Overview

Much of Michelle's methods gain influence from the worldview wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic that embraces the transient self.

Michelle Y Williams developed her reknowned “Cut” series in 2001. Beginning with steel which is torched by hand, she applies her various materials creating small, original paintings which cross the line into dimensional sculpture by way of her trademark plexiglas mount using bronze hardware. These small works may also become a sort of maquette, often inspiring larger works on canvas or wood. Many of michelle’s loyal collectors await with anticipation new pieces for their expanding collections of her ongoing “Cut” series.

 

Much of Michelle's methods gain influence from the worldview wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic that embraces the transient self. That is to say, rather than disregarding one's weaknesses, or thinking of such imperfections from a state of confrontation, Michelle, as put forth in her work, seeks to embody these reputed flaws. In accepting the process of life, of its misshapen ways and understated moments, one can maintain a fuller sense of self, and approach once challenging faults with gratification, with thankfulness. In a stain, we find understanding; in a dent, our ability to heal; in a blemish, an unchained beauty. Michelle's art is a diligent offering of this ideal, of the concerted outlook we must bring into others, and into our own lives.

Works
Events
Biography

Michelle Y Williams lives and works in Texas. She has exhibited extensively in Houston as well as across the United States, Asia and Europe.

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

 

2020

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
LA Art Show

 

2019

CONTEXT ART Miami 
AAF Hamburg 
AAF Amsterdam 
AAF London (Battersea) 
Texas Contemporary
AAF New York 
Seattle Art Fair 
Art Hamptons 
AAF Hong Kong
AAF London
Art Market San Francisco
AAF New York
Art Palm Springs
LA Art Show
Art Palm Beach

 

2018

CONTEXT Art Miami

Art Market Hampton

Art central Hong Kong

Art Market San Francisco

AAF London

AAF New York

AAF Hong Kong

AAF Brussels

AAF Hambourg

AAF Singapore

ART UP Lille, France

LA Art Show

Scope Art Schow Miami Beach

 

2017

"Janos Huszti, Michelle y Williams - New York", Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, USA

AAF Stockholm

AAF New York

AAF Bruxelles

AAF Hong Kong

AAF Singapore

AAF London

AAF Hamburg

Scope Art Schow Miami Beach

CONTEXT Art Miami

CONTEXT New York

LA Art Show

Art Market Hampton

Art Central Hong Kong
Art Wynwood, Miami
K+Y Gallery, Paris


2016

Los Angeles Art Show
K+Y Gallery, Paris

K+Y Gallery, London

AAF Singapore

AAF Hamburg

AAF London

AAF Seoul

AAF New York
AAF Hong Kong

AAF Brussels
Art Wynwood, Miami
Art Palm Beach
Los Angeles Art Show
Scope Basel
Scope Miami
Cologne Art Fair
Art Southampton
Art Hamptons

2015

Art Southamptons

Art Hamptons

Art Wynwood, Miami

Los Angeles Art Show

Art Palm Beach

Art Cologne

Paris, K+Y gallery

2014
Art Hamptons

Art Cologne

Art Toronto

Spectrum Miami

Art San Diego

Paris, K+Y gallery

2013

Red Dot Miami
Delray Beach, Addison Gallery

Santa Fe, Matthews Gallery

 

2012

Tulsa, Aberson Exhibits

2011
Houston, Michelle y Williams gallery
Bethesda, Kaller Fine Arts
Tulsa Aberson Exhibits

2010
Michelle y Williams Gallery, Houston
Santa Barbara, Artamo Gallery

2009

New Orleans, Michelle y Williams gallery

2008

Santa Fe, Deloney Newkirk
Houston, Laura Rathe Fine Art
Seattle, Gallery IMA

2007
Santa Barbara, Artamo Gallery
Santa Fe, Deloney Newkirk
San Antonio, AnArte Gallery

Lafayette, Grand Contemporary
Houston, Laura Rathe Fine Art
Los Angeles, Kevin Barry gallery

