1954, born in Chicago Heights/IL, USA
1973, Cooper Union, New York/NY, USA
1972, 1975-1976, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia/CA, USA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

lives and works in Brooklyn/NY, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2014

303 Gallery, New York, NY

2013

Maruani & Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium 2011 Regen Projects, Los Angeles

2011

Sue Williams, Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA

2010

Al-Qaida is the CIA , 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Sue Williams, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2008

Project for the new american century, David Zwirner, New York/NY, USA (catalogue)
Sue Williams: Small Talk, High Heels, Ormeau Baths Gallery OBG, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2006

Sue Williams, Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Sue Williams: Small talks, high heels, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
Sue Williams, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Sue Williams: Small talks, high heels, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales

2005

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2004

Bernier / Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover/MA, USA

2003

New Paintings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Carpenter Center, Harvard, Cambridge/MA, USA
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

2002

Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Sue Williams - A Fine Line, The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worth, FL (closed)

2001

Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

2000

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
Galeria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

1999

Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

1998

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Neue Galerie Graz/Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Künstlerhaus Graz, Graz, Austria
Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece
New Paintings, Sadie Coles HQ, London, United Kingdom

1997

Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

1996

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece
Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Modulo Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal

1995

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA (closed 2010)
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria

1994

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Modulo Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA

1993

Galerie Rizzo, Paris, France
Editions Julie Sylvester, New York/NY, USA
Vera Vitagioia, Naples, Italy
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco/CA, USA

1992

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis/MO, USA

1991

Amy Lipton Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1989

Loughelton Gallery, New York/NY, USA


Group Exhibitions

2014

Portraits d’Interieurs, Monaco Mational Musee Nouveau, Monaco
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Comic Future, Ballroom Marfa, TX

2012

Painting Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
The Bewildered Image: American Painters From The 1980s, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston/MA, USA
2011

Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Body and Soul – Female American Artists (Sue Williams, Elizabeth Peyton, Kara Walker, Katy Stone),
white8 Gallery at the US-Embassy, Vienna, Austria

2010

James Ensor - Hareng Saur: Ensor et l'art contemporain - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Keeping it Real: An exhibition in four acts from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Great Britain (curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume)
Experimenting Colour and Line, white8 Galerie Dagmar Aichholzer, Vienna, Austria
Collecting Biennials, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York /NY, USA
POVOpeople, Foundation EDP, Electricity Museum, Lisbon, Spain
Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Visceral Bodies, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver/BC, Canada

2009

MOCA´s First Thirty Years, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Donald Baechler bis Catherine Yass - "Stairs" , white8 Galerie Dagmar Aichholzer, Villach, Austria
Flower Power, Craa Centro di ricerca arte attuale Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy
1992009, D’Amelio Terras, New York/NY, USA
CHANGING - International contemporary art - Gallery´s Artists , white8 Galerie Dagmar Aichholzer, Villach, Austria
Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969 - 2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2008

Listen Darling? The World Is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Acoitão, Portugal
PERMANENT PRESENTATION - International contemporary art - Gallery´s Artists, white8 Galerie Dagmar Aichholzer, Villach, Austria
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York/NY, USA
Blasted Allegories. Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Who's Afraid of Jasper Johns?, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York/NY, USA
We Are Stardust, We Are Golden (Women at Johnen + Schöttle since 1984), Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
ZA young art from South Africa, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
Apartheid - The South African Mirror, CCCB Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2007

The third mind - Carte blanche a Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Franz West - Souffle, eine Massenausstellung, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian, Madison Ave, New York/NY, USA
Into Me/Out of Me, MACRO al Mattatoio, Rome, Italy
Art in the ‘Toon Age, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington/DE, USA
Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
Each for oneself and God against all, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Great Impressions , Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee/WI, USA
Jacksons, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs/CT, USA
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland
Fast Forward: Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas/TX, USA
InWords: The Art of Language, University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark/DE, USA
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. 45 Years of Art and Feminism, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

2006

Open House, Ellipse Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Into Me/Out of Me, Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. - KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Defamation of Character, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York/NY, USA
Into Me/Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York/NY, USA
Andreas Stalzer. 20 Jahre Werkstatt und Edition, Galerie Wolfgang Exner, Vienna, Austria
Webs, Loops and Skeins in modern Contemporary Art, The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence/RI, USA
Hundert Küsse sind besser als einer (Hundred Kisses are better than one), Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
New York, New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Film, Music, and Video, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Monaco
Bearings: The Female Figure, P.S. 122 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Lara Schnitger, Lily van der Stokker, Sue Williams, Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
Still Points of the Turning World: SITE Santa Fe's Sixth International Biennial, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe/NM, USA

