Chicago Heights, Illinois


1972, 1975-1976
B.F.A, California Institute of the Arts

Cooper Union

Selected Solo Exhibitions:


“Sue Williams,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland, November 19, 2016 – January 21, 2017


"Sue Williams," James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China, September 12 – October 26, 2014
"Sue Williams," 303 Gallery, New York, NY, January 16 – February 22, 2014

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, November 10 – December 22, 2011

"Al-Qaeda is the CIA," 303 Gallery, New York, September 18 – October 23, 2010

"Project for the New American Century," David Zwirner Gallery, New York, September 11-October 25, 2008

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

303 Gallery, New York, NY

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

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Carpenter Center, Harvard, Cambridge, MA
Galeria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

Secession, Vienna, Austria, and IVAM, Valencia, Spain (in 2003)
Galerie Hauser, Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
303 Gallery, New York
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida

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

303 Gallery, New York
Galeria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

Hauser, Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

303 Gallery, New York, NY
Neue Galerie und Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece
Sadie Coles, London, U.K.

Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany

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

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria

303 Gallery, New York, NY
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Modulo, Lisboa, Portugal
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich

Vera Vitagioia, Naples, Italy
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

303 Gallery, New York, NY
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St Louis, MO

Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY

Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:


“Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century,” Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, June 22 – September 16, 2018



“Animal Farm,” The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, CT, May 14 – September 15, 2017

“What I Loved: Selected Works from the ‘90s,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March 4 – April 14, 2017



“Good Dreams, Bad Dreams - American Mythologies,” Aïshti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon, June 23, 2016 – April 1, 2017; catalogue

“New York New York, Paint! Paint!,” Showroom, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 19 – July 3, 2016

“A Shape That Stands Up,” Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA, March 19 – June 11, 2016

“Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 12 – July 11, 2016



“NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, December 2, 2015 – May 28, 2016; travels to National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., September 30, 2016 – January 08, 2017; catalogue

“Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age,” Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany, November 14, 2015 – April 2016; travels to mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria, June 4 – November 6, 2016; catalogue

"Greater New York," MoMa PS1, Long Island City, NY, October 11, 2015 – March 7, 2016

“Better Than de Kooning”, Villa Merkel, Essling, Germany, September 12 – November 15, 2015

“Flirting with Strangers: Encounters with Works from the Collection,” 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2015 – January 31, 2016; catalogue

“Collecting Lines – Drawings from the Ringier Collection,” Villa Flora Winterthur, Sammlung Hahnloser, Winterthur, Switzerland, “Chapter I,” May 30 – August 2, 2015; “Chapter II,” August 29 – November 15, 2015; catalogue

“Choice Works,” Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, May 3 – 13, 2015

“America is Hard to See,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, May 1 – September 27, 2015

“Works on Paper,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland, February 21 – April 25, 2015


"Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology," curated by Johanna Burton and Anne Ellegood, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, February 9 – May 18, 2014

"Comic Future," curated by Fairfax Dorn, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, September 27, 2013 – January 26, 2014; traveled to Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, May 17 – August 3, 2014
"PEOPLE: Selected Parkett Artists' Editions from 1984-2013," Parkett Space, Zurich, Switzerland, February 9 – March 11, 2013
“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” New Museum, New York, NY, February 13 – May 26, 2013; catalogue

"The Displaced Person," Invisible Exports, New York, NY, January 6-February 12, 2012
"The Perfect Show," 303 Gallery, New York, NY, November 17- December 21, 2012

"Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams," The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, February 17 – May 20, 2012

"Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in Four Acts: The D. Daskalopoulos Collection," Whitechapel Gallery, London, England, June 10, 2010 – May 22, 2011

"Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969 – 2009," Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands, May 30 – August 23, 2009

"The Gallery," David Zwirner Gallery, New York, July 3 – August 8

"Jubilee Exhibition," House Eva Presenhuber VNA, Engiandina Bassa,
Switzerland, October 18, 2007 – March 31, 2008
"The Third Mind," Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, September 27, 2007 – January 3, 2008
"Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, March 4 – June 11, 2007
"Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art," Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, February 11 – May 20, 2007; cat.

