl, 2017 (2 person show with Nestor Armando Gil)

“Camouflage” Hap Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2015

“Didier William” at Galerie Schuster, Berlin Germany, 2010



“Building a better monument,” Art at a time like this, Online Exhibition, Curated by Seph Rodney, 2020

“As long as we are flyin’ all this world ain’t got no end,” Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy, 2019

“Bed,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2019

“They Gaze,” James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY 2019

“Strange Looks,” Gildar Gallery, Denver CO, 2018

“Isness,” Curated by Austin Thomas, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY, 2018

“Aesthetics of Matter,” Curated by Mickalene Thomas, Volta Art Fair, NY, 2018

“Fold Ten,” C.R Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia PA, 2017

“Passenger Pigeon Press Anniversary Show,” La Maison D’Art, New York, NY 2017

“Accordion Space,” Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts, Union College, Schenectedy NY, 2017

Pacific Standard Time, “Relational Undercurrents” Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, 2017

“Enlarged Fern” Moskowitz Bayse, 2016

“The heart is a lonely hunter,” The Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California

Curated by Katy Grannan, 2015

“Bronx Calling,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY

Curated by Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Laura Napier. 2015

“No more place”, Alferro Gallery, Newark NJ, 2014

“Improvised Showboat,” Brooklyn, New York, 2014

“Mark, Scrape, Wipe, Shape,” Organized by Spaceshifter Projects and curated by Sangram Majumdar and Karla Wozniak, Brooklyn NY, 2012

“Artquake”, Organized by Haiti Cultural Exchange,Brooklyn NY, 2011

Momenta Art Benefit, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY, 2011

“Intersecting Cultures/Virtual Worlds”, Underground Gallery at The Betsy Hotel, Miami Florida, 2011

”I’ll let you be in my dreams, if I can be in yours”, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY, 2010

“Nice to meet you”, Sloan fine Art, New York, NY, 2010

“Artquake”, Renaissance fin Art, New York, NY, 2010

“The Open,” Deitch Projects Long Island City, NY, New York. Curated By Dodie Kazanjian and Deitch Projects Directors, 2009

“Summer Exhibition”, Kravets Wehby Gallery, NY, New York, 2009

“New Akademiks”, Galerie Schuster, Berlin Germany, 2008

“Transformers”, Gateway/BlackBox Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2008



“In Didier William’s Art, there is more than meets the eyes,” “https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/arts/didier-williams-art-basel-miami-beach.html” (2019)

“A Fresh Direction for Printmaking”,”https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/arts/didier-williams-art-basel-miami-beach.html” (2019)

“A Caribbean present steeped in a colonial past”, “https://hyperallergic.com/510926/a-caribbean-present-steeped-in-a-colonial-past/” (2019)

“12 Artists of the Caribbean and its Diaspora Who are shaping contemporary art,” “https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-12-artists-caribbean-diaspora-shaping-contemporary-art” (2019)

“Best of 2018: Our top 20 NYC Art Shows”,” https://hyperallergic.com/476606/best-of-2018-our-top-nyc-art-shows/ (2018)

“How to Envision the Revolution,” https://hyperallergic.com/473563/didier-william-on-painting-a-revolution/ (2018)

“Didier William on Painting a Revolution,” https://hyperallergic.com/473563/didier-william-on-painting-a-revolution/ (2018)

“What to see in New York Galleries,” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/arts/design/what-to-see-in-new-york-art-galleries-this-week.html (2018)

“Didier William,” https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/didier-william/ (2018)

“Coloneobaroque: Didier William at Tiger Strikes Asteroid”

http://www.artcritical.com/2017/11/19/coloneobaroque-didier-william-tiger-strikes-asteroid/ (2017)

“What to see in New York Galleries: Didier William,” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/arts/design/what-to-see-in-new-york-art-galleries-this-week.html (2017)

“A Haitian Artists Meserizing Eyes,” https://hyperallergic.com/409344/didier-william-we-will-win-tiger-strikes-asteroid-new-york-2017/ (2017)

“Didier William: The Unblinking Eye,” http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2017/11/didier-william-the-unblinking-eye.html (2017)

“Painting Lives: Mark, Scrape, Wipe, Shape, at Spaceshifter,” The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-eckhardt-kohler/mark-wipe-scrape-shape-spaceshifter_b_2201986.html (2013)

“Didier William: Studio Visit” Painter’s Table, www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2014/04/didier-william-march-2014.html (2014)

“The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” ArtPractical, http://www.artpractical.com/review/the-heart-is-a-lonely-hunter/ (2015)



Assistant Professor of Expanded Print, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (2019-Present)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Chair of the MFA Program (2016-2019)

University of Pennsylvania, Penn Design, Visiting Critic (2018)

Columbia University, School of the Arts, Graduate Critic (2015)

Vassar College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Drawing and Printmaking, (2010-2016)

Yale University School of Art, Lecturer/Critic, Printmaking Seminar and Grad Core Critic, (2013)

Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Residential Faculty, Experimental Printmaking and Studio Critic, (2011-2015)

SUNY Purchase School of art and design, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2D Processes, Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing, (2012-2014)