Press

“[LG…] goes against the genuine persuit [sic] of art by turning the idea of an “artist” it [sic] into a fraudulent costume.” — Instagram Profile Withheld (2020)

“[LG] provides a striking example for future Artists of what not to become.” — Lindsey Nobel (2018), Artist and Former Collegiate NorCal Water Polo Player (2019)

“Funny thing, come to think of it, the person who had the biggest impact on my life never claimed credit.” — Julia Friedman (2018)

“[LG] can do the inhuman.” — Forrest Solis (2016)

“Many will see that, yes, Williams’s art is an elaborate, brilliant, post-post-post modern intellectual play while others will stand outside of the space, scratching their chin wondering how they can buy into what is happening.” — Kyle Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles I’m Yours (2013)

“LG Williams is the “pretty-darn-important” American artist that you’ve probably never heard of.” — Jenna Duncan, Java Magazine (2013)

“The real and fictional works of artist LG Williams defy categorization…” — Peter Yeah, Glass Magazine (2012)

“LG Williams N’Existe Pas!” — Jean-Noel Lafargue, Le Dernier des Blogs (2012)

“An engagement with Williams’ protean practice reveals an all-pervasive interplay between comments on reality and the construction of fictional worlds…inviting us to consider them, without losing its relevance in its own right.” — Thomas Frangenberg, Anthology: 1985-2012 (2012)

“Amongst the sleepy, blue-chip artists, LG Williams’s art wakes up [the viewer] with his impertinence.” — Rocco Moliterni, La Stampa (2011)

“Williams can demonstrate aesthetic pleasures even in the apparent absence of art itself.” — Emily Wakeling, Time Out Tokyo (2011)

“[In Williams’s art] the imaginary supplants the real with the purpose of exposing the fallacies of the system as a whole. His method is hard to grasp because his process is, essentially, a series of magic tricks — and as with any magic act, it is best not to try but to sit back, watch, follow the sleight of hand, and enjoy.” — Julia Friedman, Artforum (2011)

“…I actually feel sorry for you, but even more so for the people who live in fear [of you] and might be manipulated by your disinformation.” — Shepard Fairey, ObeyGiant.com (2008)

“Ten years from now we’ll probably look back at LG Williams’s sculptures with [a] kind of subtle estrangement: a marked historical distance that separates us from the immediate emotions and politics surrounding their creation.” — Lindsey Westbrook, East Bay Express (2003)

“LG your next: Run LG Run!” — Wally Hedrick (2001)

“In Williams’s paintings an illusion takes place, like that of a psychic membrane [letting] in differing levels of worldly impressions — a container that doesn’t quite contain. Much of the aesthetic pleasure that these works provide consists in tracking the progress and evolution of these shapes through shifting zones of pictorial transparent perception.” — Mark Van Proyen, Art Issues (1999)

“…Williams wants to hold open a space in which painting might resume in earnest once the trouble is over. But his implication is that the trouble is history itself.” — Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle (1999)

“One of the most interesting contemporary artists who can address or find his way through the computer-assisted malady we call ‘image overload.” — Glen Helfand, San Francisco Bay Guardian (1999)

“Williams’s artworks remarkably combine power and elegance.” — Wayne Thiebaud (1987)

“LG Williams is art.” — Bob Arneson (1986)

 


.View Complete Press: _onlinepdf



2020
• Illinois State University, Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, Marshall Dulaney Pitcher Past Award Recipient Exhibition, March 31st – April 10th (Postponed — archived 1 | 2

 

2019
•  
Artist LG Williams will feature ‘climate catastrophe’ artwork in Streator: Idea of the work is to look at bigger issue, by Michael Urbanec, The Times, June 18 (archived 1 | 2

