Todd Williamson (b. 1964 | American) is an American contemporary painter based in Los Angeles. His work is strongly influenced by the color field abstractionists of the 1950s. Williamson’s paintings are characterized by their grid-like parallel lines that reflect a formal consideration of light, color, and shape. Using a refined process of building and removing multiple layers of oil on canvas, his works engage both complementary hues and opposing values, focusing on the subtle layers of color and movement.

Williamson has exhibited extensively in both the United States and abroad. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award Grant, Best Foreign Artist-Bluduemila Sporte & Arte Italy, two Artslant International Abstract Showcase Awards, and an Artistic Merit Award from Art 1307 Cultural Association in Italy.

In fall 2017, Williamson’s artwork was acquired by the Director of the Brooklyn Museum. This summer, Williamson has been selected to participate in Manifesta 12 Palermo, international arts festival and exhibition of contemporary artists. 


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Instant Gratification, 2016

Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.