William Lamson is a Brooklyn based artist who works in video, photography, performance and sculpture. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and a number of private collections. Since graduating from the Bard MFA program in 2006, his work has been shown at The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, P.S.1 MOMA, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, among others. Recently, he recently completed two site specific installations for Storm King Art Center.
Born 1977, Arlington, Virginia.
Resides in Brooklyn, New York.
2003 - 2006 Bard College, MFA.
1996 - 2000 Dartmouth College, BA.
Divining Meteorology, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN.
A Line Describing The Sun, Pierogi. Brooklyn, NY.
On Earth, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany.
Time is like the East River, Artspace. New Haven, CT.
Automatic, Marty Walker Gallery. Dallas, TX.
Work and Trade. Pierogi. Brooklyn, NY.
Selected Videos, Nieuwe Vide, Harleem, The Netherlands.
Actions, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN.
Hunt and Gather, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA.
Actions, Marty Walker Gallery. Dallas, TX.
Experiment. Robischon Gallery. Denver, CO
Sublunar, Pierogi. Leipzig, Germany.
Selected Flight Videos, Crawl Space. Seattle.
Selected Flight Videos, Stills Gallery. Sydney, Australia.
Covering Ground, Robischon Gallery. Denver, CO.
No Show, Spencer Brownstone, New York, NY.
Artist as Performer, Houston Center For Photography. Houston TX.
Crossing Lines, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE.
Destroy Everything You Touch. Espai d’Art. Grandia, Spain.
I Like Winners: Sports and Selfhood. Sheppard Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada. Reno.
Space+Earth+Wo/men. ACC Weimar, Weimar, Germany.
Things Are Strange. New Century Artists. New York, NY.
Tension/Release. Caren Golden Fine Art. New York, NY.
Apocalyptic Summer. Pierogi, Brooklyn NY
Action.Stop.Action. Vox Populi. Philadelphia PA.
Summer Mix Tape Volume 1. Exit Art. New York, NY.
Specter. CRG, New York, NY.
New American Talent: 23. Arthouse. Austin, Texas.
Primary. Kendal College of Art and Design. Grand Rapids, MI.
Out Of Place, Robischon Gallery. Denver, CO.
Art on the Edge, Museum of Fine Arts. Santa Fe, NM.
Exposure, Rotunda Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
Shadow Show, Real Art Ways. Harford, CT.
Float, Socrates Sculpture Park. Long Island City, NY.
The Whole Sea Is Storming, Pierogi. Leipzig, Germany.
Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness, P.S.1. Long Island City, NY.
Easy Rider, Yancey Richardson Gallery. New York, NY.
Natural Selection, Pierogi. Brooklyn, NY.
Pierogi Flatfiling, Artnews Projects. Berlin, Germany.
Flight of Fancy, Museum of Fine Arts. Santa Fe, NM.
Young Portfolio Acquisition 2006, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts. Kiyosato, Japan.
Factitious, Pierogi. Leipzig, Germany.
Looking Back at Ground Zero, Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Thesis Show, Bard MFA. Red Hook, NY..
Factitious, Pierogi. Brooklyn, NY.
Think Twice, Young American Photography, TH Inside. Milan. Italy.
All I want for Christmas, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art. New York, NY.
Center For Land Use Interpretation Residency. West Wendover, Nevada. May 2010.
MacDowell Fellowship, June 2009.
Dallas Museum of Art
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Progressive Corporate Art Collection, Cleveland, OH.
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Johnson, Ken. “William Lamson: A Line Describing the Sun. New York Times. Oct 2010
Odem, Michael. “William Lamson: Automatic.” Artforum, January 2010.
Jemison, Steffani. “Artist as Performer, Houston Center for Photography,” Art Lies.No. 64, Dec 09.
“Introducing Heide Hatry, William Lamson, and Carrie Moyer,” Village Voice, July 20, 2009.
Wilson, Michael. “William Lamson: Critics’ Picks,” Artforum. July 2009.
Palosaari, Ben. “William Lamson: Actions” Citypages (Minneapolis) Nov 26, 2008.
Odem, Michael. “William Lamson: Actions.” Glasstire, October 2008.
Paglia, Michael. “William Lamson: Experiment.” Denver Westworld Arts. July 15, 2008
Baker, R.C. “A Delicate Balance at Caren Golden,” Village Voice. July 15, 2008.
Kemick, Summer. “William Lamson: Artist Profile,” Corduroy, March 2008. pp 58-61.
“PDN’s 30 at 10,” Photography District News, March 2008, pp 92.
Schmerler,Sarah. “(UN)Natural Selection,” Time Out New York. Aug 9-15, 2007
“(UN)Natural Selection,” New Yorker, July 30, 2007.