•  Art project by @lgwilliams will drape crime scene tape on tree in Streator, Interview by Rick Koshko, WCMY 1430 AM Radio, 1430wcmy.com, June 17 (archived)
• Don’s window art tricks the eye, The Times, By Michael Urbanec, June 10 (archived)
• Voyage LA Magazine, Hollywood Hidden Gem: Check out LG Williams’s Artwork, June 5 (archived)

 

2018
Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA) with Alice Lodge and The LODGE in Hollywood, Issue #14, Winter 2018
OC Weekly, Crucial Basement Projects Inhabits the Lower Level of the Santora Art Building in Santa Ana, Dave Barton, February 8. (archived)

 

2017
• economiststalkart.org, Museums Selling Art: La Liaison Dangereuse Between Deaccessions and Donations, Luigi Di Gaetano and Isidoro Mazza, December 19. (archived)

 

2016
• 
The Guardian, ‘The title of artist has to be earned’, Peter Nowogrodzki, June 14. (archived)

• Times Literary Supplement, Everyone’s a critic, David Hawkes, May 27. (archived | pdf)
• UCLA Hammer Museum, Dave Hickey with Julia Friedman, May 11. (archived | archived video)
• Artbook @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Dave Hickey with Julia Friedman, May 12. (archived | archived video)
• SITE Sante Fe, Dave Hickey with Julia Friedman, April 15. (archived | archived video)
• SMoCA, Julia Friedman Lecture and Book Signing, Mar 31, (archived)
• Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, Dave Hickey with Julia Friedman, Mar 5. 
• KNPR Nevada Public Radio, Art Critic Dave Hickey On Facebook’s “Wasted Words” And The Lack Of Good Art (8:32min radio interview), Joe Schoenmann, March 3. (archived)
• Las Vegas Weekly, Dave Hickey Book Talk, Kristen Peterson, March 2.
• Java Magazine, Julia Friedman: Editor of Dave Hickey’s Online Writings, Jenna Duncan, February 25. (archived)
• LA Art Book Fair, Julia Friedman Book Signing, February 13. (archived)
• Las Vegas Weekly, Art Critic Dave Hickey Talks About Facebook — And His Two New Books About Facebook, Kristen Peterson, February 10. (archived)
• SettlersandNomads.com, New Books by Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, February. (archived)
• The Critics Notebook by James Panero, 2 New Books by Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, New Criterion Weblog, January 25. (archived)
• Paper.li, Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books, January 23.
• Observer.com, “Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books: Are we seeing a new form of art criticism?”, Ryan Steadman, January 20. (archived)
• Bookforum.com, Paper Trail, Selections of Dave Hickey’s Facebook Posts Have Been Published, January 18. (archived)

 

2015
• Independent Collectors.com, Le Souffleur: Wilhelm Schürmann presents his collection with works from the Ludwig Collection in “Le Souffleur.” Jasper Johns, On Kawara, Monika Baer, Chuck Close, Guerilla Girls, Richard Hamilton, Franz West, Raymond Pettibone, LG Williams, and more; March 31 (archived)
• Radio-AM-Alex.de, 20-minute interview/podcast (in German) with Karim Azmani and art collector Wilhelm Schürmann about The Schürmann Contemporary Art Collection and his relationship with pieces from his own collection — which includes (partial selection): Jasper Johns, On Kawara, Monika Baer, Chuck Close, Guerilla Girls, Richard Hamilton, Franz West, Raymond Pettibone, LG Williams, and more; March 20
• WDR.de News & Multimedia, Collectors In Dialogue: Art Appreciation And Passion For Art Collecting. A 10-minute interview/podcast (in German) with Von Sabine Oelze and art collector Wilhelm Schürmann about The Schürmann Contemporary Art Collection and his relationship with pieces from his own collection — which includes (partial selection): Jasper Johns, On Kawara, Monika Baer, Chuck Close, Guerilla Girls, Richard Hamilton, Franz West, Raymond Pettibone, LG Williams, and more; March 16 
• Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Le Souffleur: Schürmann Meets Ludwig: from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection, Program Catalogue: February – May 2015, page 50, Aachen, Germany

