Jessica Williams

Oslo, Norway
b. 1986 Anchorage, Alaska, USA


2014   Kunstakademiet i Oslo, Oslo, Norway  ○  Master of Fine Art
2008   The Cooper Union, New York City, USA  ●  Bachelor of Fine Art
2007   Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, Sweden  ○  Exchange
Solo Shows

2017   Å finne stemmen, Pamflett, Bergen
2017   Å vokse opp på Internett og papir, Deichmann Grünerløkka, Oslo
2017   only to find with Annie Bielski, High Tide, Philadelphia, USA
2017   Klimafestivalen § 112: Nature or Plastic?, Wizard, Oslo
2016   Isolasjon, Galleri Storck, Oslo
2014   Pictures from Japan, Izakaya, Oslo
2013   Basic Needs, Good Press, Glasgow, UK
2012   Notes on Building a Bow, One Night Only, UKS, Oslo
2012   Diary, Domy Books, Austin, USA
2012   working title, Galleri Vitrine, KHiO, Oslo
2011   Full Circle, Galleri P0, KHiO, Oslo
2008   Missing The Moon, KRETS, Malmö, Sweden
2008   Simple Gestures, The Cooper Union, New York City, USA
2007   Let's Build A Home, Duduá, Barcelona, Spain
2006   Let Me Show You, The Cooper Union, New York City, USA
Group Exhibitions

2018   Bastard Art Book Fair, Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer (June)
2018   Between the lines, Reception Gallery, KhiO, Oslo
2017   Vancouver Art Book Fair Library & Archive, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2017   Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall
2017   Islands Of The Sun, curated by Mondo Books, Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Henningsvær
2017   China Meets Norway in a Bookshelf, Meridan Space, Beijing, China
2017   High Tide Zine Release at Ulises, Ulises, Philadelphia, USA
2016   Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall
2015   Goddag mann! Kunstsamling, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger
2014   SPRINT, O', Milano, Italy
2014   Precious Moments, Open Space, Baltimore, USA
2014   Norway Focus at NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York City, USA
2014   The unnamed feeling, Sept 12, Folkets bio, Umeå, Sweden
2014   COL•LATE, Flying Object, Hadley, USA
2014   Skrev Bokhandel pop-up, Demon's Mouth, Oslo
2014   Kunstakademiet MA Avgangutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2014   Blog Re-blog, Austin Center for Photography, USA
2014   BYOP (Bring Your Own Plant), Wizard, Oslo
2014   Faces, Surfaces and Interfaces, Apr 23, Cinemateket, Oslo
2013   Open Academy, Kunstakademiet, KHiO, Oslo
2013   Grafixx Zine Fest, De Studio, Antwerp, Belgium
2013   Toyko Art Book Fair,Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
2013   GSB 5 Years, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
2013   Kunstpublikationer 2013, Overgaden Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013   Blog Re-blog, Signal, Brooklyn, USA
2013   1986 - 2013 / En kunstner som samler kunst, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
2013   Sraunus, Diffusion Festival, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2013   We Are All Here, Superclub, Edinburgh, UK
2012   Sraunus, NextArt, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012   The Family Show II, Good Press, Glasgow, UK
2012   Kunstpublikationer 2012, Overgaden Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   Pluss Pluss, March 26, Black Box Teater, Oslo
2011   Open Academy, Kunstakademiet, KHiO, Oslo
2011   Attn: Library, curated by BOOKLET, Kosmos Lane Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011   Communicate and Circulate, Good Press, Glasgow
2011   If inside, to get out—if outside, to get in, Holodeck, Oslo
2011   PIY 2, Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent sur Marne, France
2011   Chain Letter, curated by David Horvitz, Berlin, Germany
2011   You are My Favorite, Lokal, Hamburg, Germany
2011   Hunter/Gatherer, Booklyn, Brooklyn, USA
2011   Post, Affordable Art Fair, New York City, USA
2011   Cutters Edges, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany
2011   Sraunus, Drop In/Drop Out / BYOB, W2 Storyeum, Vancouver, Canada
2011   Pick Me Up, curated by Nous Vous, Somerset House, London, UK
2011   Assembly, The Book Club, London, UK
2011   Twice Removed: A Survey of Take Away Work, Golden Age, Chicago, USA
2011   Cutters/Cork, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland
2010   Sraunus, Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
2010   General Public Library, Art in General, New York City, USA
2010   even my mum can make a book, Manzara Perspectives, Istanbul, Turkey
2010   Publish It Yourself, Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent sur Marne, France
2010   Exhibition IV, Appartment, Berlin, Germany
2010   Saturday Sun, Capricious Space, Brooklyn, USA
2010   Being is what it is, 38 Elderfield Road, London, UK
2009   Salon, The Cave, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2009   Medium Rare, Golden Age, Chicago, USA
2009   Cutters, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
2009   Civilization and Its Discontents, The Junction, Toronto, Canada
2009   Everything is Possible, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, USA
2009   I Don't Believe in Miracles, SpaceWomb, New York City, USA
2009   Involved, Socially, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2009   Park Life: The New Utopia, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA
2009   Mistakes, Papa B Studios, Brooklyn, USA
2009   Live Archive, Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York City, USA
2009   Installation at PROJECT MINT, Seoul, South Korea
2009   Forms of Melancholy, SEGO Art Center, Provo, USA
2009   ASDF: In Real Time, Capricious Space, Brooklyn, USA
2008   The Canteen Reading Room, Pulse Fair, Miami, USA
2008   Papercut, Heist Gallery, New York City, USA
2008   Qompendium Time Capsule Series Feat. MANYSTUFF, Qompendium Work Shop, Berlin, Germany
2008   Meet Waradise: Fjord, New York City, USA
2008   Helsinki Biennale, Helsinki, Finland
2008   Summer Reading, Capricious Space, Brooklyn, USA
2008   RETURN TO SENDER, KRETS, Malmö, Sweden
2008   Means to an End, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, USA
2008   Deep in the Heart of Southie, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, USA
2008   Ruffles & Rot, Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, USA
2007   Emerging Lines, Temporary Gallery, New York City, USA
2007   White Light, White Heat, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, USA
2007   Årsutställning, Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, Sweden
2007   Forever Is Not Long Enough, EDA / Gallery 1250, Los Angeles, USA
2006   You're a Serpent; And There's No Use Denying It, Domy Books, Houston, USA
2006   Kontempora: Stereo, LINDA, Hamburg, Germany
2006   End of Year Show, The Cooper Union, New York City, USA
2006   A Clearing, with Erin Ikeler, The Cooper Union, New York City, USA
2005   My Back Pages, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, USA
2005   Paper!Awesome! Pigman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2005   FIVE, Artguise, Ottawa, Canada
2005   He Said/She Said, Pr1mary Space Gallery, Detroit, USA
2004   All The Best, 37 Vestry Street Gallery, New York City, USA
2005   The Drama Presents: RPM, Zirkle House Galleries, Harrisonburg, USA
Artist Talks + Workshops

