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December 2012

LARGE SCULPTURES UPDATE:
+ Wild Card. 2012
+ What Social Reality. 2012
+ Mike. 2012
+ Mama Russia. 2012
+ A Head of His Time. 2012
+ My Hero. 2011
+ Right Arm. 1991

December 2012

SMALL SCULPTURES UPDATE:
+ Day and Night. 2012
+ Ode to a Tree. 2011
+ Mushroom Tree Fountain. 2011
+ Prometheus. 1997

November 2012

FURNITURE UPDATE:
+ Table for Consideration. 1995-2012

July 2012

RADIO. VOICE OF RUSSIA. INTERVIEW.
CULTURE ROOM. ART WITHOUT BORDERS.

LISTEN HERE:
2012 Culture Room. Art Without Borders

June 2012

EXHIBITION «FRANK WILLIAMS. GASTARBEITER»
Art-gallery Black Dog Krasnye Holmy.

First personal exhibit of the new decade, includes numerous works that have never been publicly shown before.

Exhibition photos and info >>

April 2012

RADIO. VOICE OF RUSSIA. INTERVIEW.
HOME FROM HOME. ALL THE MATERIALS ARE HERE.

LISTEN HERE:
2012 Home from Home. All the Materials are Here

May 2012

LARGE SCULPTURES UPDATE:
+ Morning Tea. 2011
+ Hands Up I. 2011
+ Hands Up II. 2011
+ River Bones. 2011

August 2010

FURNITURE UPDATE:
+ Hat Rack. 2009
+ Conference Table. 2009

August 2010

PAINTINGS UPDATE:
+ Katia and Harry. 2010
+ Sarah. 2010
+ Man and the Moon. 2010
+ Into the Night. 2010
+ The Rose. 2010
+ Lena #2. 2010
+ Lena #1. 2010
+ Phantom of the Kremlin. 2009
+ Anomaly. 2009

August 2010

WORKS ON PAPER UPDATE:
+ There Was an Old Woman
Who Lived in a Shed (series of 9). 2009

+ Angel drawings (series of 20). 2008
+ Movin On (series of 8). 2007

American artist finds inspiration in Russia

Russia Today 26 January, 2010

American artist and sculptor Frank Williams came to Russia 17 years ago and never left, finding inspiration not only in the local culture, but also in the way of life.

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July 2009
Public Works & Commissions archival update

SYNTHESIS 2000 (1994 - 1989) An Electronic Dream Odyssey is a select group ...

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July 2009

SMALL SCULPTURES UPDATE:
+ Mother Russia. 2008
+ The Bull With No Pull. 2008
+ Flirt. 2008
+ Old Guard (model). 2005
+ Pan. 2005
+ Adam and Eve. 2002
+ Good Day Bad Day. 1995

July 2009

WORKS ON PAPER UPDATE:
+ Madonna #1. 2008
+ Madonna #2. 2008
+ Bad Dad #1. 2008
+ Some Guy. 2008
+ Nude #1. 2008
+ Nude #2. 2008
+ Nude #3. 2008
+ Role Model. 2008
+ Venus. 2008

EXHIBITS April 2008

HEROES OR ALIENS
Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, Italy (April, 2008)

NEW DIGITAL COLLAGE:
+ In Flight, Revisited

February 2008

WHY? AGGRESSION AS DESTRUCTION
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
ANDREI SAKHAROV MUSEUM AND PUBLIC CENTRE

FEATURED ARTIST

Installation photos


December 2007

NEW SCULPTURES ADDED:
+ Kuzbass
+ Structure
+ Trophy

December 2006

NEW SCULPTURES ADDED:
+ Hollow Victory
+ Barrier

December 2006

Painting "God of the Israelites" and sculpture "Palestinian Peace" will be shown in a group exhibition in Jenin Refugee Camp, Israel.

Sponsored by The Freedom Theatere in Jenin Refugee Camp and The Freedom Theater Foundation of Sweden

December 2006

"We are happy to announce that the Gargoyle has been mounted..."

Lisa Netherland, Horticulturist
Fayetteville Parks and Recreation

December 12, 2006

November 2006

New paintings and works on paper added to the website

October 2006

New material added to Public Works & Commissions section...