 

2014
•  Donald Preziosi, Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity, Routledge, ISBN-10: 0415778611, pg. 94-90 (pdf)

 

2013
•  Los Angeles I’m Yours, The SubPrime Mortgage Crisis Bailout Coloring Book by LG Williams, Kyle Fitzpatrick, December 9. (pdf) (archived)
•  National Lithuanian Radio and Television, Interview with Curator Julija Cistiakova about What Is Missing? at Klaipėdos Kultūrų Komunikacijų Centras, 15:00 – 19:00 min, October 19. (archived)
•  Lzinios.Lt: Kūrėjų Pastangos Laike Ir Erdvėje, Mindaugas Klus, October 15. (pdf) (archived)
•  
Kulturpolis.Lt: New Shows at Klaipėdos Kultūrų Komunikacijų Centro (KCCC): Journey of the Self in The Contemporary Art World, October 13. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtNews.lt, Meno Naujienos / Renginiai, Parodai apie informacijos sklaidą įkvėpė klausimas, užduotas internetui, October  11. (pdf) (archived)
•  Kulturpolis.Lt: Klaipėdos Kultūrų Komunikacijų Centro (KCCC) Parodą Dienraštyje Reklamuos Menininko Karikatūros, October 9. (pdf) (archived)

•  WhoWoreItBetter.com, LG Williams Ripped Off, Alison Feldish / Derek Frech editors, September 30. (pdf) (archived)
•  Los Angeles I’m Yours, Closed by LG Williams, Kyle Fitzpatrick, September 26. (pdf) (archived)
•  Los Angeles I’m Yours, Night Papers IV, Kyle Fitzpatrick, August 15. (archived)
•  Night Gallery – Night Gallery Papers IV, For Sale By Artist 2013, July (pdf) (Night Gallery pdf)
•  Fruit Of The Forest Magazine #4, Spring 2013, fruitoftheforestmagazine.com (pdf)
•  Parc du Domaine les Crayères, Geometrie Variable, Curated by Baron Osuna, May 17 – June 30, Reims, France (pdf catalogue excerpts)
•  Hyperallergic.com, LG Williams Suggestion To Andrea Bowers, (News: Andrea Bowers Protest Letters Taken Down Overnight at Frieze by Mostafa Heddaya), May 10. (pdf | Article) (screenshot)

•  GrandBag, LG Williams Interview with Alexis Jama Bieri (French), www.grandbag.fr, pg, 27 – 30, May. (Interview in English)
•  Java Magazine, LG Williams: Unconventional Wisdom, Jenna Duncan, January (pdf) (archived)

 

2012
•  Art Tribune, La galleria di Gagosian a Los Angeles? Meglio il mio sito web! Provocazione pungente quella di LG Williams, che porta a Milano una mostra… che non c’è, Francesco Sala, November 19.  (pdf) (archived)

