Kent Williams’ work has been the subject of a number of solo exhibitions over the past ten years, including shows in New York City, San Francisco, CA, Sundance, UT, The Duke Museum of Art, Durham, NC, and in Los Angeles, CA, where he is represented by the Merry Karnowsky Gallery.
Primarily a figurative painter, Williams’ work explores, in both bold and subtle ways, and often through a suggestion of narrative and woven symbolism, the thread of life that ties us together as human beings. Embracing our virtues while not shying away from our faults, he shows us portraits of ourselves, intense and penetrating.
"I have been inspired by Kent Williams work for years now and keep finding myself going back to it for reference. The contorted figures and penetrating stares have such rawness and intensity, you can't help being drawn in to the painting and its dreamlike state."