2005

Kiss Kiss, c/o - Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
Art in the ‘Toon Age, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood/CA, USA
Interstate, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York/NY, USA
Nach Rokytnik, Die Sammlung der EVN - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna, Austria
Mostyn 2005, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom
Obras entorno a la ciudad, CaixaForum Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Artist's Books revisited, Printed Matter, Inc., New York/NY, USA
Artist's Books revisited, Art Metropolis, Toronto/ON, Canada
Willem de Kooning, BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo/NY, USA

2004

15 year anniversary of Regen Projects., Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Funny Cuts: Cartoons und Comics in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, Staatsgallerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
White Christmas, white8 Galerie Dagmar Aichholzer, Villach, Austria
Vision einer Sammlung, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria
Support - Die Neue Galerie als Sammlung - 1950 - Heute - Neue Galerie, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
The Bienniial of the African Contemporary Art 2004 - Dak'Art Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar, Senegal
Art, Artists, and the Addison, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover/MA, USA
Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs/NY, USA
North Fork/South Fork: East End Art Now, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton/PA, USA (curated by Klaus Kertess)
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York/NY, USA
Diversità & Contrasti: Opere Contemporanea da una Collezione Privata, Castello Buoncompagni Ludovisi di Vignola, Modena, Italy
Ghad Amer, Shirazeh Houshiary, and Sue Williams, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2003

Self Portraits: A Vogue Portfolio, Deitch Projects - 76 Grand Street, New York/NY, USA
Unframed First Look, Lehman Maupin Gallery - 540 West 26 Street, New York/NY, USA
Within Hours We Would be im the Middle of Nowhere, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara/CA, USA
Size Matters, Texas Gallery, Houston/TX, USA
Drawing, G Fine Art, Washington/DC, USA

2002

Die Wohltat der Kunst, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Collector´s Choice, Neue Galerie, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
The Culture of Violence, University of Massachusetts - Amherst Fine Arts Center, Amherst/MA, USA
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh/PA, USA
Contemporary Art Project, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle/WA, USA
art in the toon age, Kresge Art Museum/Michigan State University, East Lansing/MI, USA

2001

Brooklyn!, The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worth/FL, USA (closed)
Works on Paper From Acconci to Zittel, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Collaboration With Parkett: 1984 to NOW, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
Pop & Post-Pop [On Paper], Texas Gallery, Houston/TX, USA
Some Options in Abstraction, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts/Harvard University, Cambridge/MA, USA
Locating Drawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston/TX, USA

2000

The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000, Exit Art, New York/NY, USA
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Open Ends, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
There Is Something You Should Know: EVN Sammlung, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Thierry de Dove)

1999

horsePLAY, Real Art Ways, Hartford/CT, USA
Examining Pictures - Exhibition of 56 artists links generations of painters, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago/IL, USA
First Annual Post-Impeachment, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica/CA, USA
American Academy Invitational, New York/NY, USA
Bad Women, Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco/CA, USA
The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
Negotiating Small Truths, The Jack S. Blantom Museum of Art/University of Texas, Austin/TX, USA

1998

fast forward - 3. Abschnitt: FFWD body check, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Painting: Now and Forever (Part I), Pat Hearn and Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 West 22th Street, New York/NY, USA
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield/CT, USA
Pasajes de la Colección en Santa Fe y Granada, CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Bad Girls, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
Unbearable Laughter, Center for Curatorial Studies/Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson/NY, USA
Skulptur Figur Weiblich, Landesgalerie Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria
Submit, Bricks & Kicks, Vienna, Austria
Connections, Contradictions, Emory University, Atlanta/GA, USA

1997

A House is not a Home, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden (closed, 2006)
Project Painting, Lehmann Maupin Gallery - 540 West 26 Street , New York/NY, USA
1997 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
Multiple Identity: Works from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Birth of the Cool, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (curated by Bice Curiger)
Birth of the Cool, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (curated by Bice Curiger)
Painting Project, Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin, New York/NY, USA
Alive & Well: New Painting, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro/NC, USA