•  Seeking People, LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams™: Anthology, Sandra Koko, November 16. (pdf)
•  Purple Diary, LG Williams at Gloria Maria Gallery, Marta Galli, November 18. (pdf) (archived) (archived 2)
•  Art Text Pics, Super Window Project > LG Williams / The Estate Of LG Williams > GMG, Elena Bordi, November 17. (pdf) (archived)
•  Glass Magazine, LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams™: Anthology at Gloria Maria Gallery, Peter Yeoh, November 16. (pdf) (archived)
•  Yiaos, LG Williams / The Estate Of LG Williams, Anthology (1987-2012), November 14. (pdf) (archived)
•  Gloria Maria Gallery / Super Window Project, Essay by Dr. Thomas Frangenberg, Anthology (2012), November 14. (pdf)
•  Graza.It, Artissima 2012: Giudizio Positivo (E Un’importante Riflessione), Fabrizio Meris, November 11. (pdf) (archived)
•  Japan Times, Art: Energy multiplies creative potential at Trans Arts Tokyo, James Jack, Nov 15.
•  TYO Magazine, Trans Art Tokyo, October 16. (pdf) (archived)
 Le Dernier des Blogs, L’Affaire LG Williams: LG Williams N’Existe Pas!, Jean-Noël Lafargue, October 12. (pdf) (archived)
•  Mousse Magazine #35, LG Williams / The Estate Of LG Williams at Artissima 2012 & Gloria Maria Gallery, October 12. (pdf)
•  BoulinArtInfo.fr, Au Moment Du Tsunami, Nous Étions Au Bord De La Folie: Entretien Avec Baron Osuna Du Super Window Project De Kyoto, Juliette Soulez, September 06 (pdf | Slideshow Image) (archived)
•  Le Huffington Post, Le Prix Marcel Duchamp 2005 Devrait-il être Réattribué à LG Williams?, September 1. (pdf)
•  Art-O-Rama, Marseille 2012: Catalogue | Website | Archived
•  Exponaut.com, Sept (bonnes) raisons d’aller à la foire marseillaise Art-O-Rama, Alice Poujol, August 30. (pdf) (archived)
•  Metropolis Magazine (Tokyo), Features: A Place In My Art — Finding Space With Tokyo’s Independent Art Entrepreneurs, David Labi, March 16, Issue: 938 (archived)
•  Grazia.it, ARCO: Art (Sharing) In Madrid, Florentine Buzzi, February 20. (pdf) (archive)
•  ARCO Madrid 2012, February 15–19. (pdf)

 

2011
•  La Stampa, Artissima: Il Mondo Col Giubbino D’emergenza, Rocco Moliterni, November 4. (pdf) (archived)
•  Grazia.it, Artissima 18: 5 Artisti Da Tenere D’occhio, Sara Schifano, November 4. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtInfo.com (International Edition), Turin’s Artissima Fair Supplies Contemporary Art Addicts With New Discoveries, Coline Milliard, November 5. (archived)
•  Bear Essentials, Phoenix College Newsletter, New Adjunct is Presence on International Art Scene, Dr. Anna Solley, October 03. (archived)
•  Japan Times, Anything But”: LG Williams / Estate Of LG Williams At The Container, Jon Lowther, July 3. (pdf) (archived)
•  Streator Times, LG Williams Participates in 2011 Venice Biennial, June 29. (pdf) (archive)
•  Tokyo Art Beat, “The Aha! Moment”: LG Williams / Estate Of LG Williams At The Container, Chisako Izuhara, June 27. (pdf) (archived)
•  Time Out Tokyo, LG Williams: ‘Anything But’: The Conceptual Artist Goes Beyond Art At The Container, Emily Wakeling, June 22. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtInAsia.com, Anything But: LG Williams at The Container, June(pdf) (archived)
•  Rhizome.org, Report from BYOB Venezia, Karen Archey, June 7. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtBahrain.org, Artist LG Williams Tries to Sell US Pavilion to Pay US Debt, June. (pdf) (archived)
•  Art Fag City, Artist LG Williams Tries to Sell US Pavilion to Pay US Debt, Paddy Johnson, May 25. (archived)
•  Le Huffington Post, Internet Pavilion @ The Venice Biennale 2011, May 22. (pdf) (archived)
•  FlashArtOnline.it, Continua il Padiglione Internet alla Biennale, May. (pdf) (archived)
•  Graza.it, Baron Osuna: «Angelina Jolie Was Here», Delphine Hervieu, May 19. (archived)
•  Artforum Magazine, LG Williams/Estate Of LG Williams At Super Window Project, May (pdf) (archive)
•  Vernissage.TV, Art Cologne 2011, April 13. (pdf) (archived)
•  Kunst-Magazin.com, Art Cologne 2011: Angelina Jolie War Da, von André Schmidt, April 16. (pdf) (archived)
•  Tokyo Art Beat, In The News, William Andrews, February 23.
•  David Magleby, The Change Election: Money, Mobilization, and Persuasion in the 2008 Federal Elections, Temple University Press, 318 pgs. (pdf)