2018   Panel discussion, Bastard Art Book Fair + Norsk Litteraturfestival, Lillehammer (June)
2017   Book Lunch, Talk, Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall
2017   Artist talk, Pamflett, Bergen
2017   binding talk #02, Bananafish Books, Shanghai, China
2016   Riso mini-workshop with Tanya Busse, Kunstakademiet i Tromsø
2016   Bergen Art Book Fair 2016, Talk, Landmark, Bergen
2015   Print it with Riso! Workshop with Ann-Kristin Stølan, Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen
2014   NSEW Workshop with Camilla Skibrek, Trafo, Oslo
2013   Publishing as (Part-time) Practice, Talk, Grafill R21, Oslo
2013   Publishing workshop with Camilla Skibrek, Parallel Academy, Kunstakademiet i Oslo
2013   NSEW Workshop with Espen Friberg, Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen
2012   LENTYNA, Talk, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012   Kunstpublikationer 2012, Talk, Overgaden Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   G.P. Talks, Talk, Glasgow School of Art + Good Press, UK
2011   Norsk Fanzinekongress 2, Talk, Landmark, Bergen

2018   Artist in Residence at Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær
2017   Artist in Riso-Residence at Pamflett, Bergen
2004   Look-Look Magazine Summer Photography Residency at SVA, New York City, USA
Grants + Awards

2017   Norsk Kulturrådet exhibition support
2016   Oslo Kommune Kulturetaten "raske resultater"
2016   Grafill Deichmann Grünerløkka stipend
2016   Norsk Kulturrådet publication support
2016   Oslo Soup microgrant
2015   Norsk Kulturrådet diverse stipend for new graduates
2014   Norsk Kulturrådet exhibition support
2008   Ethel Cram Memorial Prize for Excellence in Art
2006   O'Brien Scholarship for Study Abroad
2004   Cooper Union Full Tuition Scholarship
2004   Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger Scholarship
Artist Publications

