Leigh Ann Williams


   Leigh Ann Williams is a working artist and educator who resides in Fort Worth, Texas. She received a BFA in printmaking from Texas Christian University in 1993, and an MFA in painting from Texas Woman’s University in 2010. She has been an art educator since 1998, and is currently Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Gallery Curator at The Art Institute of Fort Worth. Leigh Ann has been a part of numerous juried and group exhibitions throughout the United States; She was recently selected to participate in Art in the Metroplex, the 42 Murals projectin Dallas, and The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Painted Violin 2015. In November of 2015 she completed a mural residency at Nationstar Mortgage’s corporate headquarters in Dallas.

 

LEIGH ANN WILLIAMS - HICKEY

Email: lacreations@mac.com                      www.leighannwilliams.com   

                                             EDUCATION


Masters of Fine Art

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

Painting major, Interdisciplinary minor, 2010

Double minor Art History, completion December 2013


Lifetime Texas Secondary Teaching Certificate

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Post Baccalaureate Program for Teacher Certification, 1998


Intensive Studio Residency

             Vermont Studio Center 

             Johnson, Vermont, January 1995 and 1996


Color Theory Workshop, Studio Residency

             Hugh O’Donnell Center

             Bantam, Connecticut, May 1995


Bachelor of Fine Art

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Printmaking Major, Figurative Drawing Minor, 1993

                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

                            The Art Institute of Fort Worth


Associate Professor 2015

                Lead Faculty Graphic Design September

                Art Institute of Fort Worth Gallery Curator

                Portfolio Review Committee

                Professional Advisory Committee

                Admissions Review Committee

                Adjunct Instructor summer

                Jump-start workshop

                College Connection workshop

                Curriculum writing team

                Participated in Faculty Art shows in

                Fine Arts Club sponsor


42 Murals Project 2015

                Mural corner of Elm and Crowdus

Artist Residency 2015 Nation Star Mortgage

                 3 murals in the month of October 2015

Curator 

                 A Common Thread, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas, June 6-28, 2014


Epicenter

Assisted visiting artist John Hitchcock in the preparation and execution of printmaking and video instillation performance/live printing piece Texas Woman’s University, March 22-25, 2010


Artist Talk, University of Texas at Arlington

Professional Practices 4200, October, F08


Presenter, University of Texas, Performing Arts Center

Artes Americas Educators’ Professional Development Workshop, 2007


Fort Worth Independent School District Teacher

Art teacher and yearbook advisor at J.P. Elder Middle School 1998 to 2007

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade classes

Advanced Placement Art for eighth graders

21st Century after School Program specializing in Glass

Fusion and Pottery, 2004 to 2008


Fulbright-Hays Scholarship

“Culture and the Performing Arts of Mexico”.   Awarded through the University of Texas International Latin American Studies                   Department, Summer 2006

                                                  EXHIBITS

                                                Solo Shows

Musical Vibrations” The Gallery at Casa Manana, Fort Worth, Texas, July 26-September 6, 2012

“Luminous Undulations”, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas, May 1 –June 30, 2010

City Streets 2009, featured artist at the fashion and textiles senior Fashion show at Texas Woman’s University, Margo Jones Hall, Denton, Texas 2009

Rahr & Sons Brewery, Arts Goggle Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas 2008

Christopher Blair Studio, Fall Gallery Night, Fort Worth, Texas 2003

Michael’s, Fall Gallery Night, Fort Worth, Texas 2001

Michael’s, Fall Gallery Night, Fort Worth, Texas 2002

A- Bar, Fall Gallery Night, Fort Worth, Texas 1998

                                           Juried Shows

The Way I see it: Real Life, Art7, Fort Worth, Texas, March 5-April 30, 2016 Juror Nancy Lamb

Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth Community Art Center, October 9-29, 2015 Juror Peter Doroshenko Director of The Dallas Contemporary 

First Street Gallery National Juried Exhibition 2015, June 25-July 18, 2015 New York, NY, Juror Steven Harvey                                

Ring of Fire, Casa Manana, May 2012, Fort Worth, Texas

2012 Main Street Arts Festival “Emerging Artist Painting” April 19-22, 2012, Fort Worth, Texas

New Works, Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Dallas, Texas, 2010, Juror Eddy Rawlinson 

Visual Arts Society of Texas 42nd Annual National Visual Arts Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas 2010, Juror Melissa Miller 4th place, JT Webber Oil Award, Watt Black Memorial cash award

Art Alliance Juried Student Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, 2009, Juror Cheryl Vogel

Paperworks 2009 International Juried Competition, B.J. Spoke Gallery Huntington, New York, 2009, Juror Maura Herrner, Exhibition Manager, Whitney Museum of American Art 

4th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, Texas, 2009, Juror Chris Bergquist Fulmer

 2009 Texas Artist Coalition Juried Membership Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 2009, Juror Kevin Vogel

Creative Arts and Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, Spring 2009. Juror Vance Wingate

Voertman’s Annual Student Competition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, 2009, Juror Christina Reece   

Paper Works, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, Georgia, 2009, Juror Geraldine Wojno Kiefer

Music and the Human Element, The Work of Leigh Ann Williams and Jessica Pullings, Gallery 010, Texas Woman’s University Denton, Texas, March 8-28, 2009, Juror TWU student body

A Cultural Re-Birth, Cultural Centers for the Americas, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas 2008, Juror Manuel Pulido

Voertman’s Annual Student Competition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, 2008, Juror Holly Johnson

                                           Group Shows

Faculty and Invited Guests, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, August 26- September 18, 2014

A Threaded Canvas, Fort Works Art, Shipping and Receiving, Fort Worth, Texas, September 6-21, 2014

A Common Thread, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas, June 6-28, 2014

Fort Works Art Premiere Gallery Event, Fort Worth, Texas, March 29, 2014                 

The Art Institute of Fort Worth Faculty Show, Fort Worth, Texas, 2013

Texas Woman’s University Alumni Painting Exhibition, Organized by professor Gary Washmon, featuring the work of Penny Bisbee, Marc Collup, Tim Harding, Sunny Jacquet, Tammy Wascovich, and Leigh Ann Williams East Gallery, T.W.U., Denton, Texas, October 2-26, 2012,

The Art Institute of Fort Worth Faculty Show, Fort Worth, Texas, 2011

Introductions West, H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2010

2010 Fort Worth Community Art Center Biennial, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 2010

Merging Visions, A collaboration of The Visual Arts Society of Texas and the Denton Poets’ Assembly, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas, 2010

Visual Arts Society of Texas Members Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas 2009

Merging Visions, A collaboration of The Visual Arts Society of Texas and the Denton Poets’ Assembly, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas 2009

Spring Arts Goggle, Fort Worth, Texas 2009

Friends and Teachers of Imagination Celebration, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas 2008

Visual Arts Society of Texas Members Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas 2008

Graduate Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas 2008

Texas Artist Coalition Annual Members Show, Fort Worth Community Arts   Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 2008

Art Reach, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas 2008      

All Saints Episcopal School Alumni Art Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas 2007

Heliotrope Art Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas 2004 and 2005

Permanent Collection, Fort Worth Arts Council, 2000

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont 1994 and 1995

Seven, BFA Exhibition, Moudy Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas 1993

Printmakers Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, Norman Oklahoma 1991