 

2010
•  Artforum, Letter To Editor: Scene And Herd; Club Soda: Mara McCarthy At Twentynine Palms, Catherine Taft, July 09.
•  Yerba Buena Center For The Arts.com, Featured Video: LG Williams CLOSED At Telephonebooth Gallery, June. (pdf) (archived)
•  Paintwork Blogspot.com, Matt Reynolds Responds To Mat Gleason With LG Williams, August 13. (pdf)
•  HuffingtonPost.com, Response To: Ten Most Overrated Los Angeles Art World Stars By Mat Gleason, August 11. (pdf)
•  PresentMagazine.com, Arts: Inaugural Exhibition Of Closed By LG Williams At Telephonebooth Gallery, June.
•  Los Angeles Times, Letter To The Editor: Carroll Dunham at Blum & Poe, April 30. (pdf)
•  New Yorker, Letter To The Editor Regarding Anthony Lane’s Street Justice: Kick Ass, April 26. (pdf)

 

2009
•  Sacramento Bee, Heady stuff out of Napa: In Our Time and Place: Selections From the Rene di Rosa Collection, Victoria Dalkey, Sunday, August 30. (pdf)

 

2008
•  New York Times, Sunday Book Review, Visuals: Other Worlds, Steven Heller, December 5. (pdf)
•  Artillery Magazine, Josh Herman, “Curfew”, Nov/Dec 2008, Vol 3 – Issue 2, page 45. (pdf)

•  Why Everything About Obama’s ‘Hope’ Campaign Is Fraudulent Or Criminal, www.ObamaHopeScam.com
•  ObeyGiant.com, Nice Try, Shepard Fairey, September 30.
•  2008 Hope Poster Facts: Why The Hope Poster Is Neither Hopeful, Original or Unique
•  Maui Weekly, House Art: A Site Specific Outdoor Sculpture By LG Williams, Sasha J. Schorr, June 24. (pdf)

 

2005
•  Los Angeles Times, A mart for new art: Contemporary pieces will be the stock in trade at artLA, a fair aimed at filling a longstanding void, Suzanne Muchnic, January 23, 2005 (pdf)

 

2004
•  Hawaii Professor Discovers ‘Mystery Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile’, December 16
•  ArtDaily.com, Hawaii Professor Discovers ‘Mystery Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile’, December 16
•  Wired, Letters To The Editor, She Can’t Smile Without You: The Science Behind Mona’s Smile (Re: Issue 12.10-October 2004), December 16
•  Honolulu Advertiser, Letters To The Editor: Groundwater Article Simply Dumfounding, June 29

 

2003
•  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Performance by LG Williams and LG Williams Protective Services in conjunction with the exhibition “To Protect and Serve: the LAPD Archives”, July 25
•  
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Talkback: Is It Art?, James Kidd, May 7
•  East Bay Express, A Life’s Cacophony, Lindsey Westbrook, April 28
•  San Francisco Bay Guardian, House Salad: Optimism Between The Cracks, Lindsey Westbrook, April 23
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Mass appeal Art comes at visitors from all directions at the S.F. International Art Fair, in conjunction with the Wally Hedrick exhibition at the San Francisco International Art Fair, Kenneth Baker, January 18

 

2002
•  San Francisco Weekly, Best Emerging Artist, May 15
•  East Bay Express, Best Emerging Artist, May 8
•  Village Voice, Letter To The Editor: Mount Whitney, March 11 (PDF)
•  Rat Bastard Protective Association: LG Williams, January 19
•  Honolulu Advertiser, Best Show Of The Year: LG Williams-Hi Gallery, January 5
•  Honolulu Star Bulletin, Best Show Of The Year: LG Williams-Hi Gallery, January 4