September 2006

...holding a tin of some sort as if it were his prise procession or the essence of his total being... Continue...

September 2006

In flight we find freedom
Continue...

August 2006

Participant at International Stone Carving Symposium, Vidnoye, Russia, July-September

July 2006

AYE:
One universal cry
Humanity across time... Continue...

June 2006

VIII SALON Y COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL:
"BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL" is shown in interactive section of International Exhibit, Havana, Cuba, beginning 19 June, 2006 continuing through july. www.artedigital8.cubasi.cu

May 2006

OLD GUARD:
Currently working on a bronze commission for the Bough family of Big Sky, Montana (details available upon request)...

May 2006

CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE RETROSPECTIVE SELF
(for a better view):

(It) Began with allot of stuff in my studio to work with... Continue...

April 2006

NEW WORKS ADDED:
+ Circumnavigating the Retrospective Self (For a Better View)
+ Good Friday?
+ Sensory Depravation

February 2006

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL:
After three years of working in Moscow, I crafted a caricature head of my idea of a Soviet style bureaucrat... Continue...

December 2005

THE POTATO IN MY RUSSIAN WORK:
POTATO DAY (1995) was the first large piece in the group of works utilizing the image of the potato. Continue...

November 2005

TEXAS ART FOR RUSSIA:
I owe many thanks to the cumulative efforts of the American Center Staffs throughout Russia. Continue...

October 2005

SPACE ALTERNATIVE EXHIBIT:
...sponsored by the Art League of Houston in conjunction with N.A.S.A. Frank Williams, Chairman of the Art League's Exhibition Committee, served as curator for this fine exhibit. Continue...

Photos: Jim Mayfield

September 2005

POINT 7, 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. Continue...


Photo: Gleb Serov

MY COMMENTARIES

I have written about my work in the past; and I've written verse to accompany many of my pieces since the 1960's. Much of it is lost or has never been made public. In the last few years I have begun to include my writing with new work on my website. I am also reflecting now on older pieces that I feel can benefit from my explanations or the inclusion of the verse or poem that I originally wrote to compliment the ideas I was tackling. Some explanations are edited originals from past years. Others are new or recollected reflections on the meaning of older work. It has been interesting for me to re-exam my motives and motivations for pieces I did ten, twenty and thirty years ago. In some ways I feel more open, now, and certainly more willing to articulate my views.
This verbal initiative, is open to your comments. I hope these writings stimulate response and I would love to have your thoughts about my thoughts? fw@frankwilliams.ru

May - June 2005

Paintings, collages and works on paper
New work added.

April 2005

Archival updates
Archival updates beginning in the 1970's: ongoing

March 2005

NEW small sculpture HUMPTY DUMPY SAT ON A WALL,
commentary:
...Sharon is a metaphor for what I see as greedy and selfish about hard line Israelis! He looks the part and has demonstrated his excessive appetites for many years. Since his early adulthood he has been a ruthless warrior... Continue...

January 2005

NEW installation IN A WORD
commentary and poem
:
The camera angle on this small aspect of the ongoing story of the Battle of Beslan showed only the child's shrouded lower legs and feet and the lower portions of the men attending who were moving the victims about. Even in this abbreviated view I sensed grief... Continue...

13.06.2004

"THE WHEEL" an electronic presentation is shown at the VI SALON INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL, Havana, Cuba, beginning in June, 2004 and ongoing. www.artedigitalcuba.cult.cu

14.05.2004

THE WHEEL
"THE WHEEL" is from a series of works called "THE BURDEN THAT IS ME". That series had its roots and was intermingled in my thoughts in a variety of forms after participating in a two-person exhibit with Marcel Chirnoga... Continue...

10.03.2004

POINT 7
...a surprising combination of fantasy and reality, a place for children of all ages to enjoy their dreams and stretch their imaginations.

Fantasy Land In Wilson Park
Nancy O'Keefe, Springdale News, 15.02.1981.
Explore Point 7

4.02.2004

THE PROPHET / PROFIT installation in progress
Desert Storm", sounds like an epic film, doesn't it?
It was a little war that began with a six month build up and prelude in early autumn 1990.
There was a lot of saber rattling, threats and name calling. Continue...

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