1996

Ideal Standard Life, Spiral Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Sue Williams and Wiebke Siem, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
The Comic Depiction of Sex in American Art, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Comic Inspirations, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York/NY, USA
Comic Inspirations, Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, New York/NY, USA
Nudo and Crudo, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
a/drift: Scenes from a Penetrable Culture, Center for Curatorial Studies/Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson/NY, USA
Sex & Crime: Von den Verhältnissen des Menschen, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

1995

1995 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
25 Americans: Painting in the 90‘s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee/WI, USA (curated by Dean Sobel)
Imperfect, Herter Art Gallery/University of Massachusetts, Amherst/MA, USA
Oltre La Normalita Concentrica, Communune di Padova, Padua, Italy (curated by Gianni Romano)
fémininmasculin, le sexe de l’art, Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Pittura Immedia: Malerei in den 90er Jahren, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz, Graz, Austria
Auf den Leib geschrieben, Kunsthalle im Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria

1994

Miriam Cahn, Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, Sue Williams, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Uncertain Identity, Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland
Girrly Pictures, Mercer Union - A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto/ON, USA
Coicido y Crucido, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Sue Williams, Lorna Simpson, Tony Oursler, John Currin, Kathe Burkhart, Galleria Galliani, Geneva, Switzerland
Sue Williams/Wendy Jacobs, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Group Show, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Bad Girls, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York/NY, USA
Furor, Voltare, Geneva, Switzerland

1993

1993 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
Regarding Masculinity, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans/LA, USA
Bad Girls, Institute of Contemporary Art/Center for Contemporary Arts, London/Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Art of Language, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Art of Language, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Subject of Rape, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
Aperto, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Gallery Group Show, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Playing House, Nathalie Karg, New York/NY, USA
Body Parts, Haines Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA
Die Arena des Privaten, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany
1920, The Subtelty of Subversion, The Continuity of Intervention, Exit Art, New York/NY, USA
Privacy, Documentario, Milan, Italy (curated by Gianni Romano)
Out of Town, Kaanert Art Museum, Illinois, USA
They Eat Shit, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco/CA, USA
Spielhölle, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

1992

Locher, Prina, Williams, Wurm, Zobernig, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA (closed, 2010)
Sue Williams, Ashley King, Judith Fleishman, Kalman Spelletich, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA (closed, 2010)
Ainsi font, font, font..., Galerie Rizzo, Paris, France
Spielhölle, Akademie der Künste und Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (curated by Kasper König and Robert Fleck)
Getting to know you, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Drawings, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA
Works on Paper, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Fear of Painting, Arthur Roger Gallery, New York/NY, USA (curated by Dan Cameron)
Darkness Visible, The Drawing Center, New York/NY, USA
How It Is, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York/NY, USA (curated by Jonathan Seliger)
Dysfunction on the Family Album, Diane Brown Gallery, New York/NY, USA (curated by David Humphrey)

1991

A Paper Trail, Berland/Hall, New York/NY, USA
Ashley King, Lauren Szold, Sue Williams, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Drawings, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Painting Culture, Fiction/Non Fiction, New York/NY, USA
What Is It That Makes Today’s Home So Different, So Appealing?, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls/NY, USA
New Generations: New York, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh/PA, USA (curated by Elaine King)
The Abortion Project, Simon Watson Gallery, New York/NY, USA
The Abortion Project, Real Art Ways, Hartford/NY, USA
Ovarian Warriors vs. The Knights of Crissum, Sue Spaid Fine Art/Parker Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Presenting Rearwards, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles/CA, USA (curated by Ralph Rugoff)

1990

Karen Kilimnik, Gavin Brown, Sue Williams, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Re-Framing Cartoons, Loughelton Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Brut 90, White Columns, New York/NY, USA
Group Show, Susan Cooper Gallery, Woodstock/VT, USA
Racing Thoughts, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Gallery Artists, Loughelton Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1989

Hard Life, White Columns, New York/NY, USA

1988

Gallery Artists, Loughelton Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1987

Lust, M-13 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
The Double Bind, Loughelton Gallery/Art Against AIDS, New York/NY, USA (catalogue)

1985

Sex Show, Cable Callery, New York/NY, USA

1984

Chill Out New York, Kenkeleba House, New York/NY, USA
Group Show, Hudson Center, New York/NY, USA

1983

Vincent Gallo, Sue Williams, Patrick Fox Gallery, New York/NY, USA (curated by Edit Deak)

1980

Americans, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Interiors, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York/NY, USA


Performance

1986

The New Museum, ‘Damaged Goods‘ with Andrea Fraser ‘Docent Tour‘, New York