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Elzie Williams III

Elzie Williams III (American, b. 1993) holds an MFA in sculpture from Columbia University School of the Arts, New York (2022), and a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York (2015). They are the first recipient of the Solomon B. Hayden Fellowship, administered through Columbia University, NY. The award was founded to support diverse voices in art by Lisson Gallery, Clearing Gallery, and artist Hugh Hayden in honor of Hayden’s late father, Solomon B. Hayden who was a math teacher. 
 
Williams’ work was included in Eponymous with Dominic Palarachio and Bat-Ami Rivlin, M 2 3, New York (2021); and on view with Lyn Lui at François Ghebaly, New York (2021). Recent exhibitions include Arrangements in Black at Phillips, New York (2022); exhibitions at Clearing in Brooklyn and Los Angeles (2022); Half Gallery, New York (2022); Thierry Goldberg, New York (2023); as well as MZ.25 (My Condolences), an exhibition by Monsieur Zohore at M+B, Los Angeles (2023); and The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Curatorial Thesis Exhibition Transcending the Ideal: Reimagining Femininity and its Relationship to Power, curated by Virginia Ingram (2023).
Politics As Usual is their first solo exhibition.
Elzie Williams III That’s Hot, but you’re Fired!, 2023 cardboard, magazine page, counterfeit bill, stickers, clear tape, laser pointer 24 x 23.5 inches (61 x 60 cm)
Elzie Williams III Monstro, 2023 water bottles, figurine, ten cents, metal, readymade shelf 19 x 5 x 5 inches (48 x 13 x 13 cm)
Elzie Williams III Do You Know Where You’re Going To?, 2023 magazine swatches of black and brown faces with the color white on reverse, found images, plastic, found objects, acrylic rod, metal, flagpole bracket, light 33 x 14 x 12 inches (84 x 36 x 31 cm)
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