2017   Å finne stemmen / Finding one's voice, published by Hverdag Books
2017   Not ready for this world, published by Hverdag Books + High Tide
2016   Oslofjord, published by Hverdag Books
2014   Slow Education, published by NSEW
2013   Sympathetic Objects, published by Mediabus
2013   work, drawings, self-published zine
2013   plantlife/oslo, published by Miniature Garden
2013   Leftovers, published by NSEW
2012   Diary, published by Nieves
2011   Zine Subscription, published by NSEW
2010   by myself / I was born / lil la-z-y boy, with Espen Friberg
2009   Glance, published by Mediabus
2009   Open Windows Open Doors, published by Medium Rare
2009   Tenderness, Books On Line
2009   My Favorite Items He Didn't Win, with Reference Library
2009   Wild Kindness, self-published zine
2009   Sensitive, self-published zine
2008   Imperfect Archives, self-published book
2007   Some Thoughts, published by Mediabus
2007   Yes, Goodbye, self-published zine
2007   Sverige, self-published book
2006   Maybe you're right, self-published zine
2006   One Year, self-published book
2005   A collection of snapshots, self-published zine
2004   make everyone happy pt.2, self-published zine
2004   wash your hair more #2, self-published zine
2003   make everyone happy, self-published zine
2003   wash your hair more #1, self-published zine

2017   Fanfare #10 : Det teknologiske nummeret
2017   NUMER 111, Bergen Art Book Fair 2016
2017   Kreativt Forum Kudos: Natur til salgs
2015   The Blue Notebook: Journal for artists' books, cover + badges
2015   FETT #1, 2015
2014   Artwort, Phases of Artwort #02 – Jessica Williams
2014   Phases Mag, Sympathetic Objects
2014   Hyperallergic, Is Norway an Artist Book Paradise?
2014   BOOK STAND, A Conversation with Jessica Williams
2014   Fantasy Art Now, Swimmers Group, Canada
2014   LVL 3 Media, Spotlight: NSEW
2014   I like this blog, Blog Reblog: Jessica Williams & Anthony Smith
2013   COMMON PEOPLE, Bronze Age + Museums Press, UK
2012   Meme Wars (Adbusters), Random House, Canada
2012   book of knots, Miniature Garden
2012   Wilder Quarterly #2
2011   Wilder Quarterly #1
2011   Kunstkritikk, Big politics on a small scale
2011   Hyperallergic, Beyond the Book or Zine Hunting in Booklyn
2011   I Heart Photograph, Making Time
2011   Vow Magazine #1, Germany
2011   Cutting Edges, Die Gestalten Verlag, Germany
2011   Excerpt Magazine, Issue 01
2010   I like this blog, Hello, I would like to talk about #8
2010   White Label, curated by Jaakko Pallasvuo
2010   Kinki Magazine 31, Germany
2010   book of books, Miniature Garden
2010   Brooklyn Diary, Lines & Shapes
2010   SCHEMATIC #1
2009   Interview Magazine, Two of (Paper) Hearts
2009   SF Gate, 'Involved Socially': Artists meld life and art
2009   Murren Vol. 6, Utrecht, Japan
2009   book of houseplants, Miniature Garden
2009   Kingsboro Press #5
2008   RE:UP Magazine #17
2008   Lines & Shapes Vol. 4
2008   Zine Parasita #5, Brazil
2008   Totally Rad, Something Secret, Canada
2007   (dik'sas) Volume 1
2007   ‹VISION› China September, China
2007   Waterfall Magazine, Issue 4, Taiwan
2007   Semi-Permanent 2007, Australia
2007   babybabybaby #7, Mexico
2007   Ruby Mag Book #2, Argentina
2006   babybabybaby #6, Mexico
2005   The Great Escape, Die Gestalten Verlag, Germany
2005   The Drama Issue 4
2004   The Drama Issue 2
Selected collections

New York Public Library
Deichmannske Bibliotek Grünerløkka
Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen
Sølvberget, Stavanger bibliotek
Relevant work experience

2016 -            Founder + daily operations, Hverdag Books, Oslo
2011 - 2014   Founder + daily operations, NSEW Press, Oslo
2011 - 2013   Founder + daily operations, Self-Publishing Workshop, Kunstakademiet i Oslo
2008 - 2009   Media and Technology Manager, The Kitchen, NYC, USA
2005              Intern, Printed Matter, NYC, USA

2016              Oslo Voksenopplæring Rosenhof, Oslo  ●  Bergenstesten (Godt Bestått)
2002 - 2004   Glassell School of Art, Houston, USA  ○  Photography (darkroom)
2003              California College of the Arts, Oakland, USA  ○  Color Photography (darkroom)
2000 - 2003   Glassell School of Art, Houston, USA  ●  Sculpture and ceramics