2006

Houston, Mind Puddles Gallery

Nyack, Phoenix Fine Art
Los Angeles, Kevin Barry Fine Art

 

2005
Lafayette, Grand Contemporary

Houston, Mind Puddles Gallery

Nyack, Phoenix Fine Art

 

2004 
Ft. Lauderdale, MAC Fine Art
Houston, Bering James Gallery, Mind Puddles Gallery, Post Oak Gallery

Louisville, Swanson Reed Galleries

2003
Houston, Mind Puddles Gallery, Betz Gallery
New York, Phoenix Fine Art


2002
Hamptons, Dragon Gallery

2001
Atlanta, Anne Irwin Fine Art

 

1999
Boise, St. Lukes Hospital, Brown’s Gallery

 

1997
Boise, Perpetual Metals
Seattle, Metropolis Gallery

COLLECTIONS

 

Delta Airlines, Crown Room, Miami, FL

XTO Energy/ExxonMobil, TX

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Patriot Tower Lobby (One Dallas Centre), Dallas, TX

Emporio Hotels & Resorts, Veracruz, Mexico

Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Santa Fe, NM

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

GMAC, Houston, TX

Methodist/Bush Renner Hospital, Richardson, TX

AIG American International Group, Dallas, TX

Baylor College of Medicine-Alkek Eye Center, Houston, TX

Mary Kay Inc., Dallas, TX

Morgan Stanley, Austin, TX

Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C., Houston, TX

St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital at The Vintage, Houston, TX

Brown Metals Corp, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Granite Properties, Houston, TX & Dallas, TX

Hanover Company /7 Riverway, Houston, TX

Nevada Healthcare, Las Vegas, NV

Barrasso,Usdin,Kupperman,Freeman & Sarver LLC, New Orleans, LA

Bailey Banks & Biddle, Houston, TX

Crosby State Bank, Houston, TX

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, L.L.P., Dallas, TX

Embassy Suites Austin, Austin, TX

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX

Hilcorp Energy Company, Houston, TX

xfactor Design, Houston, TX

Summerlin Life & Health, Las Vegas, NV

THL Credit, Houston, TX

Sterling Ridge Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, The Woodlands, TX

Tony Garza, US Ambassador to Mexico

Fine Living Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY

Child Advocates, Inc., Houston, TX

ASID, Houston, TX

Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Sophisticated Living magazine, Ranch to regal, Fall 2013

Luxe Interiors & Design magazine, Michelle Y. Williams, Summer 2013

Luxe Interiors & Design magazine, Texas Scene: Art and Antiques, Winter 2012

Oklahoma Magazine, Blazon & Blazon 2, August 2012

Inside Northside magazine, April 2012

Interior Design magazine, MTI Baths ‘confirm’, June-July 2012

Paper City magazine, Treasured Bits of Past & Present, January 2011

Luxe Interiors & Design magazine, L.Pearson Design, Fall 2011

Segreto, ‘Archaelogical dig 2’, book by Leslie Sinclair

France & Italy, ‘Voyage’, book by Lou Phillips

Houston magazine, Arts & Power Issue, December 2010

St Charles Avenue magazine, Art in New Orleans, July 2010

Paper city magazine, The Exploding Art Scene, March 2010

Art New Orleans magazine, Art prtfolio, ‘Verb’, Winter 2009

Inside Northside Magazine, Creative Soul, November 2009

Houston Design Resources, 2009

Art New Orleans magazine, Art prtfolio, ‘702’, Winter 2009

Art Voices Magazine, Michelle Y Williams selling in the abstract, March 2009

Art New Orleans magazine, Michelle Y. Williams, Spring 2009

Coasting Living Magazine, ‘Last Act’, November 2008

Houston House & Home, January 2008

The Walton Sun, Unique artwork, June 2006

Palm Springs Life, April 2003

Michelle Y. Williams’ work is appearing in the movies ‘Love Wedding Mariage’ released in 2011 and ‘Mechanic’ released in 2011.