Levester Williams (b. Michigan, USA) engages with the form of sculpture, installation,performance, and sound to amplify the body-centric and socially structured contingencies among objects, sites, and language. Williams renegotiates questions of history, identity, and memory in order to render his objects as masses of possibilities.
Recent exhibitions include the Institute of Humanities Gallery (Ann Arbor, MI); Mulberry Gallery (Richmond, VA); Reynold Gallery (Richmond, VA); Transformer Gallery (Washington D.C.); Artisphere (Arlington, Virginia); and Connersmith Gallery (Washington D.C.). Williams’s residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Madison, ME), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont) and the Bag Factory (Johannesburg, South Africa).
Williams’s work has additionally been profiled and reviewed in Sculpture (May 2016) and the Washington Post (May 2015; May 2014). Williams holds a MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Art and Design from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He has received numerous grants and awards such as a U.S. Fulbright Research in the Arts Grant, International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Honorable Mention, and Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture.