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Education

  • MFA, Claremont Graduate University, 1996
  • BFA, California College of Art, 1981

Courses Taught

UX Design: User Friendly Design

Graphic Design

Introduction to New Media

Advanced Painting

Introduction to Painting

Portrait Painting

Intermediate Drawing

Research Interests

Interrogating the representation and visual subjugation of the African American body; textural, colorize have lead to misconception and myths. Juxtaposing nude images of African American male bodies separate from environments, thus calling into question human beings placements within a society.  Confronting, challenging and deconstructing the white patriarchal representations of African Americans, thus arriving at a visual language of a liberated identity.

Publications

Group Exhibition, “Wisconsin Triennial,” 2010

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI

Group Exhibition, “Wisconsin Triennial,” 2007

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI

George Williams


Professor of Art, Chair of Art Department


  williamg@beloit.edu   608-363-2686   2nd Floor North, Smith Building
  • George Williams, Jr.
    Studio Art
    @Greg Anderson Photography

Professor Williams is entering his twentieth year at Beloit College.  His course offerings range from traditional art making processes (Introduction and Advanced Painting, Portrait Painting and Intermediate Drawing) to new media (Graphic Design, UX Design and Introduction to New Media). Throughout all his courses he infuses and informs the possibilities and opportunities for entrepreneurial endeavors. Specifically, in his Graphic Design and UX Design courses he embeds experiential learning experiences, thus challenging students to simultaneously engage in the creative process, and address the needs of clients from on and off the campus. Professor Williams has actively collaborated entrepreneurially with colleagues from various disciplines, in doing so, the outcomes of the aforementioned collaborations have positively impacted his colleagues pedagogical offerings.

His work as a working artist challenges and informs the entrepreneurial information he conveys to his students. Professor Williams is deeply committed to imparting to students the importance of acquiring substantive knowledge of the Business of Art. Recently, he was named the Coleman Foundation Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship, which provides a platform to continue his commitment to entrepreneurship.  

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