"Lara Schnitger, Lily van der Stokker, Sue Williams," Modern Art, London, January 13 – February 12, 2006

"Kiss Kiss," c/o, Berlin, Germany, November 24, 2005 – January 28, 2006
"Artists' Books revisited," Art Metropole, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 1 – November 26, 2005; travels to Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY, December 10, 2005 – January 4, 2006
"Interstate," curated by Adam McEwan, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY, September 8 – October 1, 2005
"Extreme Abstraction," curated by Louis Grachos and Claire Schneider, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, July 15 – October 2, 2005; cat.

"North Fork / South Fork: East End Art Now," The Parrish Art Museum,
Southhampton, NY, Part 1: May 23 – July 18, 2004 & Part 2: July 25 –
September 12, 2004, cat.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

"Social Strategies: Redefining Social Reealism," University Art Museum,
UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, March 18 – May 11; University Galleries,
Normal, IL, September 9-Ocotber 19, 2003; Richard Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN; The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA., catalogue
"Size Matters," Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, July 29- August 30, 2003

"Contemporary Art Project", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
"art in the 'toon age", Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI

"Brooklyn!", Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
"Works on Paper From Acconci to Zittel", Victoria Miro Gallery, London, U.K.
"Collaboration With Parkett: 1984 to NOW", Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Pop & Post-Pop [On Paper]", Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
"Locating Drawing", Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas

"Open Ends", Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Drawings 2000", Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
"There Is Something You Should Know:EVN Sammlung", Ostereichischen Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Palais De Beaux-Art de Bruxelles, curated by Thierry de Dove, Brussels, Begium

"The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000", Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Negotiating Small Truths", The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, TX

Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
"Skulptur Figur Weiblich", Landesgalerie Oberosterreich, Linz, Austria
"Painting: Now and Forever," Part I, Pat Hearn and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
"Pop Surrealism", The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
"Connections, Contradictions", Emory University

"1997 Biennial Exhibition", Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Multiple Identity: Works from the Whitney Museum of American Art", Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
"Birth of the Cool", curated by Bice Curiger, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, and Kunsthaus Zurich,Switzerland
"Painting Project", Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

"Ideal Standard Life", Spiral Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
"The Comic Depiction of Sex in American Art", Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
"a/drift," curated by Josh Decter, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 26, 1996 – January 5, 1997

"1995 Biennal Exhibition", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
25 Americans: Painting in the 90's", curated by Dean Sobel, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
"Imperfect", Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
"Oltre La Normalita Concentrica", curated by Gianni Romano, Comunune di Padova, Padova, Italy
"feminimasculin, le sexe de l'art", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris,France

"Miriam Cahn, Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, Sue Williams", Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

"Coicido y Crucido", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

"Sue Williams, Lorna Simpson, Tony Oursler, John Currin, Kathe Burkhart", Galleria Galliani, Genova, Italy
"Sue Williams/Wendy Jacobs", Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich
"1993 Biennial Exhibition", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Regarding Masculinity", Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA1993
"Bad Girls", Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England and Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

"The Art of Language", Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
"The Subject of Rape", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Aperto", Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
"Die Arena Des Privaten", Kunstverein Munchen, Munchen, Germany
"Privacy", curated by Gianni Romano, Documentario, Milano, Italy
"Speilholle", curated by Kasper Konig and Robert Fleck, Akadamie der Kunste und Wissenschaften, Frankfurt, Germany
"Getting to kNOw you", Kunstlerhaus, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
"Drawings", Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Fear of Painting", curated by Dan Cameron, Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY
"Darkness Visible", The Drawing Center, New York, NY
"How It Is", curated by Jonathan Seliger, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
"Dysfunction in the Family Album", curated by David Humphrey, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY

"Ashley King, Lauren Szold, Sue Williams", 303 Gallery, New York, NY "Drawings", Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
"New Generations: New York", curated by Elaine King, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
"Presenting Rearwards", curated by Ralph Rugoff, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Karen Kilimnik, Gavin Brown, Sue Williams", 303 Gallery, New York,NY
"Brut 90", White Columns, New York, NY

"Hard Life", White Columns, New York, NY

Gallery Artists, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

"Lust", M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
"The Double Bind", Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY, in collaboration with "Art Against AIDS" (catalogue)

"Sex Show", Cable Gallery, New York, NY

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

"Sue Williams, Vincent Gallo", curated by Edit Deak, Patrick Fox Gallery, New York, NY

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


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

Museum Collections:

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York