 

1999
•  Daily Californian, University of California, Berkeley, Letter To The Editor: Save, Recyclable Art Outlets, David McGuire, September 22, Berkeley, CA (pdf)
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Party Down Scandal in The Economy Is Just A Dirty Trickle, Rob Morse, September 14
•  Daily Californian, University of California, Berkeley, Artistic Endeavor Trashed: Well-Meaning Janitor Accidentally Recycles Art, Linda Shin, September 14, Berkeley, CA (pdf)
•  Artweek, In The News: Sculpture Tragedy, Rob D’Amico, November, San Jose, CA (pdf)
•  Art Issues, San Francisco Reviews: LG Williams, Mark Van Proyen, Sept-Oct, Vol. 59 (pdf)
•  East Bay Express, Visual Arts: Over There-The Short List, July 23, Berkeley, CA
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Painter With Open Heart: LG Williams at Wirtz, Kenneth Baker, July 17 (pdf)
•  San Francisco Bay Guardian, LG Williams at Stephen Wirtz, Glen Helfand, July 14-20, San Francisco, CA

 

1998
•  Fall Features, LG Williams: Instructor, Tam Nguyen, Laney College Writings, pg 4-12

 

1996
• Artweek, Off the Mark, September 9, San Jose, CA

 

1995
•  Berkeley Public Library, Reflections on Hiroshima/Nagasaki, August 1-15, Berkeley, CA

 

1994
•  The Wall Street Journal, The Gallery: Fruit of a Life Collecting, Bay Area Masterworks From the di Rosa Collection, Tessa DeCarlo, May 4
•  Peralta Community College Television, PCTV Cable Channel 60, Initial Broadcast: Inside Peralta: An Interview with LG Williams, May 5, Oakland, CA
•  USU Statesman, Utah State University, 4th Biennial Drawing Exhibition, Logan, Utah.
•  Herald Journal, Fourth Biennial Drawing Exhibition, Patrick Williams, January, Logan, UT
•  The Desert News, Fourth Biennial Drawing Exhibition, January 23, Logan, Utah.

 

1993
•  The Flame, John F. Kennedy University, CA, The New Art-Liberation of Individuality: An Interview with LG Williams, Jodi Senkyrik, June

 

1992
•  San Francisco Chronicle, “People In The News”, Pat Walsh, October 29, p. A24
•  Modesto Bee, Nine Fresh Directions, Leo Stutzin, September 2
•  Focus, Modesto Junior College, Art on Display, Christine Merritt, Sept. 24
•  California State Exposition, California Works, Aug. 20-Sept. 3
•  Berkeley Voice, Berkeley Art Center, Rob D’Amico, September 29
•  Sacramento Bee, Kingsley Show, Victoria Dalkey, April 26

 

1991
• Palo Alto Cultural Center, Transport!, Signe Mayfield, Feb. 10-Apr, 20
•  Peninsula Times Tribune, Taking Art for a Ride, Jane Ayres, March 21
•  Palo Alto Weekly, The Way We Move, Manjusha Pawagi, February 27
•  San Jose Mercury News, Strong Displays, Dorothy Burkhart, February 23

 

1990
•  Palo Alto Times, Transport!, Jane Ayres, February 19

 

1989
•  San Jose Mercury News, A Moving Art Show, Ken Heiman, February 13

 

1988
•  Davis Enterprise, LG Williams-Davis Art Center, Del McColm, August 4

 

1987
•  University of California, Davis, Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions, Davis, CA
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Group Show at Bluxome Gallery, Kenneth Baker, July 21
•  Sacramento Bee, Students and Masters: U.C. Davis MFA’s, Victoria Dalkey, July 2
•  Davis Enterprise, Local Shows Worth Seeing: U.C. Davis Graduate Students, D. McColm, June 25

.

.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.