Three Graces: Lovers, Brothers, and Fighters
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Didier William is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He earned an BFA in Painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, The Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Carnegie Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and The Figge Museum Art Museum. He is represented by James Fuentes Gallery in New York and M+B Gallery in Los Angeles. William was an artist-in-residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn, NY, and a 2018 recipient of the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has taught at several institutions including Yale School of Art, Vassar College, Columbia University, UPenn, and SUNY Purchase. He is currently Assistant Professor of Expanded Print at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2020
My paintings image the network that is formed when myth, Afro-Caribbean history, and personal narrative combine... My work has always been committed to imagining unconventional bodies and specifically questioning Black and queer identity formation.”